UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 12/02/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN- MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 36 December 2nd, 2013

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SOME SAD NEWS
Our older faculty and staff will remember Dennis Gruenke, who was the glassblower in Chemistry during most of the 80s.  Dennis had significant health problems during his later years. He died on Thanksgiving day at home, at the age of 59.  A more complete obituary can be found at: http://host.madison.com/news/local/obituaries/greunke-dennis/article_df7....
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AAAS COUNCIL ELECTS TEHSHIK YOON AS ONE OF 388 NEW AAAS FELLOWS
Congratulations to Professor Tehshik Yoon on being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science! Please visit the following web address for the full details of Tehshik's award: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2013/1125_fellows.shtml. Congratulations Tehshik!!
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JEN SCHOMAKER NAMED A RECIPIENT OF A 2014 RISING STAR AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Jen Schomaker on being named a recipient of a 2014 Rising Star Award, given by the  ACS Women Chemists Committee in recognition of exceptional early- to midcareer women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. Please visit the following web address for the full details of Jen's award: http://www.womenchemists.sites.acs.org/. Congratulations Jen!!
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ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY, IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI TV AIR TIMES
If you missed seeing the 2013 "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri" live (or would like to watch it again!), it will air locally on Wisconsin Public Television (December 22 at 7:00 a.m., December 25 at 2 p.m. and December 27 at 9:30 a.m.) and the Wisconsin Channel (December 21 at 5:00 p.m. and December 29 at Noon). Please check your local listing for telecast times across the country.
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TGIF FRIDAY 12/6 @ THE SETT
Hello everyone,
Come out and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with colleagues and friends from the Chemistry department! The GSFLC invites you to the Fall semester TGIF Chemistry Department social event on Friday, December 6 at 5 pm. Come to the upper level of The Sett with your colleagues and enjoy fellowship and free drinks sponsored by the GSFLC. We hope to see all of you there!
When : 12/6 (Friday) 5 PM
Where : 2nd Floor of The Sett in Union South

The GSFLC will provide the first round of beverages.
GSFLC, Graduate Student - Faculty Liason Committee.
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Dec. 10, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013 Mar. 11, 2014
Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014  

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

Dec. 3, 2013 Dec. 17, 2013 Jan. 21, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014 Feb. 18, 2014
Mar. 4, 2014 Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Steve Schmid, UW-Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 -  Combined Environmental Engineering/Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Michael Olson - Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student. "Optical Properties of Carbonaceous Aerosols:  Methods for Interpreting and Quantifying  Brown and Black Carbon from Sources"
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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Baum, UW Madison Department of Botany "A Possible Strategy for Creating New Life-like Chemistry in the Lab"
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jeanne Hamers and Dr. Tony Jacob, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Taylor Teaching Award Seminar and TA Award Symposium"
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 - Midwest Mechanics Seminar, 12:05 pm, 106 Engineering Research Building. Allen F. Bower, Brown University. "Mechanics of Deformation, Diffusion and Failure in Lithium Ion Insertion Electrodes"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Arthur Winter, Iowa State University "Chemical Tools for Biological Applications: A Physical Organic Chemistry Approach"
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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Voth, The University of Chicago "Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales"
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cecilia Clementi, Rice University "Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecular Dynamics"
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Amanda Corcos, UW Madison "TBD"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael A. Duncan, University of Georgia "Infrared Spectroscopy of Cold Ions and their Clusters: Inorganic and Organic Chemistry in the Gas Phase"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Seth Horne, University of Pittsburgh "TBD"
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Judith Burstyn, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor  Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University, Sweden "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken Houk, UCLA "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Theo Agapie, California Institute of Technology "TBD"
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Markus Raschke, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Arthur Mar, University of Alberta "TBA"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, University of Toyko "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, The University of Tokyo "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Union South. Chemistry Department, UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A Dual Functional Layer for Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and the Growth of Nanopatterned Polymer Brushes.
Sweat, DP; Kim, M; Yu, X; Schmitt, SK; Han, E; Choi, JW; Gopalan, P*.
LANGMUIR, 29 (41):12858-12865; 10.1021/la403474k OCT 15 2013.
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Model vapor-deposited glasses: Growth front and composition effects.
Lyubimov, I; Ediger, MD*; de Pablo, JJ.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 139 (14):10.1063/1.4823769 OCT 14 2013.
