Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 09/18/2017

XLI - No. 15 September 18th, 2017

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

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 - 17th October - 24th October - 10th
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 - 1st
May 15th May 22nd if needed    

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Dr Mike Todd, Solenis "Solenis 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"
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott, UW - Chemical and Biological Engineering "Molecular Self-Assembly in Topological Defect of Liquid Crystals"
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Nikolai Klimov, "Temperature metrology of tomorrow: Ultra-high resolution photonics-based thermometry on a chip"
Friday, October 6th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Graeme Henkelman, University of Texas - Austin "Correlating the Structure and Function of Alloy Nanoparticle Catalysts"
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, , 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Prof. Eranthie Weerapana, Boston College "Chemical Biology Seminar"
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Barara Finlayson-Pitts, "Atmospheric organic particles in the atmosphere: Why so complicated?"
Friday, October 13th, 2017 - General Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar, 10:00 am, 9341 Chemistry. Arielle Mensch, UW Madison - Hamers group "Thesis Defense - Title TBA"
Friday, October 13th, 2017 - Analytical, Materials, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Physics Dept. in Chamberlin Hall. Prof. Jeffrey A. Davis, Swinburne University of technonoogy "Materials/Physics seminar - TBD"
Friday, October 13th, 2017 - General Colloquium, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Barara Finlayson-Pitts, "Pesticides to particles: Some interesting heterogeneous chemistry in the lower atmosphere"
Monday, October 16th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chem 1315. Prof. Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania "Hirschfelder Seminar - Adventures in Nanoland: Molecular Conduction and Beyond"
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania "Hirschfelder Seminar - Transport and Spectroscopy in Illuminated Molecular Junctions"
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chem 1315. Prof. Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania "Hirschfelder Seminar - Molecular Heat Transport and Energy Conversion"
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver, Emory University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute for Technology "Hirschmann Lecture Series: Innovation by Evolution: Expanding the Enzyme Universe"
Thursday, October 26th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute for Technology "Hirschmann Lecture Series: Biocatalysts for Non-Natural Reactions: Bringing New Chemistry to Life"
Friday, October 27th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Martin Margittai, University of Denver "Self-templating conformers of tau fibrils: Agents of pathology spreading in Alzheimer's disease"
Most of you are aware that we are obtaining new solid-state NMR equipment via a UW2020 grant.  These capabilities will be installed onto Persephone (Avance 500) starting in Dec.
The Facility's support for the Undergraduate Labs' use of NMR is growing, and the new 400, Eos, is not the only instrument involved.  Two examples: Chem 342 is using callisto for measuring fat content via 13C NMR in edible oils and other food stuffs; Chem 346 will continue to use Artemis (Av-400) for their labs, as they have since 2012.  Eos is providing data for Chem 344 (involving a large numbers of samples), and hands-on use for other labs such as PChem 563.
These are substantive additions to the NMR Facility, both in capabilities and in broadening the NMR Facility's role with the University.  But they come with significant time and staff support requirements. I am writing to inform you that some significant disruptions may occur and some changes may be necessary in how the Facility is used by researchers starting this winter. We'll appreciate your patience and assistance as we all set up new best policies and practices for the spectrometers.
Some details:
     1.   During Dec and Jan (perhaps running into Feb and March), Persephone will be consumed by
          installation of the new solid-state NMR equipment. Liquids NMR as is currently being performed
          will still be doable, but the time available for it may be very limited.  Past the installation plan on no
          more than 50% of the spectrometer to be available for liquids experiments on Persephone.
     2.   Eos will pick up some/much of the liquids use that is now being done on Persephone. Eos even so
          will often be busy with the Undergrad Labs.  Proper scheduling and the efficient use of Eos by all
          users will be important.
     3.   With Persephone and Eos being busy, additional pressure will be felt by researchers using Artemis
          (Av-400) and Callisto (DCH-500).  More use of Hermes (Mercury-300), a competent spectrometer
          currently being underutilized, is one recommendation from staff.
Users needing variable temperatures (e.g., chemical dynamics), long kinetics experiments, detection of odd nuclei, and work with unusual samples (those not amenable to IconNMR use) will likely be the most affected by the solid-state NMR additions. Persephone and Eos are the instruments most suited to these experiments. We'll work hard to assist during the upcoming transition.
I'll setup an open meeting in early December to discuss about how to best handle changes for all users.
Please let us know if you have questions or comments.

