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[NMR] Senior MRS Scientist position at Synex Medical, Toronto/Boston/Remote

Senior Magnetic Resonance Scientist

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Synex Medical is developing the next generation of non-invasive health sensors to allow for continuous monitoring at the molecular level. Our technology is based on novel techniques in magnetic resonance that allow us to accurately measure critical blood-metabolites completely non-invasively and in highly miniaturized form-factors. We want people to have access to their own metabolism and to make predictive healthcare the norm.

We are an incredibly driven team that are working with the leading experts in our field. We’re looking for a person with experience in magnetic resonance spectroscopy who’s ambitious to tackle hard and exciting problems. 

As a Senior Magnetic Resonance Scientist, you will:

  • Work closely with the NMR team and leading academic collaborators to develop and optimize highly advanced pulse sequences for in vivo measurements.
  • Translate existing pulse sequences from high-field spectrometers to use on benchtop and custom systems.
  • Build and work with ultra compact, low-field (< 1 Tesla) NMR systems.
  • Work with a team of some of the leading electrical engineers, embedded firmware and FPGA designers, and machine learning & signal processing engineers to produce creative solutions to complex scientific challenges.
  • Stay up to date on state-of-the-art NMR techniques and come up with innovative ways of applying them to our technology.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 3+ years of experience working on NMR or MRI platforms.
  • A Ph.D. with an emphasis on applied Magnetic Resonance. M.Sc with significant and highly relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Pulse sequence development experience will be a significant asset.
  • Thorough understanding of magnetic resonance theory and NMR/MRI experimental techniques.
  • Experience with complex sample and/or biological MR techniques.
  • Familiarity with common NMR/MR softwares and pulse sequence programming (e.g. Topspin). Should be able to understand and translate pulse sequences from major NMR/MRI vendors.
  • An ambition and drive to tackle hard problems.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with permanent magnet NMR, signal processing and analysis, and NMR hardware.
  • Experience with low field NMR (< 1 Tesla) and/or MRI.
  • Experience with in vivo MRS techniques.
  • Experience with modeling NMR experiments and spin dynamics using Hamiltonian and Bloch equation simulations.


  • Competitive salary and company ownership opportunities.
  • A diverse and accepting work atmosphere.
  • Minimum three (3) weeks of vacation entitlement for all new employees.
  • Employee training and development initiatives and support for career advancement (through financial assistance and flexible scheduling).
  • Flexibility in working schedule.

Rudraksha “Rudy” Majumdar, Ph.D.Senior NMR Scientist www.synexmedical.comC:+1 (647) 573-33962 Bloor Street E, Suite 310 Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

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[NMR] Postdoc position on DNP/RF instrumentation at ENS Paris #DNPNMR

Hi all,
There is a postdoc position available in Kong Ooi Tan’s team at ENS Paris starting in spring 2021. Initial contract is for one year, and renewable at the end of each contract year. The main goal of the project is to develop rf and microwave instrumentation for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) techniques at high magnetic fields, i.e., ≥ 9.4 T/ 400 MHz/ 263 GHz. The candidate needs to build a DNP NMR probe with optimized rf & microwave delivery from the source to the sample at a cryogenic condition. The array of instruments that has to be built includes microwave waveguides, resonant cavity, and rf resonance circuitry. Hence, candidates with experience in assembling rf and microwave components is highly desirable. Besides, we will build a low-cost EPR circuitry in the same probe to allow the characterization of the DNP polarizing agents using EPR spectroscopy. Our lab houses an 800 MHz/ 527 GHz MAS-DNP spectrometer, a 600 MHz, a 400 MHz, and two dissolution-DNP polarizers (a Bruker prototype at 6.7 T/ 188 GHz and a home-built cryogen-free system at 9.4 T/ 263 GHz).
More details are available at website:
Feel free to circulate the advertisement to whoever might be interested in this position.
Thank you for your time and happy holidays!

Prof. Kong Ooi Tan
Junior ProfessorLaboratoire des Biomolécules UMR 7203 
Département de Chimie
École Normale Supérieure 24 Rue Lhomond 
75231 Paris CEDEX 05
Université PSL

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[NMR] Solid-State NMR Service Manager position at Durham University (UK)

Dear colleagues,

In preparation for the retirement of the current manager, we are looking for an experienced solid-state NMR practitioner to run the Durham Solid-State NMR Research Service (

As well as supporting academic research, primarily for the Department of Chemistry, and particularly for the NMR research groups of Dr Karen Johnston and Prof. Paul Hodgkinson, the Service is essentially self-financing through commercial service work to industry and academia more widely. Maintaining and developing this business model will be key to renewal of the post beyond the initial two year appointment period.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found here:

[Apologies for the excessive length of the HR-imposed application process – ability to identify the important material is the first selection criterion!]

The closing date is 24 Jan.

