Tenure-track position in Biochemistry

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Tenure-track position in Biochemistry

Western Connecticut State University

Description Western Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry to begin August 2009.

The Department of Chemistry at Western Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry to begin August 2009, contingent upon available funding. Preference is to hire at the Assistant level, but applications from exceptional individuals at all levels will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include rotation through Biochemistry, introductory chemistry and non-majors chemistry courses. WCSU offers a bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry and Biochemistry (option) and is ACS-accredited in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Department is housed in a new state-of-the-art $49M facility and has acquired $1.4M in new instrumentation including an Agilent Peltier UV-VIS, Shimadzu HPLC, Waters MALDI/MS, Thermo Fluorimeter and a 400 MHz Bruker NMR. Further information on the University, the Department and additional instrumentation can be found at: http://www.wcsu.edu/chemistry/.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or related field, by August 2009. It is expected that the successful applicant will develop an active undergraduate research program, to be utilized as a teaching tool, which will complement the Department’s existing biochemistry research. Previous college level teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to those candidates who can serve as a back-up instructor for Organic chemistry. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research.

Application Process: Interested candidates must electronically submit: (1) cover letter, (2) current vita, (3) statement on teaching philosophy (two pg max), (4) description of research plans (six page max) and (5) have three current letters of recommendation electronically submitted on their behalf to: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%66%61%63%75%6c%74%79%76%69%74%61%65%40%77%63%73%75%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%66%61%63%75%6c%74%79%76%69%74%61%65%40%77%63%73%75%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). Please reference search #500-222 in the subject line. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Additionally, copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts are also required and should be mailed directly to: Dr. Paula Secondo, Chair, Department of Chemistry, WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

To ensure full consideration for the position all applicant materials must be received by November 30, 2008. The search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States by June 1, 2009. As WCSU is a dynamic, diverse workplace, the proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued.

WCSU is an AA EO Educator/Employer. Location Danbury, CT Employment Type Full Time tenure track Categories FACULTY JOBS, Science / Engineering / Mathematics, Chemistry / biochemistry
Reply To Dr. Paula Secondo
Department of Chemistry
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
United States

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sree sandhya
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Respected sir,

Respected sir,
I am writing this letter to introduce myself. I am Ms. Sree Sandhya Yaramala and doing my MSc in organicchemistry in VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology) university, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India. I am currently doing my MSc project under the supervision of Prof. G. Mugesh in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.
My MSc thesis work involves the Synthesis, Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Amine- and Amide-based Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) Mimics (organo selenium compounds).I am trying to synthesize some better GPx mimics exhibiting high antioxidant activities as compared to the existing mimics.  In last summer, I have done project on Functional Mimics of Metallo-β-lactamases and I also have idea on peptide synthesis.And in BSc third year I did project onEffect of growth regulators and vermicompost on the growth of Ocimum basilicum and its oil analysis by gas chromatography. Moreover, I have little industrial experience during my BSc second year. I have also worked on Catalysis and Mechanistic Studies of Ru(III), Os(VIII), Pd(II) and Pt(IV) Metal Ions on Oxidative Conversion of Folic Acid for a short-term period.
I am highly motivated with your research work and very keen to do my PhD research in your group. I believe that I will be a productive PhD fellow in your laboratory. Also, a PhD position in your group will give me an excellent opportunity to learn some new techniques and chemistry which will be advantageous for my future career.
My long term goal is to build an academic career and continue further research in chemical biology independently. Given an opportunity, I will prove my abilities and expertise. Should you require any other information, please let me know. I eagerly look forward to your response.
With regards,

Sree Sandhya Yaramala
MSc Student –Organic Chemistry,
VIT(Vellore Institute of Technology)University,
Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.