Volume 15, Number 21
Thursday, August 12, 1999
Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Earle, Room 18-390, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-4080; 617/258-7500 (fax) or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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Thursday, September 23, 1999
Professor Jason Kahn
This year's ACS Workshop "Conducting an Effective Job Search" to prepare you for the recruiting season ahead will be held on Wednesday, August 18. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Edward S. Kostiner from the University of Connecticut and will consist of a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and take place in the Norris Room (18-490). The topics will be: "Personal Assessment," "Targeting the Market, (Networking and Resumes)" and "Interviewing." Lunch will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and be served in the Norris Room (18-490). The afternoon session is from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Cope Room (18-392). The topic will be: "Resumes Review/Critiquing." You must sign up in advance on the Placement Board outside of 18-390. You can also contact M.T. Kouo with any questions at 253-1804 or email: email@example.com.
Professor Catherine Drennan is one of the organizers of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's undergraduate poster competition. The competition is in its fourth year and has drawn participants from Russia, Brazil, Germany, Canada, Chile, and from all over the United States. Undergraduates who submit a poster receive free meeting registration which includes attending all the talks, workshops, exhibits, and social events. "Undergraduates get to hear about what's hot in biochemistry research from the big names in the field," Professor Cathy Drennan comments. She encourages undergraduates to be thinking about preparing an abstract for next year's competition (due in January). Since the next meeting will be held in Boston June 4-8 2000, the cost of attending for MIT undergraduates will be essentially nothing. "It will be great exposure for undergraduate research and our Department has not had any participants in the last two years. Three years ago, however, we had a winner," Cathy remarks. Another notice will be forthcoming later this fall. In the meantime, contact Cathy for more in depth information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston University, Boston, MA: Staff person to teach freshman general chemistry. Seek person with MS but will consider BA or BS if well qualified. Contact: email@example.com call at (617) 353-2525 or fax (617) 353-6466.
Keene State College, Keene, NH: Organic Chemistry Lecturer for fall of 1999: Lecturer needed for Chemistry 212, one semester survey for non-majors and Chemistry 221, first semester of the year long Organic course. Each class has about 20 students. Some schedule flexibility. Compensation on a per course basis or possible full-time by semester. Require an MS in Chemistry or appropriate field and college teaching experience preferred. Please contact by email, fax or phone: Gordon Leversee, Dean of Sciences, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone is (603) 358-2545 or fax: (603) 358-2525.
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA: Biochemist research assistant to join a team of structural biology scientists of key proteins in the muscle machine. The candidate will work closely with protein crystallographers in a dynamic research environment. Experience required in protein isolation, purification, and characterization. Training in protein crystallization techniques will be provided. Contact: Dr. Carolyn Cohen, Rosenstiel Center at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, email: email@example.com. Phone: (781) 736-2446, fax: (781) 736-2405.
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.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY: Seeks positions in all areas of chemistry organic, inorganic and experimental physical chemistry. Send materials to: Professor John Muenter, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rochester, RC, Box 270216, Rochester, NY 14627-0216.
Emory University: Theoretical/Computational Chemistry Position at Emory University, A new position in theoretical/computational chemistry at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level (under exceptional circumstances possibly at a higher level) will be available beginning the fall semester of 2000. We are interested in individuals who have a strong background in theoretical chemistry and who have interests in applications to problems at the interface between biology and chemistry. Applicants should send materials directly to: Theoretical/Computational Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: Bioorganic position to begin August of 2000. Applicant will be expected to teach core organic chemistry, entry-level chemistry courses, offer advanced courses associated with their interdisciplinary program in biochemistry and establish a vigorous research program. Further information can be found at: http://www.bowdoin.edu Send materials to: David S. Page, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, 6600 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011-8466.
Yale University, New Haven, MA: invites assistant professor applicants in the areas of inorganic, theoretical and biophysical chemistry for fall of 2000. Send materials by October 22 to: Professor Andrew Hamilton, Chair, Junior Faculty Search Committee, PO. Box 208107, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8107.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY: Seeks two new faculty members, one in synthetic organic chemistry and the other in solid state inorganic or materials chemistry for August of 2000. Please contact: John E. Baldwin, Professor, Syracuse University, Dept. of Chemistry, Room 1-014, Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100, (315) 443-2925 or fax: (315) 443-4070.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA: Assistant professor in inorganic chemistry sought for September of 2000. Send materials to; Chair, 1999-2000 Faculty Search, Dept. of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.
University of California at Berkeley: Seeks postdoctoral fellow in biophysical/bioanalytical chemistry or synthetic/organic chemistry. Please contact: Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee, (#404) Dept. of Chemistry 419 Latimer Hall, University of CA at Berkeley, CA 94720-1460 by October 18, 1999.
