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NMR Postdoctoral Fellow Position at Merck, West Point, PA (Oct 27/16)

We are looking for motivated candidates for an opening for NMR research of pharmaceuticals. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who would like to pursue a career in pharmaceutical industry. The position is available immediately, and interested candidates should send their CV’s to [yongchao.su "at" merck.com] AND finish the online application. The position is funded up to 3 years. Merck provides competitive annual salary and benefit for this full-time position.

http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/426364/postdoctoral-research-fellow-solid-state-nmr-of-pharmaceuticals-job/

The lab has AVIII 400 MHz and 500 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometers fully equipped with probes including a 1.3 mm ultrafast spinning probe. We have frequent and convenient access to 600MHz and 700MHz solution NMR instruments. The proposed research will focus on development and application of advanced solid-state and solution NMR techniques in pharmaceutical systems including small molecule and peptide drugs and formulations.

Could you please kindly forward this post to anyone who may be interested?

Yongchao

Yongchao Su, Ph.D. Senior Scientist
Preformulatoin | PSCS | Merck Research Laboratories
E-mail: [yongchao.su "at" merck.com]
West Point, PA


PhD in magnetic resonance characterisation of energy materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia (Oct 11/16)

An opening exists for a PhD candidate at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials. The research will involve the use of magnetic resonance techniques (both spectroscopy and imaging) to study structure and dynamics in novel energy materials including ionic liquids and organic ionic plastic crystals. Such materials exhibit useful properties as electrolytes in lithium or sodium-based electrochemical devices, and our group aims to understand their ion transport properties in depth using a variety of methods including experimental characterisation and computational modelling. The candidate will work as part of a large collaborative team, and previous experience in magnetic resonance characterisation is highly desirable. For more information please email

[luke.odell "at" deakin.edu.au]

Luke O’Dell

Senior Lecturer
Institute for Frontier Materials
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia

http://deakin.edu.au/nmr


CanadianNMR Postdoctoral Fellow: Micro-coil, In-vivo and Microfluidics NMR, Toronto, Canada (Oct 11/16)

Environmental NMR Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/594291-nmr-postdoctoral-fellow-micro-coil-in-vivo-and-digital-microfluidics-nmr

Project Description:

The project will, in collaboration with Bruker BioSpin Corporation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change aim to develop automated platforms to asses and understand metabolic change as a result of environmental stress (contaminants, temperature, salts, etc.) based on digital microfluidics interfaced with NMR.

The candidate will be involved in a range of development, including

1) In collaboration with Bruker assist in the development of new micro-coils.

2) Developing NMR methods to narrow line shape in static environmental and biological samples on micro-coils.

3) In collaboration help interface the micro-coils to digital micro-fluidics devices.

4) Test and develop protocols for exposing in-vivo organisms and eggs (including fully labelled 13C and 15N organisms/eggs) to stressors and interpreting the metabolic response.

The candidate will be based in the Environmental NMR Center at the University of Toronto. The candidate will have access to a range of state of-the-art equipment at the Environmental NMR center including prototype Comprehensive Multiphase NMR probes (CMP-NMR) (J. Magn. Reson. 2012; 217:61-76), a range of unique micro coil hardware, as well as solid-state, HR-MAS, liquid-state, cryoprobes, micro-imaging, and hyphenated (2D-HPLC-SPE-NMR-MS(Q-q-TOF) NMR spectrometers.

The candidate will be expected to spend time at Bruker (U.S.) and Bruker (Switzerland) and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (Burlington, Canada). The project aims to bring together industry, academia and government and the postdoc will be expected play a central role in extending this collaboration.

Background

Often, numerous environmental contaminants are found at low levels which in isolation are non-lethal but combined exhibit toxicities that are difficult to evaluate. In the long term they may be very hazardous to animal, plant and human populations, as their affects are often detected too late, and after physical symptoms become widespread. This project will develop in-vivo NMR that will permit “molecular fingerprinting” approaches that directly measure the changes in a living organism as a direct response to its surroundings. This research aims to develop tools that can answer the key question “Is a particular contaminated environment safe for life?” and understand how and why certain chemicals are toxic. Preliminary results demonstrate the approaches can efficiently and quantitatively asses stress in natural populations months/years before conventional reproduction tests, as-well as explaining the source of the stress and its biochemical implications. Furthermore, such “early warning systems” could potentially being used to predict and permit treatment of disease at its very early stages before symptoms are apparent.

The Candidate

The project is funded for a 3 year period. Preference will be given to candidates that can commit to at least 2 years (ideally 3 years). Candidates must be available to start Jan 1st 2017 (at the latest).

The candidate must have a strong background in NMR spectroscopy, experience with pulse sequence development, micro-coil NMR, isotopically enriched NMR, and experience with heterogeneous samples is an asset. The candidate must be open minded and willing to work with very complex in-vivo systems. The candidate should be willing to learn to design novel pulse programs that combine aspects from solution-state and solid-state NMR. Candidates will need to draw upon and integrate a range of concepts including saturation transfer, diffusion editing, cross-polarization dynamics, relaxation filters, isotope filtering with 1-3D NMR spectroscopy to access specific key molecular interactions from within complex matrices.

The candidate should have an interest in environmental chemistry and/or willingness to learn key issues in this field. Due to the very technical nature of the project the position is specifically suited to a gifted and open-minded NMR spectroscopist rather than an environmental scientist with NMR experience. In addition, the candidate, along with the center manager and directors, will be expected to act as a general NMR resource for graduate students, and collaborators in the Environmental NMR Centre, and assist with training, data acquisition, processing and interpretation on projects as required. The Environmental NMR Centre is highly collaborative and such involvement will nearly always result in the post-doctoral fellow becoming a co-author in any research in which they assisted. We expect the candidate lead at least two first author publications per year.

Application

Candidates should send a complete C.V. including a publication list, a statement outlining their suitability and their interest in the position. Candidates should arrange to have 3 references sent directly. Applications without the appropriate references have to be considered incomplete and cannot be considered.

