Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/16/2017

 

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 19 October 16th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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SEMINARS
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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"
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:30 am, 8335. "Chemistry Conversations: Performance Management "
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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"
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Friday, October 20th, 2017 - General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315. Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, Center for Healthy Minds, UW-Madison "Department Colloquium-Dr. Shilagh Mirgain"
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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver, Emory University "Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the THz-Gap"
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology "Hirschmann Lecture Series: Innovation by Evolution: Expanding the Enzyme Universe"
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Thursday, October 26th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology "Hirschmann Lecture Series: Biocatalysts for Non-Natural Reactions: Bringing New Chemistry to Life"
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Friday, October 27th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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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"
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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Katerina Hilleke, UW-Madison, UW-Madison (Fredrickson Group) "Inorganic seminar - TBD"
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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 - General, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dennis Nordlund, Stanford University "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison Physical Chemistry "Department Colloquium: Journey through the Impossible: Adventures in the World of Biomolecules with the Cyber Virgil"
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Monday, November 6th, 2017 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, Chemistry Room 9341. Drs. Ravi Ranatunga & Pete Ellingson, P&G "P&G Info Session"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, Chemistry Room 1108. Drs. Ravi Ranatunga & Pete Ellingson, P&G "P&G Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Paul Smith, Kansas State University "Residue Based Contributions to the Thermodynamic Properties of Proteins"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315. Prof. X. Peter Zhang, Boston College "Organic Seminar "Metalloradical Catalysis for Stereoselective Radical Reactions""
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - General Special Event, 4:30 pm, 9341. Several presenters talking about various resources for chemistry majors, UW-Madison "Chemistry Connections"
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Prof. James Nowick, University of California Irvine "Unlocking the Mysteries of Amyloid Diseases with Macrocyclic beta-Sheet Peptides"
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Alexander Barnes, Washington Univ., St. Louis "Dynamic nuclear polarization and electron decoupling with pulsed microwaves for high-resolution NMR"
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Dr. Xiao-Ying Yu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "In Situ Molecular Imaging of the Air-Liquid Interface and the Solid-Liquid Interface Using Microfluidics"
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting "
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frank Glorius, University of Muenster "On Discovery in Catalysis"
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Katherine Van Heuvelen, Harvey Mudd College "Inorganic seminar - TBD"
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Dr. Martin Eastgate, Bristol-Myers Squibb "Organic McElvain Seminar "Innovation in the Synthesis of Complex Pharmaceutical Compounds""
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - General, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Christy Landes, Rice University "McElvain seminar - Single-molecule dynamics at soft interfaces: from basic science to a $100,000,000,000 problem"
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Friday, November 17th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University "Joint Chemical Biology Seminar"
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2017-18 GSFLC REPRESENTATIVES
We would like to provide you with an updated list of the Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) members for the 2017-18 academic term. Your representatives will be in touch with you this week to introduce themselves!
For more information about the GSFLC and what we do, please visit our webpage: http://gsflc.chem.wisc.edu/. See our calendar for an up-to-date list of events.
Materials: Margaret Lumley (co-chair); Andjela Radmilovic.
Analytical: Trisha Tucholski (co-chair); Leah Schaffer.
Physical: Vanessa Orr; Tesia Janicki.
Inorganic: Matt Dent; Rebecca Fernandez.
Chemical Biology: Anji Trujillo ; Samantha Knott.
Organic: Alexa Barres; Josh Corbin.
International: Yue Qiu; Vanessa Linke.
Post-doc: Victor Outlaw; Christian Wallen.
First-year (outgoing): Marshall Padilla; Zack Jones.
Faculty: Tehshik Yoon; Andrew Buller.
Staff: Matt Sanders; Arrietta Claus.
Feel free to reach out to any of our members!
Please send any photos from this year's Snout Out to yqiu25@wisc.edu so that he can post them to our gallery! Thank you, the GSFLC.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A Cationic Polymer That Shows High Antifungal Activity against Diverse Human Pathogens.
Rank, LA; Walsh, NM; Liu, RH; Lim, FY; Bok, JW; Huang, MW; Keller, NP; Gellman, SH*; Hull, CM.
ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 61 (10):10.1128/AAC.00204-17 OCT 2017.
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The effect of crowder charge in a model polymer-colloid system for macromolecular crowding: Polymer structure and dynamics.
Palit, S; He, LL; Hamilton, WA; Yethiraj, A*; Yethiraj, A.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 147 (11):10.1063/1.4986353 SEP 21 2017.
