UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 3/03/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 7 March 3rd, 2014

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CHEMISTRY COOKIE CONTEST WINNERS

Here are the much anticipated cookie contest results:
     •    Cookie - Robert Newberry with his "Chocolate Turtle Cookies"
     •    Non-cookie - Arielle Mensch with her "Mud Bars"
Honorable mentions go to Kelsey Miles with her "Chocolate Chip Cookies" and Laura Slaymaker with her "Margarita Cookies".

Congrats to all participants for yet another successful cookie competition!
Tracey Oudenhoven
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2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Mark Taylor, University of Toronto "Noncovalent and reversible covalent interactions: fundamental studies and new applications"
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David Goldberg, John Hopkins University "Manganese- and Iron-Oxygen Species in Both Heme and Non-Heme Model Complexes"
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jacob Van Oosterhout of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Catherine (Vincent) Minogue, Coon Research Group, UW-Madison "The Utilization of NeuCode SILAC to Improve Data-dependent Peptide Identification"
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg. Professor Edward Valeev, University of Virginia "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia "Engineering Molecular Transformations over Supported Catalysts for Sustainable Energy Conversion"
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Pakula, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Scott McCann of the Stahl group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Evan Williams, University of California-Berkeley "New insights into molecular structure and ion solvation from mass spectrometry"
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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Dallas)"
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Nuru Stracey, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Inorganic Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Anton Vidal, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia "Modularity and Distal Regulation in Enantiopure P-Ligands for Catalytic Efficiency in Asymmetric Hydrogenations and Hydroformylations"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysts at the Atomic Level"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Thin Oxide Films and the "Physics" of Catalysis"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Dean Toste, University of California at Berkeley "Cationic gold(I) complexes as homogenous catalysts for the transformation of carbon-carbon ?-bonds"
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Javier Vela-Becerra, Iowa State University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chris Beaudry, Oregon State University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Graham Cooks, Purdue University "Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Intrasurgical Diagnostics, On-line Reaction Monitoring and Chemical Synthesis on a Preparative Scale"
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Friday, March 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chemistry Department. UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Junrong Zheng, Rice University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Spring, University of Cambridge "Enriching chemical space to drug undruggable targets"
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jonathan Owen, Columbia University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Juliet Alderson of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Jennifer Kaiser, UW Madison Keutsch Group "Formaldehyde Spectroscopy on Zeppelins and Planes: A Product-based Approach for Understanding Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanisms"
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jeff Snyder, Caltech "Materials/Inorganic Seminar Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Munira Khalil, University of Washington "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lectures -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: Fundamentals to Applications (Part I)""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lecture -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: Fundamentals to Applications (Part II)""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Adam Fiedler, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Kaylee Underkofler of the Raines Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ralf Sudowe, University of Las Vegas "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry. Anna Dunn, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Bacterial cell wall mechanics"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Speaker"
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. John Roylance, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Eileen Burke of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. James Checco, University of Wisconsin Madison "IRES Intellectual Property Panel Discussion"
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Emilio Bunel, Argonne National Labs "McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Erin Boyle, UW-Madison Wright Group "A New 2D Vibrational Spectroscopy: The Resonance-IR Analogue to Resonance Raman"
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Monday, April 28th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts "Materials McElvain Seminar-Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charlie Sykes, Tufts University "Single Atom Alloys as a Strategy for Selective Heterogeneous Hydrogenations"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Sarah Reisman, Caltech "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Frank Neese, Max-Plank Institute "Seminar - TBD"
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RECENT PUBLICATION
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Transformations of spirogermabifluorene upon reduction with alkali metals.
Zabula, AV; Dolinar, BS; West, R*.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 751 458-461; SI 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.07.038 FEB 1 2014.
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Two-Dimensional Sum-Frequency Generation Reveals Structure and Dynamics of a Surface-Bound Peptide.
Laaser, JE; Skoff, DR; Ho, JJ; Joo, Y; Serrano, AL; Steinkruger, JD; Gopalan, P*; Gellman, SH*; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 136 (3):956-962; 10.1021/ja408682s JAN 22 2014.
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Atomistic Simulations of Poly(ethylene oxide) in Water and an Ionic Liquid at Room Temperature.
Mondal, J; Choi, E; Yethiraj, A*.
MACROMOLECULES, 47 (1):438-446; 10.1021/ma4016714 JAN 14 2014.
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Millimeter-wave spectroscopy of carbonyl diazide, OC(N-3)(2).
