Refreshments @ 3:30 outside of 6-120
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
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)
Women in Chemistry Sponsors Dr. Meta Katzenstein Memorial Lecture Series
In honor of the late Dr. Katzenstein, Miriam Diamond's aunt, Women in Chemistry is sponsoring a lecture series this academic year featuring women chemists in the Boston area. Dr. Katzenstein completed her doctorate at the University of Brussels and later established and directed her own independent laboratory. Dr. Katzenstein continued to work as a chemist into her eighties and recently passed away in her hometown of Brussels.
The first speaker in the series will be Professor Amy Mullin from Harvard University. Professor Mullin will be speaking on Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at 4:00 p.m. in 4-321. Refreshments will follow the seminar in the Norris Room (18-490). Contact Melanie Wills at ext. 3-1839.
Tea with Chez Pierre!
Chez Pierre presents "Fermi and Luttinger Liquids in Low Dimensional Metals by Professor Claudio Castellani from the Universita' La Sapienza, Rome on Tuesday, September 23, 1997, tea is at 4:00 p.m. and the seminar at 4:15 p.m. at MIT, Room 12-132. Abstract: The standard description of metals is based on the Landau theory of Fermi systems (Fermi Liquid theory). This picture breaks down in one dimensional systems, which are instead described by the Luttinger Liquid theory. Indeed, experimental evidence suggests that Fermi liquid theory breaks down in a variety of physical systems, including superconducting cuprates. In the first part of the lecture, he will review the main difference between the Fermi Liquid and the Luttinger Liquid descriptions. He will then consider the relevant problem of crossover from Luttinger to Fermi Liquid with increasingly dimensionalilty, showing that the Fermi Liquid is stable with respect to residual scattering by regular (short range) interactions in any d>1. However, singular interactions can modify these results and open the way to richer scenarios. Please contact Professor Patrick Lee at 3-8325 for more information.
3M Sponsored Socials at MIT
3M will be on campus and hosting an informal campus wide social hour from 4:30-6:30 on Wednesday, October 1st in the Skyroom located at 100 Memorial Drive. All those interested in learning more about 3M are invited to attend, a large number of technical personnel and senior research executives will be present. Also on Wednesday, October 15th (6:00-8:00 pm) they will be hosting an informal presentation about; 3M prior to recruiting here in Chemistry on Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th. The presentation will be held in 4-149 and those students who are US citizens or others who are or will be authorized to work in the US beyond their practical training period are invited to attend.
Become an Intern for the MIT/Japan Program
The Intern program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and alumni of MIT. Interns go to Japanese corporations, universities, and government laboratories to work, conduct research, and study. All interns doing "regular" internships have their BS by the time they leave for Japan; some are working towards their graduate degrees or have just received them. Two years minimum of university-level Japanese language training is required. For more information please contact the Japan program at 258-8208 or go in person to E38, 7th floor and visit their website at http://www-japan.mit.edu/MIT Japan Program/
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.
- Cornell University, Vacuum Scientist Position, Position open at the Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, Cornell to join the Vacuum Group responsible for maintaining and improving the vacuum systems of the high energy particle accelerators, consisting of the CESR electron-positron storage ring and its injectors (a Synchroton and a Linac) Webpage: http://www.lns.cornell.edu. The ultra high vacuum system of CESR is being upgrades, presenting a considerable challenge and an opportunity to participate in the design and fabrication of a system using innovative UHV concepts. Experience with accelerator or other large vacuum systems is highly desirable. Interested candidates should contact: Dr. NB Mistry, c/o search@Ins62.Ins.cornell.edu fax is 607-254-4552 and telephone is 607-255-4951. The mailing address is: Newman Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5001 attention: Vacuum Scientist Search.
- Exxon Research and Engineering, Florham Park, NJ: Seeking a principal investigator to join their team, which develops detailed kinetic models and the associated experimental database to describe hydrocarbon conversion processes, with particular emphasis on high-temperature, gas phase pyrolysis and oxidation chemistry. Their goal is to couple this chemistry with the appropriate transport equations to describe various reactor environments. The individual will be initially responsible for the continuation of their efforts to develop computer algorithms that systematically build detailed chemical mechanisms, incorporating rate constants built from rules based on fundamental kinetic principles. These efforts will also include development of efficient systematic reduction algorithms so that mechanisms generated have the dual advantage of compactness and completeness. There will also be opportunities for coupling these mechanisms with transport so as to make these mechanisms relevant for a variety of reactor types. Much of the work is sufficiently fundamental that results can be freely discussed and published. Please send resume and three letters of recommendation to: Exxon Recruiting Advisor, KCDE, Exxon Research and Engineering Company, PO Box 221, Florham Park, NJ 7960, Fax: 201-765-1401.
- EPIX Medical, Cambridge, MA: Seeks outstanding Ph.D. chemists in synthetic and medicinal chemistry to join their research discovery team. EPIX Medical Inc. is a publicly held pharmaceutical R&D company focuses on applying chemistry and biophysics to the design of in vivo image-enhancing drugs. Clinical trials are underway for MS-325, a rationally-designed albumin-binding MRI contrast agent which enables high resolution MRI imaging of blood vessels as never before. Seeking highly creative and broadly experienced chemists to design and synthesize small-molecule contrast agents. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a related discipline with up to 3 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in multi-step organic transformation on a gram scale and a demonstrated track record of productivity is essential. Contact: Human Resources: Job Code: SC, EPIX Medical Inc. 71 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1118.