Applications and references should be sent to

Professor André Simpson, FRSC
Director of the Environmental NMR Center
Department of Chemistry
Division of Physical and Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, MIC 1A4
Canada

or e-mailed as a PDF attachment to
andre.simpson "at" utoronto.ca

All complete applications and references will be reviewed upon submission. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

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Professor Andre Simpson, PhD, FRSC

Director of the Environmental NMR Center, Director of TRACES
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Canada
M1C 1A4

http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~asimpson/


NMR Field Service Representative, Bruker, multiple locations (Sept 22/16)

search "NMR" under "Keywords"
https://englishcareers-bruker.icims.com/jobs

CanadianNMR Facility Manager at the University of Manitoba (Dec 15/16)

The University of Manitoba is seeking a full-time Facility Manager for a multiuser Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba. The Centre is equipped with four high-field NMR spectrometers used for a wide variety of research and teaching applications, including solid-state materials chemistry, structure and dynamics of biomolecules, and the structural elucidation of small molecules.

Principal duties will include: operation, maintenance and repair of the NMR spectrometers and associated hardware and software; cultivating a safe, effective and productive laboratory environment; interfacing with a wide variety of users; and managing the billing and financial health of the Centre. The position involves active technical and scientific engagement with internal and external users, daily interaction with undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and staff in teaching and training capacities. The Manager also supervises an NMR technician who assists with routine spectrometer operation and maintenance.

Expertise in solid-state NMR, advanced multidimensional pulse-programming, hardware development and network management are highly desired. Familiarity with both Bruker and Varian/Agilent NMR systems is an asset. Collaborative research and teaching will be encouraged. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred; however a Ph.D. in Physics or M.Sc. in Chemistry/Physics with at least five years of experience managing an NMR laboratory will be considered.

More information about the position and how to apply may be found at:

https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=17732

Application materials may also be sent to:

NMR-Director.Chemistry "at" umanitoba.ca

Evaluation of applications will begin on 10 January 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Start date: 1 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


CanadianMcGill University, Montreal, Canada, Faculty Position in Biomedical Research, Assistant Professor (Sept 27/16)

McGill University’s Department of Biochemistry seeks to recruit two outstanding researchers as tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Biochemistry (http://www.mcgill.ca/biochemistry/department-biochemistry) is located at the heart of the University’s Life Science Complex, where over 200 biomedical researchers form a dynamic and highly collaborative research community. Members of the department benefit from spectacular laboratory space and state-of-the-art facilities with access to modern core facilities for high-throughput screening (small molecule, shRNA), microscopy and imaging, cryo-EM, NMR and X-ray crystallography, metabolomics, and next-generation sequencing, and to a first-class mouse facility. Research in the Department of Biochemistry is multidisciplinary, with specializations including the regulation of gene expression, protein structure and function, signal transduction within pathways critical to human health and disease, and many other areas central to biological sciences. Many faculty members have integrated “–omics” tools and computational approaches in their research.

The Department of Biochemistry seeks to strengthen its expertise in computational biology by dedicating one of the currently available positions to a candidate with an exceptionally strong research background in bioinformatics or a related field. We seek candidates from the biomedical research area whose expertise will also build, either directly or through complementarity, on our existing research strengths, which include mass spectrometry, RNA biology, metabolomics, enzymology, and protein engineering.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent qualification) in biological or computer science, or in a related field, and have a minimum of three years postdoctoral research training. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. There is a strong collegial and support role within the department, so collaborative experience is an asset. Successful applicants will be expected to establish and carry out independently funded research programs, which include training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In addition to its research activities, the Department of Biochemistry plays an important role in undergraduate and medical education, so successful applicants would also be expected to teach at these levels.

McGill University is located in central Montréal, which is one of North America's most culturally diverse and lively cities, offering a high quality of life with affordable housing. McGill, the department and the city of Montréal attract highly motivated, intelligent students.

Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement at the following website: http://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable

Interested individuals should send (1) a cover letter, curriculum vitae (as one pdf document), (2) a statement of research interests and (3) the names and contact information of three referees.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


CanadianNanalysis, RF Engineer, Calgary, Canada (Sept 27/16)

Nanalysis is seeking an experienced Senior Radio Frequency Design Engineering to help develop new products in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy. The successful applicant will join our Calgary Research and Development team and contribute towards RF Design and system integration.
http://www.nanalysis.com/current-jobs/

NMR Scientist/Engineer Position at Doty Scientific, Inc., Columbia, SC, USA (Jan 5/16)

NMR Scientist/ Engineer. The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, or similar, and experience with modern high-field ssNMR methods and the equipment associated therewith, including experience developing and implementing advanced NMR methods for biological or inorganic samples. Studies or experience in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) is highly desirable, For more information:
http://dotynmr.com/about/employment-opportunities/



CanadianPostdoctoral position in glass structure studies, Dalhousie University (Oct 1/15)

A postdoctoral position in glass structure studies, primarily with solid-state NMR, is available immediately at Dalhousie University for an initial period of one year with the possibility for extension. The successful candidate will have a PhD and possess substantial expertise in glass science and/or solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Research will include structural studies, structure/property correlation studies, and theoretical investigations.

Qualified candidates are asked to send an email to Prof. Josef Zwanziger ( jzwanzig "at" dal.ca ). Please include a CV and cover letter. The position will remain open until filled.

Josef W. Zwanziger
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Canada Research Chair in NMR Studies of Materials
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
6274 Coburg Road P.O. Box 15000
Halifax NS
B3H 4R2
tel: +1 (902) 494-1960
fax: +1 (902) 494-1310
web: http://jwz.chem.dal.ca


CanadianNMR Instrumentation Manager, Department of Chemistry, Université de Montréal (Jan 9/16)

http://en.chimie.umontreal.ca/department/job-offers/

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal, one of the largest in Canada, is seeking a NMR Instrumentation Manager (pdf). The international reputation of the Department is based on the quality of its research activities, faculty and infrastructure.

The manager of the Regional Centre for High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy will oversee the daily operations related to the research and teaching activities of the NMR laboratory. The facility is equipped with both liquid and solid state spectrometers.

Key Challenges
• Maintain the organization of the laboratory, including routine and preventive maintenance, as well as conduct repairs when needed.
• Act as a resource in NMR for the Chemistry Department and be available to researchers to assist them with NMR related problems, analyses and design of complex experiments.
• Maintain up-to-date in NMR technology and provide training to researchers and technicians using new techniques.
• Maintain a state-of-the-art NMR facility and collaborate with researchers in grant applications to renew the equipment.
• Provide training to students and researchers in the latest advanced NMR experiments.
• Collaborate on research projects.
• Determine priorities and goals of the NMR team, as well as coordinate their work while establishing the protocols.
• Be responsible for the purchase of products and equipment as well as billing for services.
• Participate in conferences and workshops and visit manufacturers.