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Regioselective Rh-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of 1,1,3-Trisubstituted Allenes Using BisDiazaPhos Ligand.
Eshon, J; Landis, CR*; Schomaker, JM*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 82 (18):9270-9278; 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01140 SEP 15 2017.
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A First Laboratory Utilizing NMR for Undergraduate Education: Characterization of Edible Fats and Oils by Quantitative C-13 NMR.
Fry, CG*; Hofstetter, H*; Bowman, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 94 (9):1319-1323; 10.1021/acs4cherned_71300057 SEP 2017.
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Tunable, Chemo- and Site-Selective Nitrene Transfer Reactions through the Rational Design of Silver(I) Catalysts.
Alderson, JM; Corbin, JR; Schomaker, JM*.
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 50 (9):2147-2158; 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00178 SEP 2017.
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Integrating a Semitransparent, Fullerene-Free Organic Solar Cell in Tandem with a BiVO4 Photoanode for Unassisted Solar Water Splitting.
Peng, YL; Govindaraju, GV; Lee, DK; Choi, KS*; Andrew, TL.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 9 (27):22449-22455; 10.1021/acsami.7b04486 JUL 12 2017.
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Transition metal mediated carbonylative benzannulations.
Song, WZ; Blaszczyk, SA; Liu, JT; Wang, SJ; Tang, WP*.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, SN 1477-0520, EI 1477-0539, SEP 28, 2017, VL 15, IS 36.
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Tiered Electron Anions in Multiple Voids of LaScSi and Their Applications to Ammonia Synthesis.
Wu, JZ; Gong, YT; Inoshita, T; Fredrickson, DC*; Wang, JJ; Lu, YF; Kitano, M; Hosono, H.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, SN 0935-9648, EI 1521-4095, SEP 27, 2017, VL 29, IS 36.
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Influence of Metal Doping on the Lewis Acid Catalyzed Production of    Butadiene from Ethanol Studied by using Modulated Operando Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry.
Muller, P; Wang, SC; Burt, SP; Hermans, I*.
CHEMCATCHEM, SN 1867-3880, EI 1867-3899, SEP 22, 2017, VL 9, IS 18.
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New catalytic strategies for alpha,omega-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass.
He, JY; Huang, KF; Barnett, KJ; Krishna, SH; Alonso, DM; Brentzel, ZJ; Burt, SP; Walker, T; Banholzer, WF; Maravelias, CT; Hermans, I*; Dumesic, JA; Huber, GW.
FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, SN 1359-6640, EI 1364-5498, SEP 1, 2017, VL 202.
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Integrating a Semitransparent, Fullerene-Free Organic Solar Cell in Tandem with a BiVO4 Photoanode for Unassisted Solar Water Splitting.
Peng, YL; Govindaraju, GV; Lee, DK; Choi, KS*; Andrew, TL.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, SN 1944-8244, JUL 12, 2017, VL 9, IS 27.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Intel Corporation has several openings in the Logic Technology Development group for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.
Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply.
Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental expertise, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Hands-on experience using and maintaining complex scientific equipment is preferred, but not required. Ideal backgrounds include experience with one or more of the following process methods:  atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD),
Physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical-mechanical polish (CMP), Electroplate, or Electroless plating. Familiarity with other complex deposition and surface science technologies is a plus.
Openings are immediately available at Intel's primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Interested candidates should email resumes to david.j.towner@intel.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry beginning as early as Fall 2018 in Analytical Chemistry. The search, which is pending final budgetary approval, is open to all areas of analytical chemistry, including those with application to separations with particular focus on biomolecules or sensors for use in energy/environmental needs or homeland security and that complement the existing strengths of the department. Assistant Professor candidates are expected to develop a highly active, funded research program. Candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to demonstrate a substantial record of scholarly achievement and national reputation in the field of their specialty. The successful candidate is expected to advance the vision of the University and the Department as a leading global research University. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Basic Qualifications for Assistant Rank: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field.
Basic Qualifications for Associate Rank: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field. Applicants must also possess active funding.
Application Procedure for Assistant Rank: Please complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46504 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to chemsearch@gwu.edu.
Application Procedure for Associate Rank: Please complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46857 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to chemsearch@gwu.edu.
Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. You are invited to call and discuss this opportunity at GW or forward this letter or a copy of our ad to someone you know who may be an appropriate candidate. You may reach the department by e-mail at gwchem@gwu.edu or by calling 202-994-6121.
