Volume 15, Number 27
Friday, October 8, 1999
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Professor Arthur Utz
"Eigenstate-Resolved Probes of Gas-Surface Reactivity:
Methane Dissociation on Ni(100)"
Professor Philip P. Power
"Terphenyl Ligands and Multiple Bonding in Main Group
and Transition Elements"
Professor Eckard Münck
Carnegie Mellon University
"Mössbauer Studies of Coupled Cluster Assemblies
in Sulfite Reductase, Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenases,
and Fe-Only Hydrogenases"
Professor Ron Naaman
"Electrons' Transmission Through Thin Organic Films"
Professor Reza Ghadiri
The Scripps Research Institute
"What is Animate Chemistry (Life)? A Work in Progress"
Professor Shalom Rackovsky
Mt. Sinai Medical School
"Biomolecular Cryptography: Codes and Signals in Proteins"
Professor Kenneth D. Karlin
Johns Hopkins University
"Copper and Heme-Copper Complex O2-Reactivity:
Chemical Models for Dioxygen Processing by Copper Proteins"
George M. Milne
President, Pfizer Central Research
"The Challenge and The Opportunity"
John C. Vederas
University of Alberta, Edmonton
"Biosynthesis of Lovastatin, a Cholesterol-Lowering Drug,
by a Polyketide Synthase/Diels Alderase Enzyme"
David R. Williams
"The Synthesis of Marine Natural Products"
James D. White
Oregon State University
"Enantioselectivity in Natural Products Synthesis:
Legacies of GB"
"Chemical Aetiology of Nucleic Acid Structure"
Call Ed Udas at 253-4505 or stop by room 4-065 if students, faculty, or staff need help in organizing their MIT space.
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 4-064 or call Ed Udas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come, first-served basis.
Merck Research Laboratories: Seeks highly qualified B.S./M.S. chemists for their Rahway, NJ facility. Please submit resume to: Richard Thompson, Merck & Co. Box 2000, RY80-115 Rahway, NJ 07065. (732) 594-1178. Current openings include: mass spectrometrist, process analytics, physical chemist and analytical chemist.
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 Missouri-St. Louis, Invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor in organic chemistry effective August 2000. Send materials to: Christopher D. Spilling, Organic Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63121.
Alma College: Seeks organic chemist for 2000-2001. Send inquiries to: Dr. James Hutchinson, dept. of Chemistry, Alma College, Alma, MI 48801. See http://www.alma.edu/academics/chemistry/orgpos.htm.
The Universite de Montreal wishes to hire three professors, one in theoretical chemistry, one in polymer/materials science, and one in analytical chemistry. All interested candidates are invited to send (by the 15th of November 1999) a CV, a research proposal, a list of equipment needs and to have letters of recommendation sent to: The Chairman, Department of Chemistry Universite de Montreal, Case postale 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3J7 Canada. The working language of the university is French. New professors who do not already speak French must acquire an adequate knowledge of the language within a reasonable period after appointment. For more information about the department consult the web page http://tornade.ere.UMontreal.CA:80/~damboism/index_eng.html.
Stony Brook : Invites experimental physical chemists to apply for position. Besides having a strong tradition in physical chemistry, Stony Brook now has close ties with Brookhaven National Laboratory and the possibility of many interactions there. David M. Hanson, Professor of Chemistry, Chair of the Learning Communities Program, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400, Phone: 516-632-7917 Fax: 516-632-7960 Email: David.Hanson@sunysb.edu, http://www.chem.sunysb.edu/Hanson-foc/Hanson.htm.
The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Seeks bioinorganic chemist to send applications to by November 15, 1999 to: Professor Timothy Macdonald, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Virginia, McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
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