PhD & Postdoc positions on dissolution-DNP / Sami Jannin's group / Lyon

PhD and Postdoctoral positions are available working in the group of Sami Jannin at the Analytical Sciences Institute in the city of Lyon, France (

We will develop a series of new concepts to extend the lifetime of hyperpolarized MRI tracers to days (see proof-of-concept experiment doi:10.1038/ncomms13975) through a combination of innovative methods, instrumentation, and chemistry (see doi:10.1073/pnas.1407730111). Applications in the fields of metabolic MRI, drug discovery and metabolomics will be pursued.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with strong scientific background, independence, and who enjoy teamwork. For postdoctoral positions, you must hold a PhD in Physics, chemistry or related disciplines. Skills in one of the following fields of expertise will be appreciated:

• Experimental nuclear magnetic resonance / electron spin resonance,
• Hardware development for dynamic nuclear polarization,
• Theory / simulation of nuclear spin relaxation / diffusion,
• Chemistry / Synthesis of mesoporous silica material / porous polymers. 

The Center for Very High Field NMR is one of the world’s leading magnetic resonance laboratories, and is part of the Analytical Sciences Institute, located in the great city of Lyon, which is affiliated to the Lyon-1 University, the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. The center is equipped with state of the art NMR spectrometers (500 - 700 - 800 MHz, and the world's first 1 GHz spectrometer) and soon will be equipped with a state of the art dissolution-DNP machine. It hosts research groups of worldwide-recognized excellence.

 Motivated candidates can get directly in touch with Sami Jannin (+33 6 67 90 77 52) for further details on the positions or directly send their CV to