Amberger, BK; Esselman, BJ; Woods, RC*; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 295 15-20; 10.1016/j.jms.2013.11.001 JAN 2014.
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Multiplexed Analysis of Cage and Cage Free Chicken Egg Fatty Acids Using Stable Isotope Labeling and Mass Spectrometry.
Torde, RG; Therrien, AJ; Shortreed, MR; Smith, LM*; Lamos, SM.
MOLECULES, 18 (12):14977-14988; 10.3390/molecules181214977 DEC 2013.
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Pd-Catalyzed Semmler-Wolff Reactions for the Conversion of Substituted Cyclohexenone Oximes to Primary Anilines.
Hong, WP; Iosub, AV; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (37):13664-13667; 10.1021/ja4073172 SEP 18 2013.
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Face-Selective Etching of ZnO during Attachment of Dyes.
Palacios-Lidon, E; Pickup, DF; Johnson, PS; Ruther, RE; Tena-Zaera, R; Hamers, RJ*; Colchero, J; Himpsel, FJ; Ortega, JE; Rogero, C.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 117 (36):18414-18422; 10.1021/jp4045447 SEP 12 2013.
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Sixty-Year Saga (1952-2013) of the Solid-State Structure of Triiron Dodecacarbonyl.
Campana, CF; Guzei, IA*; Mednikov, EG; Dahl, LF*.
JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE, 25 (1):205-224; 10.1007/s10876-013-0667-z JAN 2014.
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Synthetic Antigens Reveal Dynamics of BCR Endocytosis during Inhibitory Signaling.
Courtney, AH; Bennett, NR; Zwick, DB; Hudon, J; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (1):202-210; 10.1021/cb400532y JAN 2014.
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Quantification of Mitochondrial Acetylation Dynamics Highlights Prominent Sites of Metabolic Regulation.
Still, AJ; Floyd, BJ; Hebert, AS; Bingman, CA; Carson, JJ; Gunderson, DR; Dolan, BK; Grimsrud, PA; Dittenhafer-Reed, KE; Stapleton, DS; Keller, MP; Westphall, MS; Denu, JM; Attie, AD; Coon, JJ*; Pagliarini, DJ.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 288 (36):26209-26219; 10.1074/jbc.M113.483396 SEP 6 2013.
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36TH STEENBOCK SYMPOSIUM
On behalf of Hazel Holden and the organizers of the 36th Steenbock Symposium in Honor of the Life of W.W. "Mo" Cleland, it is a pleasure to announce that registration for this very special event is open! Please plan to join colleagues and friends May 22 - 24, 2014, at the Overture Center for the Arts and register by February 28, 2014, to secure the early (non-student) registration rate:
     •    Early Non-Student Registration - $225.00 by February 28, 2014
     •    Regular Non-Student Registration - $275.00 by April 15, 2014
     •    Student Registration - $200.00 by April 15, 2014
To learn more about the Symposium and to register, visit the Steenbock Symposium website, and feel free to share this link with anyone you know who may be interested in attending. For guests traveling from out of town, a block of rooms is reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison for $139 per night plus tax. Our group rate is available through April 22, 2014, or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first. Reservations may be made by clicking on "Accommodations" on the Symposium website.
If you have any questions about registration, please send an email to conference@cals.wisc.edu and reference the "36th Steenbock Symposium." For questions about the Symposium program, please contact Hazel. For all other questions, please feel free to contact me at: Catherine (Kate) Ryan, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IpiB), University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1142F Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706-1502, 608-265-2281.
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NEXT STEPS IN GREEN CHEMISTRY RESEARCH PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP
The Next Steps in Green Chemistry Research workshop is designed to provide students and post-docs with the next level of information required to move from a general understanding of green chemistry to the actual application of it in their own research and in their future careers. Speakers from both academia and industry will discuss a wide variety of topics, from mechanistic toxicology to green process chemistry at an industrial scale. A crash course will also be offered for those looking to brush up on or learn the basics of green chemistry before diving into the 2 day workshop.
All workshop events will take place on or near the University of Toronto St. George Campus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A limited number of travel scholarships will be available for participants coming from outside of Toronto. Please visit http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/green/workshop.htm for details about applying for a travel scholarship.
