Yale Department of Chemistry
Yale Chemistry Newsletter September 1, 2017


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Congratulations to two of our faculty for winning prestigious National Awards from the American Chemical Society! Prof. Jim Mayer has won the 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry for his groundbreaking research, which has a special focus on the coupling of proton and electron transfer in catalysis, energy transduction and biological systems. Prof. Seth Herzon has won the 2018 Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator for his trailblazing syntheses of biologically active natural molecules including pleuromutilins, precolibactins, batzelladine B, huperzine A and lomaiviticin.

NSF Day in Connecticut: September 12, 7:30am-5:45pm, University of St. Joseph. The NSF and the University of St. Joseph invite you to participate in the upcoming NSF day, which will provide basic insight on how to compete for NSF funding. For more information and to register, click here.

Yale Office of Career Strategy newsletter: click here for the September issue. Click here to sign up for the Yale OCS Graduate/Postdoc weekly newsletter.

Click here for updates on the Yale Science Building, including a new Logistics Plan. Use the form on the right of the page to sign up for YSB update emails.


Funding Opportunities

CT NASA Space Grant Consortium Fall 2017: The deadline for submitting proposals for student grants is Monday, September 11, 2017 (at 11:00am). The Space Grant Consortium encourages all undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty conducting NASA-related research to apply. For more information, click here. If you intend to submit a proposal for any of the grants, you must contact the person from FRMS in advance of the proposal deadline. See the below attachment for details.

2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists: Recognizing the nation's most promising young faculty researchers in the Physical Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, and Life Sciences. Internal deadline: September 25, 2017 at 5:00pm. See the below attachment for details.


Workday Financials

Watch for Workday Enhancements on September 11: The Yale Community will notice changes to Workday design and functionality on September 11 and on a continuous basis. Read more.

Read the Latest Answers to Workday@Yale Community Questions: This week's questions involve grants, commitments, and reports. They also clarify wire transfers. Read more.

Save the Date

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.

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 in SCL 253. 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 Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in organic chemistry at its Blacksburg, VA campus. Candidates with strong expertise in the drug discovery area with focus on chemical neuroscience, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, synthetic model development and natural products are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit application materials online at www.jobs.vt.edu in response to posting TR0170102.

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in inorganic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2018. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry to being July 2018. The successful candidate will regularly teach advanced inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry and may also teach electives and other courses aligning with their area of expertise. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking two new tenure-track faculty in the areas of Biochemistry and Polymer Chemistry. For more information and to apply, visit explorejobs.uml.edu and search job numbers 492501 and 492502.

The Department of Chemistry at Washington University at 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 details.

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