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PhD MAS DNP-NMR for materials research


Johnson Matthey PLC is a world leader in advanced materials and catalyst technology with over 13 000 employees worldwide. The Technology Centre, based at Sonning Common, undertakes research work for the group.

Key to the work of the research teams the Advanced Characterisation Group takes responsibility for development, operation and interpretation of analyses arising from bespoke methodologies across our suite of start of the art instrumentation. A vacancy has become available to join our spectroscopy team with a specialism in NMR.

The Andreas group at Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, has started on August 1st and focusses on methods development and application in solid state NMR including ultrafast (111 kHz) magic-angle spinning. We are interested in the structure and function of biomolecules, with a focus on membrane proteins and related applications. We currently have open positions for postdoctoral fellows and PhD students to work on structural characterization of membrane proteins.

Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity:

Faculty Fellow Appointment

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has recently enhanced its NMR facility as a result of a $95M investment in biosciences through the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). We are now seeking applicants for a Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility Director who will be responsible for oversight of the the biological NMR core facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Biomolecular NMR or related field

Job Duties:          

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a focus on NMR/structural biology. Einstein possesses an outstanding research faculty and enjoys an exceptionally collegial and collaborative environment.

A postdoctoral and a PhD student position are available in the group of Stephan Grzesiek at the Biozentrum Basel

Our aim is to apply and develop modern NMR methods for obtaining structure, dynamics, and function information on biomacromolecules and their complexes. Current research focuses on developments for the study of G protein coupled receptors and methods for effective isotope labeling in higher eukaryotic cells.

two open Reserach Fellow Positions and a fully funded PhD studentship in the group of Dr. Giuseppe Pileio ( at the University of Southampton.

The NMR laboratory at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in collaboration with the NMR & Molecular Interaction Group headed by Dr. Guy Lippens (CNRS-INSA Toulouse, France) is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows and research associates to work in a multidisciplinary environment within the scope of “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Food Science and Health Science”, a project funded by the National Science and Technology System (CONCYTEC, “Convocatoria Magnet in collaboration UNESCO”. The selected candidates will work in a multidisciplinary environment.

Title: Visualising via Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) the Increase in Flow Through Channels in Biofilms.
This project will apply and develop Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to study the control of biofilms. MRI will be used to investigate the increase in flow through the channels formed in biofilms.
Project objectives
1. Image biofilm formation, visualise flow and diffusion properties within and surrounding the biofilm and monitor the development of channels within the biofilm matrix.

A one-year post-doctoral position is available at the solid-state NMR group of Aix-Marseille University. The goal of the project is to investigate molecular crystals and powders, which cannot be characterized with conventional techniques, using solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP). The research work will be based on the preliminary results published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

A postdoctoral position is available at the Sgourakis research group at UC Santa Cruz.

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

A post-doctoral position is available in MAS-DNP at the High-Field NMR Center of Lyon (France)

Contact: Anne Lesage (

The project will be developed at the Center for Very High Field NMR in Lyon, a research unit of the Institute of Analytical Sciences, affiliated with the CNRS, the UCBL and the ENS de Lyon.

The Leiden Institute of Chemistry is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Leiden University. Leiden University is a member of the League of European Research Universities.

An opening is available in the Chromatin Organization & Dynamics group of Prof. Remus Dame for a:

PhD student on the project “Conformational changes of a DNA binding environmental sensor” (M/F), (38 hours weekly)

Project description

This position is aimed at development and application of multimodal PET/MRI in small animal models of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. We are interested in an individual who is firmly grounded in MR imaging theory and practice with an interest in biological applications. This work will involve various PET and MR methodologies in rodent model systems; including DTI, DSC and DCE MRI; simultaneous µPET imaging with both small molecule, antibody, and nanoparticle tracers; and focused ultrasound manipulation while imaging.

 A postdoctoral position is available in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section (Richard Spencer, Chief) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The work will center on spectroscopic and imaging studies of cartilage and muscle tissue specimens as well as in vivo studies of animal and human subjects.  Our research currently emphasizes multiexponential and multidimensional relaxometry, and other advanced signal acquisition and processing techniques.  Other research oppo

The NMR laboratory at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru is seeking for a highly motivated professional to take care of the daily use of our Bruker 500 MHz AVANCE III HD instrument. Spanish would be appreciated but not mandatory.


Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent 


·  Experience in Digital Signal Processing

·  Hands-on experience in electronics and electricals.

The position of Chair in Biomolecular NMR / Director of HWB-NMR is available at the University of Birmingham (closing date for applications: 17 Aug 2016).

Full job description available at:

We are looking for a solid state NMR spectroscopist to run our new 400 MHz wide bore Bruker dedicated solid state NMR system. We currently have a 4 mm HXY probe, a 4 mm HX variable temperature probe and a 7 mm HX probe with the magnet.

The system is based in the University of Limerick, a small but innovative university in the west of Ireland. The position is initially for 5 years and more details are currently available on the University of Limerick human resources website - deadline for applications is 5th August. 

A post-doctoral position is available for a candidate with a PhD degree in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and an interest in either NMR methods development and/or applications to important biological molecules. The successful candidate will focus on solution NMR studies of supra-molecular complexes and/or conformationally excited states of proteins. Candidates who may not be finished for 1 year (or even longer) are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a CV to Lewis E.

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in microscopic MRI (µMRI) study of articular cartilage. This position is funded by a new 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project aims to determine a set of multidisciplinary molecular parameters that best describes the early changes in osteoarthritic cartilage in animal models and human at microscopic resolution. Quantitative correlation with the whole-body clinical MRI of cartilage and joint is also a part of the research plans.

Reference: SCI202816E
Closing Date: Tuesday, 16th August 2016
Department: Physics & Astronomy
Salary:  £25769 to £30738 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,982 with relevant PhD)

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre (SPMMRC) which is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy.