Refreshments outside of 6-120@ 3:30
First in an annual series of conferences and workshops on careers for Chemistry Ph.D.'s
Careers in Education at Principally Undergraduate Institutions
Saturday, October 4, 1997
9 AM to 5:30 PM
Registration and refreshments outside 6-120 beginning at 8 AM
Tickets for conference lunch require purchase in advance from Marsha Myles (18-284)
Detailed conference program available at http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/www/seminars/careers.html
Speakers and Panelists include
Ronald Brisbois (Hamline), Joan Broderick (Amherst), Rick Broene (Bowdoin), Michael Doyle (Arizona), Helen Leung (Mt. Holyoke), Mark Marshall (Amherst), Julia Hendrix Miwa (Wellesley), Lee Park (Williams), Will Polik (Hope), Jay Thoman (Williams), John Walters (St. Olaf), and Claude Wintner (Haverford College)
Announcing the "Virtual Chemistry Education Office"
Do you have a question about the Chemistry major? Are you curious about the staff of the Education Office and how they can be of assistance? Do you want to know what department alumni are doing these days and where to contact them? Are you eager to learn about upcoming events sponsored for undergraduates? Now you can have this information at your fingertips at the new Chemistry Education Office homepage - also known as the "Virtual Chemistry Education Office". The page, is linked to the Department of Chemistry's homepage, and may also be directly accessed at: http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/www/chemed/chemed.html. We are eager to hear your feedback, so please contact Miriam Diamond (email@example.com) or Peter Floyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your reactions and suggestions.
Lincoln Laboratory To Recruit on November 5th
Lincoln Laboratory will be conducting on-campus interviews on 5 November, 1997. Brochures are available in headquarters describing the lab and its research area. It is also available on their website at www.11.mit.edu for more information. Career opportunities exist for theoretical investigation as well as work with experimental systems in the field. They seek graduate engineers with an MS or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Physics. Contact Gary A. Hackett in Human Resources at: email@example.com for more information.
Dr. Leon Rosenberg, of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to Speak At The Whitehead Institute
All are invited to attend Dr. Rosenberg's lecture hosted by the Biology Department on Thursday, September 18th, 1997 from 12:00-1:30 pm at the Whitehead Institute Auditorium titled: "Evolving Nature of Pharmaceutical Industry Research: Impact in Collaborations with Academia"
Dr. Leon Rosenberg, Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Company, and former Dean of Yale University's School of Medicine will describe, in some detail, the strategies and tactics by which new drugs are discovered and developed by today's pharmaceutical companies. He will use BMS's pipeline to emphasize the challenges, risks, successes, and disappointments characteristic of pharmaceutical R&D. He will emphasize how critical it is to the discovery of needed, novel therapeutics that large companies, like BMS, form productive collaborations of many kinds with the academic community, and will offer his perspective on how this is best done. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to join Dr. Rosenberg later in the afternoon, 4:30-6:00 PM, Whitehead Institute auditorium, in an extended informal setting. Dr. Rosenberg will answer questions about current research at Bristol-Myers Squibb and career opportunities there. Refreshments will be available. For further information, contact Ken Pierce, x8-0494.
Help Get Organized!
Call Ed Udas at 253-4505 or stop by room 6-026 if students, faculty or staff need help in organizing their MIT space.
Glass Blowing Services Available
Bob DiGiacomo will be coming in on Wednesdays or Thursdays after Labor Day 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.
- Grantham and Company, Hendersonville, NC: Headquarters in RTP, North Carolina seeks a technical specialist for a highly profitable, growth oriented, key business unit. The individual will have an undergraduate or masters degree in chemistry, possibly chemical engineering, and will have demonstrated positive leadership skills in their academic environment and career. The person will have the responsibility for product development and technical service in support of both existing and future customers. A prime candidate will be skilled in anticipating change and direction or redirection efforts for positive resolution He/She will have the ability to listen carefully and ask questions to ensure understanding in order to meet customer requirements by both applying existing processes and designing new ones. Please contact Katie Strickland at Grantham and Company at 317 N. Washington Street, Suite #4, Hendersonville, NC 28739 or phone at (704) 698-8490 or fax at (704) 698-8205.
- Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA: Paid internship available for school year 1997-1998. Silent Spring is an independent non-profit research organization studying the links between the environment and women's health, representing a unique collaborative of scientists, activists, physicians, and public officials committed to innovative multi-disciplinary research. Their research team includes collaborating scientists at BU, Tufts Medical and MIT and their multidisciplinary approach brings together expertise in many fields, including epidemiology, risk assessment, toxicology, chemistry, biology, health communications and geographic information systems. Support the work of staff scientists including spreadsheet data analysis and environment and health internet searches and literature reviews. Create tables and charts. while assist in preparing reports and documents. The intern must possess strong academic and research background, excellent analytical, quantitative and communication skills, orientation to detail and tenacity. Familiarity with GIS and/or basic organic chemistry will be helpful. Hours are flexible from 15-40 and offices are in Newtonville, accessible (not conveniently) by bus. Send letter of interest to Susan Spector, Silent Spring Instate, 29 Crafts Street, Newtonville, MA 02158 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sepracor, Marlborough, MA: Develop and maintain computational tools and infrastructure that support drug discovery. These tools may include for example, graphical user interfaces, data interpretation tools, laboratory instrument controllers and specialized data bases. Requires an M.S. in computer science, or BS and two or more years of industrial experience. Additional desirable skills include; background in chemistry, biology or physics, experience with molecular modelling software. Knowledge of graphical user interface design: clinet/server protocal design, database configuration and management (e.g. of Oracle 7) real-time systems; control of electromechanical devices; basic electrical engineering. Contact: Dr. Peng Zhou, Sepracor, Inc. 111 Locke Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752. (508) 357-3453.
- Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.: Danbury, CT: Seeks an inorganic chemist in their NovaMos Division which is actively serving the global seminconductor industry through its core expertise in Chemical Vapor Deposition technolgy. They offer a wide range of high purity Organometallic precursors for thin film deposition of metallic conductors and compound oxide ferroelectrics. To help meet the exacting materials needs for next-generation microelectronic devices, their Reagents R&D group seek to add another Research Chemist by Fall of 1997. Seeks a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on organometallic synthesis/ well-versed in Schlenk techniques, handling of air-and moisture-sensitive materials;knowledge of thin-film deposition processes, proficient in the use of FT-IR, NMR and GC/MS, well-honed writing and oral presentation skills, use of computers for data logging, analysis and graphics, authorized to work without restriction in the USA. Position based in Danbury, CT, Please send resume with photocopy of transcrips to: Dr. Lewis J. Derzansky, Staffing Manager, Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. 7 Commerce Drive, Danbury, CT 06810, fax is (203) 792-8040.
Please note, unless otherwise specified, most faculty positions require a resume, short description of research plans and arranging for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the specific university or college.
- The Department of Biochemistry of Emory University is currently seeking to fill one or more tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. The successful candidates will have at least two years of postdoctoral experience, will be expected to establish a vigorous, well-funded research program of international merit and will participate in interdisciplinary graduate training, medical and postgraduate training. The area of expertise is open, but the candidates should show a strong foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Targeted areas or development include macromolecular interactions involved in cell cycle/apoptosis, molecular responses to nutrition and stress, and replication/recombination, but applications from highly qualified candidates in other molecular/structural areas are encouraged to apply. Current areas of strength in the Department include signal transduction, nucleic acid-protein interactions, oxidative metabolism and enzymology. Emory University is a private institution located in suburban Atlanta with a college campus contiguous to the Medical School, a hospital system serving a population base of over 3 million, an outstanding faculty, a highly-competitive student body, and a healthy endowment. The Biomedical research programs occupy over 500,000 square feet of new or renovated research space and garner in excess of $100 million per year in peer-reviewed research support. Applications should include the following: a current c.v. with list of publications and a 2-3 page description of research plans. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Paul W. Doetsch, Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. The deadline for applications is December 1, 1997. Additional information can be obtained at ourWeb page, http://www.biochem.emory.edu. Feel free to discuss these positions (404) 727-0409. Thanks again. Paul W. Doetsch, Ph.D Professor, Search Committee Head
- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: Applicants are invited to apply for assistant professorships in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Applications and supporting materials s should be sent no later than 1 November to: Professor David Evans, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-2902.
- Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA: Seeks applicants for the Patrick F. Taylor Chair for the Environmental Impact of Hazardous Waste. The individual will pursue research in an area of environmental chemistry broadly defined. The department collaborates with Southern University to maintain an NSF-supported Environmental Chemistry Initiative, and many opportunities for collaboration in environmental engineering, toxicology, etc. exist at LSU. Appointment is at the Professor level, although an Assistant Professor appointment may be considered. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field such as toxicology or environmental chemistry is required. Review of applications begins on October 1st. Send information to: Professor Frank Cartledge, Taylor Chair Search Committee, Chemistry Dept., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, phone is 504-388-3459 or fax is 504-388-3463 and e-mail: email@example.com
- Pomona College, Claremont,CA: To begin in the fall of 1998 to teach general and analytical chemistry. No field is specified, however candidates with an interest in the environmental could participate in a nascent environmental science program. The college features excellent library and laboratory facilities, including 300 MHz NMR CG/MS, AAS, a voltammetric analyzer, and Silicon Graphics workstations), start-up funds and ample space for research. Send materials to: Professor Cynthia D. Sellassie, Chemistry Department, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711-6338 by 24 October. Refer to the home page at http://www.pomona.edu
- The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Seeks an assistant professor of organic chemistry to begin on July 1, 1998. Candidates should have ability and outstanding potential for excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related area is essential and postdoctoral experience is an asset. Send application by October 31st to Professor Gary Horlick, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G, 2G2.
- Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas: Seeks faculty for open positions to begin in September of 1998. Individuals having research interests in any area of experimental or theoretical chemistry are invited to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests are in the area of organic and inorganic chemistry and in heterogeneous catalysis and/or surface chemistry. The latter position will be affiliated with the department's Center for Catalysis and Surface Science. Send materials to: Professor Emile A. Schweikert, Head, Dept. of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843.
- Stony Brook,, Stony Brook NY: A faculty position exists in the area of computational /theoretical chemistry with an interest in structural biology. The newly created Institute for Structural Biology and associated facilities provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Applicants should have a record of achievement in research and a commitment to teaching. Send materials to: Professor Iwao,Chair, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, 11794-3400.
- University of Rhode Island: Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry is open and requires postdoctoral or industrial experience. Applicant must demonstrate teaching effectiveness or its potential at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Must have established or demonstrate the potential to do so, a strong research program. Preferance given to candidates with ability to work with one of the four URI Partnerships, (Health Promotion, Infectuouis Diseases, Coastal Environment, or Sensors and Surface Technology). Send materials by October 1 to: William Euler, Search Committee Chair (Log#021308) University of Rhode Island, Box G, Kingston, RI 02881.
- Washington University, St. Louis, MO: Applications are being accepted for the Washington University School of Medicine postdoctoral fellowship program. This program, provides individuals with clinical, technical and management training for a career in Clinical Chemistry while allowing them to pursue their research interests in a variety of areas whose research includes: placental transport of nutrients and electrolytes, signal transduction lymphocyte, development and use of monoclonal antibodies for cardiac proteins, the structure and function of calmodulin activated protein kinases, metabolism of arachidonic acid and hydroperoxides, molecular biology of adhesion molecules, mechanisms of coagulation, development and use of advanced statistical techniques for evaluation of laboratory data. The project depends on current funding and space in the faculty members' laboratory. The program is highly competitive with only 2-4 applicants per year. Submit letters of interest and cv to: Dr. Jack Ladesnon, Professor of Pathology and Medicine, Director Clinical Chemistry, Washington University School of Medicine, Box 8118, 600 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-1093. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is 314-362-3186 or fax is 314-362-1461.
- Organix,Inc. Woburn, MA: Seeks motivated scientists with a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry. If you are excited about chemistry and eager to work in a modern, well-equipped and dyadic company with a team of scientists at the forefront of discovery of biologically active CNS-targeted compounds, please contact them. They offer a vibrant and stimulating working environment and competitive salary and benefits. Send resume, a description of your experience in synthetic chemistry and three references to: Organic Inc. 65 Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801, tel: 617-932-4142.
- Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS: Professor Maryanne M. Collinson seeks possible candidates for a postdoctoral position in her group beginning in late fall or early spring of 1998. The research program is directed toward the characterization of the formation and the matrix properties of organically modified sol-gel materials and their affect on the entrapment of specific reagents. Two general areas for investigation are listed below: Characterization of organically modified silicates using cyclic voltammetry, potential step chronoamperometry, ultramicroelectrodes, the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and electrogenerated chemiluminescence. The other research area is exploration in electroanalysis chemistry (i.e., design chemical sensors, ion-exhange/permselective films, electroluminescent materials). Send her your cv and two letters of recommendation: Professor Maryanne M. Collinson, Dept. of Chemistry, Kansas State University, 111 Willard Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66056-3701 or email email@example.com or call 785-532-1468.
- The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa: Seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty appointments in Chemistry to begin in August of 1998. The abilities to develop a vigorous research program, supported by external funding, and to teach effectively, specialized courses at the graduate level, entry level general chemistry, and/or upper level undergraduate courses in organic, inorganic, or analytical chemistry are essential. Priority will be given to applicants with research interests in 1. the interface areas of chemistry and biology,(e.g. synthesis and/or isolation of bioactive molecules, combinatorial chemistry, molecular recognition, biomacromolecular structure and function, metalloproteins, metals in biological systems, electron transport, catalysis and bioremediation).2, instrumentation and measurements, 3. environmental/ecological chemistry, 4. materials chemistry. Send materials to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IQA, 52242-1294.
- University of Colorado, Boulder, CO: 1998-99 JILA Postdoctoral Research Associateships. JILA is devoted to research and applications in the fields of laser technology, optoelectronics, optoelctronics, precision measurement, surface science and semiconductors, information and image processing, materis and process science, as well as basic research in atomic, molecular and optical physics, precision measurement, gravitational physics, chemical physics, astrophysics, and geophysical measurement. Laboratory and theorectical studies conducted in JILA are often complemented by observational progams at other astronomical and space-research facilities. One year Research Associateships are administered under the JILA Visiting Scientists Program to provide advanced research experience in the years immediately following the completion of a Ph.D. Appointments are offered throughout the year. Please address inquiries and requests for application materials to the Secretary, Visiting Scientists Program, JILA, Campus Box 440, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80349-0440.
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