This individual will work with the director and manager of operations to provide training,
operation, service and maintenance of seven NMR spectrometers (300-600 MHz) and other DCIF
Two postdoctoral positions to study protective plant biopolymers and melanin pigments using Job Description
solid-state NMR and other physical methods
Qualified candidate with in-depth training in NMR will join a dynamic team of investigators to study Job Description
membrane protein structures and dynamics as well as drug-protein interactions.
An openings for a postdoctoral associates to work on structural and functional characterization of
proteins involved in vesicle trafficking or cell surface carbohydrate interactions is available in
the Prestegard laboratory at the University of Georgia. These are challenging projects involving
both protein-protein and protein-membrane associations. The work is well illustrated by our recent
publication in /Nature Structural and Molecular Biology /(17(7):876-81, 2010). The lab has access
to excellent NMR instrumentation, including 800 and 900 MHz instruments with cryogenic probes. We
also have strong biochemical collaborations that facilitate preparation and characterization of
samples. Athens is a University town in the Southeastern part of the United States with excellent
cultural amenities and a moderate cost of living. Those interested should send a letter describing
their experience, along with a CV and the names of three individuals we might contact for reference
letters. The University of Georgia is an AA/EEO employer.
Category:PDRA in Diffusion
A position for a Project Scientist is available in the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry Job Description
(KCMC, http://www.materialschemistry.org) at the University of Manchester. The role is focused on
the development and delivery of a capability to use diffusion NMR to investigate the dynamic
behaviour of colloids and nanomaterials in aqueous dispersions. This work would be done in
collaboration with external sponsors including industry, charities and research
Candidates should hold a PhD in chemistry or materials science, and a strong research
track record in NMR spectroscopy and specifically in diffusion NMR, the related data analysis, and
the use of these techniques to investigate the association and behaviour of molecular assemblies in
liquid media. Experience in colloid and surface science is also required. Experience of working with
industry is desirable
The successful candidate will be working as part of a large research team
and will be expected to communicate results at project meetings, in written reports and to
industrial sponsors. Short-term projects will be based on a number of clearly defined goals that
must be delivered in a timely manner. We therefore seek highly motivated candidates with excellent
communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with persons at all levels
within the academic and business communities, and who would enjoy working in a challenging
environment and interacting with industry. The position will be particularly suited to candidates
who are interested in both fundamental AND applied aspects of science.
The closing date is 18th
April 2011; further details may be found at
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/vacancies/research/vacancy/?ref=113848. For informal
enquiries please contact Professor N Tirelli (email@example.com).
The Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group at the University of Western Sydney (NSW, Australia) Job Description
is seeking two doctoral students to commence a project involved in the development of Advanced MRI
Techniques for Clinical Imaging in 2011.
About the Project
The successful applicants
will undertake a project in the field of developing next generation diffusion MRI techniques for
clinical imaging and are expected to have a research background and some experience in more than one
of the following areas:
- Magnetic resonance theory and application
- Operation of
Bruker NMR spectrometers
- Mathematical modelling
- Computer visualisation
Imaging visualisation software such as Amira
- Computational software such as Maple, Matlab or
Applicants should hold an excellent Bachelor Hons
degree in a relevant field, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience.
What does the
- Tax free stipend of (AUD)$30,000 per annum and a funded place in the
doctoral degree. International candidates may be charged fees
- Funding is also available for
project costs and conference travel
Need more information?
- Contact Professor William
Price to discuss the project: firstname.lastname@example.org; +61 2 4620 3336
- Contact the Research
Training, Policy and Programs Officer to discuss enrolment and scholarships:
- Find out more about the research being undertaken in the
Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group at
How to apply
Submit an application form, research proposal and CV by the closing date. The application
form can be downloaded from the web:
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 20 APRIL 2011
We seek applications from national and international students who have graduated in physics or
chemistry, preferably with a background in NMR.
The research will be in the field of soft matter
(complex fluids investigated by means of Rheo-NMR under high shear rates, application of
multidimensional NMR methods) with the focus on spatio-temporal fluctuations in banded-flow, wall
slip effects and start up flow of micellar, polymeric and colloidal particles based on fast 3D NMR
velocimetry. The research to be undertaken concerns addressing fundamental questions related to soft
matter as well as the development of the necessary NMR methodology (including hardware).
position is fully funded (including fees) and will enable the successful applicant to stay in a well
established academic as well as urban environment (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/scps/index.aspx) and
scholarship provides a non-taxed living allowance of NZ$27,000
per annum, which is a very comfortable living salary in Wellington for three years.
