PhD / Postdoc positions in solid-state NMR / DNP at CEA Grenoble / Univ. Grenoble Alpes

PhD and postdoc positions available in MAS-DNP at CEA / Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France)


We are looking for a PhD candidate for a start in October-December 2023, and 2 postdocs for a start in 2024.

Projects range from the development of improved polarizing agents for DNP, to sustainable ultra-low temperature helium spinning DNP-NMR (20-100 K), with applications on materials (ZnO / perovskite NC, biosourced nanomaterials, supercapacitor, battery) and biomolecules (protein-ligand, SelDNP, in cell NMR)

More information about the lab and a list of recent publications can be found here:

Interested candidates can contact me at

Grenoble is one of the major cities in Europe for research with a large international scientific community. In addition, Grenoble has a large international student population, is a very pleasant city to live in, and is known as the “Capital of the Alps” with easy access to great skiing and hiking. It’s also only 2 hours’ drive to the Mediterranean Sea, Italy, or Switzerland. Grenoble, Lyon, and Geneva airports are nearby and permit straightforward international travel.

Recent work for our group:

  1. Kumar, B. Watbled, I. Baussanne, S. Hediger, M. Demeunynck & De Paëpe, G. (2023). Optimizing chemistry at the surface of prodrug-loaded cellulose nanofibrils with MAS-DNP. Communications Chemistry, 6(1), 58.
  2. Fu, Y. Yao, A. C. Forse, J. Li, K. Mochizuki, J. R. Long, J. A. Reimer, G. De Paëpe & X. Kong. (2023). Solvent-derived defects suppress adsorption in MOF-74. Nature Communications, 14(1), 2386.
  3. Lee, H. Banda, S. Périé, C. Marcucci, Y. Chenavier, L. Dubois, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, G. De Paëpe & F. Duclairoir. (2023). Revealing Electrolytic Ion Sorption in Layered Graphene Galleries through Low-Temperature Solid-State NMR. Chemistry of Materials, 35(10), 3841–3848.
  4. Halbritter, R. Harrabi, S. Paul, J. Van Tol, D. Lee, S. Hediger, S. Th. Sigurdsson, F. Mentink-Vigier & G. De Paëpe (2023). PyrroTriPol: a semi-rigid trityl-nitroxide for high field dynamic nuclear polarization. Chemical Science, 14(14), 3852–3864.
  5. Harrabi, T. Halbritter, F. Aussenac, O. Dakhlaoui, J. van Tol, K. Damodaran, D. Lee, S. PAUL, S. Hediger, F. Mentink-Vigier, S. Th. Sigurdsson & G. De Paëpe (2022). Highly Efficient Polarizing Agents for MASDNP of Protondense Molecular Solids. Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
  6. Y. Chow, G. De Paëpe, G., S. Hediger (2022). Biomolecular and Biological Applications of Solid-State NMR with Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhancement. Chemical Reviews, 122(10), 9795–9847.
  7. Terlecki, S. Badoni, M.K. Leszczyński, S. Gierlotka, I. Justyniak, H. Okuno, M. Wolska-Pietkiewicz, D. Lee, G. De Paëpe, J. Lewiński, ZnO Nanoplatelets with Controlled Thickness: Atomic Insight into Facet-Specific Bimodal Ligand Binding Using DNP NMR, Adv. Funct. Mater. (2021).



Dr. Gaël De Paëpe

CEA Research Director

Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG)

Modeling and Exploration of Materials Research Unit (MEM)

Head of the Magnetic Resonance laboratory (RM)

CEA / Univ. Grenoble Alpes


Voice (office) +33 4 38 78 65 70

Voice (lab)    +33 4 38 78 47 26


Mailing address:

CEA Grenoble

17 Avenue des Martyrs

Bâtiment 51C

Office P.132a / Lab P.138

38054 Grenoble

Cedex 9 - France