Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 11/06/2017

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 21 November 6th, 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

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    

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SEMINARS
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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 - Chemical Biology, 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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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:30 pm, 8335 Chemistry Building. "GSFLC Board Game Night"
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 - General Special Event, 12:30 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry. GSFLC and Partners in Giving Silent Auction, UW-Madison "Partners in Giving Silent Auction"
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, 2373 Chemistry. AbbVie "AbbVie Info Session"
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "AbbVie Info Session"
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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 "Organic Chemistry Seminar "On Discovery in Catalysis""
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - General Career Services, 12:00 pm, 9341. "ACID Seminar Series: Katherine Van Heuvelen"
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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 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, 9341. "ACID Seminar Series: Dr. Jonathan Paretsky "
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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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Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - General Special Event, 1:00 pm, The Marquee Theater at Union South. 27th Polish Film Festival, UW-Madison "Marie Curie, the Courage of Knowledge"
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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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2018 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS (USARL & USAISR)
Mike Janney, Sr. Recruiter for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) would like to alert you regarding two summer programs currently accepting applicants for the 2018 summer period. The U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program. These are amazing opportunities for your students to expand their research experience within their area of study!
In addition to these summer opportunities, we have an extensive amount of available research opportunities with over 70 Department of Defense programs in all areas of STEM.  I hope that you will encourage your students to check out the available opportunities administered by the ORAU Maryland Office.  The ORAU Maryland Office administers the Army Research Lab Research Associateship Program (formerly the ARL Postdoctoral Program) and all ORISE Department of Defense opportunities.  Aside from the "summer" opportunities, most post-graduate research appointments are scheduled to be a twelve month appointments; the renewal or continuation of the research appointment is contingent upon facility approval and upon the continued availability of funds.  Renewals are offered up to one year at a time, for a total of up to five years of research participation. Most of the research opportunities will require U.S. Citizenship to access the military installations.  http://www.orau.org/maryland/.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) (http://www.orau.org/arlfellowship/applicants/how-to-apply-summer-journey...) has Summer Journeyman Fellowships available for undergraduate-PhD students. Over the 2018 summer, students can participate in research at one of the Army Research Lab facilities in Aberdeen, MD, Adelphi, MD, or White Sands, NM in one of five research areas:
     •    Computational & Information Sciences (May consider international students pursuing STEM            degrees at U.S. institutions)
     •    Human Research & Engineering (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at
          U.S. institutions)
     •    Sensors & Electron Devices (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S.
          institutions)
     •    Vehicle Technology (U.S. Citizens ONLY)
     •    Weapons & Materials (U.S. Citizens ONLY)
Applications close Sunday, November 12, 2017.
The U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, located in San Antontio, TX has just posted their opportunity for the 2018 Summer Internship Program.  This opportunity is open to only Bachelor level candidates.  U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED.  Applications close Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large.  This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation's premier military trauma research institute.
ARL Summer Journeyman Website:

http://www.orau.org/arlfellowship/applicants/programs/journeyman-fellows....
ISR Summer Internship Project Announcement:
https://www.pcrecruiter.net/pcrbin/direct.asp?b=XZ65QFHMRM6QNF7YBBDYTXD6....
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Findings from a Longitudinal Metabolome-wide Association Study of Cognitive Decline in Healthy Adults with Increased Risk for Alzheimer's Disease.
Darst, BF; Rush, MJP; Hutchins, PD; Russell, JD; Koscik, RL; Asthana, S; Johnson, SC; Hogan, KJ; Coon, JJ*; Engelman, CD.
GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, 41 (7):685-685; NOV 2017.
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Cavity hydration dynamics in cytochrome c oxidase and functional implications.
Son, CY; Yethiraj, A*; Cui, Q*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (42):E8830-E8836; 10.1073/pnas.1707922114 OCT 17 2017.
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Selective Stabilization and Photophysical Properties of Metastable Perovskite Polymorphs of CsPbl(3) in Thin Films.
Fu, YP; Rea, MT; Chen, J; Morrow, DJ; Hautzinger, MP; Zhao, YZ; Pan, DX; Manger, LH; Wright, JC*; Goldsmith, RH*; Jin, S*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 29 (19):8385-8394; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02948 OCT 10 2017.
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Thermal and Hydrolytic Decomposition Mechanisms of Organosilicon Electrolytes with Enhanced Thermal Stability for Lithium-Ion Batteries.
Guillot, SL; Pena-Hueso, A; Usrey, ML; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 164 (9):A1907-A1917; 10.1149/2.0671709jes 2017.
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Fast Surface Diffusion and Crystallization of Amorphous Griseofulvin.