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Fully absorptive 3D IR spectroscopy using a dual mid-infrared pulse shaper.
Mukherjee, SS; Skoff, DR; Middleton, CT; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 139 (14):10.1063/1.4824638 OCT 14 2013.
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Vibrational relaxation of chloroiodomethane in cold argon.
Jain, A; Sibert, EL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 139 (14):10.1063/1.4823837 OCT 14 2013.
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Presentation of Large DNA Molecules for Analysis as Nanoconfined Dumbbells.
Kounovsky-Shafer, KL; Hernandez-Ortiz, JP; Jo, K; Odijk, T; de Pablo, JJ; Schwartz, DC*.
MACROMOLECULES, 46 (20):8356-8368; 10.1021/ma400926h OCT 22 2013.
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Detection of Boronic Acids through Excited-State Intramolecular Proton-Transfer Fluorescence.
Aronoff, MR; VanVeller, B; Raines, RT*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 15 (20):5382-5385; 10.1021/ol402714k OCT 18 2013.
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Surfactant-Promoted Reactions of Cl-2 and Br-2 with Br- in Glycerol.
Faust, JA; Dempsey, LP; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (41):12602-12612; 10.1021/jp4079037 OCT 17 2013.
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Continuous-Flow Aerobic Oxidation of Primary Alcohols with a Copper(I)/TEMPO Catalyst.
Greene, JF; Hoover, JM; Mannel, DS; Root, TW; Stahl, SS*.
ORGANIC PROCESS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, 17 (10):1247-1251; 10.1021/op400207f OCT 2013.
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A divalent protecting group for benzoxaboroles.
VanVeller, B; Aronoff, MR; Raines, RT*.
RSC ADVANCES, 3 (44):21331-21334; 10.1039/c3ra44385j 2013.
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Novel Tripod Amphiphiles for Membrane Protein Analysis.
Chae, PS; Kruse, AC; Gotfryd, K; Rana, RR; Cho, KH; Rasmussen, SGF; Bae, HE; Chandra, R; Gether, U; Guan, L; Kobilka, BK; Loland, CJ; Byrne, B; Gellman, SH*.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 19 (46):15645-15651; 10.1002/chem.201301423 NOV 11 2013.
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Synthesis of Vicinal Aminoalcohols by Stereoselective Aza-Wacker Cyclizations: Access to (-)-Acosamine by Redox Relay.
Weinstein, AB; Schuman, DP; Tan, ZX; Stahl, SS*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 52 (45):11867-11870; 10.1002/anie.201305926 NOV 4 2013.
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Identifying post-translational modifications of NEMO by tandem mass spectrometry after high affinity purification.
Jackson, SS; Coughlin, EE; Coon, JJ*; Miyamoto, S.
PROTEIN EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION, 92 (1):48-53; 10.1016/j.pep.2013.08.020 NOV 2013.
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Stereoselective Halocyclization of Alkenes With N-Acyl Hemiaminal Nucleophiles.
Liu, N; Wang, HY; Zhang, W; Jia, ZH; Guzei, IA*; Xu, HD; Tang, WP.
CHIRALITY, 25 (11):805-809; 10.1002/chir.22219 NOV 2013.
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Highly Stable Glasses of cis-Decalin and cis/trans-Decalin Mixtures.
Whitaker, KR; Scifo, DJ; Ediger, MD*; Ahrenberg, M; Schick, C.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (42):12724-12733; 10.1021/jp400960g OCT 24 2013.
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Structure and Dynamics of Urea/Water Mixtures Investigated by Vibrational Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulation.
Carr, JK; Buchanan, LE; Schmidt, JR*; Zanni, MT*; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (42):13291-13300; 10.1021/jp4037217 OCT 24 2013.
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Role of Ring-Constrained gamma-Amino Acid Residues in alpha/gamma-Peptide Folding: Single-Conformation UV and IR Spectroscopy.
Kusaka, R; Zhang, D; Walsh, PS; Gord, JR; Fisher, BF; Gellman, SH*; Zwier, TS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 117 (42):10847-10862; 10.1021/jp408258w OCT 24 2013.
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Why Do Arginine and Lysine Organize Lipids Differently? Insights from Coarse-Grained and Atomistic Simulations.
