Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Postdoc Position in PHIP - Nijmegen

*Post-doctoral position in the multidisciplinary Ultrasense NMR project: 

Development of para-hydrogen induced hyperpolarization **instrumentation and methodology for screening, biomarker research and/or molecular diagnostics.*** 

**UltraSense NMR is a large research and development programme (11 PhD and post-docs), granted by EFRO (EU) and GO, in cooperation between science and business. The project will be run by a consortium between Radboud University Nijmegen: Institute of Molecules and Materials, UMC St. Radboud, University of Twente and 3 knowledge companies: Future Chemistry, Spinnovation Analytical and NovioGendix. Goal of the project is to develop hyperpolarisation equipment and strategies based on both physical (DNP) and chemical principles, i.e. para-hydrogen induced hyperpolarisation (PHIP). With the ultrasensitive microfluidic and continuous flow technology and equipment, we will be developing new diagnostic services and a molecular diagnostic test for prostate cancer. In this research programme, multi-disciplined researchers (11 PhDs and post-docs), familiar with the field of physics, chemistry, biophysics, metabolic profiling, or molecular diagnostics will be working closely together in a development team responsible for generating diagnostic technologies of the future. For the above mentioned developments we are looking for enthusiastic PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who like to be part of a multidisciplinary team in an internationally oriented environment. 
**Job Description:* *In the present advertisement we are looking specifically for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of para-hydrogen induced hyperpolarisation (PHIP). The position aims specifically for development of the PHIP methodology and instrumentation for screening, biomarker research and/or molecular diagnostics. 

Requirements:* *The post-doc (initially 2 yrs; extension is possible) should have a background in (Physical) Chemistry and/or Analytical Sciences with knowledge of MR spectroscopy (e.g. NMR or MRI) and an interest in methodological development and instrumentation. Expertise in para-hydrogen based NMR technology is an asset. 

When interested in the vacancy for a post-doc, please send an e-mail to: m.dewith@science.ru.nl <mailto:m.dewith@science.ru.nl

Please accompany your e-mail with a cv!** 

*Organization: *The vacancy is at Radboud University Nijmegen (Institute for Molecules and Materials). Website: _http://www.ru.nl/biophyschem_ 

*Conditions of employment: *Employment: 1.0 fte; Maximum salary per month, based on a fulltime employment: € 3.755 gross/month; the salary will depend on education and experience. Salary scale: 10. Duration of the post-doc contract: 1-2 years or extension to 3. 

*Other Information*: This challenging project takes place in collaboration with several universities and knowledge companies. 

*Additional Information*: Drs. Marian de With, project assistant UltraSense NMR. Telephone: +31 243652678. E-mail: m.dewith@science.ru.nl <mailto:m.dewith@science.ru.nl>; Dr. Thea van Kemenade, project leader UltraSense NMR; Telephone: +31 243616073, +31 651132812; E-mail: t.vankemenade@science.ru.nl <mailto:t.vankemenade@science.ru.nl>; Principal investigators: Dr. M.Tessari, m.tessari@science.ru.nl <mailto:m.tessari@science.ru.nl> or Prof. dr. S.Wijmenga, S.Wijmenga@science.ru.nl <mailto:S.Wijmenga@science.ru.nl>. 

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Marian de With 
Radboud University 
Institute for Molecules and Materials 
Secretary for depts. of Biophysical Chemistry and Solid State NMR 
Tel. +31 24 3652678 
Fax +31 24 3652112