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Postdoctoral Research Associate in NMR, University of Oxford (University of Oxford) <NEW

Postdoctoral Scholarship Available at UC Berkeley - NMR Facility (UC Berkeley) <NEW

Full-time NMR Facility Director/Manager (University of Michigan) <NEW

Two solution NMR postdoctoral positions (University of California San Diego)

Postdoctoral fellowship in solid-state NMR (Université de Sherbrooke, QC)

Postdoc in Solid-State NMR/Materials Science for Energy Storage (City University of New York)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in NMR, University of Oxford (May 11/18)

Project: Resolving ligand binding mechanisms in peptide transporters

A highly motivated biological magnetic resonance spectroscopist is sought to join a mature project to combine crystallography and solid-state NMR to define structure and function of peptide transporters, jointly supervised between Tony Watts ( http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/~awatts/ ) and Simon Newstead ( https://newsteadgroup.org or https://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/research/newstead ) in the Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford, UK.

Experience of solid-state NMR and/or ESR DEER, and other biophysical techniques with membrane systems, as well as specialized sample production for spectroscopic investigations, is essential. Familiarity with other structural biology techniques and their extension into biochemical functional descriptions is desirable. Knowledge of membrane transport assays using liposome based systems and experience of functional assays, would be an advantage.

The post holder will have primary responsibility for the project work, including planning and managing the research project. The post holder will also contribute to the general smooth running of the laboratory and will be expected to help with training and teaching within the laboratory.

Specific tasks include:
• Preparing recombinant prokaryotic peptide transporters in a suitable form for spectroscopic and other biophysical studies.
• Analysing spectroscopic data to resolve structure-function information.
• Biochemical analysis of protein function, including in vitro reconstitution of membrane transporters.
• Designing and chemical labelling of specific mutants for NMR and/or EPR spectroscopy.
• Writing papers for publication and for presenting at conferences and seminars.
• Working as part of a multidisciplinary team in collaboration with another laboratory.
• Participation in laboratory meetings

Applicants should possess or expect to obtain soon, a PhD in Biochemistry or a related area. Funding (BBSRC is the funding body) is available for 2 years (start date asap), upon satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period.

For more details, please contact Tony Watts
( anthony.watts "at" bioch.ox.ac.uk )

Postdoctoral Scholarship Available at UC Berkeley - NMR Facility (April 27/18)

The College of Chemistry’s NMR Facility at the University of California, Berkeley is looking for a highly qualified postdoctoral scholar to assist with solid-state NMR applications as well as general facility maintenance. The position is for one year (12 months) with the possibility of renewal up to an additional four years, and the financial support does not depend on grant funding. The scholarship will take place in the College of Chemistry’s rich and diverse research environment with a unique opportunity to collaborate in cutting edge science with UC Berkeley faculty as well as to gain valuable experience in management of an open-access analytical laboratory.

The NMR Facility at the College of Chemistry is a 24/7 research facility with seven Bruker NMR instruments for the use of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and some well-supervised undergraduate researchers. The postdoctoral scholar will provide technical support for solid-state NMR, will assist with the effective operation of the facility, including maintenance of instruments and computers, and will provide instruction and training to new users of the instruments. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to publish results from collaborations with College of Chemistry faculty and to participate in grant applications for funding new instruments.


The post-doctoral scholar will be responsible for:

1. Providing NMR services to campus and outside entities as requested. This will include routine solid-state NMR consultation and sample services for principle investigators, and data analysis and interpretation for facility users.

2. Assisting with general facility maintenance including cryogen fills (Helium and Nitrogen), and maintenance of facility computers and websites. The incumbent will ensure that the magnets’ liquid nitrogen and liquid helium fills are performed in a timely and safe manner.

3. Providing NMR training to new students and postdoctoral researchers, taking into consideration their varying needs and diverse research efforts, and evaluating users’ capability to use the instruments. He/She will also contribute to maintaining written tutorials and guides for students, post-docs and faculty.

4. Performing minor repairs to the NMR instruments, and will help troubleshoot common instrument problems. He/She is expected to come in on some nights and weekends for troubleshooting and repair as needed. The incumbent will also coordinate efforts with individuals or vendors to arrange for repairs to equipment if such repairs cannot be accomplished in-house. A concurrent responsibility is the ordering of appropriate electronic, computer and consumable products.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. degree in the Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent experience;
2. Proficiency in operating Bruker NMR instruments;
3. Proficiency in solid-state NMR;
4. Excellent problem solving skills;
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
6. Excellent computer skills;
7. It is desirable for the candidate to have proficiency with:
a. Liquid-state NMR;
b. UNIX operating systems, including basic system administration;
c. HTML or website maintenance in general.

Salary & Benefits

Salary range for post-doctoral scholars at UC Berkeley starts at $48,216 and is commensurate with experience. The university offers excellent health insurance and benefits. Detailed information for salary and benefits can be found at http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/salary-scale-revisions.html and http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdoc-health-insurance-and-benefits respectively.

Start Date

July 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible after July 1st, 2018.


Candidates interested in the position should send a CV, and a cover letter to the facility director, Hasan Celik at [ hcelik "at" berkeley.edu ], and those attending ENC 2018 can contact Prof. Jeffrey Reimer ( reimer "at" berkeley.edu ) on site in Orlando, FL.


Full-time NMR Facility Director/Manager, Biomolecular NMR Core Lab, University of Michigan (March 19/18)

The University of Michigan is reopening a search for a full-time Director/Staff for our newly established Biomolecular NMR Core Lab. The position is described in more detail in the link to the job posting below, but we seek a research-oriented scientist to oversee two high-field instruments (a brand new Bruker 800 MHz and an existing Varian 600 MHz) and two lower field instruments and to collaborate with, train, and support diverse NMR users across the University of Michigan campus and the region. This position requires productive biomolecular NMR experience and excellent communication skills.