Wu, Z; Cui, Q*; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (40):12145-12156; 10.1021/jp4068729 OCT 10 2013.
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Conversion of Azides into Diazo Compounds in Water.
Chou, HH; Raines, RT*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (40):14936-14939; 10.1021/ja407822b OCT 9 2013.
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Copyright © 2013 Thomson ISI
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SPRING RECRUITING WEEKENDS
The Spring Recruiting weekend committee met to define the weekends. There will be two identical weekends this year on February 28th-March 1st, and March 28th and 29th. The weekends will both use the same format as last year's Departmental Recruiting Weekend. The weekend will begin on Friday with a welcome and a poster session at Union South. After the poster session, the student hosts will take the prospective students to dinner at their chosen restaurant. Saturday morning begins with a breakfast for the prospective students at the WID, followed by the presentations of the faculty research at Union South. Lunch will be served at the Chemistry building (9341), followed by appointment sign-up and building tours. Physical Chemistry faculty will have a separate room (8335) to lunch/meet with students. If there are other groups who would like to have a separate room, we can look into the feasibility. They will then pick up their afternoon schedules and visit with faculty. That Saturday evening, visitors, hosts and faculty will go to dinner. Dinner will be held at the Overture Center for the first weekend and Monona Terrace for the second weekend. Following dinner, hosts will meet with students to take them to interesting places in Madison or back to their rooms if they so wish. We will hold a host training schedule before the weekend to work out details on how to best host the prospective students.
John C. Wright.
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ANNUAL CALL FOR PRE-PROPOSALS FOR THE REILLY BALDWIN WISCONSIN IDEA ENDOWMENT
Due in Dean's/Director's Office: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff, and students for the spring 2014 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.
Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2014 and last up to three years. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 are encouraged. This year the endowment competition will grant approximately $600,000.
The Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps: 1) UW-Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and 2) individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal. Pre- and full proposals must be signed off at the departmental and dean's/director's levels before submission to the Office of the Provost. Pre-proposals are due in your Dean's office by noon, Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by noon, Wednesday, February 6, 2014. We will announce which pre-proposals have been selected for advancement to the final stage during the week of March 17, 2014.
Please see http://www.provost.wisc.edu/baldwin/ for pre-proposal guidelines and information, including a list of previously funded projects. Questions should be directed to Eden Inoway-Ronnie in the Office of the Provost (etinoway@wisc.edu; 265-5975).
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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL FELLOWSHIPS
We are asking for your assistance in informing students and faculty in your department of these outstanding fellowship opportunities. More detailed information and an online application can be found at: www.nationalacademies.org/rap.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above). Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu.
There are four annual review cycles.
Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1;
Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1;
Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1;
Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1.

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. Contact: H. Ray Gamble, Director of the Fellowship Programs, National Research Council, The National Academies, 500 5th Street NW, Keck 568. Washington, DC 20001.
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ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWSHIP - MATCHING STATE COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS WITH FUTURE COASTAL MANAGERS
Application Deadline is 4:00 P.m. CST, Friday, January 24, 2014
The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement. To view all of the selected host agencies and their projects, visit: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows/stateprojects.html.
Any student completing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014, is eligible to apply. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. For full details on this fellowship opportunity, please visit the fellowship Web site at www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html.
Applications are due at the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute by 4:00 p.m. CST, Friday, January 24, 2014. Applications should be sent to: Terri Liebmann, Room 272, Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1177 or emailed to terri@aqua.wisc.edu.
For further information please contact: Coastal Management Fellowship Program, NOAA Coastal Services Center, 2234 South Hobson Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, E-mail: csc.fellowships@noaa.gov.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Thermo has a job opening that would be ideal for a newly graduated student with a Master's degree or perhaps for somebody associated with the department who has a Bachelor's degree and a few years of practical experience.  We are keen to hire as quickly as possible.  The position description is located at this address: https://careers.thermofisher.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-206809&E.... It's not a job for someone who wants to be a full time lab rat, but for a person who enjoys solving problems and doesn't mind working on the phone or the computer to do it, plus traveling once in a while, it can be a fun job.
