UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/29/2014

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 29 September 29th, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MARK EDIGER
Congratulations to Professor Mark Ediger, who will receive the 2015 Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society. The prize recognizes outstanding accomplishment and excellence of contributions in polymer physics research.  The prize will be presented at the American Physical Society meeting in March 2015. Previous winners of this award include two faculty from our own department: Professor Hyuk Yu and Professor John Ferry. Congratulations, Mark!
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PLEASE WELCOME DANIELLE TESCH IN HR
Please help us welcome Danielle Tesch to the Chemistry Department. She will be the Human Resources Assistant, replacing Betty Harwood, who is retiring after 17 years on campus, 9 of them with Chemistry. Please come down and say hello to Danielle.
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PLEASE WELCOME KAREN STEPHENS TO ORGANIC OFFICE
Karen Stephens has starting as the Organic Path Coordinator. She replaces Kat Myhre, who also retired after over 8 years with Chemistry.  Please welcome Karen.
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Oct 14, 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Dec 9, 2014 Feb 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015  

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

Oct 9, 2014 Oct 21, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Nov 18, 2014 Dec 2, 2014
Dec 16, 2014 Jan 20, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015
Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015

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SEMINARS
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Khalid Salaita, Emory University "Using light to visualize and manipulate molecular forces in living systems"
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - General, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab). Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Librarian, UW-Madison "Managing Citations with EndNote"
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 - General Seminar, 9:00 am, Biochemical Sciences Building 1220AB. Dr. Lingyin LI, Harvard Medical School "Chemical Biology of the Anti-Cancer Innate Immunity"
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Silver and Gold Nanoparticles"
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Franz Geiger, Northwestern University "Aqueous Proton Transfer Across Single-layer Graphene"
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Using self-assembly to make functional materials"
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Challenges with harnessing the properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for making strong materials"
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "The Optoelectronic Nose: An Adventure in Molecular Recognition"
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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Allison Doerr, Sr. Editor of Nature Methods "Publishing in Nature Methods and the life of an editor . . . "
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Friday, October 10th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 5:00 pm, Garner Park - 333 S. Rosa Road. "Physical Chemistry Picnic"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Rodney Priestly, Princeton University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Uttam Tambar, UT Southwestern "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Lynn Mazzoleni, Michigan Technological Institute "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
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Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 10:00 am, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Department of Chemistry "Science is Fun Extravaganza at the Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor William Wimley, Tulane University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Analytical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Andrew Marcus, University of Oregon "Studies of structure and dynamics of protein-DNA complexes by single molecule and two-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy"
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Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Science as a Vehicle for Meeting Societal Challenges"
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Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Rana Mohtadi, TEMA TTC Toyota "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Production Surface Chemistry Guiding Catalyst Discovery"
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Linda Doerrer, Boston University "Transition Metal Complexes with Fluorinated Alkoxides for C-H and O-H bond Oxidation Reactions"
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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge UK "Gilbert Stork Lectures"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jonathan P. Reid, University of Bristol "Studying Aerosols, One Particle at a Time"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge UK "G"
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Amanda Reig, Ursinus College "Variations on a Theme: Using a De Novo Protein Scaffold to Understand Functional Tuning in Dinuclear Non-Heme Iron Enzymes "
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Greg Fu, Caltech "Aldrich Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Kevin Burgess, Texas A&M University "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Schelter, University of Pennsylvania "Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Mark J. Cardillo, The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation "Mark J. Cardillo - Department Colloquium"
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Sunday, November 30th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater (Memorial Union). Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, WISL/Department of Chemistry "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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COOL SCIENCE IMAGES AT MERI GALLERY
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Rodney Schreiner, a member of the McPherson Eye Research Institute, would like to call your attention to an exhibition of the winners of the 2014 Cool Science Image contest currently on display at the MERI gallery on the 9th floor of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, 1111 Highland Avenue.
Of particular interest is that two of the ten winning images were submitted by members of our own chemistry department: Audrey Forticaux and Matthew Faber, both students of Prof. Jin.
If you happen to be at the west end of campus with a few free minutes, do stop in to see the show. The images are captivating, and the views of campus from the 9th floor of the WIMR building are spectacular, too.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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RPE Inc. in Bancroft, Wisconsin is searching for a Chemical Lab Technician. The incumbent will perform soil, plant, and water analyses in a fast-paced agricultural laboratory to support agronomic studies and the nutrient management programs of active farms.
