Tuesday, November 4, 2014

[NMR] Postdoctoral Position: Development of Biological Pulsed High-Field EPR Applications

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Location: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL
Start Date: Fall 2014 or early 2015

A postdoctoral position is available in the Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR) group at the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). The position will be focused on the development of biological applications utilizing a recently acquired state-of-the-art pulsed high-frequency (W-band, or 94 GHz) EPR spectrometer (HiPER). The HiPER instrument provides kilowatt powers, enabling nanosecond p/2 pulses. Furthermore, its quasi-optical design gives exceptional cross-polar isolation, enabling induction-mode detection while excitation pulses are incident on the sample. Thus, HiPER offers true nanosecond time resolution and the possibility to perform fourier-transform-type high-field EPR measurements, akin to what is routinely achieved in NMR. HiPER also offers exceptional sensitivity. As such, it is expected to have a major impact on both the materials and biological applications programs at the NHMFL in the coming years. The EMR facility additionally boasts a wide range of other unique pulsed and continuous wave high-field EPR instruments spanning the range from 9 GHz to 2.5 THz, and magnetic fields up to 45 T. The group in Tallahassee comprises five faculty-level researchers, as well as a large cohort of graduate students and postdocs. The group also has strong interactions with EPR groups in chemistry and biology at both Florida State University and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Further information concerning the NHMFL EMR group, including links to recent publications, can be found at: http://magnet.fsu.edu/usershub/scientificdivisions/emr/index.html

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a related discipline. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred, but not essential: EPR spectroscopy, particularly pulsed and/or high-field EPR; instrument design/development; biological EPR applications. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the EMR Director, Stephen Hill (shill@magnet.fsu.edu). To apply, please send a CV, a cover letter describing your experience and research interests, and the contact information for three references, preferably by email to:

Stephen Hill
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA

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