Monday, March 30, 2015

[NMR] Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow – Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation NMR Spectroscopy

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow – Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation NMR Spectroscopy

Salary: £28798 to £32469 per annum in accordance with the EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie financial guidelines for this scheme

Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) is a method that can be used to generate significant signal enhancements in NMR or MRI experiments. The optimisation of this technique and its adaptation to a wide range of novel NMR experiments is one of the objectives of a new European Initial Training Network EUROPOL, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. EUROPOL brings together 11 groups working in the field of sensitivity enhancement for MRI and NMR. The EUROPOL ITN will provide training to Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in all the topics underlying the advancement of magnetic resonance research.

The Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, which is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nottingham, has a vacancy for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), funded for a period of 36 months. The successful candidate will register for a PhD at The University of Nottingham ( and will carry out the majority of research in the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre ( working on the development of novel fast detection techniques for DNP enhanced NMR spectroscopy and micro-imaging with a particular focus on investigations of molecular dynamics. The project will be supervised by Dr Walter Köckenberger.


The successful applicant will be required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers , i.e. 
Must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career 
Must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree 
Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) within the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to recruitment (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account) 

The applicant will also be expected to have a first or upper second class honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in physics or a related discipline.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months.

For further details please see


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Walter Köckenberger. ( Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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