The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 30
Friday, October 11, 1996
Next issue: October 18,1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, October 15. 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 Clifford P. Kubiak
- Purdue University
- "Electron Transfer on the Vibrational Time Scale in Inorganic Charge Transfer Complexes and the Resistance of Individual Molecules"
- Wednesday, October 16, 1996
- Harvard University @ 5pm
- MB-23 (Pfizer Lecture Hall)
- Inorganic Colloquium sponsered by Harvard/MIT
- Professor David A. Becker
- Florida International University
- "Azulenyl Nitrones: Synthesis, Properties and Applications of a New Class of Free Radical Scavengers"
- Wednesday, October 16, 1996
- Harvard University @ 5pm
- MB-23 (Pfizer Lecture Hall)
- Harvard/MIT Inorganic Seminar
- Thursday, October 17, 1996
- 4:00 in 6-120
- Organic Chemistry Seminar
- Dr. Alex Harris
- Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies
- "Holography for Optical Data Storage: Has Its Time Come?"
- Thursday, October 17, 1996
- MIT Room 6-120 @ 5:00 pm
- Refreshments @ 4:30 in 6-233
- Physical Chemistry Series
- Harvard/MIT Seminars @ MIT
- Professor Laura L. Kiessling
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
- "Exploring Carbohydrate Function with Synthetic Molecules"
- Thursday, October 24, 1996
- MIT Room 6-120 @ 4:00 pm
- Refreshments @ 3:30 pm, 18-490
- Seminar in Organic Chemistry
- Professor Ann McDermott
- Columbia University
- "Solid State NMR Studies of Enzyme Active Sites"
- Thursday, October 31, 1996
- 4:00 pm in 6-120
- Refreshments in foyer of 6-120 @ 3:45
- Seminar in Biological Chemistry
Don't forget the Chemistry Telethon on Tuesday, October 15th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Bush Room 10-105! At 6:00 p.m. a catered dinner by Rebecca's will be offered served with beer and wine. At 6:30 p.m. the alumni association will give a quick training session and at 7:00 p.m. the telethon begins. Help raise money for the Chemistry Campaign 2000 while also enjoying a nice meal and having fun. Prizes will be awarded. Call Carol Lademan in Alumni Affairs at 3-8235 for more information, you do not need to preregister to attend.
Glass Blowing Services Available
Bob DiGiacomo will be coming in on Wednesdays or Thursdays to pick up any glassblowing work that you may have available. Please bring any work to Room 6-031 or call Ed Utas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come basis.
- Pharmaceutical Peptides, Inc., Cambridge, MA: Temporary Full-Time or Near Full-Time Job Opportunity. Pharmaceutical Peptides Inc. is a biopharmaceutical research and development company using proprietary biological and chemical combinatorial techniques to discover new drugs. We are developing novel pharmaceuticals for Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer. This is an excellent opportunity for exceptional highly motivated, innovative scientists with the desire to be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team in an entrepreneurial environment. Bio-Organic/Medicinal Chemist - Ph.D. in bio-organic or medicinal synthetic chemistry with 0-5 yearspostdoctoral or industrial experience. We seek a chemist to contribute to the research and development of peptidomimetic analogs of our lead compounds. Candidates should have extensive synthetic experience and possess excellent communication skills. A commitment to hands-oncontributions in the laboratory and close teamwork is essential. M.S./B.S. Organic Chemist - M.S. or B.S. in organic or medicinal chemistry with 0-10 years experience in synthetic chemistry. We seek a chemist to complement our existing chemistry team, contributing to the design and synthesis of analogs of lead compounds and intermediates for peptide chemistry. Strong communication skills and a commitment to teamwork are essential. Interested individuals should forward an introductory letter and their resumes to Mark A. Findeis, Director of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Peptides Inc., One Hampshire Street, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139. Phone (617) 494-8400, x 236 fax (617) 494-8496, 494-8414 and email email@example.com
- Pfizer Inc. Central Research Division, Groton, CT: Seeking knowledgeable scientists with experience in synthetic organic chemistry and strong laboratory skills, including familiarity with chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. Positions require a BS or MS in a relevant field and excellent communication skills. Send resume, a copy of recent transcripts suitable for electronic scanning (regular font, no italics, underlines or bullets) to: Manager of Employment, Pfizer Inc. Central Research Division, Eastern Point Road, Groton, CT 06340.
- Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois:Physical chemist beginning August of 1997. Teaching responsibilities will include the year of physical and general chemistry. Experience with molecular modeling is desirable. Send materials including description of research interests with start-up costs to: Dr. Max Taylor, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois 61625.
- Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas: Invites applications for physical chemists with research interests in any area of experimental or theoretical physical chemistry or chemical physics. Send application to: Professor Gregory I. Gellene, Chairman of the search committee, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1061.
