Volume 15, Number 23
Friday, September 10, 1999
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The faculty, and staff of the department congratulate Professor Cao on his achievement in being selected as one of the recipients of the Solomon Buchsbaum AT&T Research Fund.
Professor Emily Carter
"(Virtual) Living at the Edge:
Ab Initio Simulations of Interfacial Chemistry"
Professor Yi Lu
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Toward Biosynthetic Inorganic Chemistry"
Professor Steve P. Nolan
University of New Orleans
"Development of Catalytic Systems
Bearing a Nucleophilic Carbene Ligand"
Professor William D. Jones
University of Rochester
"Cleavage of Strong C-X Bonds
By Metal Complexes"
Professor Jason Kahn
University of Maryland
"DNA Plasticity in Transcription Complexes"
"Phthalazine-Bridged Complexes as Models
for Dinuclear Metalloenzyme Active Sites"
Professor Stan Opella
University of Pennsylvania
The next WIC lunch is scheduled for Wed, Sept 15 at 12:30 in the Amdur Room, (6-233). Bring a lunch, as dessert will be provided. For more general information, please contact, Dana Buske at email@example.com 3-1854 and Jane Brock. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-0798.
NeoGenesis seeks creative, highly motivated synthetic chemists for the design of novel combinatorial libraries and the optimization of lead compounds. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry; postdoctoral work and experience in combinatorial and/or medicinal chemistry is preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of innovative, published research. Proficiency with all current spectroscopic techniques is required. Individuals will join a visionary young company in a creative, interdisciplinary atmosphere of chemistry, biology,and pharmaceutical target screening. Unlimited opportunities for a hard working, motivated individual. Excellent benefits incl. 401K. Salary commensurate with experience and achievement. Please direct inquiries to Janine Kayser at email@example.com. Resumes may also be faxed to (617)-868-1515. Please include Job listing: EW-17 on all correspondence. Please visit us at: http://www.neogenesis.com
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.
Penn State, University Park, PA: Seeks tenure track faculty applicants for fall of 2000 in all areas of chemistry. Please submit applications to: Chairman of the Search Committee, Chemistry Dept. Box O, The Pennsylvania State University, 152 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802.
U-California, Berkeley: Areas of chemistry are biophysical/bioanalytical or synthetic organic/organic chemistry for fall in 2000. Please write to: Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee, (404) Dept. of Chemistry, 419 Latimer Hall, University of CA at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1460.
University of Illinois at Chicago: Seeks applicants for organic or bioorganic chemistry faculty for fall of 2000. Send materials to: Prof. David Crich, Chairman, Organic Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W. Taylor Street, M/C 111 Chicago, IL 60607-7061 by November 1.
University of Bristol, U.K.: Ab Initio Calculation of Combustion Dynamics in the research group of Prof. G.G. Balint-Kurti A short appointment of about 4.5 months is available immediately in the research group of Professor G.G. Balint-Kurti (University of Bristol, U.K.) to study combustion dynamics processes using ab-initio quantum mechanical methods. The work will involve large scale ab initio electronic structure calculations of reaction paths and rate constant calculations using our own RRKM codes. Applications should be accompanied by a CV and the names and addresses of two referees. They may be sent by email to: Gabriel.Balint-Kurti@bristol.ac.uk or by post to: Professor G.G. Balint-Kurti, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6LY, U.K.
Argonne National Laboratory: A postdoctoral or visiting scholar position is available in the Chemistry Divison of the in the area of theoretical and computational studies of atomic clusters. The studies cover a broad variety of physico-chemical properties of clusters (structural and dynamical) and of cluster-related phenomena, including cluster-molecule and cluster-substrate interactions. Both, homogeneous and heterogeneous, e.g., alloy, systems are considered. The work involves analytical and methodological developments, code development, and large-scale computer simulations. Excellent computational resources are available. Candidates with background in quantum chemistry, theoretical chemistry and/or solid state physics, classical and quantum dynamics, and related fields are wellcome to apply. The appointment is initially for one year with a possible extension upon mutual agreement. Interested candidates should forward their CV and list of publications and arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to:Dr. Julius Jellinek, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, E-mail: JELLINEK@ANLCHM.CHM.ANL.GOV, Tel.: (630)252-4729. FAX: (630)252-4954
University College London: A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor David Clary to develop new quantum mechanical methods to calculate the vibrational states of weakly-bound molecular trimers. The position is available from January 2000 and will last for up to three years. It is funded by the EPSRC University College London is one of Europe's leading universities and is a major centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. It is situated in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities. The Clary group is lively and international, and the computational facilities are excellent. Theoretical chemists or physicists who are interested in this position should email David Clary (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance. Full applications will require a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees. The closing date for applications is October 1 1999. More information on the group and UCL can be obtained from the web site http://calcium.chem.ucl.ac.uk/webstuff/people/clary/pubs/index.html. Professor David C Clary, FRS, Centre for Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Department of Chemistry University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ, UK
University of Bristol: Applications are invited for a 30 month Post Doctoral Research Assistantship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust in the group of Professor M N R Ashfold from 1.1.2000 or as soon thereafter as is mutually convenient. The work will involve substantial extensions of the existing H atom photofragment translational spectroscopy experiment so as to allow (i) quantitative high resolution studies of the primary photochemistry of a range of prototypical hydrides at user selected wavelengths in the vacuum ultraviolet, (ii) investigation of the photochemistry (and thermochemistry) of jet-cooled free radical hydrides and (iii) exploration of the vibrationally mediated photodissociation of hydride molecule. Applicants should have a PhD in Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics; experience with molecular beam technology, lasers and molecular spectroscopy/photochemistry would be an advantage. Informal enquiries can be addressed to email@example.com. Applications, which should include a CV and the names of two referees, must be sent to the Personnel Office (University of Bristol, Senate House, Bristol BS8 1TH, Tel: 0117 954 6947, minicom 0117 928 8894 or email: Recruitment@bris.ac.uk) quoting reference 5841 by the closing date: 15 November 1999.
University of California, Irvine: A postdoctoral position in available in the group of Prof. Craig C. Martens at the University of California, Irvine. The development and application of semiclassical methodology for modeling dynamics and ultrafast spectroscopy in many-body systems. This project focuses on treating ultrafast photodynamics, nonadiabatic dynamics, electronic dephasing, many-body tunneling, and other physical problems using methods based on the semiclassical limit of the quantum Liouville equation. Studies of many-body ultrafast dynamical phenomenology and theoretical spectroscopy in far-from-equilibrium systems using molecular dynamics simulation and analytic methods. This project combines large-scale molecular dynamics simulation of the nonlinear many-body dynamics of condensed phase systems with the development of new analytic approaches to describing these challenging problems and the design of new experimental (or gedanken-experimental) techniques that allow the resulting novel ultrafast phenomena to be observed and characterized. Please send an application, consisting of a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and experience, and two or more letters of recommendation, to: Craig C. Martens, Department of Chemistry, Irvine, CA 92697-2025, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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