Qualifications
• PhD in chemistry, or a relevant field with specialization in NMR;
• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Chemistry with specialization in NMR;
• Experience in management of several NMR instruments
• Experience in supervising a team;
• Knowledge of scientific software (TopSpin, Excel, Acrobat, etc.);
• Knowledge of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Irix);
• Thorough knowledge of spectrometers (hardware) and basic knowledge of electronics;
• Good knowledge of spoken and written, French and English;
• Knowledge of health standards / safety with NMR instrumentation.

Please send by email a single document including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. An automatic acknowledgement will be sent upon receipt of your email.

Email: carrieres "at" umontreal.ca
Message Subject: Last name – First name – HX150405 – NMR Manager – FAS
Deadline: February 15, 2016, 5 pm.

CanadianResearch Laboratory Associate (NMR Facility, 1 year contract) Memorial University of Newfoundland (Dec 1/15)

http://www.mun.ca/hr/careers/job.php?id=5811


CanadianPostdoctoral Fellowship in protein NMR, University of Montreal (July 28/15)

We have a position for a postdoctoral fellow with protein NMR experience. The position is in Dr Katherine Borden’s laboratory at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer at the University of Montreal
( http://www.iric.ca ) and will focus on novel areas of RNA metabolism that are related to cancer.

Successful candidates should have experience expressing and purifying proteins as well as experience in routine protein NMR methods. Experience in other biophysical methods for characterizing protein:protein and protein:RNA interactions will be beneficial.

Candidates should not be more than 2 years since obtaining their PhD. PhD students who are nearing graduation may also apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested parties should apply to [bordenlabjobs "at" gmail.com]

CanadianPostdoctoral RA in Environmental and In-Vivo NMR, University of Toronto at Scarborough (June 16/15)

University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, ON
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental and In-Vivo NMR

Spectroscopy Environmental NMR Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(PDF version)

Project Description:

The project will, in collaboration with Bruker BioSpin Corporation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to develop and assess Environmental NMR applications. This will involve a wide range responsibilities especially exploring (and improving detection limits) across a wide range of NMR technologies including cryoprobes, micro-coils, solids and gel-state NMR, in a range of environmental matrices. In addition, the researcher will oversee the development of in-vivo NMR technologies and applications to elucidate environmental stressors. Of particular importance is to better the understanding of toxic effects from microcystins (toxins from blue-green algae) on living systems.

The Environmental NMR Centre is equipped with a range of Comprehensive Multiphase NMR probes (CMP-NMR) (J. Magn. Reson. 2012; 217:61-76). CMP NMR is a new area of NMR spectroscopy that incorporates solid-state, semi-solids (HR-MAS) and solution-state NMR into a single approach. When applied to an organism in-vivo, all bonds in all phases can be detected providing a high resolution overview of everything in a living system. In terms of static systems, specimen cells have already been developed that feed and oxygenate organisms inside NMR spectrometers permitting them to be studied indefinitely in a non-stressed state.

Background

Often, numerous environmental contaminants are found at low levels which in isolation are nonlethal but combined exhibit toxicities that are difficult to evaluate. In the long term they may be very hazardous to animal, plant and human populations, as their affects are often detected too late, and after physical symptoms become widespread. This project will develop in-vivo NMR that will permit “molecular fingerprinting” approaches that directly measure the changes in a living organism as a direct response to its surroundings. This research aims to develop tools that can answer the key question “Is a particular contaminated environment safe for life?” and understand how and why certain chemicals are toxic. Preliminary results demonstrate the approaches that can efficiently and quantitatively asses the stress in natural populations months/years before conventional reproduction tests as-well as explaining the source of the stress and its biochemical implications. Furthermore, such “early warning systems” could potentially being used to predict and permit treatment of disease at its very early stages before symptoms are apparent.

In addition, to monitoring the changes in the organism, specific NMR experiments will also be developed to identify binding sites of anthropogenic contaminants in-vivo. This is made possible due to globally unique hardware developed between the Environmental NMR Center and Bruker BioSpin (leading manufacturer of NMR technology). It is worth mentioning that these approaches have wide spread applicability in general not just for contaminants but understand how any molecule (for example drugs, nutrition) bind in-vivo and thus represent an extremely powerful molecular tool for chemical/biochemical/medical research in general.

The Candidate

The candidate must have a strong background in NMR spectroscopy ideally with expertise in solid-state, HR-MAS and solution-state NMR. Expertise in one area is sufficient as long the candidate is willing and interested in learning all areas of NMR spectroscopy. The candidate must be open minded and willing to work with very complex in-vivo systems. The candidate should be willing to learn to design novel pulse programs that combine aspects from solution-state and solid-state NMR. Candidates will need to draw upon and integrate a range of concepts including saturation transfer, diffusion editing, cross-polarization dynamics, relaxation filters, isotope filtering with 1-3D NMR spectroscopy to access specific key molecular interactions from within complex matrices. The candidate will have access to a range of state of-the-art equipment at the Environmental NMR center including prototype multiphase probes, a range of unique micro coil hardware, as well as solid-state, HR-MAS, liquid-state, cryoprobes, microimaging, and hyphenated (2D-HPLC-SPE-NMR-MS(Q-q-Tof) NMR spectrometers.

The candidate should have an interest in environmental chemistry and/or willingness to learn key issues in this field. Due to the very technical nature of the project the position is specifically suited to a gifted and open-minded NMR spectroscopist rather than an environmental scientist with NMR experience. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Ministry of the Environmental and Climate Change (MOECC). The candidate will be expected to travel to the MOE on occasion, attend meeting and help prepare progress reports. In addition, the candidate, along with the center manager and directors, will be expected to act as a general NMR resource for graduate students, and collaborators in the Environmental NMR Centre, and assist with training, data acquisition, processing and interpretation on projects as required. The Environmental NMR Centre is highly collaborative and such involvement will nearly always result in the post-doctoral fellow becoming a co-author in any research in which they assisted. We expect the candidate lead at least two first author publications per year. Funding is initially available for 1 year but may be extended.

