PhD position -DNP/NMR- Solid State NMR Nijmegen

The department of Solid State NMR (group of Prof.dr. Arno Kentgens) is one of the partners of the so called “UltraSense NMR” project. 

*Large investment in UltraSense NMR for Analyses, screening and diagnostics.* 

**UltraSense NMR is a large research and development programme, sponsored by the EU and province, in cooperation between science and business. The project will be run by a large cooperation consortium between Radboud University Nijmegen: Institute of Molecules and Materials, UMC St. Radboud, University of Twente and 3 knowledge companies: Future Chemistry, Spinnovation Analytical and NovioGendix. 

Goal of the project is to develop hyperpolarisation equipment and strategies based on both physical (DNP) and chemical (pH2) principles. With the ultrasensitive microfluidic and continuous flow technology and equipment, we will be developing new diagnostic services and a molecular diagnostic test for prostate cancer. For this research programme we are looking for multidisciplined researchers, familiar with the field of physics, chemistry, biophysics, metabolic profiling, molecular diagnostics, who will be working closely togetherto generate a multidisciplinary research and development team responsible for generating the technology as well as the described prototype products. 


For the abovementioned developments we are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student who likes to be part of a multidisciplinary team in an internationally oriented environment:*. * 

* A PhD with experience in and enthusiasm for magnetic resonance. Knowledge of DNP is a benefit. The PhD will work on the development of optimized DNP technology allowing repetitive hyperpolarization with a focus on gaining both sensitivity and resolution in the context of metabolic profiling. 

For more information:

If you’re interested in this vacancy, please send an e-mail and cv to: <


Marian de With 

Radboud University 

Institute for Molecules and Materials 

Secretary for depts. of Biophysical Chemistry and Solid State NMR 

Tel. +31 24 3652678 

Fax +31 24 3652112 


Might this article interest your colleagues? Share it!

Have a question?

If you have questions about our instrumentation or how we can help you, please contact us.