Huang, CB; Ruan, SG; Cai, T; Yu, L*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, SN 1520-6106, OCT 12, 2017, VL 121, IS 40.
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Removal of Triphenylphosphine Oxide by Precipitation with Zinc Chloride in Polar Solvents.
Batesky, DC; Goldfogel, MJ; Weix, DJ*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, SN 0022-3263, OCT 6, 2017, VL 82, IS 19.
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Annealing-induced precipitate formation behavior in MOVPE-grown GaAs1-xBix explored by atom probe tomography and HAADF-STEM.
Wood, AW; Chen, WX; Kim, H; Guan, YX; Forghani, K; Anand, A; Kuech, TF*; Mawst, LJ; Babcock, SE.
NANOTECHNOLOGY, SN 0957-4484, 1361-6528, MAY 26, 2017, VL 28, IS 21.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Paid Research Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The Preventive Conservation Science Laboratory in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Scientific Research seeks applicants for 2018 research fellowships. Example areas of interest include but are not limited to the following: 1) Display, storage, and building materials testing using advanced analytical techniques (GC/MS, IC, HPLC, UV/Vis, IR, etc.) for the safe display and transport of art including the analysis of volatiles from commercially available materials and their effect on art, 2) The effect of modern pesticides on art, 3) Identifying, monitoring and establishing acceptable thresholds for volatiles and urban pollutants, and 4) Understanding selection criteria and developing saturation markers for commercially available chemical absorbents used to purify vitrine volumes. The Department of Scientific Research is made up of 11 scientists who collaborate with curators and conservators throughout the Museum and is responsible for investigating the material aspects of works of art in The Met collection as well as the environment within the museum. Studies focus on preserving and conserving works of art, pursing innovative research in analytic techniques, preventive conservation, and treatment methodologies. More information about the department can be found here: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/conservation-and-scientific-rese...
Eligibility: Recent master's graduates, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scientists and researchers are eligible to apply. Contact: Please contact Eric Breitung at breite@metmuseum.org if you are interested in applying and would like to discuss your application.
Deadline: Applications are due December 1st at 5PM.
More Information: For detailed information on The Met's conservation and science fellowship program including other conservation science topics of interest, please follow this link: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships/conservation-and-sci....
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Robert E. Minto, Indiana University - Purdue University, has an opportunity for a visiting lecturer position in Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University - Purdue University-Indianapolis, (IUPUI). Candidates with interests and practical experience in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold an MS or PhD and should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters.
Our department provides a supportive environment. The faculty of our department have research expertise in biophysics, chemical biology, chemical education, bioorganic chemistry, forensic chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. Our faculty also includes two NSF CAREER award recipients (Drs. Ge and Li) and an ACS feilow (Dr. Varma-Nelson). IUPUI is home to the IUPUI Forensic and Investigative Science (FIS) program as well as several research centers that allow Chemistry faculty to engage in interdisciplinary projects, such as the Center for Membrane Biosciences, the Center for Chemical Synthesis a nd Organic Drug Lead Development, the Indiana University Cancer Center, and the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center. other research facilities include the Computational Molecular Science Laboratory, the Mass Spectrometry Facility, the Nanoscale Imaging Center and the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute.
We will begin reviewing applications on November 15,2017 and this position will begin on January 1,2018. Please contact me at 317-274-6869 or rminto@iupui.edu for further information.
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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Open Rank. The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions open to All Areas of Chemistry including, but not limited to analytical, biological, chemical education, inorganic, materials chemistry, organic, physical at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, beginning August 2018.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field, a demonstrated record of research accomplishments, and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Consideration of applications will begin September 16, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, statement of teaching interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: search@chemistry.msstate.edu.
Advertisement in Chemical & Engineering News: https://chemistryjobs.acs.org/job/20228/assistant-associate-or-full-prof...
Apply now at: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496076/assistant-profess....
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Assistant Clinical Professor Positions. The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications for two 9 month non-tenure track positions at the rank of clinical assistant professor beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  The initial three-year appointments can be extended and follow academic promotion track.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area and must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Applicants with prior teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in chemistry with additional service or other duties supportive of the undergrad program.  Applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, and the complete contact information for two professional references.  Nominations for or communication about this position should be sent to Chair, Chemistry Search Committee at: http://mailto:search.chemistry.msstate.edu/. Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Advertisement in Chemical & Engineering News:
https://chemistryjobs.acs.org/job/20230/clinical-assistant-professor/?Li...
Apply now at: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496084/assistant-clincia....
