Three PhD positions in Wellington / New Zealand

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Robinson Research Institute and the Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington / New Zealand) are offering three PhD positions, available immediately.

The research will push currently available NMR methods and apply them
to various fields in health care and material science. Although
individual PhD projects have distinct scopes they all set out to push
current boundaries of high and low field NMR. In particular we seek
PhD candidates for the three projects which are interested in further
developing

- quantitative methods for measuring perfusion and diffusion in
non-homogeneous fields. An ideal candidate should be interested in
hardware, software and medical applications of MR technology.

- NMR as a methodology for soft matter physics. This includes
investigation of complex fluids by means of so called Rheo-NMR but
also further hardware development.

- NMR diffusometry and applying it to porous materials such as Metal
Organic Frameworks (MOF) where the combined application of Magic
Angle Spinning (MAS) needs to be used together with NMR diffusometry.

We seek applications from national and international students who have
graduated in physics or chemistry, preferably with a background in
NMR. The successful applicants will be given the opportunity to work
in a well recognised NMR group with strong national and international
collaborations. The three PhD positions are fully funded (including
fees) and enables one to stay in a well established academic
(https://www.victoria.ac.nz/scps) as well as urban environment
(http://www.wellingtonnz.com/).

Please send your expression of interest (including the area of reseach
you are interested in) together with a recent CV by email to
petrik.galvosas@vuw.ac.nz.