Postdoc positions in the Tycko lab

June 24th, 2022 by

Postdoctoral research positions are available in the laboratory of Robert Tycko in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, NIH.  See for information about recent projects and publications.  Current projects involve time-resolved solid state NMR, low-temperature DNP, micron-scale MRI, amyloid structure, protein/RNA assemblies from SARS CoV-2, liquid-liquid phase separation, cryoEM, and a variety of other topics.  Applicants with interests and skills in technique development, construction of novel equipment, molecular biology methods, and/or applications to problems that have biomedical or biophysical significance are welcome.  Please send email to

Iowa State University NMR Scientist Facility Position

April 29th, 2022 by


We have an open position for an NMR staff scientist that will split their time between the Iowa State University Chemical Instrumentation Facility and the Biological NMR Facility across the street. This person will primarily be working on biological solution NMR projects on our three cryoprobe-equipped spectrometers, but we also have some facility-wide projects in mind regarding sample submission, website, billing and scheduling for both facilities. There is also a bit of flexibility with this position for the successful candidate to shape the job duties to meet their scientific goals.

I will be the supervisor for this position, and the position will technically be housed in the Chemistry Department. Candidates should have a strong NMR background, however, they do not necessarily need to be biological or solution-NMR focused. We are willing to provide on-the-job training and travel to relevant workshops or offsite trainings. This is an “open rank” position in the staff scientist sense – i.e. we are encouraging recent grads and people who are ABD/defending this summer to apply, in addition to people who have experience as an NMR facility manager. This is a three year term position, with the anticipation that there will be an opportunity to apply for a continuous position at the end of the term. Please email me with any questions about the position or living in Ames! The link is below and I will also copy the posting below. Guaranteed consideration date is May 31st.

Sarah D. Cady, PhD
Chemical Instrumentation Facility
Iowa State University
1234D Hach Hall
2438 Pammel Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1079
(515) 294-5805

Position Title:
Research Scientist III

Job Group:
Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. with a research focus on physical or analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field
A publication record with a focus on NMR methodology
Experience in an instrumentation service group at university, a research group with an instrumentation focus, national lab, corporate research lab, or similar
Applications experience with liquid and/or solid-state NMR
Experience with basic website editing and NMR acquisition and processing software
Experience in preparation of instrumentation grant proposals and the installation of major instruments
Demonstrated ability to participate in the troubleshooting and repair of NMR instrumentation

Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology seek a Research Scientist to be part of the Chemical Instrumentation Facility (CIF) and Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (BNMRF) with a main specialty in biological solution NMR, natural products NMR, and/or biological solid-state NMR.

This is a three-year term position with the anticipation that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a continuous position by the end of the term. The Research Scientist will be responsible for oversight, training, and maintenance for three cryoprobe-equipped high-field solution NMR spectrometers (600 MHz in Chemistry and 700, 800 MHz in BBMB), in addition to other NMR-related and facility maintenance duties in CIF and BNMRF. The Research Scientist will work closely with faculty major users and their research groups, in addition to staff scientists in CIF and BNMRF. Applications should be submitted by May 31, 2022 for guaranteed consideration.

Areas of Responsibility
• Training and indirect supervision of the research activities of graduate students and collaboration on new methodologies and research projects when appropriate
• Day-to-day instrument maintenance and repairs
• Preparation of grant proposals and annual reports for funding agencies and internal purposes
• Evaluation and acquisition of new instrumentation
• Development of training materials as well as development and implementation of outreach programs

The successful candidate
• Will have excellent technical skills in at least one area noted and will be willing to learn new NMR methodologies, pulse sequence coding, automation programming and data processing
• Have interest in or experience with maintaining websites and will work on modernizing and streamlining electronic instrument booking, electronic usage tracking and remote data storage
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills for working with faculty, graduate students, and instrument companies
• Excellent writing skills for crafting training materials and grant proposals

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at MagLab/FAMU/FSU: Solid-state NMR of biosolids and/or biomaterials

February 28th, 2022 by

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at MagLab/FAMU/FSU
Solid-state NMR of biosolids and/or biomaterials
April 15, 2022 deadline for application

