The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 11, Number 34
Friday, September 22, 1995
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- Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
- Patricia Takahara
- "Crystal Structure of the Anticancer Drug Cisplatin Bound to Duplex DNA"
- Wednesday, September 27, 1995
- 4:00 PM in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @ 3:30 in 18-490 (Norris Room)
- Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
- Dr. Ron Pearlstein
- Air Products and Chemicals
- "New Developments in Cyanocobaltate (II) Solid State Dioxygen Sensor"
- Thursday, September 28, 1995
- 4:00 PM in Room 4-270
- Refreshments @ 3:30 in Room 6-321
- Reception to follow
- T.Y. Shen Distinguished Lecturer in Biological Chemistry
- Professor Peter Schultz
- Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
- "Lessons from the Immune System: From Catalysis to Materials Science"
- Monday, October 2, 1995
- 5:00 PM in Room 10-250
- Reception following in 18-490 (Norris Room)
- Host: Professor JoAnne Stubbe
Professor Christopher "Kit" Cummins Awarded Packard Foundation Grant
Congratulations to Professor Kit Cummins who was awarded a Packard Fellowship from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. The program is the nation's largest program of unrestricted grants to young university faculty members in science and engineering. They are given to faculty members in the first three years of their careers who have demonstrated unusual creative ability in their research work.
Volunteer for the MIT Chemistry Telethon! You are important to the future of MIT. The main goal of the telethon is to upgrade gifts from the most loyal contributors. Your participation will help. Volunteer and receive a free T-shirt, it is a chance to feel good about a job well done, participate in an important MIT program, enjoy a great catered meal and have fun! Sign up by calling Laurie Way at 253-7540 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, department, telethon date, on-campus address, daytime phone, and evening phone. The date for the telethon is Thursday, October 19th in the evening. There are also sign-up sheets located around the Department.
Two chemistry alumni recently received Alumni/ae Association awards for their tireless endeavors on behalf of the Department. Dr. Paula Jean Olsiewski CM '79 received the Henry B. Kane '24 Award. This award is given in recognition of exceptional service and accomplishments in the area of fundraising for the Institute and/or the Association.
Dr. Martin O. Schloh, CM'90 received the Harold F. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award. The Lobdell Award is given in recognition of alumni relations service of a special depth over a sustained period. Dr. Schloh is being honored for his efforts to establish the MIT club in Germany.
Notes of Interest
A recent announcement by the MIT medical department states that beginning on September 1st of this year, MIT students and affiliates can enroll same-gender "spousal-equivalents" and dependents of "spousal-equivalents" under the MIT Student Health Program and the MIT Affiliate Health Program. The enrollment deadline is September 30, 1995. For more information on eligibility criteria, cost and enrollment contact the MIT Student and Affiliate Health Program office E23-308, telephone 253-4371.
To first year graduate students: Richard Metcalf, Associate Program Director for Graduate Fellowships at the NSF, will be on Campus, Friday, October 6. He would like to meet with potential NSF candidates. If you will be applying for an NSF, and would like meet with Mr. Metcalf, please e-mail email@example.com and let her know you would like to be involved. Graduate students who currently have an NSF, and would like to meet with Mr. Metcalf, should also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: encourages qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in inorganic chemistry. Candidates should be interested in pursuing a career in academic research and teaching, there are no targeted areas of specialization.
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA: is looking to fill faculty positions; one for a biochemist at the assistant professor level, applications are invited
from candidates in all areas of biochemistry. There is also a position for an adjunct part-time faculty member to teach a graduate-level course in Polymer Chemistry and/or Biopolymers during the second semester of the 1995-1996 academic year. Graduate level courses usually involve three contact hours per week and are taught in the afternoon.
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: has two tenure-track positions open in their organic chemistry division. The broadest possible view of organic chemistry will be taken by the Department. One position will be filled at the assistant professor level, the other can be filled at either the assistant or a more senior level.
- Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: A bio-organic chemist position at the assistant professor level is open to be filled in the fall of 1996. The successful candidate will share teaching responsibilities for the introductory organic course and additional course(s) in biochemistry and/or bio-organic chemistry.
- Union College, Schenectady, New York: invites applications seeking to fill an Assistant Professor Position in Inorganic Chemistry. Candidates possessing cross disciplinary research interest are encouraged to apply.
- The University of Buffalo, State University of New York: invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Organic Chemistry who are particularly interested in molecular recognition, biological applications of NMR spectroscopy, synthesis of biological important compounds, enzyme mechanisms and other areas of bioorganic chemistry.
- The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY: has two faculty positions open at the Assistant Professor level in both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, with applicants strong in the areas of bio-organic and materials science.
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.: is searching for several new faculty members who will develop nationally recognized and funded research program; areas of interest include biotechnology, (chemistry at the chemistry/biology interface), materials science, organic chemistry, and biologically oriented mass spectrometry.
- The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA: seeks applicants to fill an assistant professorship in biological chemistry with the area of research interest in Theoretical and Computational Structure Biology.
- The University of Illinois at Chicago, IL: is seeking applications to fill a junior faculty position in physical chemistry. Candidates' research should be in the area of ultra-fast condensed phase studies, macromolecular structure and dynamics studies, fundamental biophysical studies, or other areas of emerging research interest.
- The University of Alberta at Edmonton, Canada: Invites applications for two openings in Organic Chemistry for Assistant Professors one is for an Organic Chemist and one for a Physical one. The Department seeks candidates with demonstrated ability and outstanding potential for excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related area is required and postdoctoral experience is helpful.
- The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN: has initiated a search for outstanding candidates for the position of Head of the Department of Chemistry. The Department has 31 faculty, over 110 graduate students and 35 postdoctoral students and has provides an extensive array of instrumentation and staff services to support its teaching and research activities.
- Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research, Warner-Lambert Company in Ann Arbor, MI: has a position open for a postdoctoral in automation of physical chemical determinations. Responsibilities also include developing robotic and automated methods to evaluate, quantify, and screen physical properties of new compounds early in the discovery process.
- Center for Cancer Research at MIT, Cambridge, MA: is soliciting applications for postdoctoral fellowship support at MIT. Applications must be for research in Molecular Oncology, the support will be for one year with the potential for renewal.
- Iowa State University, Ames, IA: has a position open in November of 1995 for interdisciplinary work in catalysis by supramolecular assemblies.
- ArQule of Medford, MA: is hoping to recruit two postdoctoral workers to join their project on the exploration of aminimide-based peptidomimesis. The investigation is conducted jointly with Brandeis University and through ArQule. Individuals should have rock-solid organic synthesis training and who are eager to gain experience in bio-organic chemistry and are interested in enzymology, protein biochemistry, structure-based design, etc.
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