The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 13, Number 22
Friday, June 20, 1997
Next issue: Friday, June 27th. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, Jun25th. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Earle Room 18-390, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-1803; 617/258-7500 (fax) or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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- Dr. Peter H. Seeberger
- Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute
- "Synthesis of Biopolymers in Solution and on a Solid Support"
- Tuesday, June 24, 1997
- 4:00 p.m. in 56-114
- Seminar in Organic Chemistry
There is a high school program on campus called MESH which places students with faculty around campus to enable them to pursue research interests. One of the students is interested in doing research with quasicrystals. If you are interested in being a summer mentor. please contact: Shaunak Kahiri at 550 Memorial Drive at 225-1254 or e-mail him for more information at email@example.com
- Biogen, Cambridge, MA: Seeks a Ph.D. Chemist at either the senior or entry level with exception talent and potential with a broad knowledge of the principles of synthesis, mechanism, and molecular design. Biogen has an emerging ommitment to small molecule drug design and discovery, with active drug discovery and development programs underway in the areas of inflammation, immunol ogy, and renal protection. Biogen markets interferon beta-1a for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Please send your resume to Russell C. Petter, Section Head of Medicinal Chemistry at Biogen, Fourteen Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142, phone is (617) 679-2000 and fax is (617) 679-2616.
- Mankuta/Gallagher Associates: Recruiters have three positions in the Massachusetts area available: Masters Degree with 2-3 years experience in Analytical Chemistry, Impurity, Analysis of Drugs, validation and analytical methods, expertise in HPLC/Mass Spec. GMP Pharmaceutical oriented and research. Many of the experimentation can be publishable. The second position is for a B.S. in Chemistry with analytical chemistry experience, analytical method development, small molecule, HPLC, steroids; and the third position is for a M.S. or B.S. in chemistry with analytical expertise. Stability testing with some industry experience. If you are interested. Please contact Shirley Ramos at 800-797-2476 extension 1012 or fax to 954) 720-5813.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.: EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has a requirement to perform chemistry evaluations under the mandate of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and sections of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act. As part of its charge, the Industrial Chemistry Branch (ICB) is responsible for reviewing all new chemical substances (incl. bioengineered microorganisms and their products) which are manufactured or imported for commercial use in the US. Our chemists gather, develop, and interpret information on the detailed chemical indentity, physical/chemical propertise, byproducts, impurities, synthetic reactions, and use characteristics of these industrial chemicals (using computerized and otehr estmination and modeling techniques when appropriate, coupled with expert judgement). Based on their knowledge of largely organic chemistry, chemical nomenclature, and chemical manufacturing practices, the chemists also make complex regulatory decisions and interpretations involving chemical reporting policies under TSCA in response to industry, public and governmental inquiries. Environmentally benign synthetic routes are sought, proposed and investigated. This comprehensive analysis supports a health and environmental effects review used in determining the risks associated with the new chemical and is an important part of the decision making and regulatory process of the Agency. Please send a resume to: Dr. Russell E. Farris, Associate Branch Chief, USEPA, Office and Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Washington, D.C. 20460, Mail Code, 7406.
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.
- Connecticut College: New London, CT: Seeks visiting professor in the department of chemistry to begin in the fall of 1997, for one year with a likely reapproval for a second year. The successful candidate will teach physical and analytical courses and will have an opportunity to develop a research program involving undergraduates. Applicants must have a Ph.D. Contact: Dr. Bruce R. Branchini, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Connecticut College, Campus Box 5401, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320, e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: Invites applications for a tenure-track position in physical chemistry to begin July 1, 1997. The Department seeks a Ph.D. in any area of physical chemsitry which would complement the faculty. The research of 31 faculty and 140 graduate students is supported by excellent services including mass spectrometry and high-field NMR laboratories and departmental electronic, machine, and glassblowing shops. The applicants should submit a cv and research proposals by August 31, 1997 and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Professor Gary Horlick, Chair, Department of Chemsitry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2.
- Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Seeks three senior faculty for positions to expand the scope and depth of light-mediated biological and chemical interdisciplinary research at Arizona State. Some of the fields include light-mediated aspects of: Molecular Eletronics, Biomolecular Devices, Biotechnology, Bioremediation and Biomedical Research. Joint research endeavors with industry are welcomed. Please contact Patrick J. Burkhart, Director, Office of Research Development, Arizona State University, PO Box 87803, Tempe, AZ, 85287-2803 or call: (602) 965-4995 or fax to (602) 965-0785.
- Hamilton College, Clinton, New York: Seeks a physical chemist to become the chair of the Chemistry Department. The ideal candidate will have an active research program suitable for involving undergraduates and demonstrated leadership in academic areas. Teaching involves responsibility for the two semester sequences of physical chemistry and an appropriate integrated laboratory course and/or coursese for non-majors is possible. Interested candidates should send a current resume including the names of three references to: R. B. Kinnel, Chair and Silas D. Childs, Professor of Chemistry, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 13332-1292.
- Colby College, Waterville, ME: Seeks the Colby Fellow who will participate fully in the academic life of the department while preparing for a future academic career teaching at an undergraduate institution. The fellow should have strong primary interests and abilities in instrumental methods. A secondary strength in biochemistry is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to teach a "non-majors' course in the fall term and instrumental analysis in the spring semester. Please send application to Professor Bradford P. Mundy, Department of Chemistry, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901, The completed application will contain your letter of interest, a statement about your abilities and interests in instrumental methods, and a statement about the non-majors course that you would be willing to teach. Please supply transcripts and letters of recommendation. Bradford P. Mundy, Miselis Professor,Department of Chemistry, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901, Office is (207) 872-3317, Home is (207) 873-2814 and Fax is (207) 872-3555.
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