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
and the Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the Florida A&M
University – Florida State University College of Engineering

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and the Department of
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering (CBE) at the Florida A&M University (FAMU)-
Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering invites applications
from highly qualified individuals for a faculty position at the NHMFL with an
academic home as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in CBE through
Florida State University. We are seeking faculty candidates for an associate
professor position, however, exceptional candidates at other ranks will be

The NHMFL is the world's premier magnet laboratory with state-of-the-art high
magnetic field facilities and has a history in development and application of
ultra-high field NMR and MRI/S magnets and instrumentation. The MR User
Facility hosts hundreds of users from around the world each year. We are
seeking candidates with expertise and research in solid-state NMR for analysis
of biological and biochemical systems (biosolids and/or biomaterials) although
other application areas of NMR may be considered. The candidate will be
expected to lead research efforts and user support at the NHMFL in solid-state
NMR, and be a full academic member with teaching duties in CBE. Successful
candidates are expected to develop research programs that are recognized
internationally with significant and sustained external funding, incorporate
interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers across campus and through the
NHMFL user program, and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in
education. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising
undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers are expected. In
addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the
barriers preventing full participation of members from historically
underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education.

CBE has a dynamic group of faculty members actively involved in research
encompassing various areas of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering,
and materials science and engineering. Several faculty members from CBE have
laboratories and are affiliated with the NHMFL performing research in NMR and
MRI. Successful candidates will have many opportunities to interact and
collaborate with other programs at FSU including the College of Medicine,
Institute of Molecular Biophysics, the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry, and the Department of Physics and the FAMU College of Pharmacy &
Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The NHMFL is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration
of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of
Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The FAMU-FSU College of
Engineering is the unique combination of two outstanding universities with
overlapping but distinct missions - the nation's top Historically Black
College/University and a Tier-1 top 20 public research university.
Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in chemical or biomedical engineering,
or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate documented potential for
outstanding research, leadership, and education.

Applicants should submit the following in a single PDF file to:
1. A cover letter
2. A full curriculum vitae
3. A 2 to 3-page research statement. This statement should clearly
indicate how the proposed research efforts will connect to other efforts in
the NHMFL and CBE.
4. A one-page teaching statement
5. A statement on diversity and inclusion plans and experiences
6. No more than three selected publications for review
7. The names and contact information of four potential references
8. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Bruce Locke, Search
Committee Chair, at Application review will begin
April 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment
is expected to begin August 2022. Additional information about both
universities and the department may be found at

PhD positions in NMR, Nantes, France

February 28th, 2022 by

Dear colleagues,

Two PhD positions are open in the Nantes NMR group of the CEISAM research institute, in the field of small-molecule NMR of complex mixtures.
The PhD students will join a dynamic NMR group and will benefit from interactions with many other PhD students and postdocs. The two PhD projects will consist of:

1) developing and optimizing benchtop NMR methods to improve the performance of compact NMR for complex mixtures such as compounds from chemical syntheses to food matrices, and to evaluate their potential for quality control and process monitoring,
2) developing and optimizing high-field NMR methods to verify the structure of the products of a flow synthesis, and integrating them into the operation of an autonomous reactor for the discovery of new reactions, in collaboration with an organic chemistry group.

Links to the detailed job offers are available at the bottom of this e-mail.

The NMR group of the CEISAM lab works on method developments in solution-state NMR and their application to the analysis of mixtures. It is equipped with state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers, in the 400 to 700 MHz range, a microimaging system and a prototype polariser for dissolution-DNP, as well as benchtop NMR spectrometers.

CEISAM is the molecular chemistry lab of the Université de Nantes, where research includes physical and analytical chemistry, organic synthesis and catalysis, and chemical biology. The lab is located in the vibrant city of Nantes, close to the Atlantic Coast of south Brittany.

Positions are for three years and will start on October 1st 2022. Please send applications including cover letter, CV and the name of two referees by replying to this e-mail. The first round of applications will be closed on March 31st.
Please forward this message to potential candidates.

Best regards

Jean-Nicolas Dumez, Jonathan Farjon and Patrick Giraudeau

Link to detailed offers:

Professor, Nantes Université 
Tel : (33)2 51 12 57 09
Mail :
Nantes Université
2 chemin de la Houssinière
bâtiment 22, BP 92 208
44322 Nantes Cedex 3
Office : 120


Post-doctoral position in Paris-Saclay University

February 27th, 2022 by

We are currently inviting applications for a postdoctoral position - full time position for two years - to work on innovative electrolyte systems. This work will focus on very concentrated electrolytes (water-in-salt, solvent-in-salt, ionic liquid-in-salt) which present unexpected properties as the concentration of ionic species is comparable to those of the solvent molecules.
With the renewed interest in this regime for electrochemical applications, a more accurate picture  of ion organization and dynamics may be necessary for understanding the physicochemical properties of concentrated electrolytes.

This collaborative program involve the preparation of the samples and the study of these systems from a multitechnique approach to probe complex interplays between nano-structuration and multiscale dynamics.
More specifically, the combination of complementary experimental techniques should help us to have a better insight into  the formation of nanoscale structures such as channels or ionic aggregates.
Major aspects of these work will be based on:
- NMR techniques, most specifically those dedicated to the measurement of self-diffusion coefficients (PFG-NMR, STRAFI, electrophoretical)
- X-Ray and neutron diffraction
- neutron inelastic scattering
- complex impedance and Raman spectroscopies
Candidates should have interest and prior expertise about physicochemistry of electrolytes. A strong  background in experimental NMR, as well as communication and writing skills are required.

This position is based on a collaborative research program between two laboratories in Paris-Saclay University : Laboratoire Léon Brillouin and Laboratoire de Physique des Solides.

To apply email a cover letter, CV and contact information for two references to Dr. Patrick Judeinstein ( and Dr. Mehdi Zeghal (

More details on previous development of this project can be found in the following references

[1] "Structure/Dynamics Interplay in Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes: Experiment and Molecular Simulation", P. Judeinstein, M. Zeghal, D. Constantin, C. Iojoiu, B. Coasne, J. Phys. Chem. B, 125, (2021), 1618-1631.

[2] "Investigation of ion aggregation in ionic liquids and their solutions with lithium salt under high pressure", K. Pilar, V. Balédent, M. Zeghal, P. Judeinstein, S. Jeong, S. Passerini, S. Greenbaum, J. Chem. Phys., 148, (2018), 031102.

[3] "Nanostructuration of Ionic Liquids : impact on cation mobility. A multi-scale study", F. Ferdeghini, Q. Berrod, J.-M. Zanotti, P. Judeinstein, V. Garcia Sakai, O. Czakkel, P. Fouquet, D. Constantin, Nanoscale, (2017), 9, 1901-1908.





Grey Lab Cambridge (UK) Postdoc Position: Development of DNP Methods for Battery Applications

February 25th, 2022 by

Dear NMR Community,

The research lab of Prof. Clare Grey at the University of Cambridge in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry (Cambridge, UK) has an opening for up a postdoc position on DNP methods for battery applications; submission deadline is 31 March 2022:

Research Associate - Development of DNP methods for battery applications (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research assistant position in the group led by Professor Clare P. Grey to work in the development of DNP methods for the study of battery materials.

The successful candidate will establish DNP methods in both the solution and solid state with the goal of applying these techniques to the operando study of batteries and energy materials more generally. The successful candidate will be involved in the design of hardware for operando DNP experiments and the development of polarization methods using a wide range of radical/paramagnetic species. The candidate will assist in the maintenance and operation of our newly installed 400 MHz DNP spectrometer and be involved in the supervision and training of students/post-docs in its use; they may also assist external users to the facility.

Applicants must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in inorganic/materials chemistry or other related areas. A strong expertise in DNP NMR is essential. Excellent skills in NMR spectroscopy applied to solids and/or liquids is essential. Hands-on experience in maintaining and basic trouble shooting of NMR machines, probes, and accessories is desirable. Familiarity working in materials chemistry, battery research, or related fields is desirable but not essential. A strong track record in NMR spectroscopy and materials characterisation is desirable. Strong proven track-record of publication in relevant fields is essential. Demonstrated ability to work in teams is desirable.

