The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 11, Number 40
Friday, November 3, 1995
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- Dr. James Leighton
- Harvard University
- "Enantioselective Ring Openings of Epoxides by (Salen)Cr(III) Complexes"
- Monday, November 6, 1995
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Organic Faculty Candidate
- Professor Patrick H. Vaccaro
- Yale University
- "Holographic Probes of Molecular Structure and Dynamics"
- Tuesday, November 7, 1995
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 2-105
- Refreshments in Moore Room@ 3:30
- Professor Mario J. Molina
- 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
- Special Seminar
- "Stratospheric Chemistry"
- Tuesday, November 7, 1995
- 5:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments following lecturer in Moore Room (6-321)
- Professor Leona Samson
- Harvard School of Public Health
- "Modulating Yeast and Murine DNA Alkylation Repair"
- Wednesday, November 8, 1995
- 12:00 p.m. in Room 12-182
- Special Harvard/MIT Inorganic Seminar
- Dr. George B. Kauffman
- California State University
- "Alfred Werner's Triumph"
- Thursday, November 9, 1995
- 5 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments at 4:30 in Moore Room
- Professor Thomas Farrar
- University of Wisconsin
- "Experimental NMR and Theoretical Studies of Molecular Dynamics in Simple Liquids and Simple Liquid Mixtures"
- Friday, November 10, 1995
- Magnetic Resonance Seminar Series
- 4:00 p.m. in 18-490
- Refreshments served @ 3:30 p.m.
New Security Measures
As part of the East Campus Security Project, perimeter doors will be locked on buildings 54, 56, 66, E17, E18, and E19 on weekdays between 6AM and 6PM and on weekends. Access will be available through the breezeway between 56 & 66 and the main door at 55 Ames Street by swiping a new MIT picture ID card through the card reader.
To obtain an MIT picture ID card on the spot, visit the Card Office at E32-200 with your current personnel issue ID card and a picture ID (Driver's License or Passport). In addition, the card office will be taking pictures in the central locations that follow but allow one to two weeks for delivery through Campus Mail.
La Sala de Puerto (Student Center): Wednesday, 11/1, 9AM-3PM
Biology Building (Bldg. 68-180): Monday, 11/6, 9AM-3PM
Mezzanine Lounge (Student Center): Monday, 11/13, 9AM-3PM
Mezzanine Lounge (Student Center): Tuesday, 11/28, 9AM-3PM
- The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas: is soliciting applications for an assistant professor faculty position in synthetic organic chemistry. The successful scholar is expected to establish a dynamic research program capable of attracting extramural funding.
- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: seeks applicants for two faculty members: analytical/physical chemist(s). Research and teaching should complement those of the department.
- University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO: seeks applications for the position of Chair of the Chemistry Department. Candidates with an international research reputation, a commitment to excellence in teaching are encouraged to apply.
- Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LA: is seeking too fill the Taylor Chair for the Environmental Impact of Hazardous Waste with a person whose interests are in Environmental Organic Chemistry. Preference will be given to the candidates who work closely in areas close to present activities in the departments.
- The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana: invites applications for an organic chemist to begin August of 1996. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level and the successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program.
- The University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida: expects to make faculty appointments in the fall of 1996 in the area of synthetic organic chemistry or biological chemistry.
- Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, is seeking individuals to apply for a tenure-track inorganic faculty position. The University has strong inorganic research and teaching programs in diverse areas of inorganic chemistry -- solid state, bioinorganic, main group, organometallic and catalysis.
- The University of Tennessee at Martin, TN: is seeking applicants and nominees for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry and demonstrate and strong commitment to teaching and research with undergraduates.
- The University of California, at Riverside, CA: invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to begin July of 1996. The successful candidate will be a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the UC Riverside Statewide Air Pollution Research Center (SAPRC).
- Tulane University in New Orleans, LA: Outstanding candidates are sought for a tenure-track position is highly desirable. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as the development of an externally-funded research program are expected. Organic Chemistry is the preferred area of interest but all are encouraged to apply.
- The University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.: is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of materials chemistry. Expertise in electrochemistry is required.
- The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois: has a full time opening a the assistant professor level in analytical, organic, or physical chemistry, or at tenured levels in all areas. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching.
- The University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO: is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in organic chemistry; the appointment is expected to begin in the fall of 1996. Preference will be given to those with a background in synthetic organic chemistry.
- The University of California in Los Angeles, is searching for one or more individuals in the area of experimental physical chemistry. They also have an endowed chair available in the area of physical and/or inorganic chemistry.
- Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. has a two year position and a lecturer or assistant professor of organic chemistry. The position involves teaching introductory chemistry courses each semester and organic chemistry during one semester. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is preferable but a candidate with several years of graduate school education in organic chemistry may be acceptable.
- Strategic Decisions Group, a strategic consulting company with offices in Boston, Menlo Park, CA and London: is hosting an information briefing for Ph.D. candidates interested in pursuing a career in management consulting. This informal session will be on Monday, November 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Kendall Square. For more information, contact Todd Anderson via e-mail, email@example.com, or v-mail 617-478-7621
- Arizona Chemical Company in Panama City, Florida: has an opening in their Development Laboratory for an organic chemist. They are seeking someone with an advanced degree in organic chemistry from a major university.
- Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO: is seeking to fill an opening for a Senior Research Chemist. Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in organic/organometallic chemistry with a fundamental understanding and laboratory experience in polymer chemistry.
- Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co, Ltd, Osaka,Japan: The 9th International Career Forum in Boston, November 3-5 presented by Disco International and Nihon Keizaishinbun. Interested highly qualified Ph.D.'s speaking any language should visit the Career Forum. You may also access the Internet at http://www./dier./com/dier
- The University of California at Irvine, Ca: is searching for two postdoctoral research fellows for the group of Professor Frank J. Feher. One position is available immediately and the other relatively soon. Both positions will explore aspects of silsesquioxane and late-metal metallasilsesquioxane chemistry, but also with the non-silsesquioxane projects.
- University of Washington at Seattle, WA: is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to look at fundamental and applications-related issues, associated with surface functionalization of sensors based on surface plasmon resonance detection. The plan is to carefully control all preparation steps starting from the cleaning of the prism surface before Au deposition right through the final receptor binding and analyte interaction.
- Tulane University: A postdoctoral position in the area of inorganic/organometallic chemistry for studies on the synthesis and chemistry of bimetallic transition metal complexes stabilized by "short bite" bridging ligands is available. Experience with Schlenk and dry-box techniques for the manipulation of air and moisture-sensitive materials is essential.
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