Volume 17, Number 18
Friday, September 14, 2001
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Physical Chemistry Seminar Series
Room 2-105 at 4:00 p.m.
Eli Barkai, MIT Chemistry
"Time-Dependent Fluctuations in Single Molecule Spectroscopy: A Generalized Wiener-Khintchine Approach"
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Harvard/MIT Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
Room 6-120 at 4:00 p.m.
"Nanosized Homometallic/ Heterometallic Carbonyl Clusters Containing Group 10 (Ni, Pd, Pt)/Group 11 (Cu, Ag, Au) Metals: Proposed Growth Patterns of Metal-Core Geometries"
Monday, September 24, 2001
Biochemistry Seminar Series
Room 6-120 at 4:00 p.m.
Greg York, (Sinskey/Stubbe Group, MIT)
"Role of Phasins in Bacterial Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Bioplastics"
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Physical Chemistry Seminar Series
Room 2-105 at 4:00 p.m.
Robert Levis, Wayne State University
"Tailoring Hamiltonians for Reaction Control using Strong Field Combinatorial Photochemistry"
Thursday, September 27, 2001
Organic Chemistry Seminar
Room 6-120 at 4:00 p.m.
David W.C. MacMillan, California Institute of Technology
A warm welcome is extended to Martha Lugo who has joined the Department as Administrative Assistant to Professors Rick Danheiser and Barbara Imperiali. Previously Martha worked at the Media Lab. She holds a business degree from Northeastern University and is a Notary Public. Martha enjoys traveling and collecting coins and paper money from around the world. Her email address is email@example.com and her extension number is 3-1879.
CONFERENCE ON DRUG DISCOVERY BY DESIGN
IBC USA Conferences, Inc. will hold a conference on Drug Discovery by Design: Advancing Medicinal Chemistry through Biology and Technology on November 5-8, 2001 in Boston. This meeting offers a reduced academic rate. Attendees will get to view the exhibition hall, as well as view the latest scientific findings in this area in the poster hall. More information is available at www.LifeSciencesInfo.com/drugdesign
ANNA FULLER FUND OF NEW HAVEN: funds a program of support for postdoctoral fellows in the field of Molecular Oncology. The program is administered jointly by the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine at Yale and the Center for Cancer Research at MIT. Applications must be for research in Molecular Oncology and only one application per laboratory will be considered. Support will be for one year with the potential for renewal (but in competition with new applicants who will receive preferential consideration). Details on how to apply can be obtained from Chemistry Headquarters. Deadline October 15, 2001.
COGNIS FELLOWSHIP IN COLLOID AND SURFACE CHEMISTRY: Applicants are invited for this Fellowship which is sponsored by the Cognis Corporation and administered through the American Chemical Society's Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Each Fellowship carries and award of $20,000 pr year for two years of graduate work, typically the third and fourth years, toward a Ph.D. degree. One Fellowship is awarded each year. The application deadline for funding to being in Fall, 2002, is February 1, 2002. More information may be obtained from Chemistry Headquarters.
Graduate Students interested in joining the Chemistry Department Chemical Hygiene and Safety Committee are invited to submit their names to Martha Lugo e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Committee participate in inspections of department laboratories (approximately one inspection per month) and attend meetings (ca. 2 per year) to discuss and formulate Chemistry Department safety policy. No prior experience in safety-related matters is necessary. As a result of the recent EPA/MIT "Consent Decree", major changes will be instituted at MIT over the next year with regard to how safety training is conducted, who does inspections and formulates rules, how we order chemicals, etc. Grad student input is urgently needed as our department committee responds to proposed changes.
INTERRUPTION OF TELEPHONE SERVICE
Beginning at 7:00 AM on Friday September 21, 2001 telephone service will be interrupted in Building 18 including the Temporary Faculty Offices. Any individual phone may be out-of-service for up to 3 hours, however it is expected that most phones will be back in service by 9:00 AM. This interruption is required to transfer service of the main telephone feeder cable from existing service closet to the new closet. Data service will not be affected. The fire alarm system will be fully operational however it is recommended that any particularly hazardous work not be conducted during this time period.
Work continues on all floors including the sub basement, commissioning of the new mechanical systems is anticipated to begin in the upcoming weeks. Installation of the new exhaust fans and related mechanical system for the fume hoods is expected to be complete next week.
Concrete Restoration and Cleaning
Restoration and cleaning of the exterior concrete on the East side of the building will continue for several weeks. Work is scheduled to begin on the South end of the building within the next two weeks.
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.
