Volume 14, Number 24
Friday, September 25, 1998
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Tuesday, September 29, 1998
"Chemistry and Physics in 1D: Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Quantum Wires"
Wednesday, September 30, 1998
"X-ray Crystallography of Methane Monooxygenase: Static Views of a Flexible Enzyme"
Thursday, October 1, 1998
"Chemo-Enzymatic Approach to Carbohydrate-Mediated Biological Recognitions"
The latest new book list of Chemistry and chemical engineering books from May 16 to Aug 15, 1998 are at: http://libraries.mit.edu/science/Subjects/Chemistry/news.html
The National Science Foundation will award 1,000 new Graduate Research Fellowshs to support study in science, math and engineering. Check the electronic retrieval process for applications: email@example.com or fax 423-241-4513 also contact the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, ORAU, PO Box 3010, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010, phone is 423-241-4300. Each three-year fellowship provide a stipend of $15,000 for 12 month tenure, and a cost of education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year.
Network Sciences Corporation, the host of the Charleston Conference announces the creation of the Network Science Student stipend award. Advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit an abstract for the poster presentation at the 1999 conference. The focus of the poster session is new techniques which can be applied to drug discover. Two students will receive awards that include waiver of the conference registration fee along with a stipend to defray travel expenses to the March 15-17 meeting. Details are available as part of the conference announcement at http://www.netsci.org/resources/meetings/charleston99.html . Or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PerSeptive Biosystems (soon to be called PE Biosystem since Perkin Elmer's buyout last January) which specializes in Biochemical mass spectroscopy and chromotography. I currently write software to help biochemists interpret mass spectra data. I find it quite enjoyable here and they have quite a few scientist positions open. They also have several software engineer positions Open which would love to have people with a chemical background. Any graduating graduate or undergraduate students who wish to move into software might find these attractive. The ads were posted in the Boston Globe on Aug. 23 and will be published in many journals. These journals include Nature (8/27), Science (9/4), C&E News (9/7) and J. Amer Soc. Mass Spec(10/1). The company web site has descriptions at http://www.pbio.com/company/jobs/jobs.htm
Bristol-Myers Squibb: Princeton, NJ or Wallingford, CT: Seeks research scientist in laboratory automation informatics, with a strong grasp of programming fundamentals and relational database systems. Contact: Mark F. Russo, 609-252-6230 or email@example.com. They use resume-scanning techniques, please submit resume on white bond paper, using standard type and fonts, (no italics,graphics or staples). Fax or forward with the code: PRTG15MPC to: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pharmaceutical Research Institute, PO Box 4000, Princeton, NJ 08543-4000, or fax: 609-581-8841.
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.
The University of Memphis is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. The search is open to all areas of inorganic chemistry. However, special attention will be given to candidates whose research complements current strengths in the department (http://www.chem.memphis.edu). Research proposals exploring organometallic chemistry, catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry and materials chemistry are encouraged. The official announcement of this position will be published in Chemical and Engineering news at the end of October (a copy is appended below). Current faculty members doing research in inorganic chemistry at UM Ted Burkey (organometallic chemistry, http://www.people.memphis.edu/~tburkey/) and Tom Cundari (computational inorganic chemistry, http://www.chem.memphis.edu/cundari/cundari.html). Ted and Tom have built nationally recognized, externally funded research programs in their respective areas. Both have recently moved their research groups into new labs renovated through a grant from the National Science Foundation's Academic Research Infrastructure grant on which they were PI's. Hence, the successful applicant for this position will have the opportunity to join a vibrant, growing research emphasis in inorganic chemistry at The University of Memphis. Excellent collaborative opportunities also exist at U of M and in Memphis for faculty involved in research in these areas. We urge you to bring this notice to the attention of any students and colleagues you think may be interested. Anyone with an interest in this position and wanting further information can contact any member of the search committee. Dr. Ted Burkey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dr. Tom Cundari (email@example.com) Dr. Richard Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Partha Ray (email@example.com) The University of Chicago Faculty Position in Experimental Physics The Department of Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the James Franck Institute of the University of Chicago expect to have a faculty position in experimental physics available at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in autumn 1999. We are especially interested in candidates with outstanding research accomplishments in the areas of atomic physics, optical trapping and cooling, biophysics, or structural studies of condensed matter. Candidates must have demonstrated a high degree of excellence in research, and must have a strong interest and ability in teaching. Completed applications received by October 30, 1998, will be given full consideration. Applicants should send a resume, list of publications, and a description of their research to the address below, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same address: Prof. Frank Merritt, Chairman; Department of Physics; Experimental Physics Search; The University of Chicago, 5720 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637-1434. The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. http://ars-www.uchicago.edu/physics/
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Seeks faculty in analytical and two inorganic and one organic professor. Submit materials to: Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1872. Check web site: http://www.chm.colostate.ddu/jobs.html
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: Seeks one analytical and one experimental polymer physical chemist. . Send materials to: Professor Larry T. Taylor, Chair, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee or for Polymer to Professor Herve Marand, Chair, Polymer Physical Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0212.
