Volume 15, Number 31
Friday, November 12, 1999
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Tuesday, November 16, 1999
|| Professor F. Ann Walker
University of Arizona
"Novel NO-Releasing Heme Proteins
from the Saliva of a Blood-Sucking Insect"
Thursday, November 18, 1999
Professor Kay Brummond
West Virginia University
"Application of the Allenic [2 + 2 + 1]
Cycloaddition to Biologically Relevent Molecules."
Message from Chemistry Librarian, Erja Kajosalo
The MIT Libraries subscribe to IDEALreg., which is an online electronic library containing 174 Academic Press journals full-text contents from 1996-1999+. In addition, selected S.B. Saunders, Ltd. and Churchill Livingstone titles are available. Abstracts and tables of contents are presented in HTML and full-text articles are delivered in Adobe Acrobatreg. format. You can addess IDEAL both from the libraries' database web page at http://libraries.mit.edu/lists/db-web.html or ejournal list at http://libraries.mit.edu/lists/ejmls-short.html - go to IDEAL (currently the individual journals are not on the ejournal list, but will be in the future). A few title examples:
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Biochemical and Molecular Medicine
Journal of Catalysis
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Journal of Molecular Biology
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Protein Expression and Purification
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MIT's United Way Campaign
Message to Chemistry Department Personnel
Please consider a donation to the United Way - any amount will be certainly appreciated. If you would like to contribute and have not received forms from the United Way Office here at MIT, kindly contact Allison Kelsey tel. 3-1803. The campaign runs through the end of December.
Looking for Singers, Dancers and Merrymakers!
Do you like to sing? or play an instrument? We are forming a Chemistry Holiday Party Music Group to perform at the Chemistry Holiday Party on December 16th. If you are interested, please contact Professor Cathy Drennan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and Best Wishes to Linda Earle
The faculty and staff of the Chemistry Department join in wishing Linda Earle the very best as she begins her new position at MIT's Technology Review. Linda has served as an integral part of the Department's team for over four years, where has served as Administrative Assistant to the Departmental Chair. Her colleagues will miss her presence greatly, but can rest assured she will not be far away.
Program AnnouncementsIrving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship - The American Chemical Society has called for nominations for the third Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in a problem associated with the biology/chemistry interface. Departmental faculty are invited to nominate graduate students for this award, which will be for the two-year period 2000-2002. Please send the name and mailing address of proposed nominees to Professor Lippard as soon as possible. ACS's deadline for formal nominations is February 1, 2000.
Christine Mirazayan Internship Program of the National Academy in Washington, D.C. -- This Internship Program of the National Academy is designed to engage graduate and postdoctoral students in science and technology policy and to familiarize themselves with the interactions among science, technology, and government. As a result, students -- in the fields of science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law -- develop essential skills different from those attained in academia, which will help them make the transition from being a graduate student to becoming a professional. For the year 2000, the internship program will comprise two sessions: January 18-April 7 and June 5-August 11. To apply, candidates should submit the application and one letter of reference; the application and reference form are available on the Web at http://national-academies.org/internship. The deadline for receipt of materials is December 1, 1999 for the winter session and March 1, 2000 for the summer. Additional details about the program and how to join our mailing list are also available on the Web site. Questions should be directed to: email@example.com
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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.
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. You can also check their binders in headquarters for more detailed information on the positions below.
University of Montana seeks applicants for a position in organic chemistry - organic polymer chemistry preferred - to begin August 2000. Contact by December 12th: Donald E. Kiely, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry-MCH101, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812-1656; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNY/Buffalo seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in organic or bioorganic chemistry beginning next year. Contact: Organic Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Natural Science Complex, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260-3000.
Northeastern University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry with a focus on bioorganic and/or biomaterials. Contact by November 30: Prof. David Forsyth, Chair, Chemistry Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115.
University of Kansas has a tenure-track opening in Medicinal Chemistry to begin August 2000. Must possess Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry or related field. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and direction of basic research program. Contact: Professor Jeffrey Aube, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-2506.
University of Central Florida seeks applicants for a new tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry beginning Fall 2000. Contact: Dr. Glenn Cunningham, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-2366.
Boston College/Aerodyne Research Inc. have announced a Camille & Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atmospheric Chemistry in the study of heterogeneous interactions of gas phase species with liquids and submicron aerosols. Applicants should have experience in vacuum techniques and mass spectroscopy. Contact: Prof. Paul Davidovits, Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; e-mail: email@example.com.
Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation: seeks qualified applicants for fellowships. The Whiting Foundation exists to help college and university teachers pursue their studies or broaden their capabilities at some locations other than their usual place of teaching. In recent years the trustees have strongly emphasized full-time college and university teachers in their awards as opposed to graduate students who desire at some point to become teachers. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2000. Foundation trustees generally make fifteen awards per year of approximately $4,950 per award. Last year's number of applicants fell from 83 to 46. Please contact: Allan S. Bufferd, Office of the Treasurer at MIT, 238 Main Street; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Candidates should create their own applications. The most usual form is: a brief summary of the project of about two to five pages, a curriculum vitae, and a budget indicating the estimated expenses to be incurred in carrying it out, together with any other information the candidate feels will be helpful. Materials must be submitted in triplicate in order for the trustees to consider the application. Additionally the trustees recommend that three letters of support from fellow faculty members, professors, or similar persons who can speak both to the candidate and to the project be submitted. Supporting letters should be sent directly to the trustees by the writers. Send application materials to: Marion and Jasper White Foundation, Suite 1025, 50 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02109. Telephone: (617) 557-7411.
Kansas State University seeks applicants for a position in soil chemistry, needed for operation and maintenance of gas chromatographics. Experience in analytical chemistry and the operation and maintenance of gas and liquid chromatographs are required. Previous experience on gas chromatographs/mass spectrometers, employment in an analytical laboratory, and a background in organic chemistry highly desirable. Send materials to: Lynn M Auld, Kansas State University, Department of Agronomy, 2004 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5501. Please call Dr. Kan Xia at (785) 532-7213 for more information.