Hello, everyone!
If you haven't registered for the Snout-Out yet, please do so by this Friday, September 22. You can find a registration form in your mailbox. Please submit your securely attached or enclosed form + payment to the GSFLC mailbox, which is located toward the upper left side of the wall of mailboxes.
We can't wait to see you all this Saturday at Rennebohm Park at noon! -GSFLC
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 2.
Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period. The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2017 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 4, 2018 and October 1, 2018. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 250 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation. The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science's Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE). For any questions, please contact U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science.
The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee is soliciting proposals for special projects taking place in the 2018-2019 academic year. Knapp grants are usually in the range of $500 to $5,000. According to the terms of the original bequest, the committee favors projects that cross departmental lines and have an impact on the educational and cultural life of the university community, particularly projects that benefit undergraduate students. Knapp funds are not often used for purposes that can and should be supported elsewhere, such as from regular grants or research funding, from fees charged for performances, or from the regular university budget. Nor is the committee inclined to support exhibitions or lectures because other campus committees (e.g., Anonymous Fund Committee, Lectures Committee) have them as a central funding target. The committee encourages registered student organizations to apply, but departmental/program co-sponsorship is required.
When considering requests for funds, the committee keeps in mind the spirit of the will of Kemper K. Knapp. Included is the following language: "In general it is my wish that such funds be used for purposes outside the regular curriculum of the university . . . to cultivate in the student body ideals of honesty, sincerity, earnestness, tolerance, and social and political obligations."
The deadline for applications is Monday, October 30, 2017. For application instructions and additional information on the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest, please visit the Secretary of the Faculty website at:
Fingerprints of inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonding in saligenin-water clusters revealed by mid- and far-infrared spectroscopy.
Bakker, DJ; Dey, A; Tabor, DP; Ong, Q; Mahe, J; Gaigeot, MP; Sibert, EL*; Rijs, AM.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 19 (31):20343-20356; 10.1039/c7cp01951c AUG 21 2017.
Imaging with Mass Spectrometry of Bacteria on the Exoskeleton of Fungus-Growing Ants.
Gemperline, E; Horn, HA; DeLaney, K; Currie, CR; Li, LJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 12 (8):1980-1985; 10.1021/acschembio.7b00038 AUG 2017.
Carbon Dots: A Modular Activity To Teach Fluorescence and Nanotechnology at Multiple Levels.
Pham, SN; Kuether, JE; Gallagher, MJ; Hernandez, RT; Williams, DN; Zhi, B; Mensch, AC; Hamers, RJ*; Rosenzweig, Z; Fairbrother, H; Krause, MOP; Feng, ZV; Haynes, CL
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 94 (8):1143-1149; 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00995 AUG 2017.
The n ->pi* Interaction.
Newberry, RW; Raines, RT*.
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 50 (8):1838-1846; 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00121 AUG 2017.
Are Metal Chalcogenides, Nitrides, and Phosphides Oxygen Evolution Catalysts or Bifunctional Catalysts?
Jin, S*.
ACS ENERGY LETTERS, 2 (8):1937-1938; 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00679 AUG 2017.
Carbon Dots: A Modular Activity To Teach Fluorescence and Nanotechnology at Multiple Levels.
Pham, SN; Kuether, JE; Gallagher, MJ; Hernandez, RT; Williams, DN; Zhi, B; Mensch, AC; Hamers, RJ*; Rosenzweig, Z; Fairbrother, H; Krause, MOP; Feng, ZV; Haynes, CL.
Journal of Chemical Education, SN 0021-9584, EI 1938-1328, AUG, 2017, VL 94, IS 8.
Predicting the Ionic Product of Water.
Perlt, E; von Domaros, M; Kirchner, B; Ludwig, R; Weinhold, F*.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7 10.1038/s41598-017-10156-w AUG 31 2017.
Watching Proteins Wiggle: Mapping Structures with Two Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy.
Ghosh, A; Ostrander, JS; Zanni, MT*.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 117 (16):10726-10759; SI 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00582 AUG 23 2017.
Cluster Preface: Catalytic Aerobic Oxidations.
Stahl, SS*; Rovis, T.
SYNLETT, 28 (13):1546-1547; 10.1055/s-0036-1590547 AUG 2017.
Influenza virus recruits host protein kinase C to control assembly and activity of its replication machinery.
Mondal, A; Dawson, AR; Potts, GK; Freiberger, EC; Baker, SF; Moser, LA; Bernard, KA; Coon, JJ*; Mehle, A.
ELIFE, 6 10.7554/eLife.26910 JUL 31 2017.
Bismuth as a New Chloride-Storage Electrode Enabling the Construction of a Practical High Capacity Desalination Battery.
Nam, DH; Choi, KS*.
Developing a Descriptor-Based Approach for CO and NO Adsorption Strength to Transition Metal Sites in Zeolites.
Goltl, F; Muller, P; Uchupalanun, P; Sautet, P; Hermans, I*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, SN 0897-4756, 1520-5002, AUG 8, 2017, VL 29, IS 15.

