Yale Department of Chemistry
Yale Chemistry Newsletter August 18, 2017


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Change to NetID Password Expiration Cycle: 1. All holders of NetIDs will be required to update their password annually to log into CAS. 2. If a person's password reset requirement date falls between June and September, they will be assigned a required reset date in October. They will be reminded to reset their password during the summer.

The Working Women's Network (WWN) is holding a Back to School Supply Drive that is taking place through August 25th. Donations of school supplies and gently used school uniforms will be accepted. Items needed include: #2 pencils, erasers, 12" rulers, glue, glue sticks, composition notebooks, 3-ring binders, crayons, folders, and pens. Please bring all donations to the lobby of 221 Whitney Ave.

Click here for updates on the Yale Science Building, including a new Logistics Plan.


Graduate Student Orientation Events

Tuesday, August 22: Fundamentals of Teaching Chemistry: Session I. 9:00-10:30am, CRB 123. This session will focus on basic concepts in pedagogy and will expose you to current research in teaching and learning.

Friday, August 25: Yale Chemistry Symposium. 9:00am-7:00pm, SCL. This annual symposium is centered around research presentations by graduate students in the various parts of the department, and includes a keynote lecture by faculty member Sarah Slavoff.

Monday, August 28: Fundamentals of Teaching Chemistry: Session II. 10:00-11:30am, CRB 123. This session will focus on the role of the TA in the classroom. We will cover mentorship, balancing research, classes, and teaching, and will incorporate panel discussion.

Monday, August 28: Teaching at Yale Day. 2:00-6:30pm, Loria Hall. This Yale-wide event will familiarize you with Yale policies and guidelines for teaching with effectiveness and with attention to diversity in the classroom. All incoming students are required to attend.

Tuesday, August 29: Fundamentals of Teaching Chemistry: Session III. 10:00am-12:00pm, CRB 123. This session will feature a microteaching activity that will allow you to teach a small lesson in either General or Organic Chemistry to your peers and garner feedback.

Tuesday, August 29: Joint Teaching/Safety Lunch. 12:00-1:00pm.

Tuesday, August 29: Safety Training Fair. 11:00am-1:30pm, SCL 2nd floor balcony. There will be a departmental safety training event consisting of a number of task-specific stations and fire extinguisher training.

Tuesday, August 29: Course advising with divisional faculty. 2:00-3:00pm, various locations. Final checkup on choosing your fall courses. Please have your Divisional Advisor Approval forms filled out prior to meeting with faculty.
 - Biophysical Chemistry: Prof. Pat Loria (KCL 115)
 - Chemical Biology: Prof. Jon Ellman (CRB 330)
 - Inorganic/Materials Chemistry: Prof. Jim Mayer (KCL 216)
 - Organic Chemistry: Prof. Seth Herzon (CRB 210)
 - Physical Chemistry: Prof. Ziad Ganim (SCL 137)

Wednesday, August 30: Classes begin at 8:20am.

Save the Date

The 2017 Yale Chemistry Symposium will take place on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, beginning at 9 am.


Job Opportunities

The Chemistry Department of Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duquesne University is searching for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry. For more information and to apply, click here.

Wolfe Laboratories in Woburn, MA, has multiple openings for Postdoctoral Scientists. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Technology Development group's Thin Film division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for Chemistry science and engineering PhDs to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Openings are immediately available at Intel's primary development facility (Ronler Acres). Interested candidates should email resumes to CMPHiring@intel.com.

ORISE postdoctoral research opportunities with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Chemical Medical Countermeasures, Filovirus therapeutics animal model development, Radiological/Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Development

ExxonMobil Chemical has an opening in the Organometallic Catalysis Department within the Baytown Technology and Engineering Complex located in Baytown, Texas. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in synthetic inorganic/organometallic chemistry with a demonstrated record of creative research. Applicants should submit their CV by August 25 to the Recruiting Committee Chair, John Walzer.

Postdoc Opportunity at Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Cambridge: Development of bio-synthetic routes toward knottin peptide libraries and their application in drug discovery. Mentors: Piro Siuti and Tejas Pathak. For more details, see the below attachment. To apply, click here.

Post-doctoral Scientist position in parasite genetics and drug resistance at Yale University: see below attachment for details.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment for the position of Lecturer. For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). See the below attachment for details.

FreeThink Technologies is seeking a Senior Scientist to work in their laboratories in Branford, CT. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in chemistry (analytical or physical), chemical engineering, or related scientific discipline. See the below attachment for details.

Workday Financials

Read the Latest Answers to Workday@Yale Community Questions: This week's questions touch on spend authorizations, purchasing cards, approvals, and the Workday Chart of Accounts. Read more.

See New Instructions for Handling Workday Errors Involving Invoice Dates and Award Dates: For Cost Center P2P Invoice Specialists, a new quick guide is available to help address an error message stating that invoice dates must be between the grant start and end dates. Read more.

FYI: Guidelines for Submitting Attachments and Notes to Suppliers in Workday: SciQuest users are encouraged to review important guidelines concerning purchase orders with both a note to suppliers and an attachment. Read more.

The Procurement training page offers additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions about SciQuest.

Multiple Approvals for Supplier Invoices and Invoice Requests: There is a known defect in Workday that requires multiple approvals on supplier invoices and invoice requests hitting multiple cost centers, where the same person is the approver for multiple cost centers. Check the Functionality Updates page regularly for updates on all known issues and updates.