Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 09/05/2017

XLI - No. 14 September 5th, 2017

2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

September - 12th October - 10th November - 14th December - 12th
February - 13th March - 13th April - 10th May - 8th

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

September - 19th October - 10th October - 17th October - 24th
November - 7th November - 21st December - 5th December - 19th if needed
January - 16th January - 30th February - 20th February - 27th
March - 6th April - 3rd April - 17th  
May - 15th May - 22nd if needed    


Thursday, September 7th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "3M Interviews"
Friday, September 8th, 2017 - General Seminar, 12:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Matthew Goldfogel, Weix Group "Expanding Carbon sp2-sp3 Cross-Electrophile Coupling to Aryl Triflates"
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 - Physical Special Event, 4:00 pm, Garner Park 333 South Rosa Road. "Pchem Picnic"
Monday, September 11th, 2017 - Chemical Biology Special Event, 5:30 pm, Union South. Chem Bio Social, UW-Madison "Chemical Biology Social"
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Dr. James R. Gord, Air Force Research Laboratory "Better Engines through Light: Optical Approaches for Characterizing Propulsion Chemistry and Physics"
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting " ********************
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Prof. Jennifer Prescher, University of California Irvine "Expanding the Imaging Toolkit to Spy on Cellular Communication"
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Analytical, Materials Special Event, 5:30 pm, Garner Park Upper Shelter. Student committee, UW-Madison "Joint Materials & Analytical Picnic"
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Paula Benavides, Intel "Intel Information Session"
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, Intel "Intel On-Campus Recruiting"
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kara Bren, University of Rochester "Inorganic Seminar"
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 to Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joel Harris, University of Utah "Spectroscopy through the microscope: Probing liquid/solid interfaces within porous particles"
Friday, September 15th, 2017 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, Fluno Center. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
Repeats every week every Friday 2 times. Friday, September 15th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
Friday, September 15th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:30 pm, Garner Park Upper Shelter. Student committee, UW-Madison "Joint Materials & Analytical Picnic"
Monday, September 18th, 2017 - General Career Services, 10:30 am, Tina Li, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation "Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Info Session"
Monday, September 18th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, Dr. Mike Todd, Solenis "Solenis Info Session"
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Dr Mike Todd, Solenis "Solenic Campus Recruiting"
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Anna Krylov, University of Southern California "Electronic resonances: Challenge and opportunity"
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - General, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1600 Engineering. Prof. Craig Hawker, University of California Santa Barbara "Kramer Lecture: Translating basic materials research into social benefits: Bio-inspired materials, hair care and pharmaceuticals"
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Dr. Alison Campbell Brewer, Eli Lilly & Company "Design, Development and Scale-Up of a Homogeneous Chan-Lam Coupling"
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Seminar Hall. Prof. Ram Seshadri, Univ of California Santa Barbara "DFT-based proxies for materials screening: Examples of phosphor hosts and magnetocalorics"
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Department "Snoutout Department Picnic"
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Reid Van Lehn, University of Wisconsin - Madison "Engineering Complex Solvent Interactions: Insights from Molecular Simulations"
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. David Michaelis, Brigham Young University "Synthetic Applications of Enzyme-Inspired Catalysts"
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Katerina Hilleke, UW-Madison, Fredrickson Group "Inorganic McElvain seminar -TBD"

SCIENCE IS FUN with Bassam Shakhashiri and his group fostering community appreciation of science at the Westside Community Market (750 University Row, near intersection of University Avenue and Whitney Way) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9 and Saturday, October 28.
Sign up to attend this meeting by emailing

Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

Bassam Shakhashiri, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin Madison, performs before an audience filled with children and their parents during his annual "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri" demonstration program in the Chemistry Building on Dec. 5, 2009. Photo: Bryce Richter
University of Wisconsin Madison professor of chemistry Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the recipient of the 2018 Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public.
The American Chemical Society announced the award Monday, adding Shakhashiri's name to a list of recipients that includes Nobel laureates and renowned journalists and authors.
Shakhashiri, a past president of ACS, may be best known for his live chemistry shows   such as the annual "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri," now 47 years old and televised around the country   that delight curious minds of all ages. Alongside more than 1,500 presentations and lectures, he has put in decades of tireless advocacy for quality science education in formal and informal settings.
Named to the first William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea at UW Madison in 2001, Shakhashiri has won awards for teaching at his first faculty home, the University of Illinois, and UW Madison, where he has taught since 1970. He founded the Institute for Chemical Education and the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, and served as assistant director for science and engineering education at the National Science Foundation.

