Thursday, June 9, 2016

[NMR] Post-doctoral position in hyperpolarization available at the University of Florida, associated with the NHMFL.

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Post-doctoral position in the University of Florida Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A post-doctoral position for a researcher in hyperpolarization (dynamic nuclear polarization, DNP, and brute force polarization) physics and its application to biological imaging is available in the lab of Dr. Matthew Merritt at the University of Florida Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gainesville, FL). The person will be responsible for a project related to the development of brute force methods of polarization and their application to metabolomics. Further development of DNP strategies for production of hyperpolarized samples suitable for rapid chemical analysis is also a target.

Applicants must have a PhD in physics, or chemistry, with a strong emphasis on hardware development and mathematical skills. Biochemistry training in sample preparation or animal handling would also be applicable skills. The applicant will be responsible for:

  • Develop methods for rapidly dissolving frozen samples and transporting them using microfluidics
  • Preparation of samples for DNP studies
  • Implementing strategies for delivery of different microwave frequencies to the target sample
  • Ensuring proper functioning of the NMR detection circuit within the LHe cooled cryostat (NMR frequency is subject to change)
  • Training of graduate and undergraduate students in the lab

The post is funded for two years through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at ~$43000/yr, though more qualified applicants could expect higher pay scales.

Please apply for the position at https://jobs.ufl.edu with job code 497186.

Dr. Matthew Merritt
Associate Professor
University of Florida
Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology
PO Box 100245
Gainesville, FL 32610-0245

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