With good wishes,

Paul Hodgkinson

Karen Johnston
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[NMR] Postdoctoral position – DNP – Debelouchina lab – UCSD

Postdoctoral position – Debelouchina lab

UCSDSensitivity-enhanced NMR spectroscopy in cells

The Debelouchina lab at UCSD has an NIH-funded position for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development of in-cell DNP methodologies and applications. Candidates should have expertise in biomolecular solid-state NMR spectroscopy or solid-state NMR/DNP methodology development, and interest in learning chemical biology and cell biology techniques. The project will be supported by a dedicated 600 MHz DNP NMR spectrometer equipped with 1.9 mm and 3.2 mm low temperature probes. In addition, UCSD has outstanding resources for magnetic resonance spectroscopy including 900 MHz, 750 MHz, and 2 x 700 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometers; 800 MHz, 600 MHz and 500 MHz solution NMR spectrometers; and an X-band EPR spectrometer. UCSD and the San Diego area offer numerous opportunities for networking and collaboration with other NMR spectroscopy, cryo-EM, cryo-ET, imaging, synthetic chemistry and biology groups. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to gdebelouchina@UCSD.EDU
For more information, take a look at our website and publications:

Galia Debelouchina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

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[NMR] Postdoctoral position @NHMFL

A postdoctoral position is available from Feburary 2021 for solid-state NMR at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee, Florida. This postdoc will support the operation and development of the 36T/1.5GHz Series-Connected-Hybrid (SCH) NMR program for material and biological applications. The NHMFL has a wide array of state-of-art NMR instruments from 600 MHz to 1.5 GHz including the 36 T SCH magnet and a 600 MHz MAS DNP system. The NMR/MRI program has an active and stimulating research and development environment with a number of staff scientists and engineers. This postdoc will have opportunities and support for independent and collaborative research.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a related discipline. To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter describing your experience and research interests, and contact information for three references to

Zhehong Gan ( or Robert Schruko (
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA

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Open Position: Junior Scientist – Magnetic Resonance

Bridge12 is hiring.

We are seeking to fill an open position in our team for a Junior Scientist. You will work on multidisciplinary projects covering many different aspects of magnetic resonance, instrumentation design, development of prototypes and conduct research. This is a junior position and while some experience or a background in magnetic resonance spectroscopy (e.g. NMR, EPR, MRI, DNP) is desired, it is not necessary.

We are looking for a creative, highly motivated, highly organized individual who enjoys an innovative, interdisciplinary environment and the challenges that come with manufacturing high-tech, scientific instrumentation. This position requires the ability to apply sound scientific fundamentals to the design and characterization of magnetic resonance instruments.


From SharedEPR: New EPR job openings

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Dear SharedEPR community,

There are a series of current job openings related to EPR spectroscopy. See below. Please forward to potentially interested people.

Facility Manager for the Centre for Pulse EPR Spectroscopy (PEPR) at Imperial College London

Closing date: 20 October 2020

Informal enquiries to Dr Maxie Roessler welcome (e-mail

PhD position (PGR studentship) within the MSCA-ITN-ETN NeuroTrans

Call for application to a PhD position in the field of EPR. Details on the position can be found on

Contact: Dr Thomas Stockner,

Closing date: 10 October 2020

Postdoctoral appointee working on transient CW and Pulsed EPR in the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Nanoscience and Technology Division at Argonne National Laboratory

Position is available starting November 2020.

The project aims at investigating the factors influencing spin information and transfer in novel two dimensional structures with well-defined sizes and shapes within supramolecular structures for enhanced emission applications. In these structures, rare earth ions will be caged in well controlled environments consisting of two dimensional networks containing organic linkers whose electronic properties can be tuned by an external stimuli. This electronic tuning will allow the emission of rare earth cations to be turned on or turned off, thereby effectively controlling the optical properties of the supramolecular structure as a whole. This selective adjustment should allow for the potential applications of these structures using rare earth salt mixtures, crude materials of much lower added value than purified rare earth metals. The EPR studies will be complemented with spatially resolved ODMR and synchrotron X-ray STM to understand molecular level of excitations. Depending on the strengths and interests of the successful applicant, the individually designed subproject may be expanded to quantum sensing in nanoscale systems or upconversion nanoparticles. 

We welcome highly motivated candidates with a PhD degree in chemistry or physics. Successful applicants should have a solid background in physical chemistry (spectroscopy), good writing skills and must be able to work independently as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment. Previous experience in magnetic resonance spectroscopy is required.

For details regarding the application process, salary and possible starting dates please contact Dr. Tijana Rajh (

Best wishes

The SharedEPR team

[NMR] Postdoctoral Research Staff: Hyperpolarized Imaging

Polarize ( was established in 2018 as a startup from the Technical University of Denmark. The company is based in Denmark and has five employees. We manufacture and commercialize the SpinAligner, a pre-clinical polarizer, based on the dissolution-DNP method.