Responsibilities:
     •    Conduct chemical testing and analyses using established methods to ensure accurate results.
     •    Collect data, perform calculations, and prepare reports in accordance with specified procedures and good laboratory practices.
     •    Operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
     •    Maintain thorough and up-to-date files, logs, and lab notebooks for future reference.
     •    Assist lab manager in training and supervising laboratory assistants, interns, or seasonal workers.
Minimum Qualifications:
     •    Some academic coursework and lab experience in chemistry.
     •    Able to read, interpret, and follow documents such as extraction protocols, operating and
          maintenance instructions, safety regulations, and equipment manuals.
     •    Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
     •    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
     •    Attention to detail.
     •    Ability to accomplish goals and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
     •    Ability to work independently as well as part of a group.
Preferred Qualifications:
     •    Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field, plus one year related laboratory experience, or
          equivalent combination of education and experience.
     •    Experience in soil, plant and water analyses using an ICP-OES, CHN analyzer, and
          spectrophotometer.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: tom.bourbonnais@rpespud.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one each in biochemistry and organic chemistry. Applicants in all areas of biochemistry and organic chemistry are encouraged to apply. These positions are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but senior appointments will be considered for applicants with strong records of research accomplishments. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidates will begin their appointment August 2015, will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and PhD.) programs, and establish and maintain an externally funded research program in their area of expertise. Opportunities for infra-university collaborations are possible through several research focus areas including the School of Green Chemistry and Engineering.
The University of Toledo is a comprehensive state institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students located on an attractive suburban campus. The University offers competitive salaries and excellent start-up and benefits packages. Further information is available at: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/chemistry/. Applicants must submit to: https://jobs.utoledo.edu a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file and arrange to have three recommendation letters sent to: utchem@utoledo.edu. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland anticipates making a tenure-track faculty appointment, starting August 2015. Candidates at all tenure levels with exceptional records of research accomplishment, visibility and vision are invited to apply. Leaders in the chemical sciences who complement our existing research strengths, push disciplinary boundaries and are committed to developing stellar academic programs are sought. As a key department in the world-class College of Computer Science, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty play important roles in major University and federally-funded Centers, and enjoy close interactions and collaborations with nearby government labs that include NIH, ARL, NRL, FDA, NASA, and NIST. The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Maryland's 270 Technology Corridor. Inquiries and/or nominations should be addressed to: chembchm2015fac@umd.edu. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three-page summary of research plans, statement of educational interests, and three references, must be submitted electronically to: ejobs.umd.edu.
Qualifications: We seek scholars who have or will build highly visible, widely acclaimed research programs and have or will achieve excellence in education. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree, have demonstrated accomplishments in independent research, and be an effective educator in the chemical sciences.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Chicago invites applications from outstanding individuals for the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  This search is in the areas broadly defined as inorganic, organic, physical and materials chemistry.  Applicants must apply online to the University of Chicago Academic Career website.  Inorganic chemists apply to: http://tinyurl.com/nrssrlo, Organic: http://tinyurl.com/pgyoxgw, Physical: http://tinyurl.com/n98taw3 and Materials Chemistry: http://tinyurl.com/nxe833v.  Please apply to one search only.  Applicants must upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a succinct outline of research plans and a one page teaching statement.  At the time of hire the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field.  Joint appointments with other departments are possible.  In addition, three reference letters are required.  Review of completed applications will begin October 01, 2014, and will continue until all available positions are filled.
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Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking highly qualified, motivated faculty members in various disciplines to join the university at a pivotal moment in its 144-year history. The university has an inspiring new chancellor, an ambitious strategic plan strongly supported by the University of Missouri System, and a decade of growth in its enrollments, research expenditures, scholarly activity and overall academic quality. As part of the focused hiring campaign in Enabling Materials for Extreme Environments, the department of chemistry at Missouri S&T is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) and post-doctoral experience in chemistry or a closely related discipline with research experience in the synthesis and characterization of precursors for inorganic materials designed to withstand extreme environments, including ultra-high temperatures, neutron irradiation, ballistic impact, high heat fluxes, plasmas, etc. Candidates with creative research programs focused on areas such as innovative design and synthesis of processable precursors including new organometallic molecular/polymeric precursor that can lead to advanced boride, carbide, silicide, and nitride or similar ceramics in bulk or nano-structured form are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment is anticipated to begin Fall 2015.
