Postdoc and PhD positions in MAS-DNP / Solid State NMR at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Several positions are available for postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates in the group of Michal Leskes at the Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of science.

The projects, funded by the ERC, include the development of paramagnetic metal ion dopants as endogenous polarization agents for MAS-DNP and application of this approach in the study of energy storage and conversion materials.

Our lab is equipped with a Bruker 400MHz MAS-DNP spectrometer with LT-DNP MAS probes, as well as a wide range of MAS and static solids NMR probes. In addition to our lab dedicated equipment, extensive NMR and EPR systems are available on campus as part of our research support facilities – these include 400, 500 and 800MHz NMR spectrometers equipped with MAS systems and X and Q band pulse and CW EPR systems.

Required background for postdoctoral positions: PhD in Chemistry/Physics with extensive hands-on experience in solid state NMR/DNP/EPR. Experience in spin dynamics simulations and/or DFT calculations is an advantage as well experience in materials science.
For PhD applications: BSc and MSc (or equivalent) in Chemistry/Physics/Materials science and engineering are required.
Candidates should have excellent communication skills in English.

Further details on PhD studies and the postdoctoral fellowships can be found here:
The Weizmann Institute is located in a small, affordable and friendly town, 25 minutes from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes from Jerusalem, and is one of Israel's premier scientific institutions. It is a research centre where the official language is English, and which offers numerous facilities to international visitors, including furnished apartments for postdocs.

For additional information and application please contact Michal Leskes by email at
Applications should include CV, list of publications and contact details of two references.

Further details and relevant publications can be found on our website:
Dr. Michal Leskes
Department of Materials and Interfaces
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 7610001
Office: +972-8-934-2588
NMR Lab: +972-8-934-2424
Mobile: +972-544224001