Application

Candidates should send a complete C.V. including a publication list, a statement outlining their suitability and their interest in the position. Candidates should arrange to have 3 references sent directly. Applications without the appropriate references have to be considered incomplete and cannot be considered.

Applications and references should be sent to

Professor André Simpson, FRSC
Director of the Environmental NMR Center
Department of Chemistry
Division of Physical and Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, MIC 1A4
Canada

or e-mailed as a PDF attachment to [andre.simpson "at" utoronto.ca]

All complete applications and references will be reviewed upon submission. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.



CanadianGraduate student NMR positions at Guelph (April 2/15)

We are seeking MSc and PhD students to work in the protein NMR group at the University of Guelph. Our group is interested in the development of solid-state NMR methods for the characterization of membrane protein structure, dynamics and interactions. The research will be conducted at the University of Guelph NMR Centre, which is equipped with an array of solid-state NMR spectrometers operating at field strengths from 500 MHz to 800 MHz, and with a 600 MHz/395 GHz Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) NMR spectrometer (http://nmr.uoguelph.ca/). The specific projects will deal with studying protein-protein interactions and dynamics at the membrane-solvent interface, and with the development of DNP methodologies.

The candidates must have a degree in chemistry, physics or biochemistry. Applications are accepted to both the Department of Physics http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca
or Biophysics Interdepartmental Group https://www.uoguelph.ca/biophysics/welcome-biophysics

For more information contact

Vlad Ladizhansky
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/~vladimir/

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Dr. Vladimir Ladizhansky
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
University of Guelph,
50 Stone Road E, Guelph,
Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
phone: 519-824-4120 Ext 53989
departmental fax: 519-836-9967
email: vladizha "at" uoguelph.ca

CanadianPost-doctoral fellowship in solid-state NMR at the University of Ottawa (Jan 8/15)

A postdoctoral fellowship in solid-state NMR is available immediately at the University of Ottawa for an initial period of one year with the possibility for extension. The successful candidate will have a PhD and possess substantial expertise in solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Research will include fundamental spectroscopy as well as applications to metal-organic frameworks and collaborations with industry.

Qualified candidates are asked to send an email to Prof. David Bryce
( dbryce "at" uottawa.ca ). Please include a CV and cover letter. The position will remain open until filled.

Prof. David L. Bryce, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada
Phone 613-562-5800 ext 2018
Fax 613-562-5170
Email [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca]
Web http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

CanadianNMR Centre Manager, College of Physical and Engineering Science, University of Guelph (August 5/15)

Reporting to the Director of the University of Guelph NMR Centre, the NMR Centre Manager will oversee all aspects of the operation of the Centre which includes six Bruker NMR spectrometers operating at 800, 600 (2), 500, 400, and 300 MHz capable of both solution and solid-state NMR work, and a 600 MHz/395 GHz Dynamic Nuclear Polarization solid-state NMR spectrometer. The NMR spectrometers are equipped with a large number of solution and solid state NMR probes including the 600 MHz cryoprobe and a 400 MHz ProdigyTM probe. The Manager will be responsible for: the development and provision of training procedures, and assisting internal and external users with a wide range of research needs; the supervision of full- and part-time support staff employed by the Centre; training new NMR spectrometer users; ongoing involvement in collaborative research efforts with faculty including writing research proposals for operations and new equipment acquisitions; preparing and overseeing the Centre’s budget, which includes revenues from major and minor users, as well as from industrial and government clients; consulting with clients to solve problems; supervising the resolution of ongoing issues with instrument/ experimental problems; and safety in the laboratory, ensuring procedures are followed.

Requirements of the position include: Ph.D. in a relevant area of biochemistry, biophysics or chemistry with six years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements include: demonstrated expertise in NMR spectroscopy; a thorough knowledge of modern NMR methods and applications, hardware and software; ability to implement the newest experimental developments in NMR spectroscopy; experience in troubleshooting NMR equipment and in handling cryogens; supervisory skills including effective teambuilding and the ability to establish positive working relationships and foster collaboration to achieve common goals; experience in training and monitoring performance; strong verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational, decision-making and management skills.

Hiring #: 2015-0226
Position Number: 256-004
Classification: P07 (Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review)
Closing Date: 2015 09 08

For more information on the position, salary bands, and how to apply, please visit
https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/careers-guelph-current-opportunities/nmr-centre-manager

Two NMR positions, the University of Western Australia, Perth (June 9/15)

Senior Research Officer (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) REF: 494475
Job no: 494475
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Science
CENTRE FOR MICROSCOPY, CHARACTERISATION AND ANALYSIS (CMCA)
3 year appointment
Closing date: Friday 31 July 2015
This position is open to international applications.
http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/494475/senior-research-officer-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-ref-494475

Senior Lecturer (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) REF: 494476
Job no: 494476
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Science
CENTRE FOR MICROSCOPY, CHARACTERISATION AND ANALYSIS (CMCA) and
SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (JOINT APPOINTMENT)
Tenurable appointment
Closing date: Friday 31 July 2015
This position is open to international applications.
http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/494476/senior-lecturer-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-ref-494476

CanadianNMR Instrumentation Manager, Department of Chemistry, McGill University (April 10/15)

McGill University, Department of Chemistry, seeks a NMR Instrumentation Manager (pdf). The Facility is composed of eight spectrometers ranging in field from 300 to 500 MHz, including two solid state spectrometers. Responsibilities will include training and supervision for students and researchers in the use of the instruments, aiding in research, maintaining and upgrading the equipment, and performing cryogen fills. The overseeing of the day-to-day operation of the Facility will include scheduling and billing. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level may be assigned by the Chair as-needed.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a demonstrated expertise in the utilization and development of solution and solid-state NMR Spectroscopy. A knowledge of Bruker and Varian solution instrumentation, familiarity with the LINUX operating system, and the ability to troubleshoot hardware problems are essential.

The initial appointment will be for three years, renewable upon mutual agreement. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected start date is September 1, 2015 or earlier.

Please send your curriculum vitae and publication list to the department. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department.

NMR Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
McGill University
801 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B8

Review of completed applications will begin immediately. Information about McGill University and the Department of Chemistry may be found at: http://www.mcgill.ca/chemistry/

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.


