UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/23/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 27 September 23rd, 2013

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SOME SAD NEWS
Professor Christian Hackenberger joined the Department this semester as Goering Visiting Professor of Chemistry and is teaching a section of Introductory Organic Chemistry (Chem 343).  Prof. Hackenberger's father has passed away suddenly.  We offer our condolences to Christian as he confronts this painful loss.
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MATT FABER RECEIVES THE STUDENT PAPER AWARD - THE R.A. GLENN AWARD
We're pleased to hear that Matt Faber from the Song Jin group received a student paper award, R.A. Glenn Award, from the Energy and Fuel Division during the ACS Fall 2013 meeting. Congratulations Matt!!
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Oct. 8th, 2013 Nov. 12, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013 Feb. 11, 2014
Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014  

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

Sept. 24, 2013 Oct. 1, 2013 Oct. 1, 2013 Nov. 5, 2013 Nov. 19, 2013
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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Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Rajendra Rathor, Marquette University "Electron and Energy Transfer through Cofacially-Arrayed Molecular Wires"
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jorg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart "Quantum spin sensors for nanoscale sensing"
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matt Sigman, The University of Utah "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Cliff Kubiak, University of California, San Diego "Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Rhenium and Manganese Bipyridyl Complexes: Mechanistic Insights and New Strategies To Lower Overpotentials"
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Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Joshua Coon, UW-Madison Biochemistry & Chemistry "Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Biology of Complex Systems"
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Friday, September 27th, 2013 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, Discovery Building. Tracy Drier, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Friday, September 27th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Nobel Laurate Roald Hoffmann and Prof. Marion O'Leary - Dean Emeritus, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University - Sacramento "Two Chemists in the Arts:Chemistry Department "Super Colloquium""
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Monday, September 30th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bart Bartlett, University of Michigan "Designing Chemically Robust Metal Oxides for Visible-Light Photocatalysis: toward Solar Z-Scheme Water Splitting"
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. David Osborn, Sandia National Laboratory "Following Isomer-resolved Chemical Pathways in Atmospheric and Combustion Chemistry"
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Julien Papillon, Novartis "Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium "Discovery of Orally Available Aldosterone Synthase (CYP11B2) Inhibitors""
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium - "Nitric Oxide Signaling: From Bugs to Humans""
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle, H3 Biomedicine "Organic McElvain - Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle"
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincente Talanquer, University of Arizona "What Do Our Students Learn? ChemEd Seminar Series"
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 2006 Pharmacy. Professor Eric Ferriera, Colorado State University "Pharmacy Seminar"
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stan Wong, State University of New York, Stony Brook "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Richard M. Crooks, University of Texas at Austin "Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrocatalysis "
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Friday, October 11th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Peter Mahaffy, King's University College, Canada "Getting From Here to There: Toward More Engaged and Active Learning of Chemistry"
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Russell J. Holmes, University of Minnesota "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology "Accelerating Technologies for CO2 Capture Using Computational Screening of Nanoporous Crystals"
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Chae Yi, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "CHOPs Preview Weekend"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "PGSEC Preview Weekend"
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Seminar. Prof. Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota "Nanoparticle Toxicity and Therapeutics"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Deutsch, University of Pennsylvania "Ribosome-Peptide Pas de Deux: Tunnel Vision"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Steve Martin, University of Texas at Austin "Synthesis and Biology of Heterocyclic Natural Products"
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Wes Brogden, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Gloria Sheynkman, UW-Madison (Smith Group) "Enabling the detection of protein variations through integration of mass spectrometry and RNA-Seq"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Michael Shirts, University of Virginia "Putting the statistics back in statistical mechanics"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Phil Hustad, Dow Chemical Company "Materials McElvain Seminar - Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven S. Brown, NOAA "The Changing Face of U.S. Air Quality: Summer vs. Winter, Urban Smog vs. the Natural Gas Boom, and Why Chemical Mechanisms Matter"
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Connie Lu, University of Minnesota "Chemistry of Metal-Metal Bonds"
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. William Murphy, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute "Single-molecule biophysics of protein disorder"
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Gregory Robinson, University of Georgia "Seminar"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship "From Macromolecules to Supramolecular Polymers""
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Francesca Casadio, The Art Institute of Chicago "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Friday, November 8th, 2013 - Department, Organic, Physical Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship Colloquium "Mastering complexity: non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems""
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Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne State University "Insights on AlkB family and DNA polymerase enzymes from computational simulations"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Bob Bedard, Honeywell UOP "TBD"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Brian Frey, UW-Madison Chemistry, Smith Group "New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics and Applications in Tissue Engineering"
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Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW Madison Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering/Chemistry "Talk Title TBA"
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri "
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri "
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 4:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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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 "Organic Seminar"
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2013 WISCONSIN SCIENCE FESTIVAL

