Yale Department of Chemistry
Yale Chemistry Newsletter August 25, 2017


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Professors Gary Brudvig and Hailiang Wang were featured in YaleNews for their study which found a new approach for changing CO2 into CO. Read more.

The incoming graduate student Class of 2017 has arrived. Please help us welcome the 42 new students that have joined our department.

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


Graduate Student Orientation Events

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 3rd floor lounge. 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.


Workday Financials

Review SciQuest Tips and Updates: There are many places on the Workday@Yale website to find information about SciQuest. For those who make purchases via SciQuest, two recent emails provided important tips and updates. Read more.

Save the Date

Safety Day: Tuesday, August 29, 11:00am-1:30pm, SCL third floor lounge. The Joint Safety Team and Yale EHS are hosting the third annual Chemistry Safety Day. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Novartis representative Dr. Tejas Pathak will be recruiting in the Chemistry Department on Wednesday, September 6 in CRB 102. See the below attachment for the job description. Interested candidates should send their CV and research summary to Dr. Pathak by August 30.

Faculty Research Presentations: September 6, 7, 11, 12, and 13. 7:00pm in CRB 123. All First-Year Graduate Students are required to attend.

Drs. Jason Imbriglio and Hong Ren will be at Yale recruiting for positions at Merck on Friday, September 15. See the below attachment for job descriptions. Interested candidates should submit their CV and research summary directly to Jason and Hong by Friday, September 8.


Job Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry, Yale University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to commence 1 July 2018. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to make a faculty appointment in physical chemistry at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2018. See the below attachment for more details.

Microbiotix is seeking a motivated BS-level chemist for a research associate position. See the below attachment for more details.

Merck Research Labs in Boston is seeking talented organic chemists who are about to complete an MS degree, or have 1-2 years of experience post-BS degree, that may be interested in a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Click here for more information and to apply.

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

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.

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