A new postdoctoral position is becoming available at CEA Saclay (45 min by train from the center of
Paris) in high-field multidimensional NMR applied to large biological assemblies, to be coupled with
an exciting ANR granted project on the mechanisms of DNA gating in bacteriophages. The work is
focussed on the molecular bases of the head-to-tail connector assembly and function in bacteriophage
SPP1. It is based on functional and structural experiments, and in particular the coupling of
liquid-state and solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray crystallography, Electron Microscopy
and Molecular Modelling. Experience in advanced liquid-state and/or solid-state NMR is essential.
Expertise in protein purification and molecular modeling will be useful. Starting date is from
September 2011. A one year funding that can be extended to three years on a related project is
available. Please submit application and CV to: email@example.com.
Laboratoire de Biologie Structurale et Radiobiologie
iBiTec-S, CEA Saclay
A post-doc position (Szyperski laboratory at SUNY-Buffalo) is available in the area of
Research focuses on the early detection of epithelial Ovarian Cancer and the
of the associated malignant metabolic phenotype.
The successful candidate will
collaborate with SUNY-Buffalo biostatisticians,
Roswell Park Cancer Institute clinicians, and mass
spectrometry (MS) experts.
Firm knowledge in NMR / metabolic research and interest in MS is
A CV and three letters of recommendation are required.
Salary will commensurate with
A post-doc position (Szyperski laboratory at SUNY-Buffalo) is available in the area of
Research focuses on development of new NMR methodology and applications to
study protein structure and folding.
The successful candidate should have a strong background in
Bio-NMR spectroscopy. Basic skills in routine molecular biology / protein biochemistry are
We collaborate intensively with our colleagues in the Northeast Structural Genomics
A CV and three letters of recommendation are required (please
email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Salary will commensurate with experience.
"Local Dynamics in Polyamides, studied by Solid-State NMR"
East Paris Institute of Chemistry and Job Description
Materials Science (UMR 7182 CNRS / University of East Paris - Créteil), Thiais, France
months postdoctoral position is opened in the framework of a collaboration between the CNRS/Rhodia
joint Research Lab "Laboratoire Polymères et Matériaux Avancés" (LPMA, UMR 5268), Lyon, France,
and the CNRS/University of East Paris - Créteil joint Research Lab "East Paris Institute of
Chemistry and Materials Science" (ICMPE, UMR 7182), Thiais, France. The postdoctoral researcher will
develop his/her research activities at ICMPE, Thiais, in the department "Complex Polymer Systems"
and will be co-supervised by Cédric Lorthioir (ICMPE) and Paul Sotta (LPMA). Rhodia is a global
specialty chemicals manufacturer with 5 multidisciplinary Research & Development Centers worldwide.
Lyon is the main Rhodia R&D Center for Europe. CNRS is the main governmental research organization
in France, involved in all scientific fields.
Partially polar polymers are very sensitive to
water. For example a dry semi-crystalline polymer like polyamide (PA) can absorb up to 12 wt% water
in saturated humid atmosphere (Relative Humidity = RH 100). The water content drastically affects
the glass transition temperature, which may be shifted from 80°C in the dry state down to -10°C in
the humid state, and therefore the mechanical and other properties.
The purpose of this work is to
combine advanced Solid-State NMR approaches to investigate the molecular dynamics in polyamides.
Selective Solid-State NMR experiments, performed as a function of temperature, will allow
identifying the specific types of motions corresponding to the various relaxation processes observed
in these materials, in the amorphous phase. The mobility and mobility gradients in the amorphous
phase located in the vicinity of the crystallites will be characterized by selective excitation of
the crystalline signal combined with 1H spin diffusion. Model polyamide materials with a variable,
controlled crystallinity will be considered. The dynamics will be studied both in the dry state and
in the presence of various amounts of water. These experiments will clarify the mechanisms by which
water plasticizes polyamide.
The position is to start any time. It is opened to an experimental
physicist/physico-chemist, with a PhD thesis in the field of polymer physics or chemical physics. An
experience in Solid-State NMR, if not mandatory, will be highly appreciated. Gross salary is about
2000 Euros/month. To apply, please send an application letter together with a detailed CV and
contact details of two academic referees to either of the following contact persons:
Laboratoire Polymères et Matériaux Avancés
85, rue des Frères Perret
Saint-Fons Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 89 64 66
Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux
Equipe ‘Systèmes Polymères Complexes‘
2-8, rue Henri Dunant
Tel: +33 (0)1 49 78 13 08
Solid State NMR studies of organic-inorganic metal containing heterogeneous catalysts Job Description
We currently have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the structure and
characterization of proteins using advanced NMR techniques. Primary responsibilities reside with
our role in the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium (NESG). These responsibilities involve the
improvement and validation of structures using RDC and RCSA data, as well as the production of a
number of biologically relevant protein structures. Our lab has strong programs in glycobiology and
vesicle trafficking, and we anticipate opportunities to be involved with these activities as well.
