Volume 14, Number 18
Friday, May 22, 1998
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Thursday, May 28, 1998
"Electronic Interaction Across Polyene Bridges in Diiron and Diruthenium Complexes"
Congratulations to Andrew Rhomberg from the Biemann Group, who was also honored at the Awards Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 13th receiving a William L. Stewart, Jr Award. Andrew was presented the award given to students who have made outstanding contributions to co-curricular activities and events during the preceding year at MIT. The awards are provided under a grant from the W.L. Stewart, Jr. Memorial Foundation in memory of Mr. Stewart, a member of the MIT Corporation from 1952 until his death in 1963. from the Department of Chemistry.
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.
Call Ed Udas at 253-4505 or stop by room 6-026 if students, faculty, or staff need help in organizing their MIT space.
Experimentalist (PostDoc or young scientist) position at INLN, CNRS, Nice, France. An experiment: we look on platinum wire put into a gas flow, and register hot spots and waves initiated by a laser beam. The challenge is to understand mechanisms of huge losses of noble metal in catalysis, and ways to diminish them. This is closely related to surface science also. Physical- chemical background is helpful but not obligatory. A curious and handy physicist who likes experiment will be successful here. The position is till September 1999, it will start September 1998, although earlier starting date is negotiable too. The salary is 21 kF a month, for a European PostDoc (not from France: programme Training and Mobility of Researchers), and for a young scientist without PhD -depending on qualification. The fellowship is funded by the EU network ``Nonlinear dynamics of spatially extended systems'' and is intended for a citizen of a Member State of the European Community or of an Associated State. Contact: Prof. Valentin KRINSKY, Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice U.M.R. C.N.R.S. 6618 Sophia Antipolis- 1361, Route des Lucioles, F-06560 Valbonne, FRANCE
Ford Motor Company Position ID: FRL02 the Chemistry Department of Ford Research Laboratory has an opening for an engineer or scientist who is interested in research on environmental issues facing the automotive industry. The research will involve various microbiological issues on wastewater treatment, contaminated-site remediation, and manufacturing processes. Specific topics include the biological treatment of paint emissions and oily wastewater, the bioremediation of soil contaminated with hydraulic fluids, the biodeterioration of manufacturing materials, and health and ecological effects of manufacturing emissions. Opportunities exist for conducting both laboratory and field research. A Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering/science or a related field with a strong emphasis in microbiology is preferred. Please contact Dr. Byung R. Kim (313-594-7126; firstname.lastname@example.org) for technical details. Ford Research Laboratory has approximately 700 researchers (about 1/3 of them are Ph.D.'s) in various science and engineering fields and is equipped with the state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and instruments. A facility is also available for conducting both basic and applied microbiological research. Applicants should send a rich text or ASCII formatted resume which includes the names and phone number/e-mail address of three references to: email@example.com. Alternatively, resumes may be mailed to:K. Morrison, Recruiting Coordinator Ford Research Laboratory - Position FRL 02 Ford Motor Company P.O. Box 2053, Drop 2155/SRL Dearborn, Michigan 48121-2053
University of Albany, Albany, NY: Seeks applicants for a tenure-track inorganic chemist position with materials science experience preferred. Joint appointments with the Center for Advanced Thin Film Technolgy (CAT) are possible and encouraged. Send materials to: Prof. Lawrence Snyder, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY 12222.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas: Invites applications for a visiting faculty member in August of 1998 for a temporary position with the opportunity to collaborate with department research groups. Informal inquiries welcome to Professor Sherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX, FRANCE Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position, available immediately at the "Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Moleculaire" of the "Universite Bordeaux I", France. The successful candidate will be working with Dr. Michel Costes and Prof. Christian Naulin on neutral-neutral reactions that might be important in the chemistry of interstellar clouds. Experiments will be conducted on a recently developed crossed-molecular beam apparatus, which allows for scanning the relative translational energy of reactants down to values relevant to the conditions of the interstellar medium. Detection of products will involve vuv laser techniques. The project is funded by the European Commission under the TMR Network "Astrophysical Chemistry" program. Applicants must be European Union nationals (excluding France but including Associate States) and up to 35 years old. The duration of the fellowship is for 12 months. Net salary will be around 12000 FF/month. Applicants with a good background in gas-phase physical-chemistry and/or laser spectroscopy should submit a CV and the names of two referees to Dr. Michel Costes, UMR 5803 CNRS- Universite Bordeaux I, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Moleculaire, Universite Bordeaux I, 33405 Talence cedex, France. E-mail: email@example.com.