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Le Département de chimie de l’Université McGill est à la recherche d’un chef de l’instrumentation en RMN (pdf). Les laboratoires disposent de huit spectromètres de 300 à 500 MHz, dont deux pour la spectroscopie à l’état solide. Le titulaire de ce poste sera responsable de la formation et de la supervision des étudiants et des chercheurs relativement à l’utilisation de ces appareils, du soutien à la recherche, de l’entretien et de la mise à niveau de l’équipement, ainsi que du remplissage cryogénique. La surveillance des activités courantes des installations comprendra notamment l’ordonnancement et la facturation. Au besoin, le titulaire pourrait également être appelé à enseigner au premier cycle ou aux cycles supérieurs à la demande du directeur.

Le candidat retenu sera titulaire d’un doctorat en chimie et devra posséder une vaste expérience dans l’utilisation et le développement de la spectroscopie RMN en solution et à l’état solide. La connaissance des appareils Bruker et Varian pour la spectroscopie en solution et du système d’exploitation LINUX, ainsi que la capacité à résoudre des problèmes de matériel informatique, sont essentielles.

Le mandat initial est de trois ans, renouvelable d’un commun accord entre les deux parties. La rémunération sera proportionnelle aux compétences et à l’expérience. L’entrée en fonction est prévue pour le 1er septembre 2015 au plus tard.

Les candidats intéressés par ce poste sont invités à faire parvenir leur curriculum vitæ, la liste de leurs publications, ainsi que trois lettres de recommandation directement au Département de chimie, à l’adresse suivante:

Comité de recrutement, RMN
Département de chimie
Université McGill
801, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3A 0B8

L’examen des candidatures débute immédiatement. Des renseignements sur l’Université McGill et le Département de chimie sont disponibles sur notre site Web, à l’adresse suivante: http://www.mcgill.ca/chemistry/

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CanadianNMR Instrumentation Manager, University of Montreal (April 16/15)

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Instrumentation Manager (pdf).

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal is one of the largest in Canada. Its international reputation is based on the quality of its research activities, faculty and infrastructure.

Job Description
The manager of the Regional Centre for High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy oversees the daily operations related to the research and teaching activities of the NMR laboratory. The facility is equipped with both liquid and solid state spectrometers.

Key Challenges
• Maintain the organization of the laboratory, including routine and preventive maintenance, as well as conduct repairs when needed.
• Act as a resource in NMR for the Chemistry Department and be available to researchers to assist them with NMR related problems, analyses and design of complex experiments.
• Maintain up-to-date in NMR technology and provide training to researchers and technicians using new techniques.
• Maintain a state-of-the-art NMR facility and collaborate with researchers in grant applications to renew the equipment.
• Provide training to students and researchers in the latest advanced NMR experiments.
• Collaborate on research projects.
• Determine priorities and goals of the NMR team, as well as coordinate their work while establishing the protocols.
• Be responsible for the purchase of products and equipment as well as billing for services.
• Participate in conferences and workshops and visit manufacturers.

Qualifications
• PhD in chemistry, or a relevant field with specialization in NMR;
• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Chemistry with specialization in NMR;
• Knowledge of scientific software (TopSpin, Excel, Acrobat, etc.)
• Knowledge of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Irix)
• Thorough knowledge of spectrometers (hardware) and basic knowledge of electronics;
• Good knowledge of spoken and written, French and English;
• Knowledge of health standards / safety with NMR instrumentation.

Offers
• Diversified and interesting career perspective
• Full benefits program and pension plan.
• Advantageous annual holidays.
• Easy access by public transport.

Employment information
Reference number H 15-04-05
Display Period April 10-23, 2015
Remuneration Scale Level P3 – from 61870 $ to 88387 $
Status Regular - Full Time

How to apply
Please send by email a single document including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. An automatic acknowledgment will be sent upon receipt of your email.
Email carrieres@umontreal.ca
Message Subject: Last name – First name – HX150405 – NMR Manager – FAS
Deadline April 23, 2015, 5pm.

A Career at UdeM: Help Society, Take up Challenges and be Highly Regarded The University of Montreal and its affiliated schools, HEC Montreal and Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, are the first center for education and research in Québec by virtue of its number of students, teachers and research volume. Our employees can count on competitive salaries, exceptional working conditions and living environment. The University of Montreal promotes inclusion and employment equity. We invite women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Coordonnateur du laboratoire RMN (résonance magnétique nucléaire) (pdf).

Le Département de chimie de l'UdeM est l'un des plus importants au Canada. Il jouit d'une renommée internationale en raison de la qualité de ses activités de recherche, de son corps professoral et de ses infrastructures.

Description du mandat
Le responsable du laboratoire régional de spectroscopie de résonance magnétique nucléaire (RMN) à haut champ supervise les opérations quotidiennes en soutien aux activités d'enseignement et de recherche offertes par le laboratoire RMN. Ce laboratoire est doté d'un important parc d'appareils RMN (solide et liquide).

Principaux défis
• Maintenir le bon fonctionnement du laboratoire, incluant les entretiens de routine, préventifs et les réparations lorsque nécessaire.
• Agir à titre de personne ressource en RMN au département en donnant des consultations aux chercheurs, en proposant des solutions aux problèmes soumis, en assistant à l’analyse des résultats et en effectuant des expériences plus avancées.
• Maintenir à jour ses connaissances en RMN afin d’enseigner les nouvelles techniques les plus utilisées aux techniciens et aux chercheurs.
• S'assurer que notre parc d'appareil RMN demeure à la fine pointe de ce qui est disponible sur le marché et collaborer avec les chercheurs dans les demandes de subvention pour renouveler l'appareillage.
• Offrir des formations aux étudiants et chercheurs pour les initier aux dernières expériences de pointe en RMN.
• Collaborer à certains projets de recherche.
• Déterminer les priorités et les objectifs de l’équipe et coordonner l’ensemble de leur travail en établissant les protocoles à suivre.
• Être responsable de l’achat des produits et des équipements ainsi que de la facturation pour les services offerts.
• Participer à des conférences et des ateliers et faire des visites chez les manufacturiers.