September 26-29
Anchored at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, with additional locations all around the state, the festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences. The festival is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m., Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri will introduce Science Friday's Ira Flatow, who will give the festival's keynote address in the WID Forum before broadcasting his radio program live on Friday (details on the live show will be available about a week before broadcast).
On Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m., Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Dr. Rodney Schreiner will be joined by special guest Roald Hoffmann for a Science is Fun presentation in 1351 Chemistry.
For details on these and all the festival offerings, visit www.wisconsinsciencefest.org.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Assistant Professor in Experimental Physical Chemistry, University of California, Davis. The Department of Chemistry in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences seek to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Experimental Physical Chemistry.
Candidates must possess the degree of PhD and show exceptional scientific creativity and productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a high quality extramurally funded research program, to demonstrate excellence in the teaching of graduate and undergraduate students, and possess the ability and desire to interact and collaborate with members of other departments inside and outside the basic sciences. Demonstrated interest and the ability to achieve such a record is necessary for consideration at the tenure-track level.
Candidates of all fields of experimental physical chemistry are welcome to apply, including those that link chemistry to condensed matter physics and materials science, chemical engineering, and national facilities. Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references, and a concise research plan and teaching statement to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00133.
This position will be "Open Until Filled", but for a full consideration, applications should be completed by October 31, 2013. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track position in chemical education at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, effective August 2014. Applications are encouraged in all sub-disciplines of chemical education. Research areas should address important chemistry-based pedagogical innovations and/or problems in student learning or assessment. Although the position includes the expectation of a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, it is not intended to focus only on teaching or service roles. Thus, the successful candidate is expected to establish an active, externally-supported research program, including the mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, externally funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry, chemical education, or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of scholarship and productivity. The Chemistry Department has appointed twelve new faculty members over the past eight years and recently completed a major building expansion and renovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities for both teaching and research. Highly competitive salaries and start-up packages are provided. Together with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department is strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity, as reflected in the strategic plans of the University, College and Department. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/. Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that demonstrate the planned research program. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 63252. Application review will begin by October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Faculty Positions, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2864. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript and separate statements of research experience, proposed research and teaching interests and have at least three letters of recommendation submitted. The cover letter should clearly specify which one of the seven sub-disciplines listed above best describes the applicant's proposed research program along with one area of secondary interest. The deadline for submitting applications is October 15, 2013. Please direct questions to: chemfacsearch@cornell.edu. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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The Stanford Institute for Chemical Biology is an independent institute at Stanford University, formed in partnership with the Schools of Medicine, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering. The Institute is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). Candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in any discipline of science, engineering or medicine. We will consider candidates knowledgeable in the general area of chemical biology. All areas encompassed by the field of chemical biology are acceptable. In general, we give higher priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work than to the sub-area of specialization. The successful candidate will have his/her primary appointment in a department within the School of Medicine, Humanities and Sciences, or Engineering. He/she will be expected to teach and/or perform clinical service within this department in a manner that is consistent with standard practices for tenure-track faculty within that department. The candidate will also be expected to develop a world-class research program in chemical biology. Candidates should be seeking a stimulating interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue teaching and research. We anticipate that the faculty member will develop interactions with faculty not only in his/her home department but also in other departments and Schools at Stanford and at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. Applications should be addressed to: Professor James K. Chen, Search Committee Chair and include a curriculum vitae, a description of future research plans, and a teaching statement. These materials should be submitted electronically as a single PDF to: sicbsearch@stanford.edu by November 1, 2013 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should also have three reference letters submitted to: sicbsearch@stanford.edu by the application deadline.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor faculty positions. For one position, we are interested in candidates whose research involves applications-driven computational chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates who utilize computational approaches to investigate important energy-related questions and who can teach at all levels in the chemistry curriculum. For the second faculty position, the research area is open but we are interested in candidates whose research can build upon existing Departmental and University strengths in energy materials and in biological chemistry. These positions have a start date of August 2014. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.
Our Department houses research programs in all areas of chemistry and has a vibrant graduate program. The Department currently has 27 faculty members and offers BA and BS undergraduate degrees (including a BS with Biochemistry option), as well as MS and Ph.D. graduate degrees. The Department has close ties to UK interdisciplinary research centers, including the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (http://www.uky.edu/coa/), the Markey Cancer Center (http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey/) and the Center for Applied Energy Research (www.caer.uky.edu), which is the site of the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Research and Manufacturing Center.
The University of Kentucky is a land-grant University with on-campus schools of Business, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Nursing. The UK student body numbers over 29,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The University is located in Lexington, a city of 300,000 in the center of the scenic Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
We would be grateful if you would circulate this email within your department and bring this position to the attention of promising candidates. Details of the position can be found on our website: http://chem.as.uky.edu/chem-faculty-positions which also includes instructions for submission of applications. We will begin reviewing the applications on October 14, 2013.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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