The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 27
Friday, September 20, 1996
Next issue: September 27,1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, Septembe 23rd. 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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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- Professor Seth Lloyd
- Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
- "Quantum Computing, Molecular Life"
- Tuesday, September 24, 1996
- MIT Room 2-105 4:00 pm
- Refreshments @ 3:30 in 6-233
- Seminar in Physical Chemistry
- Professor Kei Takeda
- Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical Univ
- "Development of New Ring-Forming Reactions Based on the Brook Rearrangement"
- Tuesday, September 24, 1996
- MIT Room 4-370 4:00 pm
- Professor Lynn J. Regan
- Yale University
- "Designs to Study Protein Structure, Folding ,and Activity"
- Thursday, September 26, 1996
- MIT Room 6-120 @ 4:00 pm
- Refreshments @ 3:45 pm
- Seminar in Biological Chemistry
Professor Moungi Bawendi Chosen as Keck Professor
Professor Moungi Bawendi has been chosen as the next holder of the W.M. Keck Foundation Professorship in the field of Energy, succeeding Professor Sylvia Ceyer. The appointment of Professor Bawendi to the Chair recognizes his pioneering work in the field of nanocrystalline chemistry.
Professor Daniel Kemp Awarded Arthur C. Cope Scholar from ACS
Professor Daniel Kemp has been chosen as a recipient of the 1997 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society. The Cope Scholar Awards Program was established in 1984 under the terms of the will of Arthur C. Cope, to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry. Professor Kemp will be delivering a lecture at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium, organized by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, next September in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Please join Professor Klaus Biemann as he Leads a Discussion on "Past Life on Mars" Fact Vs. Hype
Professor Klaus Biemann, former Team Leader of the 1976 Viking Search for Organic Compounds Experiments, will lead a lively discussion on the topic of "Past Life on Mars" Fact versus Hype" on Wednesday, September 25, 1996 at 4:00 p.m. in 6-120.
Career Fair Information
The Graduate Student Council would like to announce its first annual Career Fair on Nov. 1, 1996 in DuPont gymnasium. Over 35 companies from local startups to large corporations will be attending.
We are preparing a resume book (restricted to graduate students and postdocs) to distribute to each company attending the fair.
If you would like us to include your resume, please send a clean copy along with a hard copy of the resume submission form (see below) to the GSC office (Walker Memorial, Room 50-220) by October 1.
Please note the following points when preparing your resume
* ONE page only
* Provide an original copy
* Use 8.5"x11" paper
* Use white paper (best for photocopying)
* Do NOT staple the resume and submission form together
For help in writing your resume, visit the Office of Career Services home page at http://web.mit.edu/career/www If you are interested in helping out, please come the next Career Fair meeting on Sept. 24 at 5:30pm in Room 50-220.
3M Sponsored Socials at MIT
3M will be on campus and hosting an informal campus wide social hour from 4:00-6:00 on Thursday, October 3rd in the Skyroom located at 100 Memorial Drive. All those interested in learning more about 3M are invited to attend, a large number of technical personnel and senior research executives will be present. Also on Wednesday, October 16th (6:00 pm) they will be hosting an informal presentation about; 3M prior to recruiting here in Chemistry on October 17th and 18th. The presentation will be held in 2-190 and those students who are US citizens or others who are or will be authorized to work in the US beyond their practical training period are invited to attend.
Photo Contest Winners !!
Thank you to all who participated in the Chemistry Photography contest. The winners will have their photos enlarged and framed to hang in and around Chemistry Headquarters. Photos submitted by Bing Xi of the Swager Group and Becky Carazza of the Virgil Group and Ms. Marilyn Mason from Professor Alan Davison's office were selected as finalists.
- Management Recruiters of Atlanta West: Has a client offering several positions including: Development Eng.Polypropylene Film in New York and a Technical Director in Adhesives in West Virginia. Please contact Dick Rhoda by fax @ 770-948-5762. and then call 770-948-5560.
