Volume 15, Number 25
Friday, September 24, 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.
Visit the Chemistry Department Website at http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/www/.
Professor Robert W. Field
"Putting the Periodic Table Back into Molecular
Electronic Structure: Atomic Ions in Diatomic Molecules"
MIT, Lippard Group
"Phthalazine-Bridged Complexes as Models
for Dinuclear Metalloenzyme Active Sites"
Professor George Whitesides
"Development of Catalytic Systems
The BioMaterials Interface"
Professor Melissa Hines
"In Search of Perfection: Understanding the Evolution of
Silicon Surface Morphology during Aqueous Etching"
Professor Timothy B. Karpishin
University of California at San Diego
"Phenanthroline Coordination Chemistry: The Photophysics
of Copper (I) Complexes and Multiporphyrin Assemblies"
Professor James (Casey) Hynes
University of Colorado at Boulder
"Chemistry in a Cold Climate: Heterogeneous Proton Transfer
Reactions and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion"
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program invites applicants for its July 1, 2000 Charles A. King Trust fellowships. They are limited to scientists holding a Ph.D. who have had at least two, but no more than seven years of full-time postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. The Medical Foundation and Charles A. King fellowships are designated for individuals who can substantiate their need for additional training and research experience in order to become competitive for research positions. The are not for the purpose of providing interim salary support for postdoctoral scientists who have completed their advanced training and consequently, are qualified to compete for academic positions and research grants. This must also be verified and supported by the candidate's sponsor. Please contact the Medical Foundation at 95 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 451-0049, ext. #702, fax is (617) 423-4619.
The American Chemical Society is inviting undergraduate students to submit abstracts of their research papers for presentation at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session (URPS) that will be part of the extensive programming for undergraduates at their national meeting in San Francisco on March 26-31, 2000. Send abstracts on a standard ACS from by October 15th to: LaTrease Garrision, ACS Student Affiliates Program, 1155 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, Tel. (800) 227-5558, ext. 6166. Email: I_garrison@acs.org.
Abstracts can be submitted electronically through November 1st log onto: http://www.acs.org/education/student/sameet01.html and proceed as indicated.
The Northeast section of the ACS will provide Grants-In-aid program to each of four undergraduates to enable them to attend the ACS meeting in San Franciso, CA and present a paper. The institutions of the successful applicants are expected to match the award. Applications may be obtained from the website: http://people.ne.mediaone.net/obermayer/nesacs/index.htm. The deadline for receipt of completed applications by Professor Ruth Tanner, Chair of the Selection Committee, by October 22, 1999. Send applications to: Professor Ruth Tanner, University of MA at Lowell, Dept. of Chemistry, Lowell, MA 01854, Phone is (978) 934-3662, Fax is (978) 934-3013 and email is Ruth_Tanner@uml.edu.
University of Kentucky: Ph.D. Studentships in the Department of Chemistry, Applications are invited for several graduate student positions in the laboratories of Dr. Dong-Sheng Yang and Dr. Dennis J. Clouthier at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. We would like to contact well-qualified students who are interested in graduate studies at the M.S. or Ph.D. level in the field of molecular spectroscopy. Dr. Yang's work is in the area of PFI-ZEKE spectroscopy of organometallic ions. Full details and contact information are available at the web site http://www.chem.uky.edu/research/yang/welcome.html. Dr. Clouthier's research involves laser spectroscopy of jet-cooled reactive intermediates including semiconductor growth intermediates and interstellar molecules. For details see http://www.chem.uky.edu/research/clouthier/welcome.html. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, physics, or chemical physics, good spoken and written English, and an interest in experimental physical chemistry. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Yang at email@example.com or Dr. Clouthier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triton Systems, Inc., in Chelmsford, MA. Triton is looking to immediately hire an organometallic chemist for short-term employment (roughly 6 months). Completion of doctoral work is not required for this position. Triton is a small, materials development-based company, with a strong emphasis on polymer synthesis and organic/ inorganic composites (http://www.tritonsys.com). Chelmsford is roughly 25 miles northwest of Cambridge, MA, and is accessible by commuter train. If you know of any students who might be interested in this position, please have them contact me by email, or by phone at (978) 250-4200, ext.169. Erik S. Handy, Ph.D., Triton Systems, Inc.
Harvard Medical School/Childrenís Hospital: Position as a research tech to examine mutant zebrafish and be involved in genetic screens for new mutants affecting blood and blood vessel development. They will also participate in genetics and cloning experiments. Send inquiries to: Dr. Leonard Zon, Childrenís Hospital, Enders 761, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Email: email@example.com or fax (617) 355-7262.