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Soonmin Jang, the chairman of Department of Chemistry at Sejong University, Korea. Sejong University is currently seeking Non-tenure track Research Assistant Faculty for Department of Chemistry. We are interested in outstanding candidates who are willing to work in Korea.
Sejong University, located in the heart of downtown Seoul, is a private institution that was founded in 1940. It is currently ranked 93rd in the 2016 QS Asian University Rankings. Also, the QS World Universities 2017 rankings and the latest Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings index show that Sejong is ranked 551-600 / 501-600, respectively.
In recent years, we have worked to strengthen academic collaboration internationally, increasing student exchanges, creating dual degree programs, and conducting joint research projects. We also maintain a successful joint MBA program with Arizona State University through our AACSB accredited College of Business, in which international students constitute half of the program's student body. Please refer to our web site for more detailed information, http://eng.sejong.ac.kr.
Regarding the recruitment of Non-tenure track Research Assistant Faculty, we provide accommodation with inexpensive rent. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Sejong University website at: http://recruit.sejong.ac.kr/2018/recruit_eng2_2.html and to submit application materials.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you might have: Soonmin Jang, Chairman of Department of Chemistry, Sejong University, Neungdong-ro 209, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, 05006 Korea, Tel. +82-2-3408-3217, E-mail: sjang@sejong.ac.kr.
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Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Analytical Chemistry to begin in August 2018 as part of UF's Preeminence Initiative in Metabolomics. Research interests in analytical techniques for the separation and characterization of small molecules of biological and biomedical significance are of particular interest. UF and the Department of Chemistry are committed to increasing faculty diversity, and candidates from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be well supported with start-up resources and lab space, and will be associated with the NIH-funded Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (www.secim.ufl.edu). Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have earned a PhD in chemistry or relevant discipline. They must be prepared to establish their own independent, extramurally funded research program and maintain a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching.
Special Instructions to Applicants: The deadline for applications is October 25, 2017. Applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/503597?lApplicationSubSourceID= and include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans and teaching philosophy.
Candidates must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf by October 25, 2017, to: Analytical Faculty Search Committee, c/o Prof Rick Yost, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, ryost@ufl.edu.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/. Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
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Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida (http://www.chem.ufl.edu) has embarked on a new initiative in Chemical Biology as part of the preeminence initiative in Chemical Innovations for Cancer Research at UF that includes the expansion of existing faculty and the opening of Joseph H Hernandez Hall, which is home to state of the art organic chemistry and biochemistry teaching and research space. The next phase of this initiative involves recruitment of two nine-month, tenure-track appointments at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a research program focusing on biochemistry, chemical biology, structural biology or biophysical chemistry in the broad area of cancer research. There are currently over 40 faculty in the Department with internationally recognized expertise in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. The department is also home to the interdisciplinary Butler Polymer Research Center and the Quantum Theory Project with numerous faculty interactions with the nearby UF School of Medicine. UF and the Department of Chemistry are committed to increasing faculty diversity and candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be well supported with start-up resources and lab space. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.
Requirements:
Candidates must have earned a PhD in chemistry or relevant discipline and completed productive post-doctoral fellowship training. They must be prepared to establish their own independent, extramurally funded research program and maintain a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2017. Applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502935/preeminence-assistant-pr... and include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans and teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum), and contact information for at least three references. References for short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide recommendation letters directly to the search committee. Inquiries can be addressed to Chemical Biology Search Chair (chembio@chem.ufl.edu), Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline and continue until the positions are filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
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The Department of Chemistry at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in all areas of chemistry. We seek a faculty member who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity with a strong commitment to research and teaching that will enhance the work of the department and attract and retain a diverse student body. We strongly encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups. Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a description of research interests, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and contact information for three referees who will be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation. Apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/2861. For fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit completed applications by October 15, 2017.
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Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida (www.chem.ufl.edu) has a new opening for a nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, in the general area of Computational or Theoretical Chemistry, broadly defined, to start in the Fall of 2018. The successful applicant will be well supported with start-up resources and lab space. UF and the Department of Chemistry are committed to increasing faculty diversity and candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.
Requirements: Candidates must have earned a PhD in computational or theoretical chemistry, or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is preferred. Candidates must be prepared to establish their own independent, extramurally funded research program and maintain a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching. The review of the applications will start on October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans and teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum), and contact information for at least three references. References for short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide recommendation letters directly to the search committee. Inquiries can be addressed to Computational Chemistry Search Chair (compchem_search@chem.ufl.edu), Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200.
Special Instructions to Applicants: All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at www.naces.org/.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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