Post-doc in paramagnetic solid-state NMR in Lyon, France

New experimental and computational methods in solid-state NMR of paramagnetic materials

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Prof. Andrew Pell on a project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) at the High-Field NMR Centre (CRMN) in Lyon, France.

We are looking for highly motivated candidate with strong scientific background, independence, and who enjoys teamwork. The candidate must hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, or a related discipline.  Prior experience with quantum chemistry/DFT of NMR parameters is a prerequisite, with specific expertise in solid-state NMR desirable but not required.  The position will suit someone who enjoys the quantum physical aspects of NMR.

In particular, the postdoc will:

- Get closer to the paramagnetic centre, employing both broadband spectroscopic pulse schemes, and innovative sample preparation techniques (see
- Develop and benchmark computational approaches for the interpretation of solid-state NMR spectra of paramagnetic materials, using both state-of-the-art quantum chemical/DFT methods and models developed from classical magnetostatics (see

You can get in touch directly with Andrew Pell ( for further details about the position, and to submit your application which should include:

(i) a cover letter (explaining background and motivation),
(ii) your CV and publication list,
(iii) contact information of 2-3 referees.

The Centre for Very High Field NMR is one of the world’s leading magnetic resonance laboratories, located in the great city of Lyon, which is affiliated to the Lyon-1 University, the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. The center is equipped with state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers (500 - 700 - 800 MHz, and the world's first 1 GHz spectrometer) with two state-of-the-art DNP machines, and ultra-fast spinning probes (>100 kHz). It hosts research groups of worldwide-recognized excellence.

Andrew J. Pell
Professeur des Universités

Centre de RMN à Très Hauts Champs de Lyon
UMR5082 CNRS/ENS-Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
5 rue de la Doua
69100 Villeurbanne