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.
Jean-Nicolas Dumez and Patrick Giraudeau
Prof. Patrick GIRAUDEAU
Faculty of Science and Technology
Tel : (33)251125709
2 rue de la Houssinière BP 92208
44322 Nantes Cedex 3
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