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.: Seeks organic and inorganic chemists for fall of 1999. Please send information to: Faculty Search Committee/Inorganic or Organic, Dept. of Chemistry, CN, Georgetown University, Box 571227, Washington, D.C. 200057-1227, check their website at: http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/chemistry/chemistry.html
University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill: One possibly two postdocs in the NMR structural biology lab of Ras, Ras-related proteins and their regulatory factors. Ras and Rho family GTPases function as molecular switches that regulate a variety of signal transduction pathways leading to changes in cell growth, morphology and apoptosis. They want to elucidate how Ras (and Ras-related proteins) recognize regulatory proteins and downstream targets and how these interactions modulate the signal transmission process. The lab has several SGI workstations, a host of software packages, analysis and biomolecular NMR structure determination (including Felix and NMR refine) a wet biochemistry laboratory and a recently upgraded NMR facility consisting of 4 channel Varian Inova 500 and 600 MHz spectrometers. Please contact Professor Sharon Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 919-966-7139 for more information.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: Available in the laboratory of Professor Eric Weitz. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: Seeks applicants for biophysical chemistry position to begin in August of 1999. Pleas check their website at: http://www.bowdoin.edu and send materials to: David S. Page, Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry, 6600 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011-8466.
University of California at Irvine: Both positions relate to my program in silsesquioxane chemistry. Familiarity with organosilicon chemistry or mechanistic organometallic chemistry will be useful in these positions, but direct experience is not required. In fact, I would rather hire individuals with strong scientific credentials who are interested In interdisciplinary research at the interface between organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, catalysis and materials chemistry. Postdocs in my group have traditionally stayed for about two years and had a very rewarding experience. My lab is extremely well equipped for research in organic and organometallic chemistry, and UCI provides truly first-rate facilities for anyone doing synthetic chemistry. Interested candidates can request reprints, preprints and more informant the positions by e-mail. To apply, interested candidates should send a resume and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the address listed below. Please accept my thanks, in advance, for your assistance Frank J. Feher, Professor and Vice Chair ,Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-2025 Phone: 949-824-4682. Personal FAX: 949-824-2657- Dept FAX: 949-824-8571 WEB: http://chem.ps.uci.edu/research/faculty/fjfeher.html
A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Tucker Carrington Jr. at the University of Montreal, Canada. Candidates should have training in either theoretical chemistry or theoretical physics. Experience in quantum dynamics calculations would be an asset, The group is interested in developing and applying new methods for calculating: (i) vibrational and ro-vibrational energy levels of small polyatomic molecules (JCP 99 8519 (1993), JCP 100 6175 (1994), JCP 101 8494 (1994), JCP 103 5600 (1995), JCP 107 9493 (1997), Chem Phys Lett 287 289 (1998)); (ii) rate constants (Chem Phys Lett 267 417 (1997) Chem Phys Lett 293 209 (1998)), and (iii) photodissociation cross sections (JCP 105 141 (1996)). Interested candidates should send a C.V. and a summary of research interests to Tucker Carrington at the address below. Tucker Carrington Jr, Departement de chimie Universite de Montreal Case postale 6128, succursale Centre-vill Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3J7,Canada-tel: (514) 343-2123- e-mail: Tucker.Carrington@umontreal.ca fax: (514) 343-7586 |
POSTDOC POSITION FOR TWO YEARS: Do Rydberg atoms go commercial? The group of Bart Noordam at the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, will start a project in which we explore the possibility to construct an- ULTRAFAST INFRARED IMAGING CAMERA. The aim of this project is to design and construct a prototype of an imaging camera that operates throughout the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum: lambda = 1 micron - 1 mm. The photo-sensitive film is based on gas-phase Rydberg atoms (patented). A unique feature of the camera is the combination of infrared sensitivity and ultrashort exposure times (as low as 1 ns). The project is a challenging combination of applied and fundamental physics. We are seeking a candidate who I) is interested in developing a new type of instrument (see e.g. ref. ) and II) is interested in doing fundamental research (far-infrared photoionization properties of Rydberg atoms see e.g. ref. [2,3]). http://www.amolf.nl/external/positions/noordam/ultrafast.html or email to email@example.com  A streak camera operating in the mid-infrared M. Drabbels, and L. D. Noordam Optics Lett. 22, 1436 (1997)  Far infrared four-photon ionization of lithium Rydberg atoms bypassing a Cooper minimum- J. H. Hoogenraad, R. B. Vrijen, P. W. van Amersfoort, A. F. G. van der Meer, and L. D. Noordam Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4579 (1995)  Decay of oriented Rydberg wavepackets excited with far-infrared radiation- G. M. Lankhuijzen, M. Drabbels, F. Robicheaux, and L. D. Noordam Phys. Rev. A 57, 440 (1998) L. D. Noordam- FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics Kruislaan 407, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel.: (31) 20 - 608 1354 (direct) (31) 20 - 608 1234 (general) Fax.: (31) 20 - 668 4106 secretary: Marianne Iske, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: (31) 20 608 1311 homepage: http://www.amolf.nl/external/wwwlab/atoms/femtophys
University of Oregon: Eugene, Oregon: Seeking postdoc to work on oligo(phenylacetylene) and oligo(phenyldiacetylene) macrocyles. Please send cv and materials to: Professor Michael Haley at email@example.com or call him at 541-346-0456.
Office of Naval Research: Washington,D.C.:sponsors a postdoctoral fellowsh program which is designed to increase the involvement of creative scientists and engineers from academia and industry. Must have a Ph.D., and submit a 5-10 page research proposal that relates to a specific research opportunity. Check their website at: http://www.asee.org/fellowships or call: 202-331-3525.