Important Registration Dates:
     •    March 14th, 2014 (Deadline Extended)   Travel scholarship applications due
     •    March 28th, 2014   Advanced registration closes ($60 CAD registration fee)
     •    April 30th, 2014   Regular registration closes ($100 CAD registration fee)
Workshop registration can be completed online at the following link: www.eventbrite.ca/e/next-steps-in-green-chemistry-research-workshop-tick.... The registration fee includes lunch, coffee and snacks that will be provided as part of the workshop program on May 22nd and 23rd, 2014.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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St. Cloud State University. Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, Tenure-track, nine-month appointment. Dependent upon academic qualifications and experience August 20, 2014. The Division of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at St. Cloud State University has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Polymer Materials. The program has 13 full-time chemistry faculty positions and offers an American Chemical Society approved program. The department is well equipped with major instrumentation and research facilities, including a Thermo-Nicollet 6700 FT-IR with far IR capabilities (includes an inspectlR microscope with microATR attachment), an Agilent GC-MS, an Agilent HPLC, a Cary Eclipse Spectrofluorometer, as well as access to a JEOL 6060LV SEM, an Asylum Instruments MFP 3D-Bio SPM, a Bruker D8 Discover X-Ray Diffraction System, and a 1000-Level Clean Room housed in the new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF). More information about the College and the Department can be found at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose/ and
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chemistry/.
Primary duties include teaching advanced courses in materials science, organic chemistry, graduate courses in polymeric materials, and introductory chemistry courses. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in an environment of innovation and collaboration that is focused on students, including undergraduate student research and academic advising. In order to be considered for tenure and promotion, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: teach effectively and/or perform effectively in other assignments, produce a record of scholarly or creative achievement or research, participate in continuing preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the university and community (IFO Article 22, Section B).
Required:
     •    Ph.D. in polymer chemistry or materials science with a polymer emphasis is required at the time of
          appointment, while candidates with a Ph.D. in related fields may be considered.
     •    Evidence of the ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Preferred:
     •    Teaching experience in organic chemistry and polymers/materials science is desirable.
     •    Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to an emerging Professional Science
          Master's program in materials science. The new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory
          Facility (ISELF) represents a great venue for materials science activities.
To apply for this position use the website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm  (click "Apply" within this posting to complete application).
The completed application must include:
     •    Cover letter
     •    Curriculum vitae/resume
     •    Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
     •    Copies of official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
     •    Description of proposed research involving undergraduate students
     •    Statement of teaching philosophy
     •    Three recent letters of reference (sent directly from referees to the e-mail below)
Contact Information (for questions and letters of reference) E-mail: chemistrysearch@stcloudstate.edu. For best consideration, please apply by March 12, 2014; position is open until filled. Materials received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration. All finalists will be required to give a seminar on their research and teach an undergraduate-level course during the interview process. Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization, which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/index.html.
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Full-Time Multi-Year Position in Chemistry. University of Minnesota, Morris. The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a full-time, multi-year position in chemistry beginning August 11, 2014. Responsibilities include: teaching introductory chemistry courses including general chemistry, organic chemistry, and their associated labs, as well as the opportunity to conduct research that involves undergraduates in the Chemistry discipline's Introduction to Research course; and contributing to the liberal arts mission of the UMM campus as a whole. Teaching responsibilities may include advanced elective courses in chemistry/biochemistry. Candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field by August 11, 2014. Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.)
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is a residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 undergraduate students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. UMM is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 10 Best Public Liberal Arts College. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The UMM student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (13% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population. The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.
Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Applications may be sent to: Ann Kolden, Administrative Assistant, at koldenal@morris.umn.edu, (320) 589-6301, or they may be sent to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair Division of Science and Mathematics University of Minnesota, Morris Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) wants to bring attention to our Post Graduate and Internship Opportunities in your areas of science. Please encourage your students to check out our open positions at: jobs.pnnl.gov.  In order to be considered for a position, you must apply online.
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/tech-student-3-junior-nsip-chemical-biologi...
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/tech-student-4-senior-nsip-chemical-biologi...
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/post-bachelors-ra-nsip-chemical-biological-...
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/masters-intern-nsip-chemical-biological-phy...
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/post-masters-ra-nsip-chemical-biological-ph...
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/phd-intern-nsip-chemical-biological-physica...
Please keep in mind that many of our positions close on 3/2/2014. Another resource you might find useful is http://science-ed.pnnl.gov/, which lists all our programs aimed at providing Science and Engineering Education opportunities to Students, Graduates, Teachers, and Faculty. To learn more about PNNL and our vision to utilize science and technology to inspire and enable the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely, please visit our website at: www.pnnl.gov. Please do let me know if you have any questions: Fred Bond, Staffing Consultant, Work Based Learning, University Relations, O: 509-372-6735/C: 509-392-9357, e-mail: fred.bond@pnnl.gov.
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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