Monday, January 26, 2015

Facility Manager - 600MHz DNP MAS NMR Facility University of Nottingham, UK

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FACILITY MANAGER - 600MHz DNP MAS NMR Spectrometer University of Nottingham 

Salary: £37394 to £45954 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Facility Manager for the new Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) NMR Facility at the University of Nottingham. The Nottingham DNP MAS NMR Facility will be established in 2015 and is supported by £3.1M of funding from the EPSRC and the University of Nottingham. The Facility is operated jointly by the Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy and is directed by Drs. Boyan Bonev, Walter Köckenberger and Jeremy Titman. The Facility’s instrumentation will be housed in the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre at the University and comprises a 600 MHz DNP MAS NMR spectrometer equipped with low-temperature triple- and double-resonance 3.2 mm MAS probes covering Larmor frequencies from 1H to 109Ag.

The Facility Manager will be responsible for the operation of the Facility’s instrumentation, carrying out routine maintenance when necessary. The role involves making DNP MAS NMR measurements on behalf of internal and external collaborators and providing support, guidance and supervision for Facility users with all aspects of DNP MAS NMR. The Facility Manager will be expected to develop collaborations with Facility users and to assist them with grant applications. In addition the role involves marketing the Facility, for example by maintaining the website, writing annual reports and attending conferences. There will be an opportunities for the Facility Manager to develop an individual programme of research in DNP MAS NMR.

Candidates must hold a relevant PhD in physics, chemistry or life sciences (or a related subject). Candidates must have experience of developing and implementing a wide range of advanced solid-state NMR experiments and of applying solid-state NMR to materials or biological systems. Experience in DNP NMR, in maintaining NMR instrumentation and in managing a major research project will be an advantage. In addition, candidates will need excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with researchers in other fields.

This full-time post is available from April 2015 on a fixed term contract for 4 years (An extension will depend on internal review of the operation of the facility)

The University of Nottingham values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Walter Kockenberger, tel: 0115 9515161 or email: 

walter.kockenberger@nottingham.ac.uk. (Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.)

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