Profil recherché
• Doctorat en chimie ou dans une discipline jugée pertinente avec spécialisation en RMN.
• Un minimum de cinq (5) ans d’expérience pertinente en chimie avec spécialisation en RMN.
• Maîtrise des logiciels scientifiques (TopSpin, Excel, Acrobat, etc.).
• Connaissance des systèmes d’exploitation de Windows, Linux, Irix.
• Connaissance approfondie des spectromètres (hardware) et connaissance de base en électronique.
• Bonne connaissance du français et de l’anglais parlé et écrit.
• Connaissance des normes de santé/sécurité relatives à l'instrumentation RMN.

Notre offre
• Perspective de carrière diversifiée et intéressante.
• Programme complet d’avantages sociaux et régime de retraite.
• Politique avantageuse de vacances annuelles.
• Accès facile en transport collectif.

Informations sur l’emploi
No de référence H 15-04-05
Période d’affichage Du 10 au 23 avril 2015 inclusivement
Échelle salariale Niveau P3 – de 61870 $ à 88387 $
Statut Régulier – Temps complet

Comment postuler

Toute personne, qui désire déposer sa candidature doit faire parvenir par courriel, dans un document unique, son curriculum vitae ainsi qu'une lettre de présentation. Un accusé de réception automatique sera transmis suite à la réception de votre courriel.
Par courriel carrieres@umontreal.ca
Objet du message: Nom – Prénom – HX150405 – Coord. du labo RMN – FAS
Date limite d’envoi Le 23 avril 2015, 17h.

Faire carrière à l’UdeM: aider la société, relever des défis et être considéré L’Université de Montréal former avec ses écoles affiliées, HEC Montréal et Polytechnique Montréal, le premier pôle d’enseignement et de recherche du Québec par son nombre d’étudiants et de professeurs, ainsi que son volume de recherche. Nos employés peuvent compter sur une rémunération globale concurrentielle, des conditions de travail et milieu de vie exceptionnels. L’Université de Montréal prône l’inclusion et l’équité en emploi. Nous invitons les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles et ethniques, les Autochtones et les personnes handicapées à présenter leur candidature.

CanadianAssistant Professor Position, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Dec 16/14)

View the full ad (PDF)

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on or around July 1, 2015. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in experimental structural determination and characterization of biomacromolecules and their biological significance (e.g., by NMR spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry). Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests have biomedical importance and complement those of current members of the Department.

Research strengths in the Department encompass three general themes: i) molecular cell biology and molecular genetics; ii) comparative genomics, proteomics, and molecular evolution; and iii) structure, function, and metabolism of biomolecules. The ability to collaborate across disciplines is encouraged. The Department is closely affiliated with the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Atlantic Research Centre, National Research Council, QEII Health Sciences Centre, and the IWK Health Centre. More details about the research activities of the Department and the Faculty of Medicine can be found on our web sites: http://www.biochem.dal.ca and http://www.medicine.dal.ca

Applicants must have a Ph.D., at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience, and a strong publication record. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program, to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, and engage in service activities. Applicants should submit, as a single PDF file, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a two-page-maximum statement outlining their proposed research program (highlighting the potential for attracting research funding from public and private sectors), and a one-page statement of teaching interests. Applicants should also arrange for 3 confidential letters of reference to be forwarded under separate cover to the attention of:

Dr. S.L. Bearne
Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
c/o [ bbigelow "at" dal.ca ]
Faculty of Medicine
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 4R2

The closing date for receipt of complete electronic applications and all 3 reference letters is March 31, 2015. The Search Committee will commence reviewing applications in April 2015.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

CanadianPostdoctoral Fellow Position in Environmental & Analytical Chemistry at UofT Scarborough (Nov 22/14)

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry is available in the research group of Professor Myrna Simpson at the University of Toronto Scarborough http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~msimpson

The candidate will join an active research program in the development of NMR and MS methods for measuring bioindicators of ecosystem health using metabolomic approaches. The candidate will have direct access to novel NMR technology in the Environmental NMR Centre; Canada’s only NMR facility dedicated to environmental research. This includes two spectrometers that can acquire metabolomics data in automation and a third spectrometer designed for novel, in vivo approaches. Prof. M. Simpson’s group is also in the process of purchasing a LC-MS/MS which will be used for the development of high throughput metabolomic studies for monitoring of ecosystem health in addition to NMR-based studies.

Only applicants with a background in Environmental and Analytical Chemistry (or a closely related field) will be considered. Previous experience in metabolomics is also beneficial. Applicants can apply to this position by sending: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) Names and contact information for 3 referees by email to Prof. Myrna Simpson
email: myrna.simpson "@" utoronto.ca

The candidate will be expected to publish and present their work at various venues and must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The position is available starting January 1, 2015 but will remain open until filled.

CanadianResearch Officer (NMR), Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, University of Saskatchewan (Jan 21/15)

The Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC) seeks applications from qualified scientists to fill a staff position in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy (download PDF).

The SSSC an integrated multidisciplinary analytical facility located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The SSSC trains undergraduate students, graduate students and other researchers in the operation of the analytical instruments and provides users with access to more than twenty major state of the art instruments. The Centre serves the University, public sector and private industry researchers in basic sciences and engineering, as well as fostering multidisciplinary collaborations in diverse fields, ranging from agriculture, to health sciences and engineering.

Duties: As a member of the SSSC research support team, the Research Officer will be responsible for instructing researchers in advanced techniques in NMR spectroscopy through the development of short courses, tutorials and individual training sessions. The Officer will also be responsible for implementing advanced methods and developing new methods as required to meet the research objectives of users. The Officer will be responsible for supervising users, implementing safety rules, helping non-experts in the interpretation of NMR spectra, and the maintenance and upgrading of the suite of NMR instruments. The Officer will provide back-up support for the principal mass spectrometrist.

The NMR suite consists of three 500 MHz Bruker Avance NMR spectrometers that are equipped with an array of probes that include a HR MAS, and a micro -solids probe, as well as a liquid chromatograph. The NMR suite also includes a 600 MHz Bruker Avance NMR spectrometer with cryoprobe, microprobe and a broad band room temperature probe. The Mass Spectrometry suite consists of a LC/MS/MS (QToF), and GC-ToF. All NMR and MS instruments were upgraded or acquired in 2014-15. An experienced NMR Spectroscopist and an experienced Mass Spectrometrist are on staff.

Qualifications: A PhD in chemistry or related field with 5 years of experience post PhD in advanced NMR is preferred. Additional experience with LC/NMR and MS would be an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered.

