Volume 12, Number 16
Friday, April 18, 1997
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Chemistry 5.561: "Chemistry in Industry" Lecture Series
All Lectures will take place at 9:30 am in Room 6-120
Come to the European Career Fair!
Attend the European Career Fair on Thursday, April 24th from 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Johnson Athetic Center W34. You may pick up company books in Headquarters or visit their website (http://web.mit.edu/euroclub/career/) for more information.
Merck/MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships Available
Ten postdoctoral fellowships are available through the Merck/MIT Collaboration Program. People with interest in any area of modern cell, molecular or organism based biology are eligible. The fellowships are for one year, with a stipend of $35K and $2K discretionary fund. Fellows must have completed at least 2 years of postdoctoral training at the time of the granting of the award, the fellowship is intended to be a terminal year of support for a fellow at MIT, restricted to work in a MIT or WI laboratory. Applications should contain a complete CV, copies of any publications in press or submitted, a three-page research proposal, and 3 letters of recommendation, one of which is from the supervisor. Six copies of the application should be submitted to Marilyn Smith, Bldg. 68-132. The deadline for applications is May 1, 1997; decisions will be announced June 1. Please contact Professor Boris Magasanik with questions at 3-2637.
Merck/MIT Graduate Fellowships Available
Eight Graduate fellowships are also available through the MIT/Merck Collaboration Program for students with a strong background in math, physical sciences, and/or engineering while doing graduate studies in sub-sections of a department of engineering, physical or mathematical sciences. Doctoral students beginning their second, third or fourth years of graduate studies are eligible. Students selected will be required to take one course in biology or related science each of the two semesters of the first year of support and to participate in a symposium held typically on the MIT campus to discuss research before Merck representatives and MIT colleagues. To apply send your undergraduate research transcripts, GRE's GPA, MIT course record, and prepare six copies of: a two page description of the research proposed and two letters from MIT faculty of whom is your supervisor to Professor Dietmar Seyferth in 4-382A by April 21st. Chemistry Department faculty will review applications and send on those most qualified.
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 Udas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come, first-served basis.
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