The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 11, Number 38
Friday, October 20, 1995
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- Professor Michael J. Mcglinchey
- Department of Chemistry, McMaster University
- "Synthesis, Structures and Molecular Dynamics of Metal-Stabilized Cations and Anions: Migration of Organometallic Fragments over Polycyclic Surfaces"
- Wednesday, October 25, 1995
- 4:00 in Room 6-120
- Refreshments served at 3:30 in Moore Room (6-321)
- Professor Kathlyn A. Parker
- Department of Chemistry, Brown University
- "Novel Approaches to the C-Aryl Glycoside Antitumor Antibiotics"
- Thursday, October 26, 1995
- 4:00 at MIT Room 6-120
- Refreshments served at 3:30 in Norris Room (18-490)
Professor Larry Stern Awarded NSF Award !
Congratulations to Professor Larry Stern who has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) the National Science Foundation. Professor Stern is one of a select group of 24 individuals to receive the award from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) in FY 1995. The award is based on outstanding merit in both research and education and is designed to promote the development of young faculty as well-rounded educators. Professor Stern's research project is entitled, "Studies of Signal Transduction by the B-Lymphocyte Antigen Receptor."
Faculty Talks for First-Year Graduate Students
On Tuesday, October 24th, Professor Christopher "Kit" Cummins will speak at 7:00 p.m. in the Norris Room (18-490).
- The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas: is soliciting positions for an assistant professor in synthetic organic chemistry. Candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program.
- Wayne State University, Detroit,MI: seeks applicants for an assistant professor or above in organic chemistry. The search will remain open until the position is filled and evaluation of resumes begins on November 1st.
- The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, materials science is of particular interest.
- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: invites applications for professors of all rank. Evidence of intellectual leadership in a highly competitive environment is essential.
- The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: is seeking to fill two faculty positions in organic chemistry. One will be at the tenure-track assistant professor level while the other is with tenure. For one position, polymer synthesis is of particular interest.
- The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biophysics in the Physics Department. Those with interest in biophysics, condensed matter physics and experimental high energy physics are encouraged to apply.
- Austin College, Sherman, TX: is soliciting applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the Fall of 1996. The appointee will have primary teaching responsibilities in upper-level courses in inorganic and analytical chemistry and will take part in general chemistry as well.
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: is looking for candidates for an opening in physical chemistry at the junior assistant professor level. Applicants should possess a true potential for independent research.
- Amherst College, Amherst, MA: is seeking applicants for an organic chemist position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach organic chemistry and to participate in the teaching of introductory and upper-level undergraduate chemistry course.
- Washington University in St. Louis, MO: encourages talented scientists to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in the Washington University Department of Chemistry. They are particularly interested in identifying candidates having research interests in materials chemistry, however, the area of subdisciplinary specialization is not otherwise specified.
- The University of Pittsburg, in Pittsburg, PA: is seeking a surface scientist in the department of chemistry beginning September of 1996. All areas of experimental and theoretical surface science will be considered.
- Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois: has one tenured-track opening beginning in August of 1996. The assistant professorship will be in biochemistry (protein-nucleic acid interactions, site-directed mutagenesis).
- Soong Sil University, Seoul, Korea: a private, Christian university is looking for faculty members in all areas of science and liberal arts. Must possess a Ph.D. and the contract period is for two years and is non-tenure.
- North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, N.C.: is seeking applicants to fill one of two endowed professorships at the senior level. One is the Howard Schaeffer Distinguished University Professorship and the Glaxo Distinguished University Professor. The Glaxo is intended for an individual whose research is in the area of pharmaceutical science broadly construed, while the other is unrestricted to the area of research.
- San Diego State University, San Diego, CA: invites applications for the position of inorganic chemist at the assistant professor level. Postdoctoral research is essential as is the ability to maintain a vigorous research program with outside funding.
- The University of California, Oakland, CA: is pleased to announce the annual competition for the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted under faculty and laboratory sponsorship on any one of the University of CA's nine campuses and the three national laboratories. This program encourages outstanding minority and women Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers by offering postdoctoral research experience that will help make them strong candidates for appointment at the University of CA and leading research institutions.
- The Millar Wilson Laboratory for Chemical Research at Jacksonville University is seeking a director for their endowed facility. The position will begin August of 1996 and the successful applicant will oversee the operation of the laboratory and also be expected to set up a vigorous research program. The director is also expected to assist the Chemistry Department with grant writing to secure additional external funding.
3 M will be on campus on Wednesday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Gilliland Auditorium 66-110 to host an informal presentation before the recruiting in the Chemistry Department on November 2 and 3. Please feel free to attend to discuss career paths and specific career opportunities.
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