The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with colleagues from several science and engineering departments through the Materials Research Center (http://mrc.mst.edu) to develop and sustain an externally funded research program. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills and a commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. Details regarding Missouri S&T can be found at: http://www.mst.edu/. In addition, details of research centers on campus can be found at: http://www.mst.edu/research/.
Additional information regarding the Enabling Materials for Extreme Environments signature area is available at: signature.mst.edu. More information about the department of chemistry is available at: chem.mst.edu/. Candidates should include the following with their letter of application: 1. current curriculum vitae; 2. statement of research plans including areas in which the candidate has an interest in collaborating with other faculty; 3. statement of teaching philosophy; and 4. names and contact information for at least three references. All application materials must have position reference number (00061909) in order to be processed.
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2014 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. All application materials must be electronically submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology's Human Resource Office at: signature.mst.edu. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word.
The final candidate is required to provide an official transcript showing completion of the terminal degree listed in the application materials submitted. Copies of transcripts must be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide the official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions.  The starting date is July 1, 2015. The rank for these positions is directed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The Department seeks applicants in the fields of: 1) Organic Chemistry with an emphasis on Medicinal or Green Chemistry 2) Environmental Chemistry and 3) Biomaterials, including tissue engineering, DNA related sensing and nanotechnologies, and Synthetic Biology. Preferential consideration will be given to outstanding individuals whose research areas are of consensual interest to the faculty and complement current expertise in the Department. The Department has vibrant research programs encompassing most areas of modern chemistry including materials and nanoscience, catalysis, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy, synthesis and medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, computational chemistry, and instrumentation and analysis (www.chem.ualberta.ca).  An outstanding research environment is offered with access to excellent support facilities.
The candidate must hold a Ph.D., will have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong ability to communicate. The successful candidate will show outstanding promise in research and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. They will establish their own funded research program, and supervise and teach graduate and undergraduate students. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a clear statement of which field they are applying in, a proposal that details innovative and original research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent on their behalf.
The application deadline is October 30, 2014. How to Apply. Mail to: Professor D Jed Harrison, Chair, Department of Chemistry, E3-38 Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G2, Email: chair@chem.ualberta.ca.
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The Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Clark University invites applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2015. Candidates are expected to show promise of excellent teaching in biochemistry at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to develop an active, externally funded experimental research program in protein (bio)chemistry involving graduate and undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required.
This position is supported by an endowment aimed at helping launch early career faculty members. The person appointed to this position would be the holder of the Carlson Chair, and will have access to some additional research support. The Carlson School offers both undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry. Student engagement in research is a major focus of both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Some examples of current faculty research with the potential for collaborations are:
     •    Computer simulation of protein folding/misfolding, aggregation and protein-ligand interaction
     •    Studies of nuclear structure with an emphasis on cell division using Dictyostelium discoideum
     •    NMR spectroscopy of peptides and proteins that self-assemble to form amyloid
     •    Molecular and cellular mechanisms driving neural fate specification in brain and ventral nerve cord
          development
     •    Synthesis of novel antibiotics suppressing drug-resistant bacterial strains and enzyme inhibitors of
          cancer cell migration
     •    Molecular evolution of nitrogen assimilating enzymes
Additional information on the department is available at: www.clarku.edu/~chem. Additional information on the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program is available at: www.clarku.edu/departments/biochemistry. Clark University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants should send PDF files of CV, summary of teaching experience and interests, and statement of research plans, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent to: chemistrysearch@clarku.edu. Review of applications begins October 8, 2014.
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Organic Chemistry (up to 2 positions). Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a one-semester position(s) of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry to begin February 1, 2015. Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential; in their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment.
Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.
Major/Essential Functions: The teaching load will range from two to four course equivalents. Responsibilities will include 100 - level organic chemistry laboratory and may include 100-level organic chemistry lecture, depending on the needs of the department and expertise of the successful candidate/s. Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to: chem-search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned PDFs/photocopies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the  reference). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Dr. Brenda Kelly, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.
Application information is also available at: www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College's website at: www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Brenda Kelly at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is  filled.
