A postdoctoral position is available immediately for an NIH-funded project on CEST NMR/MRI Job Description
methodology development at NYU.
Postdoctoral position on functional enzyme dynamics by NMR and/or computation Job Description
"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
A full-time position in the NMR department is open in Germany at the Max-Planck-Institut für
Kohlenforschung, in Mülheim an der Ruhr. We are looking for someone with a "Chemical Engineering"
or a similar university degree. The successful candidate will be principally involved with routine
and advanced NMR analysis in a broad range of chemistry applications for a world-class institute
pursuing fundamental research in all fields of catalysis. Some experience with solution NMR is
required. A basic knowledge of German and English is also expected.
Postdoctoral positions (2) available in protein NMR/structural biology Job Description
The successful candidate will assure the technical support of the three
liquid-states NMR spectrometers of the Department of Organic Chemistry. He will operate a 500 MHz
Bruker spectrometer equipped with a helium-cooled probe and supervise the "open access" to the two
additional spectrometers (300 and 400 MHz spectrometers). He will also train the users for the
"open access" and optimise the sample changer operations.
In principle this is
technical position, but the involvement of the candidate in research projects will depend on the
competence and ability of the candidate to pursue projects in parallel to his main duties. We expect
the candidate to realise experiments such as dynamic studies, diffusion measurements, kinetic
measurements and other special but simple experiments requested by the members of the
The candidate should have good technical abilities and excellent
competences in computer programming and automation techniques. A chemistry degree is a plus but
other scientific backgrounds will be considered. The basic position is a "Classe 16" (86'000
CHF/year) but it may depend on the background and previous experience of the selected candidate. The
temporary position (starting November 2013) may evolve into a permanent
Geneva is a very international and pleasant city to live in. The
scientific level of the Department is excellent and attracts top researchers. It is composed of more
than 50 PhD students and postdocs. A group active in NMR methodology development and applications to
chemistry and biology should contribute to this outstanding environment.
knowledge of English and notions of French (or a strong motivation to learn it) are required.
Solid & liquid state NMR of wine product precipitates. Job Description
Postdoctoral position in NMR spectroscopy and imaging of aging human muscle in vivo Job Description
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.
Category:PDRA in Diffusion
We seek a PhD graduate or equivalent in Physics with a strong background in soft matter. The focus
will be on the behavior of complex fluids, shear banding, temporal-spatial fluctuations as well as
start up flow. The position is for one year (with the option to extend by 8 months, depending on
performance), based in Wellington New Zealand. An additional background in NMR including Rheo-NMR is
We have an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in MAS-DNP NMR at the Institute
for Nanosciences and Cryogenics (CEA - Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies
Alternatives) / University of Grenoble).
Starting date: before the end of 2012.
The lab is
equipped with a state of the art Bruker MAS-DNP system (400 MHz / 263 GHz) and is currently running
a program to access MAS temperatures < 100 K. The lab also hosts a second 400 MHz system equipped
with 1.3 / 2.5 / 3.2 / 4 mm probes and can access high field instruments through the French TGIR
framework (http://www.tgir-rmn.org/). Access to 9 GHz EPR is possible in the lab and access to high
field EPR instruments is also possible on campus (collaboration with LNCMI/CNRS,
Researchers with a strong background or interest in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization / NMR
methodology and its application to bio-molecules/materials are particularly welcome to
This fellowship is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). The initial
duration is 12 months with an additional 12 months extension upon results.
information regarding details of the research and of the appointment, interested candidates should
contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaël De Paëpe
Solid State NMR studies of organic-inorganic metal containing heterogeneous catalysts Job Description
A postdoc position for “DNP-enhanced solid-state NMR” will be available from September 2013 at
the Helmholtz center Jülich/ Heinrich Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.
One of the most demanding
challenges of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy is the inherently low sensitivity. Signal enhancement by
DNP is therefore a promising alternative to gain insights into systems which otherwise could not be
investigated. We will exploit the technique to obtain structural information on complex systems
(protein aggregates, and membrane proteins in lipid bilayers) which otherwise would be inaccessible
to structural investigations. Further, the possibilities of this technique for selective enhancement
will be exploited.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Physics or Chemistry or a related field.
Basic knowledge and experience in solid-state NMR or EPR spectroscopy as well as a strong interest
in physics and structural biology is a prerequisite. Experience with DNP is highly desirable. The
applicant should be highly motivated, open for new approaches and techniques, and able to tackle
demanding challenges. As most of the systems involve collaborations with other research groups, good
communication skills are required.
The biomolecular NMR center of the Heinrich-Heine University
of Düsseldorf at the Helmholtz Research Center Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich) offers an
exciting and stimulating research environment. State-of-the art solid-state NMR spectrometers
operating at 600 and 800 MHz are already available, a 600 MHz DNP spectrometer will be installed in
September of 2013, and the installation of an 800 with DNP is scheduled for 2014.
will be available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.
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.
Postdoctoral position focused on using NMR to characterize the structure and ligand specificities of Job Description
glycan processing enzymes
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.
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 :
Postdoctoral fellowship in imaging of tumor oxygenation (MRI) Job Description
(1) Technical maintenance of the NMR equipment (e.g. cryoliquid refills), optimization, Job Description
implementation and updating of techniques and procedures; (2) Service management of the NMR
equipment; (3) Promotion of the PTNMR network activities; (4) Development and support of research
activities in the framework of the Natural Products and Materials Group’s.