The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 13, Number 40
December 19, 1997
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Special Holiday Closing
The Institute will close at noon on Wednesday, December 24 in
addition to being closed on the official holidays of Thursday,
December 25 and Friday, December 26. Christmas Day is one of the
twelve holidays observed by the Institute. In 1997, the day after
Christmas has been designated as the Institute's twelfth holiday.
The noon closing on December 24 is a special holiday closing (see
section 5.9 of the Personnel Policy Manual). A memorandum will be
issued shortly clarifying the separate pay policies for these
closings. If you have any questions regarding holiday pay practices,
please contact your Personnel Officer.
Third Annual MIT/Bruker Symposium to be Held January 31,
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the third annual
MIT/Bruker (formerly Siemens) Symposium on Crystallographic Chemical
Analysis to be held on Saturday, January 31, 1997 beginning at 8:45
a.m. in Room 6-120. Topics that will be discussed are crystal growth,
problem structures and strategies for the resolution of twinning
problems. A free catered lunch will be available and there will be a
$500 prize for the best poster!! Pre-register by e-mail to Dr. Bill
Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Linda Earle at email@example.com. The
aforementioned e-mail addresses may be used to enter poster
The Third Annual Bruker/MIT Symposium on
Crystallographic Chemical Analysis
11:30-1:00 catered lunch and poster session
Coffee and Registration outside of 6-120
Opening remarks and welcome by
Professor Stephen J. Lippard
Dr. Frank Laukien, President Bruker Instruments
Susan K. Byram - Bruker Analytical X-Ray Systems
Dr. Charles Campana - Bruker
Dr. Richard Staples - Harvard University
Dr. Arnold Rheingold - University of Delaware
Dr. Victor Young - University of Minnesota
Dr. Jed Parkin - Columbia University
Wrap up and Winner of Poster Session Announced!
Please Remember the United Way!
The United Way Campaign continues through December 31st.
There's still time to make a donation. Please consider making a
contribution (one that will help many in need) by the end of the
month. Kindly send your contribution to Marsha Myles (18-284) or you
can mail it directly to the United Way Campaign Office (Room
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 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.
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.
- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ: Seeks
applicants for organic chemistry in all areas. Seeking a Ph.D.
possessing potential as a teacher at introductory and advanced
levels with interdisciplinary interests in bio-organic or
environmental. Send materials including to: Organic Search
Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, PO Box
5698, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698.
- Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA: The candidates they
seek will be expected to teach organic chemistry and introductory
biochemistry, to contribute to a growing biochemistry program, and
to engage undergraduates in research. Send materials, including
undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Victor J.
Tortorelli; Dept. of Chemistry; Ursinus College, Collegeville,PA;
- York College,The City University of New York, Jamaica, New
York: Seeks a biochemist for September 1998 to join a
collegial faculty and have teaching responsibilities in
biochemistry, organic chemistry and advanced electives. Please
apply to T. Howard McGee, York College, The City University of New
York, Jamica, New York, 11451, e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center, Harvard Medical School: The Department of Pathology
seeks well-qualified applicants Ph.D. or M.D. with research
interest in the molecular regulation of inflammation. As part of
a basic research program in immunology and inflammation at Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Pathology Dept. is recruiting
an outstanding candidate to lead an independent research program
in which genetic or gene targeting approaches are used to study
the molecular mechanisms underlying inflammatory diseases.
Preference will be given to applicants with a proven record of
directing an independent research program. Candidates are expected
to participate in the teaching activities of the Department for
medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Recently renovated laboratory reset space is available for this
position in the Dept. of Pathology. Applicants should send CV,
statement of research interests and names and addressees of four
references to: Jean-Peirre Kinet, Chairman, Search Committee c/o
Jeffrey Goodman @ research north/room 227-C, Dept. of Pathology,
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
- POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Postdoctoral research position to study molecular and (bio)polymer
adsorption and reactivity at solid/liquid interfaces, equilibrium
binding and kinetics of biomolecular interactions. Ph.D. in
physical chemistry, biophysics or related area, experience in
spectroscopy of interfaces surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy,
surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy or related optical techniques)
is required. Experience with electrochemistry or AFM is
desirable. Please send cv and three letters of reference to: Prof.
Rosina Georgiadis Department of Chemistry, Boston University, 590
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID: Postdoctoral fellow in
environmental/soil/analytical chemistry. Two year appointment with
possibility of extension. Will conduct research in area of sulfur
biogeochemistry to elucidate the pathways responsible for gaseous
sulfur evolution from soils. The person will develop and apply
chromatographic, spectroscopic, and electrochemical techniques to
identify substrates and pathway intermediates. A laboratory-based
project primarily with emphasis on the analysis of organic and
inorganic sulfur species. Send materials to Search
Committee-Postdoc Fellow, Biogeochemistry, Dept. of PSES, College
of Agriculture, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2339, fax is
208-885-7760. website is: http://www.uidaho.edu/pses
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