University of Florida: Spectroscopy in condensed rare gases and hydrogen. Experience in infrared spectroscopy (our instrument is a Bruker 113 vacuum spectrometer) is desirable. Electron-spin-resonance is routinely applied so there is an opportunity to also do instructive research in this area. Available September 1. Apply to: Professor William Weltner, Jr., Department of Chemistry University of Florida, PO Box 117200, Gainesville, FL, 32611-7200 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Oxford: The Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory seeks applicant to apply for an EPSRC funded post-doctoral research assistantship, tenable for a period of just under two years, and to be held in the research group of Dr M Brouard in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University. The research project concerns the experimental study of the stereodynamics of elementary gas phase reactions using polarized laser pump-probe techniques, and in particular the characterization of product molecule rotational angular momentum orientation and alignment. Applicants should have experience in the use of pulsed laser systems, and preferably have some background in the field of reaction dynamics. The post is available from the beginning of September 1999, or as soon after as possible and the salary will be on the 1A scale at from 16,286 to 24,479 pounds sterling per annum. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and arrange for two referees to write directly to Dr M Brouard, The Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ by 2 August 1999. Electronic (email) applications are acceptable. The position is open to both UK and non-UK applicants. email address: email@example.com.
North Carolina State University: Ideally, the position would begin in January of 2000; however, the start date has some flexibility. An initial appointment of one year is expected with possible one year extensions pending funding and mutual agreement. The research program will be built around synthetic organometallic chemistry, and research opportunities will include asymmetric Lewis acid catalysis for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles, development of elimination reaction methodologies for the activation of amines and hydrocarbons, synthesis of asymmetric pi-basic complexes, environmentally benign catalysis in ionic liquids, synthesis and reactivity of eta-3-propargyl complexes, and novel reactions with asymmetric Fischer carbene complexes. The actual focus of the research associate's effort will depend upon previous experience and interests. The ideal candidate will possess energy and enthusiasm as well as experience with anaerobic organometallic synthesis and physical characterization of metal Interested individuals should contact me via email or phone (listed below) or send a c.v. and three letters of recommendation to the address listed below T. Brent Gunnoe, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204 Phone: (919)-513-3704, FAX: (919)-515-8909, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD A postdoctoral position in inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry is currently available in the Goldberg group in the department of chemistry. Our research interests involve the synthesis of novel ligands and transition metal complexes as models of metalloprotein active sites, as well as the design and synthetic modification of metalloproteins such as myoglobin in order to control the reactivity at the metal center. In the former area we have recently developed methods for synthesizing mixed nitrogen/sulfur ligands with new tripodal frameworks, and are currently employing them in the preparation of biomimetic Fe, Ni and Zn complexes. In the latter area we are designing new synthetic metallocofactors for reconstitution into hemoproteins that will allow us to alter the reactivity of the protein toward small molecules such as dioxygen. Further information can be obtained from our website: http://www.jhu.edu/~chem/goldbe/index.html. The ideal candidate will have experience in organic and inorganic synthesis of ligands and transition metal complexes, but the quality of the candidate is more important than the specific background. Individuals interested in the position should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses to: Dr. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, Or email@example.com.
University of Washington: Postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of photocatalytic reactions on TiO2. Their primary interest is in mechanistic studies of oxidation and reduction reactions that are important in environmental remediation. The investigative methods will include reactive molecular beam scattering and kinetic studies in an apparatus capable of high pressure kinetic studies and UHV spectroscopic studies. Thomas Engel, Professor of Chemistry. Department of Chemistry. University of Washington. Box 351700. Seattle, WA 98195-1700 Phone: (206) 685-2330
Indiana University: The position involves the use of plane wave based density functional theory to study problems in surface catalysis. However, the postdoctoral will also work on novel new variations of Vanderbilt-type pseudopotentials to reduce memory requirements of plane wave codes. Finally, the postdoctoral student will be involved in a collaboration with Wavefunction Incorporated to produce a user friendly plane wave based density functional theory program suitable for use on PC's and an associated training manual for use of experimental materials scientists as well as undergraduate students studying solid states physics. A successful postdoctoral will likely be a strong candidate for a permanent position at Wavefunction, Inc. Professor Glenn J. Martyna Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-4001 Phone: (812)-855-6605, Fax: (812)-855-8300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Amsterdam: A postdoctoral position funded by the "Training and Mobility of Researchers programme of the European Union is presently available in the Network "Development of Rotaxane-based Unconventional Materials" (DRUM) at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The aim of this Network, consisting of two industrial groups and six academic research groups, is to employ the concept of a bead shuttling along a molecular thread to effect the properties of the individual components that make up the system in such a way that they can be controlled via a specific stimulus. The successful candidate will perform research on the photophysical and photochemical properties of (components of) these supramolecular systems employing a wide variety of high-resolution gas-phase spectroscopic techniques (LIF, REMPI, REMPI-PES, ZEKE-PFI, etc.). The position is directly available and the appointment will be for a period of initially 12 months but extendable to 18 months. Candidates with a strong background in laser spectroscopy are encouraged to apply. Letters of application (including a Curriculum Vitae) should be sent to the address below. Further information can also be obtained at this address, as well as at http://www.chem.uva.nl/imc/supra/vac.html, Dr. W.J. Buma, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Molecular Chemistry, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry, Nieuwe Achtergracht 127-129, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tel: +31-20-525 6973/6454, Fax: +31-20-5256456, E-mail: email@example.com.