Good applicants will have a sound knowledge of chemistry with practical experience (beyond a bachelor's degree) in FTIR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Interested persons should feel welcome to give me a call to discuss the position (I am not the hiring manager but I work with the person in the position and will most likely do some of the training) and then submit an application online if interested. Contact: Gordon Bain, Ph.D., Product Manager, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, +1-608-276-5636.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Science in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics at Mount St. Mary's University invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure-track appointment in Analytical Chemistry starting in August 2014. The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus community. The applicant is expected to engage in peer-reviewed scholarship that encourages the involvement of undergraduates. Applicants from all chemistry-related disciplines, especially those with interdisciplinary experience, are encouraged to apply. The primary teaching responsibility will be Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis as well as an additional chemistry elective.  Additionally, the faculty member will be expected to provide support to the General Chemistry Sequence and teach General Science Courses for non-majors as needed. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. Additional information about Mount St. Mary's University is available at: www.msmary.edu.
Mount St. Mary's University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity.  Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University's Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of intended research, and three letters of recommendation (at least two addressing teaching abilities). Applicant review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Application materials should be sent to: Jeffrey Simmons, Dean , School of Natural Science and Mathematics, Faculty Search: Chemistry, Mount St. Mary's University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799. Submission may also be made via e-mail (resume@msmary.edu).
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Analytical Chemistry Assistant Professor, August 2014, Loras College Dubuque IA. Full-time, tenure-track position available in the Division of Molecular and Life Sciences beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will teach: Quantitative Analysis for chemistry and biochemistry majors, Instrumental Analysis for chemistry majors, General Chemistry, and will also be expected to teach in our interdisciplinary general education curriculum. Research with undergraduates is supported and expected. Doctorate in analytical chemistry required, along with a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of major and non-major undergraduates, and ability to involve undergraduates in research. Postdoctoral and teaching experience are preferred. Interest and experience in creating new lab experiences for general chemistry students will be a plus. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.
Beginning in August 2014, a reorganized divisional structure will merge the previously existing Sport Science and Molecular and Life Sciences divisions. The new division will include 15 full-time faculty members and offer majors in Athletic Training, Kinesiology (sport science), Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biological Research, and Neuroscience. The chemistry program is ACS certified and has extensive instrumentation including a 300 MHz broadband NMR, triple quad GC/MS, FTIR, AA, HPLC, Spectrofluorometer, DSC, TGA, DTA, UV-Vis spectrometers, and a recombinant DNA laboratory. Quantum Chemistry software and hardware are available. Every student has a college provided laptop computer, computers are integrated into many of the division classes and laboratories.  http://www.loras.edu/Academics/Majors/Chemistry/.
Review of applications begins January 3, 2014. For more information contact, Dr. David Speckhard (david.speckhard@loras.edu) or call 563-588-7133. Applicants must go to: http://loras.iapplicants.com/ to apply. Please upload: your letter of application and curriculum vitae. Have three letters of recommendation mailed directly to: David Speckhard, c/o Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, IA 52001. Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.
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Colorado School of Mines. College of Applied Science and Engineering Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry Assistant Professor. The Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. Applications are sought from individuals with research expertise in experimental physical chemistry, however exceptional candidates in related areas will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work independently and as a member of multi-investigator teams to leverage existing strengths in biological, energy, and computational sciences.
Mines is a research university devoted to science and engineering with the highest undergraduate  admissions standards in the Colorado higher education system.  The Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry offers ACS-approved B.S. chemistry degrees as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and has a prospering graduate program with >60 graduate students working in a broad range of specializations.  The Department also maintains numerous collaborations with nearby national laboratories including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden), US Geological Survey (Golden) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (Boulder). Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, which is fifteen miles west of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry can be found at: http://chemistry.mines.edu/.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her discipline and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.  Teaching responsibilities are expected in the physical chemistry and related curriculum.  The successful candidate will develop and maintain a successful externally-funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scientists as well as contribute to the building and maintenance of multi-investigator programs. Mines encourages applications from qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry or closely-related field required by time of appointment, which is anticipated to be August 2014.  Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor must have the potential to become excellent teachers and scholars. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communications abilities.  Post-doctoral research experience is preferred.
Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines also provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health insurance, dependent tuition benefits, parental leave policies and dependent care assistance through a flexible spending plan.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, research plans and teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to: Colorado School of Mines, Human Resources Office, Search 14-031030, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, Fax: (303) 384-2025.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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