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The postdoctoral researcher will join an ERC-funded project, led by Patrick Giraudeau, on the development of dissolution dynamic polarization for analytical chemistry. The project aims at bringing the reproducibility of dissolution DNP to the level that will unlock an array of applications in metabolomics and other “omics” sciences. This requires working at the interface between hardware development, NMR spectroscopy and analytical chemistry.

We are looking for:
Solid-state NMR research technician (PhD/MSc)
University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

Post Doctoral Scientist: School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES), University of Sydney, Australia.

Project Title: “NMR of cellular systems”

Laboratory: Philip Kuchel

A one-year postdoctoral research position is offered at Hunter College of the City University of New York, beginning around April 1, 2019. The research program concerns solid-state NMR of materials being evaluated for advanced all-solid state rechargeable batteries. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or engineering, and significant experience in standard solid-state NMR techniques (e.g. CP/MAS, MQ-MAS, etc). Experience with pulsed-field-gradient diffusion methods is advantageous.

Merck (US), one of the leading biopharmaceutical companies, has an opening of a NMR postdoc fellow. Folks with a solution or solid-state NMR Ph.D. training are welcome to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to advance and apply this cutting-edge technique for solving critical scientific issues of biophysical characterizations in pharmaceutical sciences. It is a three-year position. Merck provides competitive salary, relocation and benefit package.
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Postdoc position available at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland
Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Drs Aarnoud van der Spoel and Kathryn Vanya Ewart in the Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Our team is studying Parkinson’s disease with a focus on the roles of sphingolipids in the folding of alpha-synuclein. This project is funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Supervision will be jointly provided by Drs. Aarnoud van der Spoel and Kathryn Vanya Ewart.

Several positions are available for postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates in the group of Michal Leskes at the Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of science.

The projects, funded by the ERC, include the development of paramagnetic metal ion dopants as endogenous polarization agents for MAS-DNP and application of this approach in the study of energy storage and conversion materials.

Two Post-Doc positions opened at the Biomedical Neuroscience Lab (; PI: Dr Diana Prata, with double affiliation in King’s College London), at the University of Lisbon - for research in human social neuroscience and the oxytocin and the dopamine systems in a highly interdisciplinary 3-year project involving pharmacology, genetics and a range of psychophysiological techniques. Expertise in fMRI and/or EEG highly preferred; and in eye-tracking and SCR favourable. Negotiable salary. Open until 26th of Jan 2019.

For the further development of a data processing workflow for small molecule NMR data in synthesis, we would like to announce, together with our collaboration partners from and under the auspices of the Magnetic Resonance Division of GDCh, the opening of an interface developer position with the deadline for applications being 21st of January.

A PhD position is available to join the Emsley group at EPFL, Lausanne

We are looking for highly motivated candidates to take up a PhD position developing new methods in NMR spectroscopy to address the challenging problem of atomic-level structure determination in chemistry and materials science. In particular we will be working on dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced NMR methods for materials. Examples of our recent work and the application areas that we work on can be found on our website:

A PhD position is available to join the Emsley group at EPFL, Lausanne

the molecular imaging north competence center (MOIN CC) in Kiel, Germany, is looking for a PhD student in the area of parahydrogen hyperpolarization for MRI and NMR.

The PhD position is part of the DFG-funded research training circle 2154 "materials for brain" and more information (will be) available on

Candidates with a physics and engineering background are particularly encouraged to apply. The salary is quite competitive (and the research is excellent!).

Applications are invited for a DPhil studentship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford funded by an ERC Synergy Grant awarded to Peter Hore (Oxford) and Henrik Mouritsen (Oldenburg) entitled: QuantumBirds: Radical-pair-based magnetic sensing in migratory birds. Available from 1 April 2019. Closing date: 25 January 2019.

The studentship will involve calculations of the electron-nuclear spin dynamics and magnetic sensitivity of cryptochromes and related compounds. The student will be supervised by Peter Hore and David Manolopoulos.

Three 24-month postdoctoral positions (possible for further promotion as assistant investigator) are available from 1st Apr, 2019 (can be earlier) from Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (WIPM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China. For good candidates, there are also opportunities to apply various independent research funding.

The internship (5 month-long period between February and August 2019) is funded by the Institute of Pulp, Paper and Fiber Technology - Graz University of Technology, Austria. The intern will be based at the University of Lorraine, LEMTA laboratory, France.
Keywords: NMR, ink impregnation, inkjet printing, paper, liquid transport and diffusion
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PhD Project: Understanding premature failure of batteries by using in operando magnetic resonance imaging
Supervisors: Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Dr Luke O’Dell and Prof Maria Forsyth
Location: Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

The Macromolecular Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy group at the Institute of Biophysics invites application to fill few PhD positions and a Postdoctoral Scientist position. Our group investigates the functional mechanism of membrane-embedded heterooligomeric macromolecular machines using EPR/ESR spectroscopy as the primary research tool complemented with further structural and biophysical techniques.

In the Laboratory of Biophysics at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, we have a 4-years PhD position available for working on the development of high- field rheo-MRI methods to be applied on complex fluids under confinement. For further details please see:

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Iwahara laboratory of Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). These positions are for biophysical studies on dynamics of protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions involving transcription factors and other gene-regulatory proteins.

The Siemer lab at USC is looking for a post-doctoral associate with a background in NMR spectroscopy and knowledge of protein biochemical techniques. The lab studies the structure and dynamics of functional and disease related amyloid fibrils. To this goal, we apply solid-state NMR spectroscopy together with other biochemical and biophysical methods.

EPSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship “DNP-enhanced Solid-state NMR Studies of Pharmaceuticals”

Dr Jeremy Titman, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
Dr Tran N. Pham, GSK

We are looking for a Ph.D. student for the position in the newly established group in

the University of Helsinki (

A DPhil (PhD) position funded by the Royal Society is immediately available in the group of Dr Mohammadali Foroozandeh at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.


Due to the nature of available funding this position is solely open to applicants from the UK and the European Union.