A Weekly Newsletter from the Office of the Department Chairman
Volume 11, Number 31
MIT Department of Chemistry
Friday, August 11, 1995
The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, September 5. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Naida, Room 18-393, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-4080; 617/258-7500 (fax) or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next issue of Chemformation will appear on Friday September 8. Weekly publication will resume in September.
Congratulations to Greg Fu on his American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award!
Please be advised that there have been break-ins in the department. Most recently there have been reports of two walkman radios being stolen as well as a typewriter and a fax machine. Make sure that you keep valuables in a secure place and keep doors and cabinets locked when you leave. If you see any suspicious activity or persons please report them to campus police at 3-1212 or for an emergency call 100.
GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES
- State University of New York, at Syracuse: Health Science Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is recruiting highly-qualified students for graduate fellowship positions for the 1995-1996 academic year. No teaching or administrative duties are required, students can focus efforts on graduate courses and research, the stipend is $12,480 per year with full tuition waver.
- University of California at Berkeley "Fellowship Competition Through the Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology": supports four fellowships per year. Applications are available after October 1st of each year the deadline for applying is the following February 1st. for funding beginning anytime from September 1 through November 1 of that year.
- Montana Tech of the University of Montana: is seeking graduate students at the MS and PhD. levels. The students will be working closely with Montana Tech and Montana State University faculty in an interdisciplinary manner, including research in the fields of chemistry, engineering, microbiology, and plant pathology. The successful applicants will be offered a full fee waiver and a research assistantship for a minimum of two years for MS students and three years for a PhD. student.
For more information on the opportunities listed below, please check the blue binders in Headquarters.
- Potomac Tutors, Potomac, MD: is seeking two full-time employees (30 hours per week) to tutor students ages 7-18. Positions begin in September 1995. Candidates will have a B.S. or B.A. and must tutor several of the subjects: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics. Call Ben Driggs or Tiffany Smith at (301) 299-6789.
- Cornell University- Center for Radiophysics and Space Research: A research associate position is open in Laboratory of Planetary Studies under Dr. Carl Sagan. Projects involve laboratory simulation of planetary and prebiological organic chemistry. Ph.D. in Chemistry or other physical science with experience in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric organic chemistry, radiation chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, organic geochemistry or cosmochemistry.
- Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France: is inviting applications for a Professor of Chemistry for fall l996. Applicants should have a strong biochemistry background. Applications are being taken until April 15th of 1996.
- Southern Illinois University at Carbondale,Carbondale, Illinois: Tenure Track Position in Materials Chemistry. Applications are invited for the fall of 1996 with specific fields including, but not limited to: ceramics, electronic materials, surface and interfacial phenomena, electrochemistry, composites, polymers to name a few. Preference will be given to those applicants whose area of teaching and research expertise best complement current faculty.
- The University of Texas at San Antonio: invites applicants with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and preferred post-doctoral experience, to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in their Division of Earth and Physical Sciences. The position requires teaching interests and experience in analytical chemistry and instrumentation.
- Associated Western Universities Incorporated at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland WA: is looking for a several postdoctoral associates interested in their project of scanning tunneling microscopy studies of environmental interfaces. Other positions may open in areas of surface reactions, clusters, analytical methods development, and mass and laser spectroscopy. They are also looking for a postdoctoral research associate in the areas of capillary electrophoresis and capillary electrokinetic chromatography.
- The University of Rochester's Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer: has several openings for postdoctoral associates. Opening exists for applicants with experience in areas such as steady state and transient photoconductivity; polymer photophysics or optical spectroscopy; charge transfer phenomena and experience in time-resolved techniques and time resolved electric field modulated fluorescence spectroscopy.
- Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in the Department of Molecular Genetics:
Dr. Steven L. McKnight has several positions open at his laboratory for those qualified in modern approaches to chemistry. The focus of his research will center on naturally occurring, small molecule ligands that function by binding nuclear transcription factors.
- The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ: Dr. Jeanne E. Pemberton, Department of Chemistry has two postdoctoral positions available in the area of surface vibrational spectroscopy: Applicants should have previous experience in materials chemistry and characterization or the study of chromatographic interfaces.
- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte: has an opening for a synthetic organic chemist in the Department of Chemistry to synthesize various five-membered ring heterocyclic compounds using transition metals as reaction catalysts/mediators. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and a broad base of skills for the synthesis is desirable, but not essential.
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