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Ball State University has just opened a search for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Chemical Education at Ball State University. They hope you could please forward the ad below to anyone in your department that may be looking for a tenure-track position. Potential applicants can view posting and apply at the following link: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10991 & www.bsu.edu/chemistry.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master's programs, and 16 doctoral programs.
The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.
Contact: Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0445, Phone 765-285-8060, resammelson@bsu.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Graduate School Opportunities at the Colorado School of Mines. Applications are currently being accepted to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Applied Chemistry, Geochemistry and Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines. The Chemistry Department maintains high-quality and well-funded research programs across multiple disciplines. Our core research areas include: Analytical, Biochemistry, Computational, Environmental, Nuclear, Polymer, Physical, Organic, Inorganic and Surface science chemistry. With the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) only 5 minutes away, we have established an especially strong program in the Energy Sciences that include thrusts in Biofuels, Photovoltaics, Energy Storage, Catalysis and other sustainable programs. We have a > 95% success rate of employment for our graduates in various vocational thrusts including academia, industry and national laboratories. In fact, this past year 100% of our graduating chemistry Ph.D. and M.S. students were employed.
Application materials for fall 2018 consideration are due January 5, 2018. Our annual TA/RA stipend is highly competitive, inclusive of tuition, fees, and health insurance coverage in addition to the stipend. We are a smaller campus with nearly 6000 total students in the foothills of the Rockies, only minutes from Denver and Boulder and some of the nation's best skiing and outdoor recreation activities.
For more information please have students contact our graduate coordinator Megan Rose, meganrose@mines.edu or direct them to our current website for more detailed information on our curricula and research programs, https://chemistry.mines.edu. Contact: Thomas Gennett, PhD., Department Head, Department of Chemistry, 204 Coolbaugh Hall, Colorado School of Mines (303) 273-3622, e-mail: tgennett@mines.edu.
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Postdoctoral Positions Available in Synthetic Organic / Polymer Chemistry. Our research laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University invites applications and nominations for postdoctoral fellowships beginning immediately.  Successful applicants will have experience in synthetic organic chemistry preferably with a background in synthesis & characterization of monomer and polymeric materials design and applications.  Experience with aromatic, phenolic, organofluorine, and fluoropolymer chemistry is encouraged but not required.  A competitive compensation package is offered along with an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary collaboration and potential downstream technology transfer and entrepreneurism.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contacts of 3 references addressed to: Prof. Dennis Smith, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University via Ms. Sara Knighten at: sknighten@chemistry.msstate.edu.
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Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Postdoctoral Positions, Proteomics of Cardiovascular Disease and Developmental Biology.
Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the laboratory of Dr. Suneel Apte to investigate the proteomics and biology of cardiovascular development and disease. These positions will suit recent PhDs, MD/PhDs, or MDs with a career interest in proteases, extracellular matrix, proteomics, mouse genetics, cardiovascular disease, and systems biology. We offer an excellent opportunity for mass spectrometrists seeking to develop expertise in disease biology and biologists seeking expertise in proteomics and bioinformatics.
The research project will involve the following:
     •    Proteomics of cardiovascular tissues.
     •    Cardiovascular disease, specifically, aortic aneurysms, valve diseases.
     •    Degradomics to identify substrates of ADAMTS proteases.
     •    Developmental biology using mouse models.
     •    Systems biology.
     •    Matrix biology, cell-matrix interactions, and biology of vascular smooth muscle cells.
Applicants must be highly motivated, energetic, well-organized, and independent, with a well-developed ability and the appropriate temperament to work amicably and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. A strong work ethic, integrity, and professionalism are expected. Exceptional writing skills and a track record of relevant publications are preferred. Fellows will join a laboratory with expertise in mouse genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, and cell biology (http://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/apte/). Proteomics will utilize Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid and Orbitrap Elite LTQ mass spectrometers in the Lerner Research Institute's Proteomics Core (Director: Belinda Willard, PhD).
The Lerner Research Institute (https://www.lerner.ccf.org/) is a large, leading biomedical research institute with diverse research activities, a strong academic program with local universities, a medical school and
outstanding core facilities. The Cleveland Clinic (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/) is internationally recognized for treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cleveland is an affordable, medium-sized city with a wealth of cultural and outdoors opportunities.
Interested applicants should submit:
     •    A letter of application
     •    Complete curriculum vitae
     •    1- to 2-page statement of research/career goals
     •    Contact details of three references with intimate knowledge of their work
Send the above materials and direct any inquiries to: Suneel S. Apte, MBBS, Dphil, Department of Biomedical Engineering / ND20, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195 E-mail: aptes@ccf.org.
More information about the Cleveland Clinic and its relevant institutes, departments and resources is available online.
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