Research Associate in Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation NMR - Nottingham

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.

It is expected that the successful candidate will work in a theory-led project in collaboration with NMR theorists and theoretical physicists on the development of a theoretical frame work for dynamic nuclear polarisation (DNP) NMR and its experimental verification. The SPMMRC houses a 600MHz/395GHz DNP MAS NMR spectrometer, a pulsed W-band EPR spectrometer, several dissolution DNP NMR  systems including a clinical system and a unique DNP NMR spectrometer based on a dual isocentre magnet. The project is motivated by recent progress in simulating the polarisation dynamics in large nuclear spin ensembles (see 1) and will focus on the experimental verification of some of the theoretical predictions. This is an EPSRC funded project that involves close collaboration between theoretical physicists and NMR experimentalists as well as input from synthetic chemists.   

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent), or near completion in physics or a related discipline and have comprehensive experience in magnetic resonance experimentation and the use of magnetic resonance instruments. In particular, experiences with either low temperature DNP or the use electron resonance spectrometers are desirable. They should have good communication skills and enjoy working with a variety of different people across discipline boundaries.

This full-time post will be initially offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years with a possibility for extension.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Walter Köckenberger, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.