- Integrity Products, Inc.: Bedford, MA: Chemist/plant supervisor opening familiar with mixing established formulations. Need good supervisory, organizational skills and mechanical aptitude. Send or fax resume to: Chuck Cooper, Integrity Products, Inc. 9 Alfred Circle, Bedford, MA 01730, (617) 275-6557 or fax (617) 275-6678.
- Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois: Has openings for postdocs with experience in electrochemistry or corrosion science; vibrational spectroscopy-infrared or Raman or xray absorption spectroscopy, xray diffraction or scattering. The research is in the areas of structure and composition of thin films and absorbed molecules on metal surfaces; the structure of the electrode-solution interface. Please contact: Dr. C.A. Melendres, Materials Science and Chemical Technology Division of Argonne National Laboratory, D-205, Argonne, Illinois, 60439, telephone is 630-252-4346; facsimile: 630-252-9373 or e-mail: email@example.com
- University of California at Oakland: the President of U-Cal is announcing 1997-1998 annual competition for the President's postdoctoral fellowship program, which are awarded for research conducted under faculty and laboratory sponsorship on one of the U-CA's nine campuses or one of the three national laboratories. The fellowships are intended to enhance the prospects of the recipients for appointments to faculty positions by offering postdoctoral research experiences at U-CA. Please write or call: The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, U-CA, Office of the President, 300 Lakeside Drive, 18th floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3550.
Please note, unless otherwise specified, most faculty positions require a resume, short description of research plans and to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the specific university or college.
- The University of Maryland, College Park, MD: Invites applications for openings in inorganic, organic and experimental physical chemistry. The positions can be at any rank. Please send applications to: University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Seeks applicants for two twelve month state-funded faculty positions in biochemistry/cell biology and for macromolecular structure. Send materials to Faculty Search Department, Department of Biochemistry, U-Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio,TX 78284
- Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: Candidates are invited to apply for biochemical and organic chemistry positions. The announcement will appear in 9/6 Science and 9/9 issue of Chem & Engineering News. Send applications to: Dr. Mark Wichols, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98255-9150.
- Georgetown University: Seeks assistant professor in biochemistry. Individuals pursuing a multi-disciplinary approach to structure or mechanistic aspects of biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Please send materials to: Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee-S, Georgetown University, Dept. of Chemistry, Box 571227, Washington, D.C. 20057
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ca: Seeks applications for inorganic chemistry posts. Outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply. Send materials to: Professor Jacqueline K. Barton, Inorganic Chemistry Search, M/C 127-72, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, CAL Tech, Pasadena, CA 91125.
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah: Inviting inorganic chemists to fill slots in their chemistry department. Candidates must have the background, ability and motivation to establish vigorous, competitive contemporary research programs and to excel as educators. Reply to: Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 2040 Henry Eyring Building, University of Utah, Salt Lake, UT 84112.
- Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: Seeks organic and physical chemists for faculty positions for fall of 1997. Send information to: Prof. C.R. Johnson, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202.
- University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: Recruiting synthetic, organic and natural product chemists in the next several years. At least five chemists will be hired to develop independent research programs and interact with their faculty. Resources have been secured to equip and fund four to six chemistry groups. One or two chemists will be hired in the upcoming year, please send your name to Dr. Camille Falck by fax 214-648-7539 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York: Experimental biophysical chemists sought for tenure-track faculty positions doing research in areas other than x-ray crystallographic or NMR determination of structure. Send materials to: Chair, Biophysical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301.
- University of California at Davis, Davis, CA: Seeks to fill two tenure-track positions, one in organometallic chemistry and one in physical chemist. Send inquiries to: Faculty Recruitment Committee, #O or #P, Room 108, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA: 95616
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Has a faculty position open in any area of chemistry for either junior or senior level. Applications should be received by November 15th to begin in August of 1997. Send to Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 102 Noyes Laboratory, 505 South Matthews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, 61801.
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