Research Fellow in NMR Spectroscopy
School: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time
Contract: fixed term for three years
Salary: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Closing date: 18 May 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 June 2017
We wish to appoint a post doctoral researcher to work on the EPSRC-funded project “PASSE: Photochemical Amplification of Signal for Structure Elucidation”. The research will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr Iain Day in collaboration with Dr Mark Osborne, within the School of Life Sciences.
The aim of the project is to develop the use of photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarisation as a tool for small molecule structure elucidation. The use of this technique is unexplored in small molecule NMR and has the potential to offer a significant enhancement in sensitivity.
The project will involve the construction of a suitable illumination source and associated optics along with the development of a suite of photochemically-enhanced heteronuclear correlation experiments.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in NMR spectroscopy and have experience in pulse sequence development and/or small molecule structure determination. An interest in electronics and/or optics would be an advantage.
The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.
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