Shakhashiri's accolades read like an exhaustive list of awards honoring science outreach: the ACS's James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry, George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education and Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach; the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology; the National Science Board Public Service Award; the inaugural Emerson Science Advocacy Medal; and the Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science.
The Grady-Stack Award is a fitting addition. Established in 1955 and named for James T. Grady and James H. Stack, two former managers of the ACS News Service, the award recognizes outstanding reporting to the public that promotes understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields.
Previous recipients include Roald Hoffmann, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981, science fiction author Isaac Asimov, and actor and science communication advocate Alan Alda. Former UW Madison journalism Professor Deborah Blum won the Grady-Stack Award in 2015. In 2010, Ron Seely, then a Wisconsin State Journal reporter and now a UW Madison journalism lecturer and contributing writer to the UW Madison-based Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, won the award.
The Grady-Stack winner receives a medallion and $5,000 prize.

Superhydrophobic Polymer Multilayers for the Filtration- and Absorption-Based Separation of Oil/Water Mixtures.
Kratochvil, MJ; Manna, U; Lynn, DM*.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A-polymer Chemistry, 55 (18):3127-3136; SI 10.1002/pola.28691 SEP 15 2017
GATA Factor-Regulated Samd14 Enhancer Confers Red Blood Cell Regeneration and Survival in Severe Anemia.
Hewitt, KJ; Katsumura, KR; Matson, DR; Devadas, P; Tanimura, N; Hebert, AS; Coon, JJ*; Kim, JS; Dewey, CN; Keles, S; Hao, SY; Paulson, RF; Bresnick, EH.
DEVELOPMENTAL CELL, 42 (3):213-+; 10.1016/j.devcel.2017.07.009 AUG 7 2017.
Chemo- and Enantioselective Intramolecular Silver-Catalyzed Aziridinations.
Ju, M; Weatherly, CD; Guzei, IA*; Schomaker, JM*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 56 (33):9944-9948; 10.1002/anie.201704786 AUG 7 2017.
Intricacies of ligand coordination in tricarbonylchromium(0) complexes with ortho- and para-fluorobiphenyls.
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Buechel, SC; Kaufmann, LB; Czerwinski, CJ.
ACTA Crystallographica Section C-structural Chemistry, 73 638-+; 10.1107/S2053229617010774 8 AUG 2017.
Multiplexed Sequence-Specific Capture of Chromatin and Mass Spectrometric Discovery of Associated Proteins.
Dai, YX; Kennedy-Darling, J; Shortreed, MR; Scalf, M; Gasch, AP; Smith, LM*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 89 (15):7841-7846; 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01784 AUG 1 2017.
Conformational Control of UDP-Galactopyranose Mutase Inhibition.
Wangkanont, K; Winton, VJ; Forest, KT; Kiessling, LL*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 56 (30):3983-3992; 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00189 AUG 1 2017.
Influence of Hydrogen Bonding on the Surface Diffusion of Molecular Glasses: Comparison of Three Triazines.
Chen, YS; Zhu, M; Laventure, A; Lebel, O; Ediger, MD*; Yu, L.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 121 (29):7221-7227; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05333 JUL 27 2017.
Recognition of microbial glycans by soluble human lectins.
Wesener, DA; Dugan, A; Kiessling, LL*.
Optical Microresonators for Sensing and Transduction: A Materials Perspective.
Heylman, KD; Knapper, KA; Horak, EH; Rea, MT; Vanga, SK; Goldsmith, RH*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, SN 0935-9648, 1521-4095, AUG 11, 2017, VL 29, IS 30.
A targeted delivery strategy for the development of potent trypanocides.
Gordhan, HM; Milanes, JE; Qiu, YJ; Golden, JE*; Christensen, KA; Morris, JC; Whitehead, DC.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, SN 1359-7345, 1364-548X, AUG 11, 2017, VL 53, IS 62.
Vibrational Characterization of Microsolvated Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation Intermediate: [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(OH)(2+)(H2O)(0-4).
Duffy, EM; Voss, JM; Garand, E*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, SN 1089-5639, JUL 27, 2017, VL 121, IS 29.
