Senior Research Fellow / DNP MAS NMR Facility Manager, Nottingham, UK #DNPNMR

Published: November 16, 2021

Senior Research Fellow / DNP MAS NMR Facility Manager University of Nottingham

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Facility Manager (Senior Research Fellow) for the Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) NMR Facility at the University of Nottingham. The Facility is operated jointly by the Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy 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. This spectrometer is currently the only commercial DNP MAS NMR spectrometer operating at this frequency in the United Kingdom and, as such, provides access for the UK science community to this technology. 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 is also an opportunity 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. In addition, experience in DNP NMR, in maintaining NMR instrumentation and in managing major research projects will be required. Candidates will need excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with researchers in other fields.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), permanent role with underlying funding to 31st December 2026. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Further details about the job can be found on the University of Nottingham job webpages (, Reference: SCI430821. The closing date for applications is 13 December 2021. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Walter Köckenberger, email

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