Post-Doctoral Associate in Division of Science Chemistry, Dr. Asif Equbal #DNPNMR

Published: Sunday, 04 September 2022 - 10:00 -0400

Author: Thorsten Maly


The Equbal Research laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on the development of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization at high magnetic field and fast magic-angle spinning.

Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is a powerful technique for improving the sensitivity of solid-state NMR spectroscopy, but its efficiency (with the current method) is far below its full potential. The successful candidate will undertake an interesting project to improve DNP efficiency using novel organic radicals or polarizing agents for neurodegenerative biosolids samples at 600 MHz and 8-40 kHz magic-angle spinning (MAS). We have recently found that the multi-electron coupling network plays a critical role in maximizing DNP efficiency. To gain further mechanistic insights, the candidate will be involved in experimental optimization of polarizing-agent design and DNP protocols to maximize the multi-electron coupling effect. In addition, the candidate will work on the numerical simulation of DNP mechanism under MAS. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment that includes collaboration with EPR and Bio-NMR laboratories.

Applicants must have a PhD or two years of postdoctoral experience in NMR and/or DNP. Excellent experimental skills in solid-state NMR are required.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, transcript of degree and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Asif Equbal at

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.


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