The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 11, Number 43
Friday, December 1, 1995
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- Dr. Anne M. Baranger
- Yale University
- "A Physical Organic View of Zirconocene-Catalyzed Hydroaminationand Accessory Factor-Regulated Transcription"
- Monday, December 4, 1995
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Organic Faculty Candidate
- Dr. Bruce E. Bursten
- Ohio State University
- "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Photochemistry of Dinuclear Organometallics"
- Wednesday, December 6, 1995
- Harvard/MIT Inorganic Colloquium
- 5:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @4:30 pm in 6-321
- Dr. Scott Miller
- California Institute of Technology
- "Ring-Closing Metathesis: Applications in Natural Products Synthesis. Applications in Conformationally Constrained Peptide Synthesis"
- Wednesday, December 6, 1995
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 4-370
- Organic Faculty Candidate
- Dr. Paul Corkum
- National Research Council of Canada
- "Molecules in Strong Laser Fields"
- Thursday, December 7, 1995
- Harvard/MIT Seminar @ Harvard
- 5:00 p.m. in Room MB23
- Refreshments @ 4:30 in MB23
- Professor Philip A. Anfinrud
- Harvard University
- "Biology from Femtoseconds to Microseconds: A Time-resolved IR Study of Myoglobin"
- Tuesday, December 12, 1995
- Physical Chemistry Seminar
- 4:00 p.m. in 2-105
- Refreshments @ 3:30 in 6-321
Chemistry Department Holiday Party!
Will take place on Thursday, December 14,late afternoon and early evening. Helpful, creative volunteers areneeded for assistance with food, entertainment, setting up, taking down, etc. Please contact Bruce Tidor (email@example.com, x3-7258, 6-135).
At the request of some of the companies that were not able to participate in this yearUs recruiting activities, I am planning to prepare a Résumé Book and include all the résumés that were submitted. If you did not submit a résumé and would like to be included in the Résumé Book, please bring or send a copy to M.-T. Kouo or Kitty Valleli in 18-390 by 12/4/95. If you participated in the recruiting activities and do not want to be included in the Résumé Book, please leave a message at 3-1804 or at mtk@MIT.EDU.
MIT's Panhellenic Council sponsors the Giving Tree project which provides toys to almost 1,000 needy children in the Boston/Cambridge area. Gift requests are collected from non-profit organizations which support various children's programming and activities. The children who benefit from the Giving Tree area often receiving welfare assistance and would otherwise not receive holiday gifts.
If you would like to participate, please contact Stacy Betz at 450-0026. People are not expected to spend more than ten dollars on a gift. There will be various drop off points to deliver wrapped gifts by December 7th.
Notes Of Interest from the Department
B. Gilbert, J. Janni, and J. Steinfeld et al. are presenting a poster (12/5) and a talk (12/8) at the 5th International Symposium on the Analysis and
Detection of Explosives next week in Chantilly, Va.
- Miami University, Miami, Florida: Invites applications to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in synthetic organic chemistry. The position begins in August of 1996.
- University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN: The Department of Chemistry is recruiting for two-tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, organometallic chemistry, or a related field and possess postdoctoral research experience.
- The University of California at Berkeley: Invites applications for a position as assistant professor of chemistry beginning in the fall of 1996. Creative and energetic candidates in synthetic and physical chemistry, particularly materials chemistry, who show exceptional promise for research and teaching are specifically sought.
- The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS: Seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in organic or a closely related field with postdoctoral experience. Duties include teaching, while research includes areas of total synthesis, synthetic methodology, organic materials, supramolecular chemistry and macromolecular chemistry.
- Yale University, New Haven, CT: Invites applicants for positions at the junior and senior level in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. The Department spans a broad range of areas including: biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and molecular genetics.
- The University of California at Berkeley in San Francisco, CA: invites applications form uniquely qualified individuals with research interests at the chemistry/biology interface. Candidates should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, and the ability and desire to use chemical approaches to study contemporary problems of biomedical interest.
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County, (UMBC) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in their department of chemistry/biochemistry for fall of 1996. Candidates will be expected to develop vigorous research programs in physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or inorganic chemistry, and teach at both the under and graduate levels.
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin: Invites applications for a two year non-tenure track position as lecturers. The first position involves instructional responsibilities to include organic chemistry laboratory, science majors, general chemistry laboratory, non-science majors chemistry and an interdisciplinary general studies science course. Demonstrated utilization of GC, IR, UV and NMR instruments is expected. The second position involves instructional responsibilities in a science majors general chemistry laboratory, non-science majors chemistry and an interdisciplinary general studies science course.
- Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Akron, Ohio: has an opportunity for a Ph.D. physicist, physical chemist, or materials scientist in materials research. The successful candidate is to develop and optimize new materials concepts useful to the improvement of elastomeric compounds.
- RHG, Inc. in New York, NY: Seeks recent graduates with degrees in biology, chemistry, or chemical engineering for a full-time, associate-level consulting position. Twenty-five percent of the position involves investigating new technologies, fifty percent interviewing research and industrial leaders at companies, academic institutions, financial sources and associations and the other twenty-five percent summarizing the information in reports.
- Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Inc, in Baltimore, MD: is seeking B.S., M.S., and Ph.D chemists, pharmacists and/or chemical engineers with experience in polymer chemistry, process chemistry, analytical chemistry and/or drug deliver systems.
- Pfizer, Groton CT: has excellent opportunities to offer bachelor's and master's degree level chemists to contribute to the discover of new human and animal health medicinal therapeutics. Central Research offers superb facilities, as well as excellent starting salaries and relocation package.
- D.P. Parker and Associates, Wellesely, MA: Has a client in the Boston area, a prestigious, diversified, multinational Company that markets consumer products under several well-known names that is looking to hire a polymer chemist with a Ph.D. in Polymer Science or Organic Chemistry; strong academic credentials and at least five years of post-graduate experience; and a successful record of accomplishment.
- Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA : Seeks a postdoctoral candidate in the group of Professor Andrew Gellman, for research in the area of surface science, to pursue projects in tribology programs and in scanning tunneling microscope.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology at US Department of Commerce;s-NRC postdoctoral fellowship program is alive and well and would welcome applicants. There is a wide range of opportunity in chemical physics, topics such as ultrafast lasers to atom trapping, collision dynamics, spectroscopy, surface semiconductor processes, near field optical microscopy, etc. Applications are due January 15th and applications can be obtained by calling (301) 975-3067. See also the http://www.boulder.nist.gov/jila/jilahome.html (or do a net search on JILA) or http://www.NAS.edu/RAP
- Occidental College Los Angeles, CA: Seeks an outstanding teaching/research Dreyfus Fellow to join the group of Dr. Phoebe Dea in August of 1996. The two-year appointment is designed to prepare a recent Ph.D. for an academic career at the undergraduate level. The research component is concerned with the structure, phase behavior and molecular interaction studies on bilayer membranes using calorimetry,fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy.
- Naval Research Laboratory, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program,
US Navy Summer Faculty Reach and Sabbatical Leave Program,
and Office of Naval Research applications are in, please see blue binder in Chemistry Headquarters.
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