The Magnetic Resonance Group in the Physics Department at the University of Warwick invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow to work on the EPSRC-funded project “ENDOR-DNP”. In addition to dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), the group has a broad research program from high-field EPR to solid-state NMR.
Outstanding equipment is available for this research and you will develop and operate DNP spectrometers at both 14.1 and 3.4 T (600 MHz and 143 MHz). We already perform high-resolution NMR on both machines as well as simultaneous EPR at 397 GHz and 94 GHz respectively. We use magic angle spinning for solid-state samples in the 14.1 T spectrometer.
The project aims to demonstrate the usefulness of ENDOR-DNP for NMR signal enhancement using N@C60 polarizing agents. By driving allowed instead of forbidden transitions we aim to quickly reach large nuclear polarization enhancements without needing high-power excitation in both liquid and solid state samples. We have already obtained EPR spectra of N@C60 in both of our DNP setups, so the next steps will be to realise ENDOR and then ENDOR-DNP, before transferring the polarization to molecules-of-interest and optimizing the NMR signal enhancements.
You will possess, or be about to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in experimental magnetic resonance. Good communication skills and inter-personal skills are also essential. Experience with as many as possible of the relevant techniques (solid-state NMR, EPR, ENDOR and DNP) is desirable but not essential.
The job advert can be seen here: https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/research/job14278.html
This post is to available to start as soon as possible. The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Monday 03 June 2013.
Dr Gavin W Morley
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Tel: +44(0)24761 50801
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