The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 34
Friday, November 8, 1996
Next issue: November 15,1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, November 12th. 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 Charlie Riordan
- Kansas State University
- "Bioorganometallic Chemistry: From Modeling Nickel-Containing Enzymes to Photodynamic Therapy"
- Wednesday, November 13, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @ 3:30 pm in 6-321
- Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
- Dr. Harald Hess
- Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies
- "Observing Quantum Caverns Using Near Field Spectroscopy"
- Thursday, November 14, 1996
- MIT 5:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @ 4:30 p.m. in 6-233
- Harvard/MIT Physical Chem Seminar
- David S. Glueck
- Dartmouth College
- "Metal-Mediated Formation and Cleavage of Phosphorus-Carbon Bonds"
- Friday, November 15, 1996
- 2:00 p.m. in Room 4-163
- Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
- Professor Rinaldo Poli
- University of Maryland
- "Open-shell Organometallics as a Bridge Between Werner-Type and Low-Valent Organometallic Complexes"
- Wednesday, November 20, 1996
- MIT 4:00 p.m. in 6-120
- Harvard/MIT Inorganic Seminar Schedule
Dr. Jim Hauske, Senior Vice-President, Discovery, from Sepracor, Inc., Malborough, MA will be offering a special seminar, Wednesday, November 20th, 1996. His seminar, titled, "Metatesis Approach to Combinatorial Chemistry - New Structures with InVitro Activity versus Methicillin Resistant Staph and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcu." will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Norris Room, (18-490). Interviews held immediately following presentation, sign-up sheet for interviews on the placement bulletin board outside of Department Headquarters Office (18-390) for Posdocs and Ph.D. Candidates in Organic Chemistry.
Glass Blowing Services Available
Bob DiGiacomo will be coming in on Wednesdays or Thursdays to pick up any glass blowing 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.
Find Out More About MIT Club of Germany!
Dr. Martin Schloh, President of the MIT Club of Germany invites those graduate students and postdocs interested in working and living in Germany to find out more about the MIT Club Germany during winter break. His fax is 49-221-6664151. and his e-mail is 100416.3220@CompuServe.com for more information.
Help Get Organized!
Call Ed Utas at 253-4505 or stop by room 6-026 if students, faculty or staff need help in organizing their MIT space!
- Waters Corporation, Milford, MA: Chromatography Chemistry R&D Group seeks a research chemist 1 and senior research chemist. Company is one of world's leading suppliers of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrumentation and chemistries. Research chemistry will perform evaluations of new chromatographic chemicals using HPLC and related techniques. Specific duties will include planning experiments, preparing samples and operating and maintaining HPLC instrumentation. Candidates should possess BS in chemistry. The senior research chemist will design, develop and transfer to manufacturing new chromatographic solid support materials. Duties include synthetic design, hands on laboratory synthesis and scale up to manufacturing level. A Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry is required. Postdoctoral experience in polymer and or silica synthesis is desirable. Send letter of introduction and resume to: Stephen Mellor at Waters Corporation, 34 Maple Street, Milford, Ma 01757 or contact: Stephen Mellor at (508) 482-2625 or e-mail at HR@waters.com
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.
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA: Seeks faculty position for inorganic chemist for fall of 1997. Postdoctoral experience preferred - all research areas of inorganic chemistry will be considered. Send all materials to: Dr. Nicholas P. Farrell, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 842006, Richmond, VA 23284-2006 by November 15th.
- Lawrence University, Appleton, WI: Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin on September 1, 1997 to teach biochemistry and to participate in introductory chemistry courses. More information can be found on their website at http://www.lawrence.edu Send materials to: Professor Mary Blackwell, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 54912-0599 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-832-6986.
- The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN: Seeks an analytical chemist for August of 1997. Special attention will be given to those candidates whose research complements current strength in the Department. Send information to: Professor Chhabil Dass, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 526060, Memphis, Tennessee, 38152-6060.
- Albion College, Albion, MI: Invites application for an organic chemist to teach introductory organic chemistry, advanced chemistry courses and participate in general chemistry. Send completed information to: Dr. Daniel M. Steffenson, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, e-mail: email@example.com or phone is (517) 629-0276 or fax (517)629-0581.
- College of the Holy Cross: Seeks applicants for physical chemistry position for September of 1997. Primariliy responsible for teaching general chemistry with laboratory and physical chemistry. Send materials including estimated start-up costs plus statement on teaching to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610.
- Northern Arizona University in Flag staff, AZ: Has positions open for assistant professors with experience in biochemistry and for assistant professor to develop educational programs. Reply to: BioChem. Search, Department of Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5698, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698 or to: Chemical Education Search at same address.
- University of Virginia in Charlottsville, VA: Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty position for someone with research interests in basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of wound formation and wound repair, technology for metabolic and mechanical wound monitoring and clinical applications of wound healing science. A core laboratory for this multidisciplinary program in wound prevention is being planned. Send packet to: Dr. Thomas C. Skalak, Program Director of Biomedical Engineering of Wound Prevention and Repair at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Box 377, Health Sciences Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908.
- Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon: General Chemistry Instructor for a fixed term of twelve months to begin in fall of 1997. Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching two lecture sections of the science major's sequence in general chemistry as well as teaching the lab; meeting with ta's to assist them with teaching laboratories and recitations. Assist in mainting good laboratory safety practices. Be prepared to take the initiative for updating experiments. Send all materials to: Committee, General Chemistry Instructor, Chemistry Department, Oregon State University, 153 Gilbert Hall, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-4003. Call (541) 737-2081.
- Carthage College, Kenosha, WI: Seeks applicants for biochemistry position for fall of 1997. Successful candidate will join an active, enthusiastic faculty and be encouraged to establish outside funding. Please contact Carthage College at 414-551-8500
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