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Postdoc on pulsed Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

Closing Date
WorkplaceKonstanz, Universitätsstrasse 10, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Durationup to 4 years
Occupation rate
Job Start2022-07-01

A postdoc position is available in the research group of Guinevere Mathies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Topic of research is pulsed Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), a new approach to enhancing the sensitivity of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Though pulsed DNP looks very promising at low magnetic fields, it has not yet been experimentally realized at magnetic fields relevant for high-resolution applications of NMR. Aim of the research is to determine how this is best accomplished. Methods include DNP pulse sequence design using theoretical tools from solid- and liquid-state NMR and advanced numerical simulations, as well as an exploration of the use of highly polarized triplet states.

The position is part of a new collective research initiative with KIT, Uni Stuttgart, and Uni Kaiserslautern and comes with the possibility to join a large group of researchers working on the next generation of magnetic resonance methods and instrumentation. At the University of Konstanz pulsed DNP/EPR spectrometers at 0.34 T (X band) and 1.2 T (Q band) are available for the project. MAS NMR spectrometers at 400 and 800 MHz are available as well.

Funding has been provided by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) up to 4 years. Salary is in accordance with DFG guidelines for postdoctoral researchers.

Eligible candidates have, or are about to complete, a PhD in Physics or Chemistry that involved the control of spins and/or development of magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods (NMR, EPR, ...).

Contact and Address

Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Guinevere Mathies (guinevere.mathiesuni-konstanz.de) and should consist of a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and contact information of two professional references.

Start date is July 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

For further information, have a look at our website (https://www.chemie.uni-­konstanz.de/mathies), read our recent paper (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/­full/10.1021/­jacs.1c09900), or get in touch by email.


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