Organic Chemistry Technical Specialist/Patent Agent. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm having over 85 attorneys, highly qualified patent agents, and technical specialists, all dedicated to providing superior intellectual property counseling. We specialize in prosecution and litigation in all areas of intellectual property law. We litigate nationwide, primarily within the federal court system, and obtain patents and trademark registrations for our clients in the United States and foreign patent and trademark offices. We are currently seeking a Technical Specialist/Patent Agent for our Chemistry practice group.
The right individual will have:
•    Strong academic credentials, which should minimally include a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Candidates should have at least a 3.0 GPA.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and exceptional organizational skills.
•    Ability to grasp new technical teachings quickly.
•    Ability to efficiently review patent and non-patent literature for key concepts.
Responsibilities will include:
•    Interviewing inventors to learn about new ideas to be patented. Our clients include some of the world's largest and most technologically advanced companies.
•    Preparing patent applications, which includes drafting technical descriptions describing the inventions.
•    Advocating for our clients before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office to seek issuance of a patent. This       includes writing claims for the patent application, as well as analyzing patents and other publications       relating to chemical inventions.
•    Prior legal experience is not required, but registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (if not already established) will be expected.
•    This position demands that the individual will, under the supervision of senior practitioners, assume       significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients,       communicate with all levels of management and staff and, at times, require a significant degree of       autonomy.
Compensation for this position includes an annual salary of $80,000 +, along with customary benefits and opportunities to earn significant bonuses. Customary benefits include:
•    Group Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
•    Life Insurance
•    Employee and Dependent Medical Flexible Spending Account
•    Pre-Tax Transportation Plan
•    Short-Term Disability Program
•    Long-Term Disability Insurance
•    401(K), Profit Sharing and Vesting
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Moving Expenses
•    Registration Fees and Related Expenses
•    Continuing Legal Education
•    Holiday and Paid Time Off
•    Bonuses
In addition to our generous benefits package, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun offers a business-casual atmosphere and provides ample opportunity for socialization between our colleagues at monthly breakfasts, special-occasion luncheons, and out-of-office functions throughout the year. Patent Agents and Technical Specialists are also provided a generously sized private office and a culture that offers great work-life balance.
Qualified individuals interested in this position should forward a resume, transcripts and writing samples to Ms. Michele J. Gudaitis (