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 California at Davis, Davis, CA: Seeks applicants for position in summer of 2000. Areas of expertise are chemical synthesis, chemical biology, or materials science. Send materials to: Inorganic Recruitment Committee, Chemistry Dept. Room 108, University of CA, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5295. Their website is: www.chem.ucdavis.edu.
University of Florida, Polymer Faculty Positions: Seeks polymer chemistry position at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall of 2000. The area of polymer research is open to all fields of chemistry. Check website at: http://www.chem.ufl.edu/~polymer/ Submit materials to: Prof. K.B. Wagener, Chairman, Polymer Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, PO Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200.
University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL: Seeks two positions, one inorganic and one in biochemistry/bioorganic chemistry for the Assistant Professor level. Send materials to: Professor Clyde Riley, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, MSB 203, Huntsville, AL, 35899. Check website at: http://matsci.uah.edu/.
University of Singapore, Singapore: Solicits applications for tenure-track positions in Chemistry in all areas. Check their website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/NUSinfo/Appoint/form.doc.
Old Dominion University seeks one new tenure-track position in Computational Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level will be available beginning the fall semester of 2000. The university is supporting this initiative with the acquisition of a SUN Enterprise 10,000 HPC. The computer, which has 32 UltraSPARC 400 MHz processors and 32 gigabytes of fully-addressable shared memory, will be available to support the successful applicant's research interests. Send documentation to Computational Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0126. For further information contact Dr. John B. Cooper (757-683-4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin November 1, 1999
University of California, Riverside: Inorganic chemistry positions to begin July 2000. Send materials to: Professor Christopher Reed, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0403.
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC: Seeks applicants for three positions for fall of 2000. Check the website for more information at http://www.ecu.edu/chem or call (252) 328-6711.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA: Invites applications for biological and experimental physical chemists for September of 2000. Biological candidates should send applicants to: Marc Snapper and Physical candidates should send materials to: Paul Davidovits at: Dept. of Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Website: http://chemserv.bc.edu Fax is (671) 552-2705.
Brandeis University, Waltham MA: Looking for an experimental physical chemist to begin on or after January 1, 2001. Send materials to: Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, MS-015, Brandeis University , Waltham, MA 02254-9110 or email@example.com.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Any field of chemistry is open for appointment for the academic year 2000-2001. Please contact: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-1301.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Wants to fill inorganic position for fall of 2000 for full time openings. Check website at: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu Send materials to: Head, Dept. of Chemistry, 106 Noyes Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 505 S. Matthews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801.
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ: Beginning July 2000 seeks a synthetic chemist along with organic and inorganic methodology, or materials chemistry. Send a full cv and three page description of research plans to: Professor John Sheridan, Chair-Synthetic Faculty Search Committee, Rutgers University, Dept. of Chemistry, Olson Hall, 73 Warren Street, Newark, NY 07102. Check website at: http://chemistry.rutgers.edu.
University of Nevada, Reno, NV: Seeks physical chemist, submit information to: Chairman, Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, 216/ University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557.
Smith College Several tenure-track positions are opening in the Dept. of Chemistry for full-time, tenure track positions, rank open, in any field of chemistry, Send inquiries to Professor R.G. Linck, Chemistry Department, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063 http://www.smith.edu.
University of Utah: Post-doctoral position in computational chemistry/molecular modeling. We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work in the area of classical molecular dynamics simulations of aqueous hydroxide solutions relevant to alkaline batteries. The project is a collaborative effort between Grant Smith (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah) and Richard Jaffe (Computational Chemistry Branch, NASA Ames Research Center). The responsibilities of the position include quantum chemistry calculations on molecular clusters, parametrization of classical potential functions, development of a classical model for hydroxide solutions allowing proton transfer, and molecular dynamics simulations of alkaline solutions. The position is based at the University of Utah; however, funds are available for travel and living expenses allowing the post-doctoral fellow to spend approximately three to four months at the NASA Ames Research Center. Grant Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Jaffe email@example.com
University College, London: Department of Physics and Astronomy, An EPSRC funded Postdoctoral Research Assistantship in Theoretical Molecular Physics is available for a period of up to 30 months. The post is to work with Prof Jonathan Tennyson and Dr Lesley Morgan on low-energy electron-molecule collisions using the R-matrix method. The project would suit a candidate with a background in either atomic and molecular physics or quantum chemistry. The appointment would be on the lower part of the Research Staff Scale 1A, currently \pounds 16,286 -- \pounds 23,521 p.a. plus \pounds 2134 London weighting. Further information can be obtained from Jonathan Tennyson,, Department of Physics & Astronomy, firstname.lastname@example.org University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK Tel: +(44) 171 380 7809, Fax: +(44) 171 380 7145 http://www.tampa.phys.ucl.ac.uk/jonny.
