PhD Position, Optically pumped DNP, University of Huddersfield (UK)

PhD place available for 18th September 2017 start, fully funded for UK and EU citizens.
Application Deadline 26th March 2017

Project Title: Optically Generated Sensitivity Enhancements in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a powerful analytical technique used extensively in chemistry and structural biology, but low sensitivity hinders the development of new applications. Laser illumination of certain dye solutions generates triplet states which interact with stable radicals to produce a large electron spin-polarization. We have recently shown this polarization transfers to nuclei, boosting NMR sensitivity when the laser is switched on. You will develop this exciting new method for use at higher magnetic field strengths and investigate the underlying kinetics. Full training will be given in the necessary aspects of Electron Spin Resonance (ESR), NMR and laser spectroscopies.

Please contact the supervisor as soon as possible for an informal discussion.
Dr Chris Wedge
Tel: +44 1484 471614

To apply, please send an email outlining your motivation and experience to the supervisor, including a CV and the names of two referees by 26th March 2017 (copy to and complete an on-line application form.

Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree in a relevant subject (e.g. chemistry or physics).

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