PhD in NMR methods at EPFL

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2023 - 10:00 -0400

Author: Thorsten Maly

The Emsley group at EPFL is looking to hire a PhD student to develop new solid-state NMR methods aimed at determining atomic-level structure and dynamics.

If you will have a Masters degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or physics, and you are interested in spectroscopy or computational methods, then this might be right for you! If you are interested, please send a CV to

The work will be a continuation of our work to develop experimental methods to improve sensitivity and resolution in NMR spectroscopy, and to determine atomic-level structures using chemical shifts. The work combines aspects of high-field experimental NMR spectroscopy, with fundamental theory and advanced computational methods. We work in highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Some examples of recent advances can be found in the links below.

EPFL is a very diverse and highly international campus located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Geneva, and the operating language of both the campus and the Emsley group is English.

  1. “Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enables NMR of Surface Passivating Agents on Hybrid Perovskite Thin Films,”
  2. “Pure Isotropic Proton NMR Spectra in Solids using Deep Learning,”
  3. “Hyperpolarized Solution-State NMR Spectroscopy with Optically Polarized Crystals,”
  4. “Structure determination of an amorphous drug through large-scale NMR predictions,”
  5. “A Magic Angle Spinning Activated 17O DNP Raser,”
  6. “Chemical shifts in molecular solids by machine learning,”
  7. “Bulk nuclear hyperpolarization of inorganic solids by relay from the surface,”