- The University of Arkansas, Fayettville, Arkansas: Has position open for protein crystallographer with experience in protein crystallography and structure determination using x-ray diffraction techniques and wlll be expected to develop an independent research program to attract external funding. Dr. Roger E. Koeppe II, Search Committee Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of AR, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: Seeks to add two faculty members preferably in inorganic and physical chemistry, who will develop nationally recognized and funded research programs in the areas of biotechnology, materials science or environmental science. Send materials to: Professor M-H Whangbo, Assistant Professor Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Box 8204, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute: Intended for recent Ph.D.'s or students in their last year of graduate study in the behavioral and biological, chemistry, engineering and physics, the fellowships provide a stipend of $37,000 per year, plus a full fringe benefits. Contact the office of external relations at The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, 405 North Matthew's Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Application packets will contain instructions, a summary sheet to be filled out by the applicant, a Beckman Institute brochure. Browse their website at http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu
- The Anna Fuller Fund of New Haven CT: Has established a program of support for postdoctoral fellows in the field of Molecular Oncology. The program is administered jointly by the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine at Yale and the Center for Cancer Research at MIT. Soliciting for applications for postdoctoral fellowship support at MIT. Applications must be for research in Molecular Oncology. Support will be for one year with the potential for renewal (but in competition with new applicants who will receive preferential consideration). Applications should consist of a cv, including research experience, three letters of recommendation including one from the prospective faculty sponsor and a 2-3 page outline of the proposed research, which should be written by the prospective fellow. Additionally attach a list of any pending applications for funding. Send to Center for Cancer Research, Att: Pat, E17-110 by December 1, 1996, funding awards are for January 1, 1997.
- Department of the Navy, China Lake, CA: Anticipates the availability of postdoctoral positions in organic synthesis in one or more areas: organic nitramines; nitroaliphatic chemistry; saturated nitrogen heterocycles based on diazocines, pyrimidines, and azetidiens; difluoramine and its derivatives. Contact: Dr. Robert Chapmn (619) 939-1663 or insensitive high nitrogen energetic materials based on amino-and nitro-substituted aromatic azaheterocycles, including pyridines, pyrimidines, tetraazapentalenes and related compounds, contact, Dr. William Wilson, 619- 939- 1642. Applicants should contact the investigator, at Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, (Code 474220D) China Lake, CA 93555. China Lake is located in the Mojave Desert, 150 miles north of LA. Check their website at http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/special/onrpgaju.htm
- University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO: Professor Stephen R. Leone, seeks several postdocs for his group in 1997 in the areas of semiconductor surface science and gas phase dynamics. They include areas such as molecular beam epitaxy, femtosecond laser scanning, tunneling microscopy, state-resolved ion-molecule dynamics, alignment effects in collisions, and a possible new experiment in femtosceond high harmonic x-ray generation and probing of materials and dynamics. Check their website for publication references and more information at http://physics.colorado.edu/faculty/leone.s.html or calling 301-975-3067.
- Brown University, Providence, RI: Professor Sergiu Gorun seeks postdocs to work on projects to include: molecular and supramolecular aggregates:enzyme models and bioinspired catalysis and design of molecular reactions. Send inquiries and cv, two letters of recommendation to: Professor Sergiu Goru Brown University, Dept. of Chemistry, Providence, RI 02912 or call/fax 401-863-2738 or e-mail: Sergiu_Gorun@Brown.edu
- UCLA, Los Angeles, CA: Molecular Beam Studies of a New Plasma Source, Professors Robert Hicks and Gary Selwyn are recruiting a postdoc with experience in molecular beam scattering studies of surface reactions. The scholar will construct the beam system that will attach to their UHV chamber, and for carrying out the study of the plasma-surface reactions and use the latest spectroscopic tools in surface science. Please contact Professor Hicks at 5531 Boelter Hall, UCLA, LA, CA 90095-1592 or fax at 310-206-4107 or e-mail at: email@example.com
- Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas: Professor Daniel Higgins, seeks postdoctoral associate in his reseach program which involves application of optical microscopy to studies of mesostructured organic thin film materials. Many of these materials are currently being developed for use in optical devices. Those candidates with experience in microscopy, spectroscopy, or materials characterization are preferred, although all qualified persons will be considered. Send materials to: Professor Dan Higgins, Dept. of Chemistry, Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 660506-3701. Telephone is 913-532-6371 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Washington University in St. Louis: Invites applications for faculty position in materials chemistry but the area of subdiscipline specialization is not otherwise specified. Participation in teaching of core chemistry courses will be required. Address all materials to Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Campus Box 1134, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
- California State University, Long Beach: Seeks biochemist with a record of published research and will be expected to show potential for developing and sustaining an independent research program involving students that will lead to scientific publication. Dr. Nail Senozan, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Bldv, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903.
- Davidson College, Davidson, NC, Visiting professor position for one-year to teach physical chemistry (without laboratory) and chemistry for nonscience majors (with laboratory). A person with a Ph.D. is preferable but a candidate with several years of graduate education in physical chemistry will be considered. Sent information including transcripts of grades to: Dr. Feliz A. Carroll, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Davidson College, P.O. Box 1749, Davidson, NC 28036. Call 704-892-2306 or e-mail to email@example.com
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry position open to complement existing strengths in the Department. Send materials to: Hai-Lung Dai, Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, University of PA Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323 by November 1.
- State University of NY at Stonybrook: Seeks applicants for prospective positions in bio-organic/medicinal chemistry polymer/materials chemistry and physical chemistry. Please apply before November 15th to: Professor David M. Hanson, Chairman, Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, SUNY, Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400.
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA: Positions available in structural biochemistry and bioorganic chemistry. Entry level candidates send transcripts and research and teaching interests as well. Send inquiries to: Professor Laren Tolbert, GIT, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400, 404-894-4002, 4040-894-7452 fax.
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