Post-doctoral position in hyperpolarised low-field NMR at the University of York, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Development of hyperpolarised low-field NMR

Fixed term for 2 years (with possible extension to 3 years), available from 1 August, 2015

Closing date: 28 June 2015

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research associate post at the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (University of York, UK) to develop a low-field NMR instrument for process monitoring, optimisation and control using parahydrogen hyperpolarisation.

This post consists of the development of low-field NMR instrumentation through the integration of a parahydrogen hyperpolarisation module with a commercial bench-top NMR spectrometer, the design and implementation of novel NMR pulse sequences to optimise the use of the parahydrogen hyperpolarisation in low fields, and the testing of the instrument on exemplar systems of direct industrial interest. This is a highly collaborative project and so you will be expected to work closely with a second PDRA (based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) as well as with a range of industrial partners. This post will suit you if you have experience in experimental NMR spectroscopy and are interested in the development of novel NMR techniques and instrumentation. You are expected to have an appropriate PhD level qualification in Chemistry, Physics or related field with a significant focus on experimental magnetic resonance.

The post is fixed-term for a period of up to 2 years in the first instance, but may be extended to 3 years, and is available from 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This position will be supervised by Prof Simon Duckett, Dr Meghan Halse (York), and Dr Alison Nordon (Strathclyde).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Meghan Halse ( or Professor Simon Duckett (  

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