Career Center

The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Institute of Chemistry are looking for a PhD candidate for the project Enzyme-substrate interactions: Understanding catalysis of glycosidases (1.0 FTE).

A postdoctoral position is available in NMR studies of disordered proteins at the Zhou biophysics group at University of Illinois Chicago. This NIH-supported research focuses on characterizing (1) conformational ensembles under dilute and cell-like crowded conditions; and (2) dynamics and mechanisms during binding to target proteins. The Center for Structural Biology at UIC maintains Bruker 900, 800, and 600 MHz spectrometers.

PhD scholarship in solid-state NMR @ University of Groningen; The Netherlands

A PDRA position in NMR methodology is available in the group of Malcolm Levitt, University of Southampton, UK. The position is initially for 1 year but extension will be possible. The project involves long-lived states and hyperpolarization methodology. For the job description and to apply, see

PhD position Madl lab, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Projects starting March 1, 2019
Application deadline: September 23, 2018

We are looking for a motivated student in chemistry or biochemistry, to work
on the mechanisms of regulation of nuclear import and phase separation in the
current call of the PhD program “Molecular Medicine” in the Madl lab at the
Medical University of Graz, Austria.

Postdoctoral position in Chemistry (NMR-based structural biology): Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Msc or PhD position for in cell solid-state NMR

We are currently looking for a motivated graduate student at the MSc or PhD level, in chemistry or biochemistry, to work on the mechanisms of action of antimicrobial peptides in whole bacterial cells.

Postdoctoral Position at NYU: Sodium & Proton MRI Data Processing.

The Debelouchina lab at the University of California, San Diego is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience and/or interest in DNP to join our growing team. The position will involve the development of new DNP biradical polarization agents and their application to biological systems and materials. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics or a related discipline and have experience in solid-state NMR, hyperpolarization techniques or EPR.

PhD positions are available in the groups of of Prof. Alexej Jerschow and Prof. Nate Traaseth at New York University.

A wide range of opportunities exist for student trainees, including the development and application of MRI technology, hyperpolarization, study of nuclear spin singlet states, and solid-state and solution NMR on a range of systems from materials to biological macromolecules.

The postdoctoral research position is based at the Materials Department, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), in the group of Prof. Raphaële Clément. The position is available from October, 1st, 2018, with an initial one-year contract renewable upon mutual agreement for two additional years.

Project Description

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, who is excited about the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. The successful candidate will participate in collaborative work in the Membrane Biology Center at the University of Virginia, and will be engaged in research directed at the molecular structure and dynamics of proteins that mediate neuronal exocytosis using modern pulse EPR spectroscopy.

We are looking for a additional group member in the field of solid state NMR spectroscopy. Two-year postdoctoral research position, renewable for an additional few years, is offered at the Erlangen Catalysis Resource Center, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany. The starting date is flexible.

The research program concerns the study of microporous and mesoporous catalyst such as Zeolites and Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) using solid state NMR spectroscopy.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Molecular Imaging Branch seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the areas of magnetic resonance spectroscopy/imaging applications and/or technological development. The position is available immediately.

A postdoctoral position is available at the Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center in New Haven, CT for a candidate interested in developing a novel molecular imaging method based on spin echoes.


Postdoctoral positions are available in solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of membrane proteins at the Chemistry Department, North Carolina State University (NCSU - Raleigh, NC, USA) . Possible projects include: structure determination of membrane proteins and probing their ligand-induced conformational changes by solid-state NMR, pulse sequence development, reconstitution of membrane proteins in magnetically aligned nanodiscs, and microwave instrumentation development for DNP.

Postdoctoral positions are available at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA. We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic recent Ph.D. graduates who have demonstrated expertise in structural and/or cell biology.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join the Structural Biology of Cancer group, led by Prof. Francisco J. Blanco in the Structural Biology Unit at the CIC bioGUNE, a multidisciplinary research institute in the Technological Park of Bizkaia, near Bilbao, Spain.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the molecular structure and biosynthesis of insoluble biopolymers involved in (a) deposition of melanin pigments within fungal cell walls and (b) protection of plants from desiccation and pathogenic attack. This NIH-funded position requires a Ph.D.

Sodium MRI and Proton MRS in Traumatic Brain Injury

A postdoctoral position is readily available at CICECO - Aveiro Materials Institute (, University of Aveiro with a duration until June 2019 (with possibility for a 6-12 months extension). The candidate will use/implement NMR techniques to study selected modified nanoporous hybrid materials adsorbed with selected isotopically labeled gases.

The BC Children Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI) and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) seek to recruit an outstanding scientist for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track).


This postdoctoral position is part of a project where we investigate the structure of membrane-coupled
proteins of the Bcl-2 family by using mainly solid-state NMR methods (complementary also neutron
scattering approaches). The Bcl-2 family regulates how nature removes damaged, infected and redundant
cells via a strictly controlled process, named programmed cell death (apoptosis).

A PhD position available from 1 Oct involving NMR and computational studies of dynamics in molecular organics: