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[NMR] PhD position with NV centres in diamond at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

Dear colleagues and friends,

we are searching for a highly motivated PhD candidate within the DFG funded project “Quantum many body interactions in a two dimensional solid state system”. The goal is to create and use single spins in diamond (nitrogen vacancy centres, shortly NV) to control nanoscale two dimensional (2D) arrays of nuclear spins, with the final goal being the realisation of a solid state quantum simulator.

The description of the position and a link for application can be found here:

For further information feel free to contact me.

I would be very grateful if you could distribute this email to any suitable candidates of whom you are aware.

Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Boris Naydenov

Dr. Boris Naydenov

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)

Institute for Nanospectroscopy

Kekuléstraße. 5

D-12489 Berlin



+49 30 8062 – 41373


Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

Mitglied der Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.

Aufsichtsrat: Vorsitzender Dr. Volkmar Dietz, stv. Vorsitzende Dr. Jutta Koch-Unterseher

Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech (Sprecher), Prof. Dr. Jan Lüning, Thomas Frederking

Sitz Berlin, AG Charlottenburg, 89 HRB 5583


Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1

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[NMR] ERC-funded PhD positions in small-molecule NMR – Nantes, France #DNPNMR

Dear colleagues,

Three ERC-funded 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 work on two ERC-funded projects led by Jean-Nicolas Dumez and Patrick Giraudeau. The three PhD projects will consist of:

1) developing methods for fast diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY), based on the principles of spatial encoding (SPEN), for the monitoring of out-of-equilibrium systems. These methods will be applied to reaction monitoring on a variety of chemical systems.

2) developing ultrafast 2D NMR heteronuclear methods for the analysis of complex biological samples hyperpolarized by dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization. The methods will be applied to various research questions in the field of metabolomics.

3) developing a variety of homo- and hetero-nuclear NMR methods for the analysis of out-of-equilibrium complex mixtures involving flow analysis and/or hyperpolarization.

Applicants should have a background in chemistry (preferentially analytical or physical) or physics, and a strong interest in both fundamental and applied aspects of magnetic resonance.

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. 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 2020. Please send applications including cover letter, CV and the name of two referees to Jean-Nicolas Dumez and Patrick Giraudeau. The first round of applications will be closed on March 31st.

Please forward this message to potential candidates.

Best regards

Jean-Nicolas Dumez and Patrick Giraudeau

Prof. Patrick GIRAUDEAU

CEISAM/Chemistry Department

Faculty of Science and Technology

Tel : (33)251125709


2 rue de la Houssinière BP 92208

44322 Nantes Cedex 3



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Postdoctoral Position: EPR Spectroscopic Studies of Membrane Proteins #EPR

Postdoctoral Position: EPR Spectroscopic Studies of Membrane Proteins

Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA

A Postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study the structural and dynamic properties of integral membrane proteins in the laboratory of Prof. Gary A. Lorigan in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University in Ohio. The postdoctoral position is funded through a NIH MIRA R35 grant.

Candidates who are interested in studying the structural and dynamic properties of membrane proteins are encouraged to apply. Experience in two of the following areas is desirable: molecular biology and biochemistry of membrane proteins, protein purification, and EPR spectroscopy. 2 pulsed EPR spectrometers (X-band/Q-band) for DEER and ESEEM experiments, 2 CW-EPR spectrometers, and a 500 MHz solid-state NMR instrument are available for this project. Miami University is home to the Ohio Advanced EPR Lab ( Please send a CV and two letters of recommendation to: Professor Gary A. Lorigan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University A Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related fields is required. Contact phone is 513-529-3338. 

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Gary A. Lorigan

John W. Steube Professor 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Miami University

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Postdoctoral position: DNP-enhanced biomolecular solid-state NMR-spectroscopy for the study of protein (mis)folding #DNPNMR

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Henrike Heise at Forschungszentrum Juelich/Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf

The successful candidate will study disordered and aggregation-prone proteins in all stages of the misfolding pathway. Further, interaction with potential drug candidates will be elucidated. State-of-the art solid-state NMR-spectroscopy, involvng polarization enhancement by DNP and fast magic angle spinning will be applied to elucidate those processes at atomic resolution. A selection of relevant publication is given below.

Our laboratory at the Forschungszentrum Jülich is equipped with state of the art solid-state NMR spectrometers operating at 800 and 600 MHz, DNP equipment is available for 600 and 800 MHz spectrometers. An ultrafast MAS probe head for spinning speeds up to > 100 kHz will be available soon, the installation of an ultrahigh field spectrometer operating at 1.2 GHz is scheduled for 2020.

The Forschungszentrum Jülich offers a vibrant research environment with close collaborations with the University of Düsseldorf, the RWTH Aachen University and the Max-Planck Institute Mülheim. Our laboratory is part of the Jülich center of structural biology JuStruct which bundles expertise with infrastructure in the field of atomic resolution of structural biology (NMR in solution and the solid state, X-ray crystallography,cryo-EM, molecular modelling and neutron scattering).

The initial appointment is for a year, with a possibility of renewal.The initial appointment is for a year, with a possibility of renewal.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in biomolecular NMR-spectroscopy. Experience with hyperpolarization and/ or Protein expression and purfication is a plus. Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing research experience and specifying the interests in this position; a curriculum vitae (including a publication list); a statement of research interests; and two letters of reference to

Information about our group:

Selection of relevant publications:

  • L. Siemons, B. Uluca-Yazgi, R. B. Pritchard, S. McCarthy, H. Heise, D. F. Hansen, Determining isoleucine side-chain rotamer-sampling in proteins from 13C chemical shift, Chem.Commun. 2019, in press. doi:10.1039/C9CC06496F.
  • A. König, D. Schölzel, B. Uluca, T. Viennet, Ü. Akbey, H. Heise, Hyperpolarized MAS NMR of unfolded and misfolded proteins, Solid State NMR, 2019, 98, 1-11.
  • B. Uluca, T. Viennet, D. Petrović, H. Shaykhalishahi, F. Weirich, A. Gönülalan, B. Strodel, M. Etzkorn, W. Hoyer, and H. Heise. DNP-Enhanced solid-state NMR at Cryogenic Temperatures: a Tool to Snapshot Conformational Ensembles of α-Synuclein in Different States. Biophys. J. 2018, 114, 1614-1623.
  • L. Gremer, D. Schölzel, C. Schenk, E. Reinartz, J. Labahn, R. Ravelli, M. Tusche, C. Lopez-Iglesias, W. Hoyer, H. Heise, D. Willbold, G. Schröder, Fibril structure of amyloid-ß(1-42) by cryo-electron microscopy, Science, 2017, 358, 116-119.
  • T. Viennet, A. Viegas, A. Kuepper, S. Arens, V. Gelev, O. Petrov, T. N. Grossmann, H. Heise, M. Etzkorn, Selective Protein Hyperpolarization in Cell Lysates Using Targeted Dynamic Nuclear Polarization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2016, 55, 10746-10750.



Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

52425 Juelich

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich

Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498

Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Volker Rieke

Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Vorsitzender),

Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,

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[NMR] PhD scholarship in Hyperpolarization of Water for Angiography and Perfusion #DNPNMR

We have an open position as PhD student.

Application deadline is soon: Nov 15, 2019!

The PhD project is part of a EU FET Open funded consortium targeting alternatives to conventional Gadolinium based MR contrast agents for angiography and perfusion imaging. The consortium pursues several approaches, but this PhD project specifically aims to develop and study hyperpolarized water by dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization for perfusion and angiography. Hyperpolarized water can provide a signal that is several orders of magnitude stronger than the tissue signal, and could enable superior angiograph and perfusion imaging. The key idea in the project is to study formulations of the hyperpolarized water that can extend the relaxation time of the water protons after injection into the blood stream, e.g. through micro-emulsions. This would shift hyperpolarized water from being an invasive, intra-arterial method to becoming equivalent in use to conventional MR contrast agents as a non-invasive, intravenous agent.

Online application at:

Best regards, Jan

Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen

Professor and Section Head

Center for Magnetic Resonance

Technical University of Denmark 

Department of Health Technology

Ørsted Plads, bldg 349, office 126

DK – 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Phone +45 45253918

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[NMR] Postdoctoral position at New York University (singlet states)

Postdoctoral position at New York University

(singlet states)

Department of Chemistry

Applications are solicited for an individual to be appointed as an postdoctoral associate under the supervision of Alexej Jerschow. The research will focus on the study of nuclear spin singlet state life times and singlet relaxation mechanisms, the development of efficient singlet/triplet conversion pulse sequences and methodology, as well as para-hydrogen induced polarization (PHIP).

Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a related field. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in NMR spectrometer operation and pulse sequence development. Expertise in simulations and/or hardware would be beneficial as well.

Some relevant publications:

• Chem. Phys. Chem. 2016, in press,

• J. Magn. Reson. 2017, 284, 1-7; free access link:

• PCCP17, 2015, 24370 – 24375,

There is also an opportunity to be involved in other ongoing projects in the laboratory including in situ battery MRI (Nat Comm 9:1776, 2018,

The lab is located in newly renovated facilities of the Molecular Nanoscience Center at NYU’s Washington Square Campus in the heart of Manhattan.

The initial appointment is for a year, with a possibility of renewal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing research experience and specifying the interests in this position; a curriculum vitae (including a publication list); a statement of research interests; and two letters of reference. The application can be submitted through this link:

Alexej Jerschow

Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Department

New York University

100 Washington Square East

New York, NY 10003

ph: +1 212 998 8451

fax: +1 212 995 4475


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[NMR] Research Assistant/Staff Scientist Position in DNP solid state NMR at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel #DNPNMR

A research assistant/staff scientist position is available in the group of Michal Leskes at the Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of science, Israel.

The position involves: (i) Managing and running research projects within our research framework (described below and on our website) and (ii) taking a major part in guiding and training graduate students as well as managing our DNP-NMR lab.

Research in our group is focused on developing and using MAS-DNP and solid state NMR methods for materials science applications. A central topic is the development of endogenous DNP based on paramagnetic metal ion dopants in inorganic systems. 

The position is available initially for 5 years supported by ERC funding, with an option to transfer to a tenure track position (staff scientist), depending on the qualifications and performance in the first two years. 

Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry/Physics/Engineering with proven hands-on experience in magnetic resonance. Postdoctoral experience or equivalent is an advantage. Excellent communication skills in English and ability to work in a research team are required.

Our lab is equipped with a Bruker 400MHz MAS-DNP spectrometer with LT-MAS DNP probes, as well as a wide range of MAS and static solids NMR probes. In addition to our lab dedicated equipment, extensive NMR and EPR systems are available on campus as part of our research support facilities – these include 400, 500 and 800MHz NMR spectrometers equipped with MAS systems and X and Q band pulse and CW EPR systems. 

The Weizmann Institute is located in a small, affordable and friendly town, 25 minutes from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes from Jerusalem, and is one of Israel\’s premier scientific institutions. It is a research centre where the official language is English, and which offers numerous facilities to international visitors.

For additional information and application please contact Dr. Michal Leskes by email at

Applications should include CV, list of publications and contact details of at least two references.

Further details and relevant publications can be found on our website:


Dr. Michal Leskes

Department of Materials and Interfaces

Weizmann Institute of Science

Rehovot 7610001


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NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

New York University’s Provost’s postdoctoral fellowship/‘faculty fellow’

We are writing to identify suitable candidates for an New York University’s Provost’s postdoctoral fellowship award for an appointment as ‘faculty fellow’. The program provides fellows with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The ultimate goal of the program is for participants to join the ranks of faculty at competitive institutions.

Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $42,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

The fellowship starts in September 2020 and applications are due by Oct 28, 2019.

New York University is located in the heart of Manhattan (Greenwich Village).

Research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry include work in areas of materials science and chemical biology. NMR-related projects are available in the department in the groups of Nate Traaseth and Alexej Jerschow and involve research on membrane protein transporters in drug resistance, receptor tyrosine kinases, solid-state NMR methodology, the study of singlet state lifetimes, para-hydrogen induced polarization, MRI of batteries and battery materials.