Full Job profile can be found at http://jobs.usask.ca/job_postings/jobs/15044m.php

Salary:
ASPA PHASE II ($59,517-$92,996)

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Only applications submitted via the University of Saskatchewan employment site will be accepted: https://jobs.usask.ca/job_postings/apply.php?position=15044M

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre
Rm. G81.1 Thorvaldson Building,
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5C9
Telephone: (306) 966-4373
Email: R.Sammynaiken "at" usask.ca

CanadianTenure-Track Faculty Positions, University of Ottawa (May 29/14)

Five Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Chemical Biology and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/330851/tenure-track-faculty-positions-in-chemical-biology-and-biochemistry/

Six Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Materials Chemistry and Physics, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/330852/tenure-track-faculty-positions-in-materials-chemistry-and-physics/


CanadianGraduate student position, the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (April 29/14)

We are seeking highly motivated PhD students to work in the protein NMR group at the University of Guelph. Our group is broadly interested in membrane protein structure. Our main research tool is magic angle spinning solid state NMR, but we also used other complementary biochemical, biophysical and computational methods. The research will be conducted at the University of Guelph NMR Centre, which is equipped with an array of solid-state NMR spectrometers at field strengths from 500 MHz to 800 MHz, and with a recently installed Dynamic Nuclear Polarization spectrometer. This gives us the unique ability to probe atomic level details of molecular structure, dynamics, and interactions. The specific project will deal with protein-lipid and protein-water interactions, with emphasis on the methodological aspect.

For examples of our work, see our recent publications: http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v10/n10/full/nmeth.2635.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja411633w

The candidates must have a degree in chemistry, physics or biochemistry.

Applications are accepted to both, the Department of Physics
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca
or Biophysics Interdepartmental Group
https://www.uoguelph.ca/biophysics/welcome-biophysics

For more information contact

Dr. Vladimir Ladizhansky
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair II,
Department of Physics
University of Guelph,
50 Stone Road E, Guelph,
Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
phone: 519-824-4120 Ext 53989
departmental fax: 519-836-9967
email: [vladizha "at" uoguelph.ca]
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/~vladimir/


CanadianPostdoctoral position in solid-state NMR of pharmaceuticals University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario (April 4/14)

A PDF position is available in the Schurko group at the University of Windsor with starting dates between May 2014 - September 2014. The PDF will be in charge of conducting research and managing a project area involving SSNMR of pharmaceutical compounds, related materials and nanoparticles. We are equipped with 400 MHz and 500 MHz SSNMR spectrometers, pXRD and scXRD equipment, wet lab spaces (including glove boxes) and fantastic shared computational resources. We also have access to high field (800, 900 MHz) NMR spectrometers. The PDF candidate should have extensive background in solid-state NMR. The position starts with a one-year contract, with option to extend to second and third years via mutual agreement of the PDF and the PI.

For more information, please contact me at: [rschurko "at" uwindsor.ca]

Robert W. Schurko, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Windsor, 389 Essex Hall
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 x3548
Fax: 519-973-7098
rschurko "at" uwindsor.ca
Please visit my website:
http://www.uwindsor.ca/schurko


CanadianTwo Graduate Positions, Environmental NMR Center, University of Toronto (Feb 2/14)

Two Graduate Positions in the “Development of In-vivo NMR Spectroscopy to Understand Environmental Stress” in the Environmental NMR Center at the University of Toronto, Canada

Professor Andre Simpson is looking for graduate students for Sept 2014. Applications to both the Department of Chemistry (MSc or PhD, http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/grad/) and Environmental Science (PhD only, http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~physsci/phd/) are now being accepted.

Canadian students wanting to complete a PhD are preferred. International students cannot be accepted through the Chemistry program, but may be considered through the Environmental Science PhD program under exceptional circumstances.

Students interested in these positions can contact
[andre.simpson "at" utoronto.ca]
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~asimpson/

Research Project Description
Present environmental policies are set primarily on the basis of acute toxicity of individual chemical species, however, additional molecular-level information is desperately needed to help understand risks associated with sub-lethal toxicity of individual compounds and mixtures. This includes understanding: the toxic mode of action, bioaccumulation, biotransformation, excretion and contaminant binding in-vivo. This is stressed in an report “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century” (EPA) which states “The new paradigm should facilitate evaluating the susceptibility of different life-stages, understanding the mechanisms by which toxicity occurs, and considering the risks of concurrent, cumulative exposure to multiple and diverse chemicals”.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is one of the most powerful tools in modern research and unlike most analytical approaches can be applied in-vivo. Comprehensive Multiphase (CMP) NMR spectroscopy (a novel NMR technology co-developed between my research group and Bruker) permits the full range of solid, gel and liquid NMR experiments to be performed on an intact samples. As such CMP-NMR holds the potential study of all bonds in all phases to be studied and differentiated in-situ in unaltered samples. CMP-NMR has yet to be applied in-vivo but is ideal for unravelling the fate, interactions and reactivity of contaminants in-vivo as well as identifying any structural changes in the organism. In addition, static NMR flow studies (i.e. organism in a tube supplied with food and oxygen) provide a complimentary low stress environment to study an organism’s metabolic response.

This research will combine CMP-NMR and static flow NMR to provide an ideal framework that permits the direct correlation between the in-vivo fate/reactivity of the contaminant and the organism’s metabolic response to the stressor. The resulting information is important to answering key questions such as: What is the toxic-mode-of-action of the contaminant and the biochemical pathways disturbed?; When bound, is a contaminant still toxic?; Does permanent binding/sequestration of the contaminant occur in-vivo?; Do more toxic or highly reactive (for example radicals) biotransformation products form?; Are metabolic perturbations permanent or do the organisms fully recover?; Can sub-lethal levels of numerous contaminants produce a synergistic toxic effect?; How do environmental conditions affect these processes? Answers to these questions are critical for setting meaningful and realistic environmental policies regarding contaminant-levels but are in large part impossible or very challenging to answer using standard acute toxicity tests which are currently the most common practice.

This proposed research will impact many areas. CMP-NMR will be developed for the first time in-vivo (in any field) and as it holds the potential for all bonds in all phases to be studied and differentiated it likely represents a key future tool to understand biological processes in general. Second, this research will improve the fundamental understanding of aquatic toxicity. By simultaneously measuring contaminant behavior and the metabolic stress response from the organism it should be possible to explain why and how certain chemicals (and mixtures) are toxic and how this varies with environmental conditions.