We have excellent NMR instrumentation with a 600 MHz machine dedicated to the NESG project and
access to on-site higher field instruments with cryogenic probes at 800 and 900 MHz.
must have experience with advanced NMR methodology (either solution or solids) and be interested in
the development of novel approaches to solving challenging problems in the area of structural
Interested individuals should send a letter describing research interests, CV and the
names of three references.
The University of Georgia is an AA/EEO employer.
A postdoctoral position in centriolar structural biology is available in Oxford Biochemistry.
Candidates with NMR and/or crystallographic background are encouraged to apply. For more information
and application instructions please follow the Naturejobs link.
NMRTEC is opening a position for a doctoral thesis in the field of analytical chemistry dedicated to
complex system and combinatorial chemistry.
In a part of the ITN READ European network, it is
intended to conduct an extensive study on the development of analytical methods for the analysis of
complex mixtures. This will include the study of large chemical libraries, auto-assembling systems,
complex protein ligand interactions, and the study of polymers and disordered biological systems.
Methods developed will include mostly NMR (1D, 2D, and multinuclear), diffusion measurement by NMR
(DOSY) but also other techniques such as SAXS and mass spectrometry.
This is a joined PhD project
between NMRTEC and the biomolecular NMR academic laboratory (IGBMC, Dr. Marc André Delsuc).
successful candidate should have strong interest specifically in NMR but also in analytical and
spectroscopic techniques. A good knowledge in biological and pharmaceutical sciences is an
According to EU rules for ITN projects the applicant:
- has less than 4 years of
experience since gaining a university degree and has not been awarded a doctoral degree;
not be a national of the State in which the hosting partner's research team is located (France);
must have resided in the France for no more than 12 months during the past 3 years.
Research Fellow in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology
University of Nottingham, UK
Physics & Astronomy
Applications are invited for the above post based in the Sir Peter
Magnetic Resonance Centre which is part of the School of
Physics and Astronomy. The successful
candidate will lead an ambitious
hardware development project that focuses on the the design
implementation of a novel spectrometer for dynamic nuclear polarisation
(DNP) enhanced NMR
spectroscopy. The project involves extensive
industrial collaboration and is funded by the Novel
Initiative in Cross-disciplinary Sciences of the EPSRC. The project
covers the whole
field of DNP research, including the testing of novel
radicals, theoretical spin dynamics
calculations and the design and
construction of novel hardware.
Candidates should have a PhD in
physics, physical chemistry or a related
discipline and preferably have experience in one or
several of the
following fields: Microwave technology, Cryotechnology, Magnetic
technology, Laser Optics. Additional expertise in NMR
theory or practical experience with dynamic
nuclear polarisation would
be beneficial but not essential. Candidates should have
communication skills and enjoy working with a variety of different
people across discipline
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of three
Salary will be £27,319 - £31,671 per annum, depending on skills
enquiries should be addressed to Dr Walter Köckenberger,
For more details and/or to apply on-line please
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Jobs/CurrentVacancies/ref/SCI992X2. If you
are unable to apply
on-line please contact the Human Resources
Department, tel: (44 (0)115 846 6172. Please quote ref.
Experimental Officer working in solution-state NMR service. PhD level post - non fixed term. Job Description
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biomolecular NMR
Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road,
Grade 7: £29,099 - £35,788 p.a.
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research
Associate in Biomolecular NMR
to study the structure and interactions of medically or biologically
membrane proteins. This position is part of a joint research activity with
European biomolecular NMR groups involved in the Bio-NMR
initiative www.bio-nmr.net. The goal of
the project in Oxford is to apply
methods developed by other Bio-NMR partners to the study of
Applicants should possess a PhD (or be expected shortly to attain
Biochemistry, Biophysics or Chemistry and are expected to have relevant
solution-state NMR that includes pulse-sequence implementation,
NMR data processing and analysis,
and computer programming.
This full-time post is funded by the European Commission’s
Programme 7 (FP7) Bio-NMR initiative www.bio-nmr.net for up to 12 months in the
instance and is based at the Biomolecular NMR Centre in the Department of
Biochemistry, South Parks
Road, Oxford. The successful candidate will be
formally based in the group of Dr Jason Schnell, but
will be expected to
interact extensively with other NMR groups in the Centre.
reference number BR/494 when applying and include a cv and a
supporting statement. The closing date
for applications is midday on Friday 24
February 2012, with interviews for shortlisted candidates
on Thursday 8 March
Contact Person : Margaret Dixon or Rita Emberton Vacancy ID
Contact Phone : 01865 613204 Closing Date : 24-Feb-2012
Contact Email :
Category:Solid-State NMR and
The project will combine solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and ab-initio Job Description
quantum mechanical calculations to obtain detailed parameters for REE complexes with commonly used
flotation collectors, as well as with anionic ligands from novel ionic liquids.