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry/Polymer Science to begin in August 22, 2018. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests related to material science and/or synthesis of polymers will be considered.
Qualifications Required:
•    A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a very closely related discipline.
•    One year of teaching experience (which may be satisfied by two semesters of half-time teaching
     assistantships in graduate school).
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate research.
•    Ability to effectively teach general chemistry courses.
•    Ability to effectively teach upper-level lecture and lab courses in organic and polymer chemistry.
Qualifications Preferred:
•    Ability to contribute to existing program emphases and/or experience with instrumentation.
     •    Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include lecture and lab courses in general chemistry, and
          upper-level courses in organic and polymer chemistry. Curriculum development in organic and
          polymer chemistry is expected. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent
          research program that involves undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities include seeking
          external funding for undergraduate research, academic advising, performing committee service and
          other duties as assigned.
     •    Department and College Information: The Chemistry Department currently consists of 11
          tenured/tenure-track faculty, 6 instructional academic staff. The Department offers American
          Chemical Society (ACS) certified BS degrees in Chemistry, and also offers a Chemistry Minor and a
          2-year Pre-Pharmacy Program. The Department has approximately 120 majors and graduates 15 to
          20 students per year. Faculty within the program work closely with students and provide several
          opportunities for undergraduate research. For more information, please see the departmental web
          page at:
     •    The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,500 students
          in BS degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Broad-field Science, Computer Science, and Sustainable
          and Renewable Energy Systems, and ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical,
          Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics. The
          College also offers an online Master of Engineering program which has been designated as a "Best
          Buy" in online education.
     •    To Apply: Please submit applications online. Applications must include:
     •    A letter of application addressing all required qualifications.
     •    A curriculum vitae.
     •    A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 page limit).
     •    A separate statement of research plans that includes projects to engage undergraduate students (3
          page limit).
     •    Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
     •    Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (at least one of whom can speak to teaching ability).
Questions about this position may be addressed to: Dr. Raja Annamalai at (608)342-6091or or Dr. Mohammad Rabbani at (608)342-7344 or
North Central State College is accepting applications for a full-time 9-month Chemistry Faculty member. The position will begin Spring Semester 2017 (January 16, 2018).
Essential duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
•    Maintains minimum of 15 credit/18 contact hours of classroom, clinical and/or laboratory instruction per term and reflects a 40-hour workweek.
•    Meets with all classes as scheduled and provides the full component of instruction.
•    Provides appropriate assistance and supervision to students in all classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
•    Delivers instruction based on the learning objectives and course outcomes found in the official College
•    Develops and maintains appropriate course materials to be distributed to students.
•    Maintains current knowledge and skills in the faculty member's discipline and in teaching strategies.
•    Holds at least four (4) office hours per week for student consultation and advisement.
•    Maintains accurate academic records for all students.
•    Maintains accurate attendance records for all students.
•    Reports attendance information, midterm deficiencies, and final term grade to the Student Records Office in the manner and by the dates specified.
•    Operates within the organizational structure and policies of the College.
•    Attends departmental, divisional, and professional development meetings and other College activities as required.
•    Attends graduation ceremonies and assists as requested.
•    Assists the divisional Dean, Assistant Dean, Program Director and/or Program Coordinator in maintaining an inventory of appropriate educational supplies and equipment.
•    Maintains proper housekeeping and safety rules in classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
•    Maintains security of College property.
•    Serves on College committees.
•    Performs community service including serving on and working with community organizations, area agencies, and /or advisory committees.
•    Maintains proper housekeeping, safety, and security in classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
•    Assists in maintaining appropriate educational supplies and equipment classrooms, clinicals and/or
•    Maintains professional relationships with students, peers, and staff to promote competence, education, and training related to program.
•    Master's degree in Chemistry or related degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours of Chemistry       coursework.
•    Previous post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
Please express your interest in this position by submitting a letter of application and resume to: NORTH CENTRAL STATE, Attention: Human Resources,  2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906. You may also apply online at: Click on Info For then Job Seekers. Resumes will be reviewed beginning 9/27/17 and until filled.
The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry, 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 proficiency 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. Details about the Department of Chemistry at Smith may be found at Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research plans, unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University announces one tenure-track position in ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY with the appointment beginning Fall 2018.  For the position, we seek candidates with expertise in laser spectroscopy who can work closely with faculty from various disciplines participating in the Smart Health (sHealth) Institute, a newly established Area of Excellence at SDSU. This faculty member will spearhead and support translational research in biomedical sensor technologies with a focus on laser-based wearable or implantable nanosensors.  Candidates at both the Assistant and Associate Professor levels will be considered. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust research program, teach chemistry courses, and mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.  External funding and independent scientific productivity are expected for both positions (
Applicants should apply via Interfolio.  Review of applications will begin October 20, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled. The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 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 now 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.
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.). 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
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University. The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, West Lafayette, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Synthetic Organic Chemistry with particular interests in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. Successful candidates will have a joint appointment in both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (75:25 appointment). Purdue has a tradition of excellence in both synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry and is seeking to enhance this preeminence through strategic hiring. The Department is looking to integrate a creative scientist into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment provided by Purdue University.
Successful candidates are expected to have a doctorate degree in chemistry or a related field, to develop excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to establish a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding. Applicants should submit a letter of application with curriculum vita, a summary of planned research, and a statement on teaching philosophy electronically at: Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2017, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled.
Purdue University's Department of Chemistry is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Colby College: Department of Chemistry. Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-track). Location: Waterville, Maine. The Department of Chemistry at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Physical Chemistry to begin September 1, 2018.
Qualifications: We welcome applications from physical chemists with research interests in experimental and/or theoretical chemistry.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and/or those who can build upon the College's computational biochemistry program.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start date (including graduate coursework in physical chemistry) and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities will include courses (with laboratories) in General Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, and an advanced course in the candidate's area of specialty.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program that includes undergraduate students.  Research is supported with a competitive startup package, excellent instrumentation, and expanding computational resources.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that describes their interest in, and qualifications for, this position.  Applicants must also submit an updated curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that specify undergraduate education, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a sample of current scholarship (e.g., a recent publication or manuscript), and a summary of teaching evaluations (if applicable) as PDFs to:
Colby is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars.  In your application materials, please address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Application review will begin October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to For more information about the Department of Chemistry and this position, please see:
Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in organic chemistry in its Blacksburg, VA campus. Candidates with strong expertise in the drug discovery area, with a focus on chemical neuroscience, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, synthetic method development, and natural products are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the VT Center for Drug Discovery ( and the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium (, which are University- and State-wide drug discovery initiatives. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area ( A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants must submit application materials online at in response to posting TR0170102. Application materials include a curriculum vita, a description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee Chair is available to address any specific questions related to the position: Professor Webster L. Santos, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, 900 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA, 24061;
Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, visit

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