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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106911, https://doi.org/10.1002/mrc.5004, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14838-4, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2019.05.001).
- 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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmr.2021.106939, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnmrs.2018.05.001, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054412, https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b04674, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24589-5).
You can get in touch directly with Andrew Pell (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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