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Faculty Position: Physical/ Biophysical/ Inorganic Chemistry. Posting Number: 00726. Web-based application link: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52152. NYU Department of Chemistry, Laboratory for Molecular Nanoscience. (Note to applicant: The link in this ad will take you directly to the web-based application system, PeopleAdmin.) The Department of Chemistry at New York University (NYU) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position in experimental physical, biophysical, or inorganic chemistry as part of its Laboratory for Molecular Nanoscience. While we expect to hire at the junior level, exceptional senior level candidates will be considered. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The Department of Chemistry at NYU is implementing a significant growth plan, including the creation of the Biomedical Chemistry Institute, the Molecular Design Institute, and the addition of numerous senior and junior faculty members. In addition to establishing a vigorous research program, duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and a commitment to teaching. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and statements of future research and teaching plans. These materials, as well as three reference letters, must be submitted to our web-based application system using the following link: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52152. Application review will begin October 15, 2014. Questions about this position can be sent by Email to chemistry.search@nyu.edu.
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The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.chemistry.ucla.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates in any area of Organic Chemistry for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous and innovative research program and contribute to teaching in organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. required. All applications must be uploaded through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00416. Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (3 pages max), a statement of future research plans (3 pages max), and a teaching philosophy statement. In addition, candidates must arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. To assure consideration, all application materials and letters should be received by October 11, 2014.
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The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.chemistry.ucla.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. We invite candidates in any area of inorganic chemistry including bioinorganic, nanoscience, organometallic and solid state to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong and creative research program and contribute to teaching in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. required. All applications must be uploaded through UCLA Academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00413. Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), and future research plans (3 pages max.). In addition, candidates should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. To assure consideration, all application materials and letters should be received by October 15, 2014.
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Chemical Biology, University of California, Davis. The Department of Chemistry in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine in the School of Medicine seek to fill a joint tenured or tenure-track professorial position in the area of Chemical Biology involving research in biological chemistry that can translate into biomedical research applications. Candidates must possess the degree of PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent and show exceptional scientific creativity and productivity. The successful tenured candidate will be expected to maintain a high quality extramurally funded research program, demonstrate excellence in the teaching of graduate, undergraduate, and medical students, and possess a strong commitment to providing service to the department, university, and professional communities. The successful tenure-track candidate will be expected to demonstrate interest, and the potential to achieve such a record, in the areas of research, teaching and service. Fields of particular interest include but are not limited to molecular imaging, theranostics, and new chemistry for biomedical science.
Further information on the Chemistry Department is linked at: http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/. Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, statement of research and a statement of teaching to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00334. This position will be "Open Until Filled", but for full consideration applications should be completed by October 31, 2014.
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The Stanford Neurosciences Institute  and the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University invite applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant or untenured associate professor at the interdisciplinary interface between neuroscience and engineering, broadly defined. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, or any related discipline, and we encourage applications from physician-scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to develop outstanding interdisciplinary neuroscience research and teaching programs. We are open to applications from individuals working on a broad range of problems, including fundamental neuroscience, technology development, clinically motivated research, and theory and computation. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and will be able to actively contribute to our rapidly growing institute and department at Stanford. A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. Teaching responsibilities include participation in and the development of both undergraduate and graduate courses. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of students at all levels is expected. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and plans (figures and references included), 1 page teaching statement, 2 representative publications, and 3-5 letters of reference. All materials should be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4228. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2014, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
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The Stanford Neurosciences Institute and the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Psychology at Stanford University invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant or untenured associate professor in theoretical and/or computational neuroscience. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, electrical engineering, statistics, physics, computer science, mathematics, or related disciplines. The likely departmental home of the appointee is electrical engineering or psychology, but could be in one of several other relevant departments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute creatively and in depth to theoretical and computational neuroscience, both through research and teaching. We are open to candidates working on a broad range of problems from formal theory to network simulations to information sciences and advanced data analytic tools. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and will be able to actively contribute to our rapidly growing institute and their home department. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and plans, 1 page teaching statement, 2 representative publications, and 3-5 letters of reference. All materials should be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4309. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2014, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at the College of Wooster invites applications for a full time three year visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2015. Primary teaching responsibilities include organic chemistry, introductory courses in chemistry and neuroscience, as well as the development of an upper-level undergraduate course in neurochemistry. Opportunities to mentor undergraduates in research are available, preferably in ways that contribute to the College's interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
Application materials should be submitted to: drossey@wooster.edu. Please prepare a single PDF containing cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, summary of research plans, and a one-page statement describing interest in teaching and supervising research in an undergraduate liberal arts setting. Three letters of recommendation should also be provided under separate cover. Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Paul Bonvallet, 943 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691 (pbonvallet@wooster.edu). Review of applications begins October 1, 2014 and will continue until an appointment is made.
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