Postdoc position at Univ. Lille, France, on high-field solid-state NMR of low-gamma quadrupolar nuclei in materials

Project PIs: Laurent Delevoye, Olivier Lafon

Project objectives: Quadrupolar nuclei with gyromagnetic ratio lower than that of 15N nucleus represent about 40% of NMR active nuclei. Many important chemical elements, such as Mo, Zn, Zr, Ti or Mg, are only observable through these low-gamma quadrupolar nuclei. This project aims at developing methods for the observation of these isotopes and applying them for the structural study of hybrid materials. This project will take advantage of the use of Lille high-field solid-state NMR spectrometers (800 and 900 MHz), which are equipped with specific probes for the detection of low-gamma nuclei.

Hosts and research infrastructure: Lille is vibrant city, imbued with a rich history. It is located in the middle of northwestern Europe (only 30 min by high-speed trains from Brussels, 1h from Paris and 1h30 from London). Lille is a leading center for magnetic resonance. Lille magnetic resonance facility includes 800 and 900 MHz NMR spectrometers for the study of solids. It has also been selected to host the first 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer to be installed in France.

The applicant: You hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry or material sciences and you have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Other requirements are good skills in written and spoken English. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to work in an exciting environment with national and international collaborations. 

Interested candidates should send his/her CV with a covering letter (one single PDF) before Feb. 3, 2017 to Laurent Delevoye, and Olivier Lafon,