The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 28
Friday, September 27, 1996
Next issue: October 6,1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, October 3rd. 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 email@example.com Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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- Professor Ayusman Sen
- Pennsylvania State University
- "Metal-Catalyzed Alternating Copolymerization of Alkenes with Carbon Monoxide"
- Wednesday, October 2, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in 6-120
- Refreshments @ 3:45 in 6-321
- Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
- Professor Tom Kodadek
- University of Texas at Austin
- "New Chemical and Biological Methods for the Analysis of Multi-Protein Transcription Complexes"
- Thursday, October 3, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in 6-120
- Refreshments in foyer of 6-120 @ 3:45
- Seminar in Biological Chemistry
- Professor Charles Harris
- University of California at Berkeley
- "Femtosecond Studies of Dynamics in 2D: Surfaces, Interfaces and Devices"
- Thursday, October 3, 1996
- Harvard, Room MB23 @ 5:00 pm
- Refreshments @ 4:30 in MB23
- Harvard/MIT Physical Chem. Seminar
- Professor Yongqin Chen
- University of California at Berkeley
- "Perturbation of Molecular Potential Surfaces by Ultrashort Laser Pulses - Possible Application of 'Femto-Catalyst' "
- Tuesday, October 8, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in 2-105
- Refreshments @ 3:30 in Room 6-233
- Seminar in Physical Chemistry
Special Technical Presentation
Dr. Daniel Sternbach and Dr. Ted Suh from the Glaxo-Wellcome pharmaceutical company will host a pizza party in the Norris room from 5:00-7:00 PM on October 8th. Dr. Sternbach will present a talk entitled "Inhibitors of SRC SH3-SH2/Phosphoprotein Interactions". Please drop by to learn more about Glaxo Wellcome!
Career Fair Information
The Graduate Student Council would like to announce its first annual Career Fair on November 1 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.
3M Sponsored Socials at MIT
The 3M company 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 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.
- University of Houston, Houston, Texas: Post-doc position in the lab of Professor Scott Perry do work on two projects, one involving scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The first project, addresses the reactivity of insulating single crystal metal oxides. The second addresses the structure, chemical reactivity, and tribological performance of metal carbides and nitrates. Please call him at 713-743-2715 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT: postdoctoral position exists in advanced oxidation of organic pollutants in water. The individual will investigate fundamental mechanism and applications of the photoassisted Fenton reaction. The position is for one year, renewable for the second. A recent Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical engineering with a background in AOP's, photochemistry, kinetics, free radical chemistry are most suitable. Please send cv, writing sample, and names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two references to: Dr. J.J. Pignatello, Dept. of Soil and Water, The CT Agricultural Experiment Station, PO Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504; (203) 789-7237;email@example.com.
- Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark: : Professor Peter Ogilby is leaving the University of New Mexico to move to Denmark and seeks one or two postdoctoral associates to begin his program. The principal function of the research is to help install both their steady-state as well as nanosecond time-resolved instrumentation and applicant should have experience in: pulses Nd: YAG and excimer lasers; transient absorption and luminescence techniques; standard signal processing equipment (digitizers, lock-in amplifiers, CCD cameras); optimizing signal-to-noise levels (basic optics and electronics) and computer-based operations. Once these are running the person will be able to chose from a number of projects to address issues pertinent to the oxygen-organic molecule photosystem. Send cv, names of three references, to Professor Peter Ogilby at University of New Mexico, Dept. of Chemistry at Clark Hall #103, Alburquerque, NM 87131-1096 at (505) 277-6655
- University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO: 1997-1998 Postdoctoral Research Associateships in the fields of laser technology, optoelectronics, precision measurement, surface science and semiconductors, information and image processing, materials and process sciences as well as basic research in atomic, molecular and optical physics, precision measurement, gravitational physics, chemical physics, astrophysics and geophysical measurements through their program JILA. One-year Research Associateships are administered under the JILA Visiting Scientist Program to be selected from applicants on the basis of scholarly qualifications, their future promise as research scientists and interests. Some appointments begin in September. Please address inquiries and requests for application materials to the Secretary: Visiting Scientists Program, JILA, Campus Box 440, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0440 or call (303) 492-7789.
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.
- Brandeis University, Waltham, MA: seeks assistant professors for inorganic, experimental physical or biological with experience in mechanistic enzymology. Send information to: Ms. Maureen Ferrari, Faculty Search Coordinator, Department of Biochemistry, Mailstop #013, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254-9110. Also firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Department of Chemistry invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the assistant or untenured associate professor level, one each in analytical, organic and physical chemistry. Review of applications begins on November 8th. Clearly label application as to the targeted field (analytical, organic or physical) and address the application to: (Analytical, Organic, or Physical), Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, CB#3290, Venable Hall, University of NC at Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290.
- Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois: Opening for an organic chemistry for August of 1997. Candidates with synthetic organic chemistry interests will be considered for the position, including those with an emphasis in pharmaceutical, combinatorial, natural products, polymer and solid state chemistry. Send completed information packet to: Dr. John A. Koropchak, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4409. e-mail: email@example.com
- University of Southern California at LA: Invites applications for a theoretical chemist. Send inquiries to: Prof. C. Wittig, Chair of the Physical and Theoretical Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Southern CA, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0482.
- Utah State University, Logan, Utah: The search is for a biochemist who is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program, especially those working on metals and free radicals in protein and nucleic acid biochemistry. Send information to: Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 84322-0300, phone is (505) 277-6655 or after October 15th send to: Dept. of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 140, DK-8000, Aarhus C, Demark att: Professor Peter Ogilby.
- Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, FL: Seeks inorganic chemist for fall of 1997 with a strong background in inorganic chemistry to teach and pursue research. Send information to: Dr. David D. Grove, Dept. of Chemistry, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburgh, FL 33711-4700. Visit their website http://www.eckerd.edu/academics/nas/chn
- Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Applicants with research interests in any area of analytical chemistry area are welcome to apply, especially those in areas of separations, sensor development, bioanalytical and environmental analytical chemistry. Send materials by November 15th to: Dr. Carroll W. DeKock, Chair, Oregon State University, Dept. of Chemistry, Gilbert Hall, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-4003.
- Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: Looking for bio-organic chemistry applicants for faculty position for August of 1997. Major instruments include: 300 MHz, NMR, GCMS, GCFTIR, HPLC and FTIR. Send application to: Professor Jeffrey K. Nagle, Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011.
- Haverford College, Haverford, PA: Seeks physical chemist for September of 1997. Research interests may range from biophysical chemistry to chemical physics. Send aapplication, including transcripts to: John Chesick, Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry Haverford College,Haverford, PA 19041.
- University of California at Irvine, Openings in the area of atmospheric chemistry to establish strong research program. Send materials including a research proposal to: Professor B. J. Finlayson-Pitts, Atmospheric Chemistry Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine, CA 92717-2025.
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