Bacterial Cell Mechanics.
Auer, GK; Weibel, DB*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, SN 0006-2960, JUL 25, 2017, VL 56, IS 29.
Formation of [Cu2O2](2+) and [Cu2O](2+) toward C-H Bond Activation in Cu-SSZ-13 and Cu-SSZ-39.
Ipek, B; Wulfers, MJ; Kim, H; Goltl, F; Hermans, I*; Smith, JP; Booksh, KS; Brown, CM; Lobo, RF.
ACS CATALYSIS, SN 2155-5435, JUL, 2017, VL 7, IS 7.
Tracking Lithium Ions via Widefield Fluorescence Microscopy for Battery Diagnostics.
Padilla, NA; Rea, MT; Foy, M; Upadhyay, SP; Desrochers, KA; Derus, T; Knapper, KA; Hunter, NH; Wood, S; Hinton, DA; Cavell, AC; Masias, AG; Goldsmith, RH*.
ACS SENSORS, SN 2379-3694, JUL, 2017, VL 2, IS 7.
Spherulitic Growth of Coral Skeletons and Synthetic Aragonite: Nature's Three-Dimensional Printing.
Sun, CY; Marcus, MA; Frazier, MJ; Giuffre, AJ; Mass, T; Gilbert, PUPA*.
ACS NANO, SN 1936-0851, EI 1936-086X, JUL, 2017, VL 11, IS 7.
Benchmarking density functional tight binding models for barrier heights and reaction energetics of organic molecules.
Gruden, M; Andjeklovic, L; Jissy, AK; Stepanovic, S; Zlatar, M; Cui, Q*; Elstner, M.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY, 38 (25):2171-2185; 10.1002/jcc.24866 SEP 30 2017.
Negative Electron Transfer Dissociation Sequencing of Increasingly Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan Oligosaccharides on an Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer.
Leach, FE; Riley, NM; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Amster, IJ.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 28 (9):1844-1854; 10.1007/s13361-017-1709-9 SEP 2017.
Electron-Transfer/Higher-Energy Collision Dissociation (EThcD)-Enabled Intact Glycopeptide/Glycoproteome Characterization.
Yu, Q; Wang, BW; Chen, ZW; Urabe, G; Glover, MS; Shi, XD; Guo, LW; Kent, KC; Li, LJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 28 (9):1751-1764; 10.1007/s13361-017-1701-4 SEP 2017.
Mapping the Glycoproteome with Activated Ion Electron Transfer Dissociation.
Riley, NM; Hebert, AS; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
Probing the Role of Dynamics in Allosteric Signal Transduction in the CO-Sensing Transcription Factor CooA Using Site-Directed Spin Label EPR Spectroscopy.
Dent, MR; Hines, JP; Stevens, D; Burstyn, JN*.
The Heme-Binding PAS Domain Mediates Dimerization in the CO-Sensing Transcription Factor BxRcoM-1.
Pinhancos, RC; Bowman, HE; Dent, MR; Young, BH; Berndsen, CE; Burstyn, JN*.
Electrostatic Contributions of Aromatic Residues in Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions.
Early, SA; Diehl, RC; Kiessling, LL*.
Regiospecificity of Galactan Polymerization by Divergent GlfT2 Orthologs.
Sadecki, PW; Justen, AM; Ho, JS; Kiessling, LL*.
Investigating the role of GlfT2 in mycobacterial cell wall assembly.
Kim, LM; Justen, AM; Kiessling, LL*.
Stereoelectronically Stabilized Flurogenic Probes for Esterase-Activated Biomolecule Imaging.
Kilgore, HR; Chyan, W; Gold, B; Raines, RT*.
Predicting and Interpreting the Hofmeister Effects of Different Salts with Nucleic Bases and Aromatic Compounds Using Solubility Assay.
Hong, RY; Cheng, LX; Yao, Y; Knowles, B; Zhang, YR; Kerins, M; Shkel, I; Record, MT*.
Subtle Defects of Four Homocystinuric Variants of Human Cystathionine beta-Synthase.
Hines, JP; Su, Y; Smith, AT; Burstyn, JN*.
Applications of the New Family of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopies for Analytical Chemistry.
Wright, JC*.
Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, Vol 10, 10 45-70; 10.1146/annurev-anchem-061516-045349 2017.
The Impact of Phosphorylation on Electron Capture Dissociation of Proteins: A Top-Down Perspective.
Chen, BF; Guo, X; Tucholski, T; Lin, ZQ; McIlwain, S; Ge, Y*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, SN 1044-0305, 1879-1123, SEP, 2017, VL 28, IS 9.
The Unique Electronic Structure of Mg2Si: Shaping the Conduction Bands of Semiconductors with Multicenter Bonding.
Mizoguchi, H; Muraba, Y; Fredrickson, DC*; Matsuishi, S; Kamiya, T; Hosono, H.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, SN 1433-7851, 1521-3773, AUG 14, 2017, VL 56, IS 34.
Inducing Complexity in Intermetallics through Electron-Hole Matching: The Structure of Fe14Pd17Al69.
Peterson, GGC; Yannello, VJ; Fredrickson, DC*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, SN 1433-7851, 1521-3773, AUG 14, 2017, VL 56, IS 34.