Polarize is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research staff as an on-site scientist at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), to develop hyperpolarized MRI techniques under the supervision of Dr. Yi-Fen Yen and Dr. Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen. The successful candidate will operate and maintain a SpinAligner (Polarize, Denmark), develop hyperpolarization technique and MR acquisition methodology for hyperpolarized imaging, and assist collaborators in pre-clinical and translational research.

This work will leverage the state-of-the-art MRI and PET-MRI hardware, and superb expertise in MRI physics, biomedical engineering, radiopharmacy and clinical science at MGH/Martinos. The project will involve hyperpolarized contrast agent development, optimization of MR pulse sequences on Bruker and Siemens scanners, data collection for IND applications, animal and translational hyperpolarized imaging studies for neuroscience, cancer and cardiac research.

The Martinos Center is one of the largest biomedical imaging centers in the United States with over 200 research faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. This position provides a valuable opportunity to work and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary research team dedicated to developing, validating and translating the latest MRI technology that will benefit the pre-clinical and clinical research communities as well as the diverse patient population served by the MGH.

A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physical chemistry, or a related field is required; however, strong candidates with other scientific backgrounds will also be considered. The ideal candidate should have a strong analytical background while displaying a high level of creativity. First-hand experience with polarizer operations and in vivo hyperpolarized imaging is a must. Skills in spin physics, hyperpolarization techniques, MRI sequence programming of Bruker and/or Siemens scanners, hyperpolarized contrast agent development, or IND applications are highly desired. Candidates should be highly motivated and interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on pre-clinical and translational research.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research experience, interests, and future research and career goals, as well as an up-to-date curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Yi-Fen Yen, Ph.D., by e-mail:

Questions regarding this position and informal inquiries should be directed to Yi-Fen Yen, Ph.D., by e-mail:

The position is full-time with benefits and available starting immediately. A two-year time commitment is required with possibility for extension. Polarize is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Jan Ardenkjaer-Larsen

Managing Director


Phone: +45 40272775



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[NMR] Continuing Search for Research Faculty – 36T SCH Solid-State NMR at NHMFL

Research Faculty – 36T SCH Solid-State NMR

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) of the U.S. has an opening for a solid-state NMR Research Faculty position. The primary responsibilities will be developing a research and collaborative user program utilizing the 36 Tesla Series-Connected-Hybrid (SCH), a 12 MWatt powered magnet supporting sub-ppm NMR at 1.5 GHz. Equipped with a custom-made Bruker NEO console, a unique field regulation system and a suite of MAS and oriented sample solid-state NMR probes developed at the NHMFL the 36T SCH magnet provides the highest magnetic field available today capable for high-resolution solid-state NMR of biosolids and materials applications [J. Magn. Reson., 284, 125-136 (2017)]. The Research Faculty will work with a team of engineers and scientists and be responsible for: (1) developing a research program in biosolids and in materials applications with quadrupolar and spin-1/2 nuclei utilizing the high-field magnets at the NHMFL; (2) supporting the 36T SCH user program, that includes NMR system management, project initiation, planning and execution with users. This Faculty is expected to be a motivated researcher with excellent communication skills, a collegial personality, a team-player, and a scientist with the vision to become a world-class researcher. 

The NHMFL’s NMR/MRI user program operates a state-of-the-art user facility at the Magnet Lab conducting research at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, biology, material sciences with unique magnet technologies. It has an outstanding infrastructure with an array of NMR spectrometers including 900MHz, 830MHz, three 800MHz, 600MHz MASDNP, four 600MHz and other lower field instruments. The candidate will have support from a team of engineers and scientists, for the 36T SCH, in particular, and opportunities to collaborate with national and international users, to apply for grants, to publish and to pursue individual research objectives, as well as to participate in national and international organizations and conferences.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, physics or materials sciences with research experience focused on solid-state NMR. Candidates should have excellent experimental NMR skills including spectrometer operations, data processing, pulse-sequence development and implementation, as well as being knowledgeable in NMR instrumentation and probe hardware. The candidate is expected to have excellent writing skills, a strong track record in publications, and experience working in a multidisciplinary research environment.

Applications and inquiries can be sent to: Zhehong Gan, Search Chair, SCH NMR Research Faculty, at this moment. Please attach your curriculum vitae, and a cover letter describing your research experience and interest in the position.

Formal applications will need to be submitted after the COVID19 application and travel restrictions are lifted; this application will be made to Florida State University at (reference Job ID #46306). For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740,, 850-644-0855.

Zhehong Gan 

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) 

1800 East, Paul Dirac Drive, 

Tallahassee, FL 32310


phone: 850-644-4662, fax: 850-644-1366


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Bridge12 is looking for a Mechanical Engineer #Bridge12

Bridge12 has an opening for a mechanical engineer.

As a Mechanical Engineer at Bridge12, you will work on multidisciplinary projects that involve the development of microwave and terahertz generators, particle accelerators and other scientific instrumentation. There will be occasional travel associated with installation and testing at a customer site or visiting vendors.

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