For further information (and to submit your online application) please follow these links:

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

Prof. Clare Grey

Dr. Christopher O’Keefe, Lab Manager (email:

Dr. Oliver Pecher, Lab Recruitment Manager (email:

In a nutshell: The Grey Lab ( 

Materials Chemistry: Structure and Function

We use a wide range of techniques, including solid state NMR and diffraction, to investigate local structure and the role that this plays in controlling the physical properties of a wide range of technologically-important materials. Conventional structural techniques, such as powder and single-crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction, characterize the long-range order, giving an average view of a structure; as a system becomes more disordered, these methods become progressively less useful. Even the most disordered system will, however, contain some local order. Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) probes the local environment of a particular nucleus, and is ideally suited to study such materials. By using a combination of short range (NMR) and long range (XRD) structural techniques, we can build up a detailed structure of the compound - this helps determine how the particular material functions and provides insight as to how it can be improved. Ab intio simulations provide complementary information concerning structure and dynamic

Scientific assistant / Ph.D. student for high-field X-nuclear magnetic resonance imaging

February 24th, 2022 by

We are looking for a Ph.D. student or a scientific assistant (initial contract duration is 2 years) to our hyperpolarization imaging group at Kiel University and University hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH). The main tasks of the project would be optimization of deuterium and xenon magnetic resonance imaging for in vitro and in vivo using synthesized deuterium and hyperpolarized xenon.

We are the Section for Biomedical Imaging in the University Hospital Kiel (Germany) and obtain different modalities in one institute. Our MR group covers all dominant hyperpolarization methods: Xenon, DNP, and parahydrogen. If you’re interested in a well-equipped lab close to the Baltic sea, reach out to us!

More details about the position are on the UKSH job portal

Please write to or if you have any questions or want to apply.

Post-doctoral scholars

February 18th, 2022 by

Job opening –– POST  DOCTORAL SCHOLARS –– at Harvard University for CMOS and GaN based spin resonance technology

Prof. Donhee Ham’s group ( at Harvard University has openings for several post-doctor positions for our ARPA-E funded project on CMOS and GaN-based spin resonance technology for applications in subsurface exploration, chemical sensing, biological sensing, and magnetic resonance imaging. Expertise in RF/microwave integrated circuits or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is required. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. For questions, please contact Dr. Yi-Qiao Song ( and Prof. Donhee Ham (

Applications should be submitted the ARIES link:

Yi-Qiao Song
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Vacancy: University of Oxford – David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics

February 17th, 2022 by

University of Oxford's Department of Biochemistry is recruiting a new David
Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

We are searching for an individual who studies the structure and function of
biologically important pathways in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems using
innovative biochemical, biophysical and computational approaches. In doing
this research, their work will address major problems in human health and
disease that link the Research Themes for Microbiology, Infectious Disease and
Membrane Structural Biology within the Department.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on 31st March 2022.

Further information:

Research Engineer

February 17th, 2022 by

Research Engineer
Department of Chemistry
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus

The research engineer position will provide technical and engineering support to various research projects. The research engineer will be expected to demonstrate leadership and innovation in executing their work and will be able to tackle problems independently with supervisory input from the team. The research engineer will design and construct MRI coils, circuits and other apparatuses used for conducting research studies. Additionally, the research engineer will be responsible for the proper operation, function, and maintenance of the polarizer and coils, MRI scanner, and any other devices used in experiments and clinical studies. The research engineer will be expected to participate in all clinical and preclinical research activities including developing experimental design, data collection and analysis, phantom experiments, pulse sequence development, contributing to research publications, presentations and grant applications, communicating with industry partners and equipment suppliers, and ordering laboratory supplies. The research engineer will have excellent time management capabilities and communication skills, as well as a solid understanding of PCs, MS Office, MatLab, LabView and various other software. Experience with other software and electrical/mechanical analysis software will be an asset.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2022

The candidate should send a cover letter, CV and list of 3 references sent via email to:

Dr. Mitchell Albert, Department of Chemistry
Lakehead University,
955 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay ON
P7B 5E1, Canada

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

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