Informal inquiries about NMR-related research opportunities can be sent to, or Inquiries about the application process should be sent to the provost’s office. Additional information about this opportunity is available here:

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Alexej Jerschow

Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Department

New York University

100 Washington Square East

New York, NY 10003

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[NMR] Postdoctoral position in biomolecular MAS-DNP in Grenoble, France #DNPNMR

Post-doctoral position in MAS-DNP for the study of bacterial cell wall at CEA / Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France)

A post-doctoral position is available immediately for a period of 18 months to work with Sabine Hediger and Gaël De Paëpe on developing MAS-DNP for the study of bacterial cell wall. More information about our group at CEA Grenoble / Univ. Grenoble Alpes and a list of recent publications can be found here:

Context of the project:

For over 50 years, peptidoglycan has played a pivotal role in the development of antibacterial chemotherapy. In the hunt for new drugs, the biosynthetic pathways of this ubiquitous cell wall polymer have been deciphered and essential peptidoglycan-synthesizing enzymes identified as antibacterial targets with high potential. Focusing on the L,D-transpeptidation, a key cell-wall synthesis and maturation reaction, we will first study purified enzymes in interaction with peptidoglycan fragments and then move on to the study of the complete cell-wall synthesis machinery in bacterial cells during the cell maturation.

Project :

In this context, innovative spectroscopic approaches including MAS-DNP will be conducted to provide new tools for the investigation of protein interaction with the bacterial cell wall. This project aims at developing the available MAS-DNP technique in order to provide best spectral sensitivity and resolution for the investigation of the bacterial cell wall itself in extracted and entire cells, as well as possible interactions with proteins involved in L,D-transpeptidation. These developments will make use of state-of-the-art DNP methods and polarizing agents developed or under development in the lab, which hosts two 400 MHz MAS-DNP spectrometers.

Requirements and application:

Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in liquid-state and/or solid-state biomolecular NMR spectroscopy. Knowledge about MAS-DNP will be considered as a plus. The successful candidate will be recruited for 18 months and will benefit from an ANR postdoctoral fellowship. Deadline for application is end of August. Interested candidates are welcomed to send an email to:

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.


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Postdoc position in Hyperpolarized 13C MR

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position in Hyperpolarized 13C Metabolic Imaging

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has expanded its molecular imaging and interventional research capabilities by establishing the Center for Metabolic Imaging and Therapeutics. The center houses a GE SPINLabTM dynamic nuclear polarizer suitable for preclinical and clinical applications, a GE 3T 750w MR scanner, and a Bruker BioSpec 3T Preclinical Benchtop MR scanner. The GE MR scanner is also integrated with two Insightec 1024-element high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) systems for image-guided interventions. Our goal is to facilitate both basic science and clinical research by exploring novel molecular imaging agent-based technologies for screening, early disease detection and treatment response, and real-time image-guided interventions.

A postdoctoral research fellowship position is available in the Metabolic Imaging Program led by Dr. Dirk Mayer. Specific areas of research include optimized acquisition and reconstruction techniques, kinetic modeling for quantitative analysis, and new probe development. These methods will be applied to animal models (e.g., traumatic brain injury, cancer, liver disease) with translation to patients scheduled for summer 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a site that will do translational/clinical hyperpolarized 13C MRI/MRS.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in engineering, physics, physical chemistry, or similar fields. The ideal candidate has a strong background in NMR physics with particular emphasis on in vivo imaging and/or spectroscopy, data acquisition and signal/image processing/analysis. Experience in pulse sequence programming (ideally on GE and/or Bruker scanners), knowledge of computer languages, such as C++, Matlab and IDL, and experience in performing small animal and/or human subject imaging is a plus. Qualified applicants should also have a track record of peer-reviewed publications.

Interested individuals should send a letter detailing their research interests, an updated CV and contact information for at least two references to Dirk Mayer (, also attending the ISMRM Annual Meeting in Montreal).
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