Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in Oulu

3-year postdoc and 4-year PhD studentship in Multiscale simulation of magnetic hyperpolarisation

The NMR Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland, invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position and a four-year PhD studentship in spin physics and magnetic resonance theory.

Modern nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy employs different spin hyperpolarisation techniques to enhance the sensitivity by several orders of magnitude as compared to the thermal equilibrium situation. In these positions the successful candidate will develop and apply a multiscale modelling paradigm to investigate the microscopic mechanisms of various hyperpolarisation processes, and contribute to their understanding and development. In the approach one combines molecular dynamics simulations of atomic motion, quantum chemistry calculations to define the spin Hamiltonian from the instantaneous simulation snapshots, and spin dynamics simulations of the density matrix, driven by these Hamiltonians. From the density matrix one calculates observables such as NMR spectra and magnetisation dynamics (e.g., relaxation) from first principles, to compare directly with the primary experimental results, hence realising true computational spectroscopy.

For the postdoctoral position we require a doctoral degree in physics, physical/theoretical/computational chemistry, materials science, or a related field. For the PhD student position a corresponding MSc degree (or equivalent) is required. In both positions the successful candidate has experience in quantum and statistical mechanics, as well as scientific computing. Knowledge of quantum chemistry, spin dynamics, molecular dynamics, or reaction kinetics is considered a merit.

Further information about the postdoctoral position is available at 
and about the PhD student position at 
Applications (deadline August 31, 2024) can only be made through the appropriate link given above.