University of Illinois: has full time openings at the Assistant Professor level or at the tenured level in any of the traditional areas of chemistry and the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical biology. More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
Miami University: seeks candidates for a Bioinorganic faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-track position. More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
University of Maryland: invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Further details on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
Valparaiso University: seeks applicants preferably at the Assistant Professor level in the general area of Biochemistry or Polymer/Material Science. This is a tenure-track position. More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
Northern Arizona University: seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in biochemistry and analytical chemistry. More details on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
Davidson College: invites applications for a tenure-track analytical chemistry position with an initial two-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning in fall semester 2002. More details available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Bucknell University: seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in physical or biophysical chemistry More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
Georgetown University: invites applications to fill two tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in organic and inorganic chemistry. More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
California State University: seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty opening effective the 2002 fall academic semester in the area of Chemistry Science Education. More details on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of California, San Diego: invites applications for faculty positions in biochemistry with strong preference for the Assistant Professor level. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
California State University, Northridge: invites applications for an Organic Chemisty. More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of California, San Diego: invites applications for a faculty position with strong preference for the Assistant Professor level in Physical Chemistry. More information on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of California, San Diego: invites applications for a faculty position in bioinformatics with a strong preference for the Assistant Professor level. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of California, San Diego: has an opening for a Lecturer, with the potential of security of employment. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay: invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
University of California, Riverside: invites applications for two faculty positions starting July 1, 2002. One position is open level in analytical chemistry and the other is an Assistant Professorship in environmentally related chemistry.
Texas Tech University: invites applications an experimental analytical chemist at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Northern Illinois University: seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in organic chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Michigan State University: seeks applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professorship in all areas of Organic Chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Western Washington University: seeks applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September 16, 2002. One position is in chemical education and the second in inorganic or physical chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of Kansas, Department of Medicinal Chemistry: seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison: seeks candidates at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) in all areas of chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison: Under the Chancellors cluster Hire Initiative invites applications for three faculty positions (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) involving the synthesis and processing of functional organic materials. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Kalamazoo College: invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
University of Missouri-Kansas City: invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or Bio-Organic Chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Boston University: invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Bioorganic or Inorganic Chemistry. More information available in Chemistry Headquarters.
The University of Arizona: invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Inorganic Chemistry. Qualified applicants at other levels are also invited to apply.
University of Central Florida: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in protein overexpression, purification and protein engineering, including expressed protein ligation techniques. Please send a letter of interest, CV and two or three letters of recommendation to: S. A. Tatulian, Ph. D., Center for Discovery of Drugs and Diagnostics, University of Central Florida, 12722 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826. Tel. 407-207-4976, fax: 407-384-2816, email: email@example.com.
Kansas State University: A postdoctoral position is available in the area of single-molecule spectroscopy. This project is a collaboration between the group of Professor Dan Higgins and that of Professor Maryanne Collinson and involves using single molecule spectroscopy to characterize nanometer scale environments in sol-gel silicate films. The position is available immediately. Full details on file in Chemistry Headquarters.
Georgia State: A postdoctoral position is immediately available on an interdisciplinary research project. Work will focus on the application of combinatorial chemistry toward the discovery of new metal complexes for peptide cleavage and protein structural studies. This project is funded by an NSF CAREER Award. Experience/training in coordination chemistry, solid phase synthesis, and/or combinatorial chemistry is desirable. If interested, please e-mail CV with a publication list, summary of research experience, and list of professional references to Professor Kathy Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org. (404-651-0613).
Other Job Listings
University of Massachusetts URBAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM has Fall instructional openings. Full details are available in Chemistry Headquarters.
SurroMed: SurroMed Pte Limited, a newly created up biotechnology company in Singapore and wholly-owned subsidiary of SurroMed, Inc. California, has several openings in the area of Bioanalytical Chemistry and Analytical Instrumentation. More information is available in Chemistry Headquarters.
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. seeks qualified scientists to join their scientific research and development team. Opportunities exist in the areas of: Analytical Chemistry; Bio-Organic Chemistry; Chemical Development; Combinatorial Chemistry; Computational Chemistry; Enzymology; Medicinal Chemistry; Microbial Synthesis and Microbiology.
Prime Organics, Inc. Lowell, MA. (http://primeorg.com) has an opening for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. level chemists, full time or part time/summer positions. E-mail your resume to email@example.com. Prime Organics provides custom synthesis, contract R&D and manufacturing.
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 at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get Organized! Call Ed Udas at 253-4505 or stop by room 4-065 if students, faculty, or staff need help in organizing their MIT space.
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