University of Nottingham, UK, A postdoctoral position is available from October 1st 1999 or soon thereafter for up to three years in the group of Dr. Katharine Reid. The project will involve measuring photoelectron angular distributions following the excitation and then ionization of molecules with nanosecond, picosecond or femtosecond laser pulses. In this way it is hoped to learn about intramolecular vibrational-rotational energy redistribution processes in a number of polyatomic molecules at various excitation energies and initial temperatures. The work is a direct follow on from a recent publication: K.L. Reid, T.A. Field, M. Towrie and P. Matousek, J. Chem. Phys. 111, 1438 (1999) in which we demonstrated this technique. The nanosecond work will take place at the University of Nottingham, the picosecond and femtosecond work at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, with all expenses paid for travel between Nottingham and RAL and for accommodation at RAL. Travel money is also available to foster collaborations with other groups pursuing similar techniques, and particularly those employing imaging to map out photoelectron angular distributions. Possibilities exist for theoretical work related to the project, but the successful candidate will be primarily an experimentalist. Applicants should have experience with lasers, vacuum technology and electronics, should have a PhD in Chemical Physics, Physical Chemistry or Physics, and should send a cv and the names of three referees to the address or email address below by September 10th, 1999. Dr. Katharine Reid, School of Chemistry University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK, tel: 44-115-951-3446, fax: 44-115-951-3562, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.nott.ac.uk/chemistry/new/staff/reid/reid.html
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Salary: £15,735-£23,651 (under review). You will join the group of Professor Kenneth McKendrick, who will take up the new post of Chair of Physical Chemistry from 1 January 2000. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to existing projects investigating the dynamics of state-to-state chemical reactivity and collisional energy transfer, and to be actively involved in the development of new lines of research. The post is available for 2 years. For application details please contact the Personnel Office, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK, tel 0131 451 3475 (24 hours) quoting Ref 148/99/*. Closing date: 24 September. PhD Studentships addition, 2 PhD Studentships are available to work with Prof McKendrick for 3 years from 1 January 2000 funded at the standard Research Council rate of £6,640 per annum, fees paid. To apply, please forward a CV with the names and addresses of two referees to him at the address below by 24 September. Informal enquiries for both the Research Associate post and the Studentships may be made to Dr. Kenneth McKendrick, currently at the Department of Chemistry, King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK, tel (44) - 0131 650 4735, fax (44) - 0131 650, 4743, e-mail K.McKendrick@ed.ac.uk.
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, CA: The Chemistry and Materials Division of the Research Dept. at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, CA anticipates the availability of a postdoctoral position for FY2000 in the following specialties of organic synthesis: organic nitramines; nitroaliphatic chemistry; saturated nitrogren heterocylces such as diazocines, pyrimidines, and azetidines; diflouramine and its derivatives; energetic fluorine chemistry; and/or nitroheteroaromatic chemistry. Consult their website at:
US Citizenship required, and the deadline is October 1, 1999. Write or call the principal investigator to express interest: Dr. Robert Chapman, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (Code 4T4220D), China Lake, CA 93555; phone (760) 939-1663.
Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan). The work involves applications of accurate quantum chemical ab initio methods (CCSD(T), MRCI, CASSCF, CASPT2, modern DFT, etc.) to the studies of electronic and vibronic spectra of various molecules and radicals through calculations of excited electronic states, potential energy surfaces for chemical reactions, and photodissociation dynamics, related to combustion, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry. The position is available immediately. The appointment is originally for one year, but an extension is possible with mutual agreement. Please send CV and publication list directly to me, preferably via e-mail. Also make arrangement to have two letters of recommendation directly to me. Alexander M. Mebel, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 23-166, Taipei, Taiwan 10764, Tel.: (886)-2-2366-8208, Fax : (886)-2-2362-0200, e-mail: email@example.com.
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