The University of Birmingham Surface Photochemistry is now seeking candidates for several postdoctoral positions. The network focuses on the photochemistry of environmentally relevant surface reactions in monolayers and thin films deposited on various substrates. Example model systems are water and ice films, with and without coadsorbates, such as e.g. halogens, deposited on silicate or carbon surfaces. In particular at the University of Birmingham, we are studying ultrafast surface photochemistry in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV). We have constructed as source of VUV radiation on the basis of Ti:sapphire laser technology and high harmonic generation. This source produces picosecond (or shorter) pulses of light in the wavelength range of 32-120 nm. Experiments will focus on fundamental aspects of the photochemistry of adsorbed water layers. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are particularly invited to apply: surface photochemistry, ultrafast lasers, high harmonic generation, electron energy loss spectroscopy at surfaces. Experimental work and theoretical modelling will be carried out. Further information can be obtained from our web site: http://www.phchem.uni-essen.de/TMR/. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics. Since the position is funded by the CEC, only candidates from member states of the EU (except the host country) or associated countries, that is Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein and Norway, of age 35 or younger can be considered.. Dr Kurt W Kolasinski, School of Chemistry Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT UK, Phone: x44-121-414-4418 Fax x44-121-414-4426 http://www.che.bham.ac.uk/Research_labs/kolasinski.html.
University of Florida The responsibility associated with this position is to develop and implement DFT method and DFT based molecular dynamics to study chemical-mechanical processes such as chemical reaction dynamics at tip of cracks in materials, chemical reaction dynamics at surface in chemical- mechanical polishing process, and stress corrosion in metals. The overall project of KDI center is on multi-scale simulation of materials behavior including chemical reactivities. The goal is to develop a theoretical framework that integrates quantum-chemistry/DFT/semi-empirical-approaches/classical-MD to study material properties and processes at various spatial and temporal scale. Requests for further information and applications should be addressed: Prof. Hai-Ping Cheng and/or Prof. Sam Trickey, Department of Physics & QTP Gainesville, FL 32611, Phone: (352)-392-1597, Fax: (352)-392-87225412 email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org URL http://www.qtp.ufl.edu.
Mississippi State University, Research includes the synthesis and reactivity of air-sensitive dinuclear transition metal complexes. Characterization techniques include x-ray crystallography, NMR, Uv-vis, and IR spectroscopy. Send materials to: Dr. Judy Eglin, Box 9573, Dept. of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
University of Leeds, Leeds- A postdoctoral position is available immediately at Leeds in the atmospheric chemistry group. The project will involve field work (with some instrument development) and/or numerical modelling, related to the measurement of OH and HO2 radicals in the troposphere by laser-induced fluorescence (using the FAGE instrument). The appointment is for one year in the first instance, with an extension subject to mutual agreement and funding. Please contact Dr. Dwayne Heard, tel. + 44 (0) 113 233 6471; fax +44 (0) 113 233 6565; email email@example.com for further details about the project. http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk Applicants should send as soon as possible (by email, fax or mail) a detailed CV together with the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two referees to: Dr. D. E. Heard, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. Tel: 0113 2336471, Fax: 0113 2336565,firstname.lastname@example.org
IAMS, Taiwan: Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the research group of Dr. Kopin Liu at IAMS, Taiwan. The current experimental programs include (i) developing a novel scheme of coherent control of molecular photodissociation, and (ii) crossed-beam studies of radical reaction dynamics. Both projects are fairly challenging and involve various state-of-art experimental techniques. Additional information can be found at http://kliu.iams.sinica.edu.tw/. Experience with molecular beam and/or laser spectroscopy is strongly preferred, however, the most critical criterion is creativity The starting monthly salary is about US $2,000, and one-way airfare to Taiwan will be reimbursed. Applications with two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications should be sent to: Dr. Kopin Liu, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 23-166, Taipei 10764, Taiwan: Fax: 886-2-2362-0200, email: email@example.com
University of Virginia The position will be in the area of: Structure and dynamics of supercritical fluid solutions; Chemical reactions in supercritical solvents. These projects involve a combination of computational and analytical theoretical work applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience/interests and at least two letters of recommendation to the following address: Prof. Sergei Egorov, Chemistry Department, University of Virginia, McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (804)-924-7690: FAX: (804)-924-3710
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