Two solution NMR postdoctoral positions at University of California San Diego (Feb 2/18)


Two post-doctoral positions (start date – June/July 2018) are available in the group of Dr. Lalit Deshmukh at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California San Diego (UCSD). Both positions will be available for 2 years with the possibility of extension. The lab is interested in understanding the interplay between retroviral group-specific antigen (Gag) polyproteins and host cellular factors and primarily utilizes solution NMR spectroscopy to answer challenging questions. We seek two new members to join the group to expand our current work on retroviral Gag polyproteins and their interactions with endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT) machinery as well as their association with artificial lipid membranes such as lipid nanodiscs. We will explore the role of Gag ubiquitination in Gag-ESCRT interactions and analyze the impact of myristoylation on Gag-membrane association.

Recent publications include

1) Deshmukh, L., Tugarinov, V., Appella D. H., and Clore, G. M. (2018) Targeting a dark excited state of HIV-1 nucleocapsid by anti-retroviral thioesters revealed by NMR. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl (epub ahead of print)

2) Deshmukh, L., Tugarinov, V., Louis, J. M., and Clore, G. M. (2017) Binding Kinetics and Substrate Selectivity in HIV-1 Protease-Gag Interactions Probed at Atomic Resolution by Chemical-Exchange NMR. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114, E9855-E9862

3) Deshmukh, L., Louis, J. M., Ghirlando, R., and Clore, G. M. (2016) Transient HIV-1 Gag-Protease Interactions Revealed by Paramagnetic NMR Suggest Origins of Compensatory Drug Resistance Mutations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113, 12456-12461

The lab is located in the Natural Sciences Building at UCSD and has dedicated access to state-of-the-art solution NMR equipment. For more details, please visit


In addition, the Department provides an excellent cross-disciplinary environment with training opportunities and modern research facilities to carry out collaborative research.

Requirements: Interested candidates must have received (or be expecting) a Ph.D. and/or M.D. within the past two years in biochemistry / biophysics / molecular or structural biology. Strong background in solution NMR, computational methods, protein expression and purification, lipid chemistry, and structural biology is highly desirable. Candidates should be highly motivated, open to new approaches and techniques, and be able to tackle demanding challenges.

To apply: Please email (as one single pdf document) a preferred start date, CV, a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments, career goals, and names and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. Lalit Deshmukh, Email: [ ldeshmukh "at" ucsd.edu ]

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Salary: Commensurate with qualification and based on UCSD Postdoc salary scale.

Lalit Deshmukh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

CanadianPostdoctoral fellowship in solid-state NMR, Université de Sherbrooke, QC (Dec 20/17)

The Université de Sherbrooke is starting a solid-state NMR facility and seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow in view to complete the acquisition of a new spectrometer and its installation. This position could eventually be converted in a permanent NMR-manager position within 2 years. The candidate should be expected to frequently interact with researchers in materials science, chemistry, physics and
civil engineering, and will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects. The candidate should be able to provide guidance on various NMR experiments, including liquid-state and solid-state experiments. A PhD, obtained after 2014, with focus in solid-state NMR is required. Knowledge of French, although not required, is an asset.
Please submit a detailed resume, cover letter and names of two/three reference contacts via email to

Professor Jerome Claverie
Université de Sherbrooke
Dept of Chemistry
2500 Blvd de l'Université
Sherbrooke, QC, J1K2R1
jerome.claverie "at" usherbrooke.ca

Postdoctoral Position in Solid-State NMR/Materials Science for Energy Storage, Hunter College of the City University of New York (Dec 12/17)

A one-year postdoctoral research position, renewable by mutual consent for two additional years subject to available funding, is offered at Hunter College of the City University of New York, beginning around January 15, 2018. The research program concerns solid and liquid state NMR of materials being evaluated for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, in particular lithium battery and fuel cell applications. Current and future work involves collaborative projects with U.S. National Labs and U.S. and international universities investigating materials for renewable energy technologies. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or engineering, and significant experience with standard solid state NMR techniques (e.g. CP/MAS) or pulsed field gradient diffusion methods.

In addition to performing research, responsibilities include assisting in the training of graduate and undergraduate research students and routine magnet/spectrometer upkeep. Facilities include a Stelar Spinmaster (1T) Fast Field Cycling Relaxometer, Varian 500 Inova with solid state rack and MAS probes, a 400 SB Bruker Avance III spectrometer equipped with liquid-state NMR probe with a z-gradient coil (maximum 55 G/cm), a Varian Direct Digital Drive 300 with widebore magnet, MAS probes, gradient channel and pfg probe (1500 G/cm), a Chemagnetics CMX 300 with gradient channel and pfg probe (150 G/cm), a homebuilt high pressure NMR system, a Tecmag Apollo NMR system with 90 MHz permanent magnet for paramagnetic materials, and access to the NY Structural Biology NMR Center housed at nearby City College http://www.nysbc.org

Interested persons should send a CV and the names and e-mail addresses of two references to

Prof. Steve Greenbaum
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hunter College of CUNY
695 Park Avenue, New York
NY 10065

e-mail: [ steve.greenbaum "at" hunter.cuny.edu


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NMR jobs listed by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) https://www.weizmann.ac.il/ISMAR/career-center

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Association of Managers in Magnetic Resonance Laboratories (AMMRL) Email Archives

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