The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 1
Friday, January 5, 1996
Next Issue: January 12, 1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, January 9. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Earle, 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. Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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- Dr. Marvin Friedman
- Director, Toxicology and Product Stewardship
- Cytec Industries
- "The Toxicology Profession in the Private Sector: Adventures of an Academician in Industry"
- Wednesday, January 10, 1996
- 2:00 p.m. in Room 16-310
- Division of Toxicology
- Dr. Donald M. Kurtz, Jr.
- University of Georgia, Athens
- "Structure and Functions of Bacterial Non-heme Iron Proteins"
- Wednesday, February 7, 1996
- 5:00 p.m. in MB-23, Harvard
- Harvard/MIT Inorganic Colloquium Series
- Refreshments @ 4:30 in MB-9
The First Annual Siemens/MIT Symposium on Crystallographic Chemical Analysis
Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the first annual Siemens/MIT symposium to celebrate the use of x-ray diffraction as a first resort analytical tool for the elucidation of chemical structure. The schedule will include:
- January 11th - Room E25-111
- Morning technical session: 9:00 a.m.
- Speakers include Professors Lippard, Cummins, and Drs. Davis and Scott.
- Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. - Poster session and reception in Room 6-321
- January 12th - Room E25-111
- Morning technical session: 9:00 a.m. - Tutorial by Dr. C. Campana (Siemens).
- Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. - Open house in X-Ray Diffraction Facility, Room 2-025
To register: please call 617-253-1884 or e-mail email@example.com
Jointly sponsored by the Analytical Instrumentation Division of Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. and the Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chemical Hygiene Lecture
Monday, January 8, 1996 in Room 4-163, 1:00 P.M.
The annual Chemical Hygiene Lecture will be presented on Monday, January 8. Attendance is mandatory for all first-year graduate students (with the exception of those students whose research will not involve any laboratory work). Reminder: no one is permitted to conduct laboratory work until they have attended the lecture and submitted a completed Chemical Hygiene Clearance Form (signed by you and your advisor) to Marc B. Jones in Chemistry Headquarters.
New Chemical Hygiene Plan
The 1996 version of the Department Chemical Hygiene Plan is now available in Chemistry Headquarters. Group Safety Coordinators should pick up several copies of the new revised red CHP for their laboratories at their earliest convenience.
Announcement of 1996-1997 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Scholar/Fellow Awards Program
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the 1996-1997 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar/Fellow Award for Undergraduate Institutions. The Scholar/Fellow Awards Program has two objectives: to attract talented new Ph.D. recipients in the chemical sciences to careers in undergraduate colleges and universities, and to recognize outstanding faculty from predominately undergraduate institutions. The names, addresses and research interests of the faculty who have been designated Camille and Henry Scholars follow this announcement.
Each scholar appoints a recent Ph.D. recipient as a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellow. The Fellow receives an annual stipend of $25.000 for up to two years, and is expected to carry out research in close association with the Scholar and to participate actively in departmental teaching programs.
Fellowship applicants must hold a recently awarded Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry, and should apply directly to one or more of the Scholars listed below. Fellows who subsequently accept full-time positions in undergraduate institutions are eligible to apply for $10,000 starter grants to assist them in their research. The Scholars are as follows: Phoebe K. Dea, Occidental College, Department of Chemistry, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041NMR; Roger L. DeKock, Calvin College, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 3201 Burton Street, S.E.,Grand Rapids, MI 49546; Katherine Kantardjieff, California State University, Fullerton, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fullerton, CA 92634; and Timothy D. Lash, Illinois State University, Department of Chemistry, Normal, IL 61790-4160.
- Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA: seeks applications for a physical organic chemist to begin in September of 1996. Applicants must show evidence of their ability to be an excellent teacher and to conduct independent research. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of specialization (including organic and physical chemistry for majors) and will share responsibilities for teaching introductory courses. They will also be expected to engage in research and other scholarly activity involving students and play an active role in departmental and campus activities.
- Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York: has a tenure-track opening for an assistant professor of organic chemistry requiring a Ph.D. with postdoctoral research and teaching experience desired. Development of a vigorously funded research program for both undergraduate and graduate students is also expected.
- The University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: invites applications for two-tenure track positions at the assistant professor level. The open positions are in the Departments major research areas of surface science and medicinal/biochemistry.
- Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana: Department Head for School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Science in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology a unique newly consolidated multidisciplinary unit of twenty-eight faculty with research in the areas of Biochemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Pharmacology, Natural Products, Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Toxicology. The candidate will be an outstanding scientist with a distinguished record of productivity in research and education. Applicants will be expected to have an established funded independent research program in at least one of the above areas. Experience in teaching, and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate education are expected. The role of the new chair will be to provide scientific, academic and administrative leadership to the Department as well as participate in defining the future development of the Department and coordinate the department's interactions with interdisciplinary research programs on the Purdue campus.
- Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: Seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in either bioorganic or biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. While the area of research is open, preference is for an individual with the ability to teach both organic chemistry and biochemistry. The department recently moved into a new $20 million dollar building and has purchased over $1 million in new equipment.
- Hamilton College, Clinton, New York: Faculty Position at the instructor or assistant professor level for one, and possibly two years. The specialty is open, although preference will be given to someone who can participate in teaching general chemistry, who will teach an upper level course in biologically related chemistry, and who can participate in teaching organic chemistry laboratory. They hope that the successful candidate will want to participate in research, and modest funds are available for support. Supervision of undergraduates research studies will be helpful.
- University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA: has a position at the Dean of Sciences, The College of Arts and Science and invites applications and nominations for the position. The appointment will commence on September 1,1996. The primary role of the Dean is to foster excellence in teaching, research, and service by personal example and through the exercise of vision and leadership. He or she must demonstrate a commitment to quality graduate and undergraduate education and a record of developing and evaluating cross-disciplinary programs. The Dean must also foster cooperative relations within the College of Arts and Sciences to support collegiality among the faculty and to ensure that undergraduates receive well-rounded training through general education.
- Steraloids: Wilton, New Hampshire: part-time work for chemists to assist with scientific literature and patent searches. Steraloids has supplied the world's scientific researchers with steroidal substances for over forty years and has a catalogue listing thousands of steroids available. You should be contactable by phone, fax or e-mail for regular, but light, quick, part-time work to learn and supplement your income while you are in the Library. Send resume to Director of Personnel, Steraloids, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Wilton, NH 03086 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- United States Coast Guard, New London, CT; is soliciting applications to fill a temporary, full-time or part-time position teaching General Chemistry to Coast Guard Academy cadets. The instructor to student ratio is about twenty to one, applicants must possess a Masters degree and have a strong interest in teaching. The position begins spring of 1996.
- Sensor Technologies, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, Research Associate Position: An immediate opportunity exists for a full time research associate in protein chemistry at Sensor Technologies, Inc. The qualified candidate will possess a BS/MS degree in chemistry or biochemistry. The individual should have experience in protein purification techniques such as HPLC/FPLC. Experience with UV/VIS and fluorescence spectroscopy is a plus.
- Holy Cross College,Worcester, MA: has a position for a Laboratory Supervisor for the Physical and Analytical Chemistry Labs. This position will have responsibilities for routine maintenance of equipment and laboratory preparation. The successful candidate will have extensive interaction with students and faculty. Graduate training in Physical or Analytical Chemistry preferred. Specific interest or experience in chemical instrumentation is desirable. The position is available immediately.
- The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL: seeks to fill a non-tenure earning position for an Academic Administrator beginning late January of 1996. The candidate should have a Ph.D. and be able to act as an Assistant Chairperson.
- The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot Israel: Has two postdoctoral positions opening immediately in the area of theoretical chemical physics. Research topics include: 1. interaction of light with molecules and atoms, design of laser pulses to control chemical reactions, molecular cooling and harmonic generation; 2. quantum and semiclass calculation of state-to-state reactive scattering; and 3. quantum theories of dynamics in condensed media. The ideal candidate should be energetic and imaginative, with good analytical and computational skills.
- Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey: has a postdoctoral position in surface science in the group of Professor Theodore E. Madey for a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Physics with experience in ultrahigh vacuum surface science methods (LEED, Auger, etc.) The research involves studies of surface structure of bimetallic systems using LEED and a uhv scanning tunneling microscope and surface reactivity and catalysis over model bimetallic single crystal catalysts.
- University of California, Santa Barbara: The laboratory of Professor Horia Metiu is looking to hire several postdoctoral fellows for two year appointments. His laboratory research is at the border between materials science and "pure" physical chemistry or physics and to address questions of both fundamental importance and have or may have practical interest.
- University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois: Applications are invited to fill a number of postdoctoral openings in condensed matter theory for the coming academic year. Their research interests cover all major areas of condensed matter physics, including high temperature superconductivity, disordered systems, macroscopic quantum effects, mesoscopic physics, topology in condensed matter systems and field theory, fractional quantum hall effect, strongly correlated systems, critical phenomena in low dimensional physics, pattern formation, applications of the renormalization group to non-equilibrium phenomena, statistical mechanics of polymers and liquid crystals, superfluity, astrophysical applications, electronic structure and computer simulation of quantum systems.
- University of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA: Seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in the group of Professor M. G. Fin to work with asymmetric catalysis. The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful multistep organic synthesis, a high-level of independent creativity, and a willingness to be a team player and leader. Expertise in transition metal chemistry would be nice but is not necessary. E-mail: email@example.com or fax 804-924-3710.
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