Chemsitry Seminar - Friday, 10/16 at 11AM in Diamond 122

Professor Carthene Bazemore-Walker

"Proteomic Analysis of Membrane Proteins"

Brown University

Professor Paul Rablen
"Computational investigation of the mechanism of addition of singlet carbenes to cyclopropenes and bicyclobutanes"
Swarthmore College

Dr. Caibin Xiao
“Globalization: opportunities and challenges for industrial chemists”
Director of Research and Development, Barclay Water Management.

Dr. Joaquim Goes

"Shrinking Snowcaps And Rising Tides - The Response Of The Arabian Sea Ecosystem To Abrupt Climate Shift"

Bigelow Institute for Marine Science

Dr. Jay Wakerly

"Mechanistic Investigations into the Synthesis of Oxacalix[4]arenes and Poly(m-Phenylene Oxides)"

Department of Chemistry, Colby College

The Colby Forum for Women in Science is pleased to host Dr. Suzanna Rose, Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies and Senior Associate Dean for the Sciences at Florida State University. Dr. Rose will be leading a workshop for students on July 24 at 9:00 AM entitled MAXIMIZING YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE. This workshop will focus on the job application and interview process with advice on how to successfully present a professional image and will last about one hour. Please RSVP by July 10 to Prof. Julie Millard (email: jtmillar@colby.edu) if you are interested in attending.

Rice recieves NIH grant

Professor Kevin Rice receives $468,000 from the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health.  This grant is part of an $18.7 million award to the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which includes several institutions and Investigators in the state of Maine.  Prof. Rice's project, entitled "Identification of the role of carbamoylating activity from antineoplastic sulfonylhydrazines and nitrosoureas", will be funded for five years and will involve several Colby students.


 Rice group students present research to Maine Governor Baldachi.

Colby College
Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Colby College is seeking a Teaching Assistant (full-time, ten-month academic year position), starting September 1, 2009. Responsibilities: Teach laboratory sections (primarily in organic chemistry and introductory chemistry courses), prepare laboratory materials for these courses, grade laboratory papers, maintain equipment, assist in the development of the laboratory curricula, and other duties as needed.  

Qualifications:  Minimum of a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field. Graduate study in chemistry or a related field, experience in laboratoryteaching, and familiarity with computer applications is desirable. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit a resume, transcripts of undergraduate and any graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. D. Whitney King, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 5755 Mayflower Hill, Colby College, Waterville, ME  04901; (207) 859-5755; E-mail: dwking@colby.edu. Review of applications will begin July 6, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu

Colby College
Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Colby College is seeking a Teaching Assistant (part-time, nine-month academic year position), starting September 1, 2009. Responsibilities: Teach two laboratory sections (primarily in introductory chemistry and analytical chemistry courses), prepare laboratory materials for these courses, grade laboratory papers, maintain equipment, and other duties as needed.  

Qualifications:  Minimum of a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field. Graduate study in chemistry or a related field, experience in laboratory teaching, and familiarity with computer applications is desirable. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit a resume, transcripts of undergraduate and any graduate study, and three letters of recommendation to: Amy Poulin, Chemistry Search Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, 5750 Mayflower Hill, Colby College, Waterville, ME  04901; (207) 859-5750; E-mail: ampoulin@colby.edu. Review of applications will begin July 6, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu

Jobs for Chemists

I just wanted to make you aware of some exciting opportunities at Orono Spectral Solutions that may be of interest to some Colby Chemistry students. By early summer, we will be looking to hire two full time technicians to work on various Department of Defense R&D Contracts.

A) One project deals with developing reactive films that will be used to measure a number of analytes (pertaining to drinking water, environmental, and chemical warfare) in water using an IR based sensing platform. On this project, a technician would acquire experience including: thin film synthesis, practical membrane chemistry, environmental analysis, and method development.

B) Another project deals with measuring nerve agents in the air. Again, this project uses an IR based sensing platform.

C) The third project that a technician would potentially be working on deals with characterizing airborne spores. This project would involve some exposure in chemometric techniques.

Let me know if you have anyone who might be interested in this. We have a number of applicants already, but based on the quality of work that I observed at the summer research retreat out at The Forks, I wanted to offer the opportunity to any '09 Colby graduates. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone who has intentions to go to graduate school, but needs a year or two break from the academic scene. They would gain a great deal of cutting-edge training which would serve them well as a future grad student. I want to be sure to emphasize that these are research-based tech positions, not mindless button-pushing positions. If anyone has any questions, feel free to give them this email address. We are looking to get application process started pretty soon.

 See Professor King for Details.

Professor Dharni Vasudevan

"Sorption of antibiotic zwitterions to soils and soil minerals:
Influence of compound structure"

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

 Friday, 2/27 at 11 AM in Arey 5.

Chemistry Seminar:

11 AM on Friday, 2/20, Arey 5.

Professor Thomas Hughes

"Phenylene Macrocycles: Building Carbon Nanotubes from Scratch"

University of Vermont , Burlington, VT

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The Chemistry Seminar Series welcomes Timothy Dransfield from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Please join us for his lecture titled "Gas-Phase Chemistry: Still Hiding Some Surprises" on February 13th at 11:00 AM in Arey 5.

Abbreviated Abstract: The need to understand the impact of human society on the Earth's atmosphere has reinvigorated the study of gas-phase kinetics and mechanisms.

Details for the entire Spring 2009 Chemistry seminar series can be found on the web at:  
http://www.colby.edu/chemistry/SpringSeminar09.html

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