AMVAC. Associate Scientist, Analytical Services. Technology Department. FLSA Classification: Exempt. Employment Type: FT Regular. Location: Los Angeles, CA.
Job Function: Provide Analytical Chemistry support to Amvac business units to enable effective and accurate decision making in process chemistry research, formulation development, regulatory support and quality control.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Working with senior lab staff, perform analytical testing and physical characterization; e.g., sample analyses by GC, GCMS, HPLC, LCMS, pH, UV-VIS, density, and titrimetric methods.
•    Serve as GLP Study Director independently executing GLP studies to determine product identity,
     composition, stability and other physical/chemical properties.
•    Provide analytical support for local and regional analytical operations including method development and validation for AMVAC manufacturing facilities.
•    General maintenance, repair and calibration of analytical instrumentation.
•    Maintenance of GLP SOPs including improvement of the existing system when needed.
•    Act as Analytical Coordinator for contract GLP studies.
•    Stay current on Analytical Services best of practices and keep track of the analytical science trends and development.
•    Serve as a technical expert in Analytical Services inside Amvac.
Skills & Qualifications:
•    Self-motivated to work safely and deliver high quality work.
•    Knowledge of and ability to work in a GLP environment. Knowledge of regulatory requirements associated with submission of regulatory data collected under GLP.
•    In-depth understanding of chromatography and spectroscopy principles, techniques and instrumentation with a desire to expand his/her knowledge base.
•    Good computer, software, problem-solving, organizational, and documentation skills.
Education Requirements:
•    Minimum of a B.S. in Chemistry; advanced degree in Analytical Chemistry preferred.
Experience Requirements:
•    5+ years of relevant experience (including graduate research) preferred.
•    Experience in a GLP-regulated working environment is strongly desired.
•    Expertise with method development for Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and other
     modern techniques is required.
•    Familiarity with worldwide Agrochemicals Registration requirements preferred.
To apply, or for more information, please contact Eric Patterson, Analytical Services Group Leader directly

