Volume 16, Number 24
Friday, July 28, 2000
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CONGRATULATIONS to John-Paul F. Cherry who has been chosen to receive the Louis B. Siegel Fellowship. This fellowship is sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas, and is awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing entrepreneurial activities. His background as an inventor and entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endorsement by Professor Alan Davison made John-Paul this year's most outstanding candidate for the fellowship.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION Sea Grant Program is accepting applications for Class of 2001 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. This is a one-year program open to any student enrolled in a masters, doctoral, or professional program in marine related studies. Established in 1979, the Fellowship Program was created to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in marine, ocean, or Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Further information on this program can be obtained from Chemistry Headquarters.
Applications for most faculty positions should consist of a curriculum vitae, outline of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the specific university or college. You will find more detailed information regarding these and other positions in a binder located at departmental headquarters.
The University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding scientific background in the area of drug discovery related sciences, including but not limited to: synthetic medicinal chemistry, combinatorial chemistry/high throughput screening, bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, structural biology, computer-assisted drug design, or molecular & biochemical pharmacology with demonstrated leadership and talent for administration to assure success in meeting the Departments strategic goals. Apply by October 2, 2000 to Prof. David C.K. Chu, Chair, Search Committee, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; fax: (706) 542-5381.e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomsburg University, PA is offering a temporary one-year teaching position in introductory/general chemistry. This position is available to MS and/or PhD chemistry graduates looking for resume building experience teaching at an undergraduate institution. Bloomsburg, PA is a friendly community with a thriving downtown with several fantastic restaurants plus a mall within a short distance of the University. Apply to: Christopher P. Hallen, PhD, Acting Summer Chair, Department of Chemistry, Bloomsburg, University of Pennsylvania; e-mail: email@example.com: http://departments.bloomu.edu/chem/default.htm.
National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. invites applications for a position in Chemistry beginning in the Spring of 2001. The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected. The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in any area of Analytical chemistry, such as spectrochemical analysis, electrochemical analysis, surface analysis, bioanalytical chemistry, mass spectroscopy, etc. Postdoctoral experience is essential. Applicants, who have demonstrated excellent research and teaching capabilities in other areas of chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Materials), will be considered also. Ability to lecture in Chinese Mandarin is a plus but not essential. Apply to: New Faculty Search Committee, Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. 30050; fax: (886)-3-5723764; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;: web: http://www.nctu.edu.tw/
The University of Montana invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor. The first of the two positions is targeted to physical chemistry; the area of specialization for the second position is unrestricted. Candidates whose interests complement and enhance our departmental strengths in biological and environmental chemistry are desired. A PhD in chemistry or a related field is required, as is postdoctoral experience. The successful candidates will be expected to develop externally funded research programs, contribute to lower division chemistry teaching, and develop upper division and graduate courses in their specialty areas. It is anticipated that the appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level but applications from highly qualified individuals at a more senior level will also be considered. Apply by October 15, 2000 to: Nigel D. Priestley, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812-1656; more info at: www.cas.umt.edu/chem.
University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom is offering an immediate two-year postdoctoral fellowship to work on the synthesis and characterization of complexes involved in the co/phosphine catalysed hydroformylation of alkenes. The project is industrially funded and will be carried out in the research group of Professor David Cole-Hamilton. Application packs are available from Personnel Services, University of St. Andrews, College Gate, North Street, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ; Ref: CB199/6103/00; tel: (01334) 462571; fax: (01334) 462570; e-mail: email@example.com.
University of Ottawa, Canada is offering an immediate Postdoctoral Research Position in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry in the research group of Dr. Darrin Richeson on "Applications of Main Group and Transition Metal Complexes to New Materials and Catalysis". This position is partially funded through NSERC. The project will require expertise in organic and inorganic synthesis. Applicants should be adept at the manipulation of air-sensitive materials. Experience with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy is essential and some experience with X-ray crystallography would be an asset. Apply to: Dr. Darrin Richeson; tel: (613) 562-5800 ext 6074; fax: (613) 562-5170; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/chem/prof/Richeson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA has a postdoctoral opening in fundamental interfacial studies: Soft-Landing Ions, Studies of Liquids, Membranes, Interfaces. Soft landing ion studies use a unique 1 eV ion source to gently land ions (Cs+, hydronium, ammonium, etc.) on/in epitaxial built liquid films to study, solvation, confined liquids, charge transport, etc. see recent publications : Tsekouras et al., Nature 398 (1999) 405; Wu et al. , Science 286 (1999) 2482. Molecular beams are used to create custom liquid-liquid interfaces a monolayer at a time, up to thousands of monolayers thick. Applications span physical chemistry, biology, atmospheric aerosols, etc. Currently mapping in detail the solvation potential at the oil-water interface. Possibly some UHV AFM studies will also be done to continue single ion solvation studies. Experiments are conducted at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This Department of Energy facility is located in Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (www.pnl.gov). Research under direction of Dr. James Cowin at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Box 999, M/S K8-88, Richland, WA 99352; tel: (509) 376-6330 fax: (509) 376-6066; e-mail: email@example.com.
Other Job Listings
Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Research Associate to work in the research group directed by Professor Duy Hua. A PhD in Chemistry, or a related field is required and previous experience in organic synthesis and methodology development is needed. The research associate will be working in developing new chiral ligands and methodologies for the asymmetric catalysis, total synthesis of biologically active compounds, and syntheses of novel anticancer agents. Apply immediately to Prof. Duy H. Hua, Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701; tel: (785) 532-6699 or 6684; fax: (785) 532-6666; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glass Blowing Services: 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.
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