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.
- East Carolina University: Greenville, NC: Applications are invited for openings in organic and physical chemistry. Research areas are open. Send materials to: Organic or Physical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353. Screening will begin on November 10, 1997. Visit their home page at http://www.ecu.edu
- The University of Wyoming, Laramie WY: Invites applicants for positions in analytical or experimental physical chemistry. Send materials to; Professor Dan Buttrey, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3838.
- The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah: Invites applications for two-tenure track positions, one in the area of analytical and one in the area of inorganic chemistry. Candidates must have the background, ability and motivation to establish vigorous, competitive contemporary research programs and to excel as educators. Initial correspondences should include a detailed vita and a statement of proposed research. Reply to either area at: Search Committee, University of Utah, Chemistry, 315 S. 1400 E RM Dock, Salt Lake, City, UT 84112-0859.
- The University of New Mexico, Alburquerque, NM: Full time tenure track position in physical or biophysical chemistry effective, August, 1998. Qualifications include: distinction in research, exceptional promise of scholarship, potential for developing a vigorous and competitive research program and ability to teach both undergraduates and graduate study. Send correspondence to: Professor Mark Ondrias, Chairman, Chemistry Search Committee, The University of New Mexico, The Dept. of Chemistry, Alburquerque, NM 87131 by October 31st.
- University of California at Berkely: Berkely, CA: Seeks junior faculty members for biophysical or in materials chemistry, but outstanding candidates in other fields will be considered. Please contact the Dept. of Chemistry (#13 and #200) Faculty Recruiting Committee, 419 Latimer Hall, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA: 94720 by October 15th.
- Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA: Seeks experimental, physical and analytical chemist for fall of 1998 for those with an interest in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Ph.D.'s in physical, analytical and/or biophysical chemistry required. Working environment is new $24M Science Center. Send packets to: Michael A. Pleva, Head, Dept. of Chemistry, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-0303.
- Syracuse University, Looking for chemists in the area of physical, biophysical and biochemistry, such as (but not limited to) the spectroscopy of biological molecules, time-resolved laser spectroscopy, and physical aspects of structural biology. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Contact: Dr. Laurence A. Nafie, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Room 1-014, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100 by November 1.
- Haverford College, Haverford, PA: Seeks organic or biochemist to fill a position for fal of 1998. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and will be expected to establish a vigorous research program involving undergraduates. They seek candidates with research interests at the interface between chemistry and biology with postdoctoral experience preferred. Please submit materials to: Julio de Paula, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041. Visit their website at: http://www.haverford.edu/chem/hcchem.html or send e-mail to: email@example.com
- The University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI: Invites applications for one or more tenure-track appointments as professors in any area. Must have Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral experience. Send information to: Professor Paul M. Treichel., Chair, Search Committe, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706.
- The American Chemical Society, Washington. D.C.: The ACS is offering one of its members the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional Fellow. The fellowship provides a unique experience for either a faculty member on sabbatical or a graduate students finishing a degree. The applications are due for January 1, 1998 for fall of 1998 fellowship. For more information contact: Ms. Margaret Carey, Office of Legislative and Government Affairs, 1155 16th Street. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. (202) 872-4467. Applications should consist of a letter of intent, a resume, and two letters of reference. Arrangements should be made to send the letters of reference directly to ACS. Candidates should contact ACS prior to submitting and application to determine the type of information needed in the letter of intent.
- Montana State University, Bozeman, MT: Postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Professor Tom Livinghouse. The successful candidate will be expected to possess proficiency in the techniques of synthetic organic chemistry and be adept in the manipulation of air sensitive compounds. Interested candidates please submit your credentials to: Montana State University, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSU, Bozeman, MOT 59717-3400. Telephone: 406-994-4801, fax 406-994-5407.
- Utah State University, Logan, Utah: The applicant will participate in the Ph.D. program and be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program that exists complements existing faculty interests. Applicants working in the general areas of synthetic solid state/materials, surface inorganic chemistry, electron transfer between transition metal systems, or synthesis and reactivity of bioinorganic coordination complexes are encouraged to apply. Teaching will include courses in undergraduate and graduate inorganic and general chemistry. Send materials to: Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 84322-0300. Review of applications begins on October 15th. Internet address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Chemistry Division of Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL,is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the area of heterogeneous catalysis. The position entails the synthesis, testing and characterization of hydrotreating catalysts for the upgrading of heavy oils. The desired candidate will have a degree in either chemistry or chemical engineering with a strong emphasis on heterogeneous catalysis. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in either electron microscopy and/or XAFS applied to heterogeneous catalysis. Position is initially for one year with a possibility for yearly renewal up to three years. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. not more than 3 years prior to the start date of the appointment and should have an outstanding record in experimental catalysis and a strong commitment to full-time research. The position is located at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, IL. For additional technical information, please contact Chris Marshall (630-252-4310 or email@example.com).To apply, please send curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references to:Christopher L. Marshall, Research Scientist, Chemistry Division/Coal Chemistry Group Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, 60439-4831.
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