Thursday, September 7, 2017

PhD/Postdoc positions, available on DNP/MAS NMR and multi-frequency EPR

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The University of Konstanz with its "Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research" has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

PhD/Postdoc positions available on DNP/MAS NMR and multi-frequency EPR (67 % EG 13 TV-L)

The positions are to be filled as soon as possible and initially limited for two years. 

We are a newly established research group in the Chemistry Department. Our research encompasses the development of magnetic resonance spectroscopy, particularly dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) / magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR and multi-frequency electron-paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and their application in structural biology, enzymology, and catalysis. 

Possible research projects are:

To investigate if and how the high polarization generated in the photo-excited triplet states of certain chro-mophores can be used for DNP/MAS NMR. 

The development of "DNP pulse sequences". This project has an experimental component, as well as a theoretical component. 

The application and development of multi-frequency EPR spectroscopy to study enzymatic reaction mechanisms.

The exact topic of the candidates research can be agreed on in consultation and will depend on the candidates background and interests. 

You have a strong interest in basic science, particularly in physical chemistry and spectroscopy. You are highly motivated and willing to work on solving complex, long-term problems. In your research, you are able to make the combination between theory and experiment. You have a MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry or a related field. For postdocs a PhD in MAS NMR is a plus. 

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 - 4016). 

The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life. 

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching. 

The University of Konstanz offers a ,,Dual Career Couples Program". Information can be obtained from: www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of two references before Oct 15, 2017 to Dr. Guinevere Mathies. E-mail: guinevere.mathies [at] uni-konstanz[.]de. 
Visit also our website: http://chemie.uni.kn/mathies . 

Bewerbungsende: 15.10.2017