The Department of Biochemistry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center invites applications from candidates for a tenure track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should be engaged in innovative research in organic chemistry or natural products chemistry. The Biochemistry Department offers a vibrant environment for for research in chemistry, drug discovery and the chemistry biology interface. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach at the graduate level. Assistant Professor applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of research experiences, a description of research plans, and three letters of reference. Candidates for a senior position are expected to have already established a vigorous independent and funded research program in organic chemistry or natural products chemistry. Applicants for Associate/Full Professor should submit a curriculum vitae. All applications are due November 1, 2017 and should be submitted through the academicjobsonline web site at: Any correspondence can be addressed to: Dr. Margaret Phillips, Chair, Department of Biochemistry at
The department of chemistry at Smith College has initiated a search for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry position to begin July 2018. The successful candidate will regularly teach advanced inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry and may also teach electives and other courses aligning with their area of expertise.  Candidates with expertise in any subfield of inorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Additional relevant experience may include postdoctoral research or college-level teaching. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is expected by the time of appointment.
We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith's diverse and talented student body. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program with undergraduate student participation.
Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.
We are very interested in having a strong pool of candidates, especially those from under-represented groups. We ask for your help in identifying any potential candidates that you may see fitting our criteria. We are including a copy of an advertisement soon to appear in Chemical & Engineering News. We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this request and/or to pass the information along to eligible candidates. Contact: Elizabeth Jamieson, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Phone: (413) 585-7588, Email:
The College of Wooster: Faculty: Chemistry, Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry, Tenure-track, Wooster, OH. Closes: Nov 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2018.  Core teaching responsibilities include introductory and organic chemistry in addition to advising research in our nationally-recognized Senior Independent Study program.
Qualifications: Organic chemists with research in an interdisciplinary field (e.g., bio-organic, chemical biology, polymer, or organometallic chemistry) are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant is expected to establish a vibrant undergraduate research program in addition to excellence in the classroom.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred.  The Department of Chemistry has a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and is housed in a modern teaching/research space that will be expanded and integrated with the life science facilities in 2018.  The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students).  The Department is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working within a diverse academic community.
Application Instructions: The following materials should be submitted via Interfolio: cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one-page diversity statement, a detailed research plan (4-page max), and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.  The diversity statement should speak to the candidate's ability to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.  Three letters of recommendation should also be provided via Interfolio.  Interfolio accounts are free to applicants   simply press "apply."
Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Paul Bonvallet, 943 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691 ( Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Apply at:
For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Department of Chemistry, Assistant Professor in Chemistry. The Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 27, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities: A successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, and general chemistry (including labs), as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful applicant is expected to develop a program of externally funded research; competitive start-up funds are available. In addition to teaching and collaborating with undergraduate students in research, the successful applicant will provide academic advising to students, engage in service to the university and community, participate in department, college, and university committee work, and carry out other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in chemistry or closely related field by October 8, 2017 is required, with preference given to those with teaching and research interests related to analytical chemistry. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ability to establish a research program involving undergraduates is required. Postdoctoral or relevant industrial experience is preferred. An interest and ability to contribute to our Chemistry with Business Emphasis program, as demonstrated through prior industrial and/or entrepreneurial experiences, may be considered an asset. We seek candidates who value our tradition of liberal arts education. Research interests complementing those of existing chemistry faculty and compatible with the existing infrastructure will be considered an asset. An ability to bring diverse perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for students from underrepresented groups will be considered assets as well.
Application Procedure: Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at:
You must create an account and login before you can apply, unless you are currently employed in the UW-System, in which case, you can use your UW login. To register, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Department of Chemistry: Assistant Professor (Job ID# 13396) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you include the following in a single file in PDF format:
     •    Letter of application
     •    Curriculum vita
     •    Statement of research plans (3-5 pages)
     •    Statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages)
     •    Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (You should include copies of your unofficial transcripts in
          PDF format along with the rest of your application. Official copies of your transcripts will be
          required before a position offer is made.)
Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later date. Only applications submitted electronically and compiled as a single PDF document will be accepted. Submissions in other formats, including multiple PDF files instead of a single one, will not receive consideration. Receipt of complete application packages will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you have application questions, please email the chair of the search committee at: To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by the priority date of October 8, 2017. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. Applicants may include links to online materials, which the search committee may consider at its discretion. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.
Inquiries about the search should be directed to the email address above. UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.
To learn more, visit the Employment at UW-Eau Claire website at and the Chemistry Department website at
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program in any sub-discipline of an area broadly defined as analytical chemistry (e.g., technique/instrumentation development, sensor development, bio-analytical, forensic analysis, environmental analysis, etc.). Candidates must have an outstanding record of scientific achievement, demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in any of the sub-disciplines listed above, will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) levels with particular emphasis on analytical and instrumental chemistry courses, and should demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity.
The Department ( is a highly cross-disciplinary and interactive group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students engaged in cutting edge research, working in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in a recently renovated building. The faculty has strong collaborations across all the departments on campus, as well as with the nearby University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and local federal agencies (Army Research Lab, Naval Research Lab, NIST, NIH, etc.).
The university is strategically situated on a suburban campus in the intellectually and culturally vibrant Baltimore-Washington corridor, providing unique opportunities afforded by its diversity, intermediate size and world-class infrastructure. UMBC is known for its commitment to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body ( Interested candidates should submit their applications electronically using the following interfolio link: The application should include curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy. When applying, candidates will be prompted to provide the names and contact information of three professionals in the field who will submit letters of recommendation in interfolio to support their application. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing in August 2018. Only full applications including all required documents and three letters of recommendation will be considered. For inquiries, please email
Chemistry, Assistant Professorship. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to make a faculty appointment in physical chemistry to begin in the fall of 2018. The position is at the assistant-professor level. The duties of the position include conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, applying successfully for extramural research grants, teaching assigned courses, including general and physical chemistry, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of chemistry or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, and one or more concise research proposals. These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to: with the following in the subject line: "Physical Chemistry Position." Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to
Completed applications for the position must be received by 01 October 2017 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, applications received later will also be considered until the search is concluded.
Full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Geneva (, Duties include developing a research program at the highest international level, securing external funding and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The successful candidate will supervise masters' and doctoral theses and will take up administrative and organizational duties at the departmental level. The NCCR Chemical Biology provides access to an outstanding infrastructure and encourages collaborations within a network of chemists, biochemists, physicists and molecular and cell biologists with the general objective to develop innovative techniques to explore cellular processes ( The research area of the successful candidate is within the general objectives of the NCCR, namely the use of the methods of organic chemistry to study biological systems on the molecular level (ex. chemical proteomics, probe design and synthesis, fluorescent reporters, metabolic reengineering, chemical systems biology).
The position benefits from a competitive salary, research staff and students, and access to core technology platforms which are among the best in chemical biology.  Fluency in french is not a requirement however, it is expected that the candidat learns french over the course of the appointment.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 :

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