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Postdoctoral position in hyperpolarized singlet NMR

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Malcolm Levitt in Southampton, UK. The project is funded by the European Research Council and is for developing and applying hyperpolarized singlet NMR and MRI. The long lifetime of nuclear singlet states create obvious opportunities in combination with nuclear hyperpolarization. The lab is already well-equipped with NMR spectrometers: we are also acquiring a new solution NMR instrument, a DNP polarizer and microimaging hardware, under this project. We are particularly interested in working with a postdoc who is excited about the new experimental possibilities of this frontier technology and who has practical experience of one or more of the following topics: DNP, EPR/ESR, microwave technology, cryogenics, and MRI. The position may involve helping with the design and construction of novel hardware, so some experience of this is essential. 

The position is available for an initial period of 2 years. 

The position is open for applications at jobs.soton.ac.uk<http://jobs.soton.ac.uk/> under the code 107812EB, see 107812EB Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – Recruitment at the University of Southampton<https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2076&forced=1

The application deadline is 30 April 2012.

Postdoctoral position in hyperpolarized singlet NMR

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Malcolm Levitt in Southampton, UK. The project is funded by the European Research Council and is for developing and applying hyperpolarized singlet NMR and MRI. The long lifetime of nuclear singlet states create obvious opportunities in combination with nuclear hyperpolarization. The lab is already well-equipped with NMR spectrometers: we are also acquiring a new solution NMR instrument, a DNP polarizer and microimaging hardware, under this project. We are particularly interested in working with a postdoc who is excited about the new experimental possibilities of this frontier technology and who has practical experience of one or more of the following topics: DNP, EPR/ESR, microwave technology, cryogenics, and MRI. The position may involve helping with the design and construction of novel hardware, so some experience of this is essential. 

The position is available for an initial period of 2 years. 

The position is open for applications at jobs.soton.ac.uk<http://jobs.soton.ac.uk/> under the code 107812EB, see 107812EB Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – Recruitment at the University of Southampton<https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2076&forced=1

The application deadline is 30 April 2012.

NIH and NSF Funding for DNP Research

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) is no new research area, however, it currently experiences a renaissance because more and more high-frequency terahertz (THz) instrumentation. became available  in recent years. This progress can be monitored by the amount of money that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) spent on DNP research in recent years.

Over the last decade, the two government agencies NIH and NSF spent a total of more than 59 M$ on DNP research and DNP related topics. While the funding amount between the years 2000 and 2005 is almost constant (average of 2.9 M$/yr), with no significant contribution by the NSF, funding level significantly increased over the last five years. So far 2010 has been the year with the highest funding rate ever, with almost 14 M$ spent on DNP research.

 

The majority of the money went into individual research grants such as NIH’s R01 grants. However, in recent years more projects were funded using the NIH S10 (shared instrumentation) or P41 (center grant) funding mechanisms, indicating that a significant portion was spent on turn-key instrumentation as supposed to individual research grants.

Finally, the majority of the 59 M$ dollars went to institutions in Massachusetts (34.2 M$, 58 %) and California (7.7 M$, 13%).
These data are available free of charge from the NIHReporter or the NSF funding database. The raw data of this study are available upon request.

NIH and NSF Funding for DNP Research

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) is no new research area, however, it currently experiences a renaissance because more and more high-frequency terahertz (THz) instrumentation. became available  in recent years. This progress can be monitored by the amount of money that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) spent on DNP research in recent years.

Over the last decade, the two government agencies NIH and NSF spent a total of more than 59 M$ on DNP research and DNP related topics. While the funding amount between the years 2000 and 2005 is almost constant (average of 2.9 M$/yr), with no significant contribution by the NSF, funding level significantly increased over the last five years. So far 2010 has been the year with the highest funding rate ever, with almost 14 M$ spent on DNP research.

 

The majority of the money went into individual research grants such as NIH’s R01 grants. However, in recent years more projects were funded using the NIH S10 (shared instrumentation) or P41 (center grant) funding mechanisms, indicating that a significant portion was spent on turn-key instrumentation as supposed to individual research grants.

Finally, the majority of the 59 M$ dollars went to institutions in Massachusetts (34.2 M$, 58 %) and California (7.7 M$, 13%).
These data are available free of charge from the NIHReporter or the NSF funding database. The raw data of this study are available upon request.

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