UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 6/09/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 19 June 9th, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom C. "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (San Francisco)"
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Monday, August 18th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Koyshik Venkatesan, University of Zurich "Seminar -TBA"
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 8335. Dr. Manabu Abe Professor of Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan "Organic Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Department, Materials, Physical Lecture, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University "Kramer Lecture"
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University "McElvain TBD"
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. William Banholzer, UW Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry "William Banholzer - Department Colloquium"
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State University "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Guangbin Dong, UT Austin "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Wenbin Lin, The University of Chicago "Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andrew Jorgensen, University of Toledo "Department Colloquium"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Resonance IR: A Coherent Multidimensional Analogue of Resonance Raman.
Boyle, ES; Neff-Mallon, NA; Handali, JD; Wright, JC*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 118 (17):3112-3119; 10.1021/jp5018554 MAY 1 2014.
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An improved genome release (version Mt4.0) for the model legume Medicago truncatula.
Tang, HB; Krishnakumar, V; Bidwell, S; Rosen, B; Chan, AN; Zhou, SG; Gentzbittel, L; Childs, KL; Yandell, M; Gundlach, H; Mayer, KFX; Schwartz, DC*; Town, CD.
BMC GENOMICS, 15 10.1186/1471-2164-15-312 APR 27 2014.
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Parameterization of DFTB3/3OB for Sulfur and Phosphorus for Chemical and Biological Applications.
Gaus, M; Lu, XY; Elstner, M; Cui, Q*.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 10 (4):1518-1537; 10.1021/ct401002w APR 2014.
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The conversion of allenes to strained three-membered heterocycles.
Adams, CS; Weatherly, CD; Burke, EG; Schomaker, JM*.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 43 (9):3136-3163; 10.1039/c3cs60416k 2014.
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Organic Acid Quantitation by NeuCode Methylamidation.
Ulbrich, A; Bailey, DJ; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (9):4402-4408; 10.1021/ac500270q MAY 6 2014.
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Oxidative Stretching of Metal-Metal Bonds to Their Limits.
Brogden, DW; Turov, Y; Nippe, M; Manni, GL; Hillard, EA; Clerac, R; Gagliardi, L; Berry, JF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 53 (9):4777-4790; 10.1021/ic5007204 MAY 5 2014.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Research Chemist - Chemical Synthesis. (Job Number: 1401655) Research and Development. The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. Lubrizol is a Fortune 500 company. We were named the 2009 Company of the Year by Chemical and Engineering News, and in 2009 and 2010 we were recognized by Newsweek as one of the greenest companies in America. We are an eleven-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award, honoring great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. In 2010 and 2011, Forbes Magazine and Corporate Responsibility Magazine named us one of the top 100 and best corporate citizens, respectively. Trust Across America also named us a Top 10 Trustworthy Company for 2010. Lubrizol consistently recruits the best and brightest. Put your valuable skills to work and join us! We currently have the following opportunity for a Research Chemist available in our Chemical Synthesis department:
     •    Invent, prepare, and develop new chemical products
     •    Develop structure-performance relationships
     •    Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues
     •    Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modeling and statistical tools to solve technical
          challenges
     •    Work with business teams and/or customers to develop innovative new technology
     •    Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers
     •    Follow safe laboratory practices
Requirements   Education, Experience, Skills:
     •    Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry (organic or polymer) by August 2014
     •    Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments
     •    Strong interpersonal skills
     •    Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment
     •    Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
Considered a Plus: Post Doctoral or Industrial experience.
Bonus Eligible & Domestic Relocation Available. Interested applicants should please contact: https://lubrizol.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1401655&lang=....
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Chemistry Department at the University of Ottawa invites applications for up to 5 tenure-track faculty positions in Chemical Biology and Biochemistry. Candidates are sought whose interests are at the interface of chemistry and biology, and who propose to develop (or are already actively engaged in) a research program bridging these two disciplines. Eligible exceptional candidates may be considered for Tier 2 Canada Research Chair positions (one in any field and one in the field of biomaterials). The successful candidate(s) will have access to the core facilities in NMR, mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography in the Chemistry Department, materials characterization and biocatalysis facilities that are part of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation and core facilities in Biology and Medicine. A PhD or equivalent, a commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent communication skills in either English or French with at least a passive knowledge of the other official language. English-French bilingualism is an asset. Rank and Salary: Regular academic tenure-track appointments in the Faculty of Science. Assistant professor level, but higher ranks will be considered under exceptional circumstances. Applications will be reviewed starting July 2, 2014 with the positions remaining open until filled. Please send your curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a description of teaching interests and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to: Paul M Mayer, Chair Chemistry Department University of Ottawa chmchair@uottawa.ca subject line "Chemical Biology and Biochemistry Positions"
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry at its UW-Waukesha campus to start in the fall of 2014. Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or closely related field, or nearing the completion of such a degree (ABD), and previous teaching experience at the College or university level, with specialization in inorganic (general), physical or analytical chemistry. Specialization in other fields of chemistry will also be considered. Potential teaching assignments may include General Chemistry I and II, Chemistry for Engineers, and other courses as there are curricular needs.  For descriptions of all courses offered in the department, see the course catalogue at www.uwc.edu/catalog/courses/. The teaching load is 12 to 15 contact hours per semester. The successful candidate will be responsible for lecture and direct or supervisory oversight of labs and discussion sections. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development, and participation in campus and institutional service. A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. $43,000 with benefits package.  Summer and winter sessions may offer additional opportunities for compensation.  Details of the excellent benefits package may be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits. Questions may be addressed to: UW Colleges Department of Chemistry Chair, Caroline Geary, Ph.D. Caroline.geary@uwc.edu (920-832-2851).
Applicants are required to apply online.  UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.  Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted, if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation. Apply at: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.H.... For assured consideration, application must be received by July 1, 2014. This position will remain posted until filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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CNRS' LPTMS lab in Orsay (Paris area). We welcome applications from postdoctoral candidates interested in theoretical descriptions of the cytoskeleton and other problems at the interface between Soft Matter/Statistical Physics and Biology. More details at www.lptms.u-psud.fr/membres/mlenz/research. The postdoc will join a new, dynamic group spearheading research at the Soft Matter/Biology interface within a world-class Statistical Mechanics lab. The position presents ample opportunities for strong interactions with local and international collaborators. Autonomous interactions with experimentalists and the development of creative independent projects are encouraged. Depending on project and the candidate's expertise and preferences, the work might range from purely analytical to largely numerical. Teaching and outreach opportunities will also be provided. Funding is available for at least two years of employment. The work is to be conducted at LPTMS, a joint laboratory of CNRS and Université Paris-Sud with a markedly international atmosphere. Located in Orsay, it is 25 minutes away from central Paris via a frequent, direct commuter train. Université Paris-Sud was founded by Irène and Pierre Joliot-Curie and has the country's largest academic campus with over 2400 permanent researchers and faculty. 2 Physics Nobel Prizewinners and 4 Fields Medalists are affiliated to it, and it was ranked as France's premier academic institution in the 2012 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU). The position will begin at a flexible date, preferably in 2014. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. by the start date and have strong background and research achievements in Theoretical Soft Matter, Biological and/or Statistical Physics. Applicants coming from Mechanics and Computational Physics will also be considered. Applications will comprise the names of three references, an application letter, a CV and a publications list including preprints. Informal inquiries welcome. Contact: Martin Lenz, CNRS researcher & Junior Chair of Physics from the PALM Laboratory of Excellence, e-mail: martin.lenz@u-psud.fr.
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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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