Volume 15, Number 19
Friday, June 4, 1999
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Professor Andrei Tokmakoff was selected as the School of Science recipient of the Paul M. Cook Career Development Professorship for a three-year term beginning July 1st of this year. A generous gift by Mr. Paul M. Cook, ChemE'47 enabled the Institute to establish the professorship and support a junior faculty member with a strong interest in materials and chemical sciences in the Schools of Science and Engineering. Andreižs colleagues as well as students and staff, congratulate him on receiving this award. Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to those awarded advanced degrees awarded Sept, 1998, and February, 1999 and June1999
The "Chemical & Engineering News" from ACS is back as online journal at http://libraries.mit.edu/science/Subjects/Chemistry/ejournal.html
The latest new book list of chemistry and chemical engineering books from April 1 to May 15, 1999 is at http://libraries.mit.edu/science/Subjects/Chemistry/news.html
The Cambridge Teen Work Summer Jobs Program is now in progress for participating Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School students ages 16 and older. If you have a summer job or would like more information please contact Kenneth Wolff, the MIT TeenWork Coordinator in the Personnel Dept. at ext. 3-4278 or Dottie Purdy at ext. 3-4077
University of Minnesota, in the lab of Professor Don Truhlar has a postdoc position in theoretical chemical dynamics available. Applicants are welcome. Donald G. Truhlar, email: firstname.lastname@example.org [editorial: email@example.com] http://comp.chem.umn.edu/Truhlar . Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone 612-624-7555 Fax 612-626-9390
Case Western Reserve University immediate opening for a postdoctoral position involving the theoretical modeling of kinetics and dynamics for barrierless reactions of importance in combustion chemistry. Please encouarge any suitable candidates to contact me via e-mail. A brief overall project description is provided below. This position will involve a combination of developments and applications of variational transition state theory (VTST). We are especially interested in the development of methods for employing dividing surfaces which vary smoothly from a configurational based dividing surface to a phase space or energy dependent dividing surface. We are also interested in more physically motivated representations of the configurational dividing surface, focusing on the relation between the shapes of the dividing surfaces and the underlying molecular orbitals and/or potential energy surface contours. A final aspect of the project involves the combination of trajectory studies and master equation modeling in an effort to gain a better understanding of the effects of angular momentum on the pressure dependence of reaction kinetics. Stephen Klippenstein Associate Professor of Chemistry Office Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 44106-7078, USA: (216)-368-6916 FAX: (216)-368-3006 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postodoctoral Position at DuPont Electronics, Circleville, OH: Position for a polymer/organic chemist in their Photopolymer and Electronic Materials R&D group for a one-year appointment. The research involves the synthesis of new monomers, selection of catalysts, using ceramic fillers, and polymer solution processing. Must possess Ph.D. with strong organic synthesis and polymer processing. Send packet to: Dr. G. Min, DuPont High Performance Materials, Rt. #23, South DuPont Road, Circleville, OH 43113, (740) 474-0244. Fax.
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 Queensland, Austrailia, Chair of Biological Chemistry. Applications are invited for the position of Professor of Chemistry, in the field of biological chemistry, in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Queensland. The appointee to the Chair will be a distinguished chemist with vigorous current research activity based on an outstanding record of scientific achievement in biological chemistry. Applications are encouraged in any facet of this wide-ranging field. The University is interested in exploring possibilities that focus on chemical synthesis, bioorganic chemistry and molecular design of biomimetics, and their interaction with biological targets. A strong commitment to teaching and curriculum design at all levels is essential. The successful applicant will be expected to assume the Headship of the Department for a period of five years in the first instance. Skills in personnel and financial management are essential. The salary for a Professor is $91,821 per annum. A salary loading for the Headship of the Department also applies. Further information about the position, including selection criteria and duty statement, may be obtained from Professor John de Jersey, Head, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, on telephone +61 7 3365-4622, fax +61 7 3365-4699, email email@example.com or from Associate Professor John Cotton, Head, Department of Chemistry, on telephone +61 7 3365-3837, fax +61 7 3365-4273, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. General information about the Department can be obtained through http://www.chemistry.uq.edu.au. Send four copies of your application to the Personnel Officer, Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, 4072. Please quote Reference No. 28399, address the selection criteria, and include the names and contact details (fax and email) of three referees.
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