Three small molecule NMR spectroscopist positions at Merck (updated Dec 14/13)

Merck & Co., Inc. is seeking qualified candidates for two permanent positions and one post-doctoral position in small molecule NMR at our New Jersey (USA) sites as follows:

1. An entry level PhD position for full-time permanent employment (Job code: CHE003956)

2. A position similar to #2 for someone with slightly more experience (Job code: CHE003957)

3. A post-doc position (1-3 years) for someone to work alongside Gary Martin (Job code: POS000134)

For more information or to apply please visit our web site: http://www.merck.com/careers/us_home.html

We would be willing to spend some time to train the right person on the specifics of NMR so long as they have a strong natural products/structure elucidation skill set in their background. Alternatively, we would be willing to make the investment in training a person with a technically strong bio-NMR background but with less experience in small molecule structure elucidation.

Peter G. Dormer, Ph.D.
Merck & Co., Inc.
126 E. Lincoln Ave
Rahway, NJ 07065
USA


CanadianPhD/MSc positions in solid-state NMR, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC (August 7/13)

We are looking for two motivated and dynamic PhD or MSc candidates to join our Laboratory of NMR of Biological Systems as early as May 2013. Candidates must be interested in membrane physico-chemistry and NMR spectroscopy with biological applications and have a background in chemistry or biochemistry or related field.

The research projects concern the in vivo NMR study of the interaction of drugs and environmental contaminants with microorganisms such as bacteria and microalgae, as well as the development of model cell membranes to study specific interactions with membrane components. Students will have full access to 400 and 600 MHz NMR spectrometers as well as infrastructure for bacterial and microalgal cell growth.

Interested students should contact Prof. Isabelle Marcotte at: [marcotte.isabelle "at" uqam.ca]

Prof. Isabelle Marcotte, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Université du Québec à Montréal
PO Box 8888, Downtown Station
Montréal (QC)
H3C 3P8 Canada T. 1-514-987-3000 #5015
F. 1-514-987-4054
marcotte.isabelle "at" uqam.ca



CanadianM.Sc. or Ph.D. position in solid-state NMR at the University of Ottawa (August 7/13)

Highly motivated candidates interested in physical chemistry and/or NMR spectroscopy are invited to apply for a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the group of Prof. David Bryce at the University of Ottawa http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Research in solid-state NMR in the Bryce group covers a variety of areas including the development of the spectroscopy of traditionally difficult quadrupolar nuclei, applications of double-rotation NMR, applications to weak interactions including halogen bonding, and the study of polymorphism. Experimental work is complemented by quantum chemical studies. Interested students should contact Prof. Bryce directly at [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca]

Please note that due to budgetary constraints, the position is open only to Canadian students.

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Prof. David L. Bryce, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada
Phone 613-562-5800 ext 2018
Fax 613-562-5170
Email [dbryce" at" uottawa.ca]
Web http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/


CanadianBruker Field Service Representative, SK, AB, B.C. (May 29/14)

Bruker BioSpin Field Service Representative
Req. # 2014-1740
# of Openings 1
Job Locations Edmonton, AB
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 5/6/2014
https://wwcareers-bruker.icims.com/jobs/1740/field-service-representative/job

Overview:
As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

Responsibilities:
New opportunity for a highly motivated Field Service Representative to join the Bruker BioSpin Service Team based in Canada, preferably in the greater Alberta, British Columbia, or Saskatchewan area.

- Plan & coordinate Bruker equipment installation activities, investigate and resolve customer reports of technical problems, address and eliminate future operational or service difficulties.
- Install and maintain new or modified systems or accessories at customer's facility to ensure full functionality according to specifications.
- Review and analyze inspection findings to determine source of problem, and recommend repair, replacement or other corrective action.
- Coordinate problem resolution with other departments including engineering, customer service, sales and applications to expedite repairs.
- Provide on-site or telephone technical assistance to help troubleshoot and repair equipment.
- Update CRM and close the Service Activities.
- Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
- B.A., BSc, or Diploma in Engineering, Electronics or Chemistry.
- The degree should be supported by a reasonable amount of hands on NMR laboratory experience.
- Superior verbal, written, interpersonal and communications skills with strong computer competencies.
- Demonstrated familiarity with a wide variety of NMR experiments.
- Proven aptitude in spectrometer hardware and troubleshooting hardware problems.
- MS or PhD level education would be a plus.
- Valid Driver license issued by state of residence and reliable transportation.
- Valid Passport and flexibility for extensive travel required, including frequent international travel.
http://www.workopolis.com/jobsearch/job/15083490


Senior/Lead NMR Scientist, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (July 2/14)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia) seeks Senior/Lead NMR Scientist at Imaging and Characterization Core Lab.

To be successful within this role you must have:
- Strong theoretical background in NMR, especially solid-state NMR
- Experts on Bruker solid-state NMR system software and hardware, including operation, calibration, maintenance and basic trouble-shooting
- Knowledge with DNP and EPR will be advantageous
- A dedicated and results-oriented team player
- Ph.D degree in chemistry or closely related field with more than 5 years of relevant working experience

For more information and to apply:
http://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=175908407


Two Post Doc positions are available in iNANO/Aarhus, Denmark and Aarhus, Denmark /KAUST, Saudi Arabia (March 28/14)

A Postdoctoral position in solid-state NMR focusing on organic solar cells is available at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark.
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/391863-postdoc-in-solid-state-nmr-focusing-on-organic-solar-cells

A joint Postdoctoral Associate position in solid-state NMR spectroscopy is available at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark. Academic fields: Solid-state NMR/ Materials Science / Polymer Science / Nanotechnologies
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/385171-postdoctoral-associate-in-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy

Michael Ryan Hansen
Assistant Professor, PhD
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Chemistry
Langelandsgade 140
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
http://person.au.dk/en/mrh@chem.au.dk


PhD Position in Structural Biology, Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France (Feb 11/14)

Structural Investigation of Large Protein Machineries by combination of NMR and EM approaches

The structural study of biomolecular nanomachines remains a considerable practical challenge, requiring a multifaceted approach. In this project we propose to investigate the structure of different functional states of a1 MDa chaperonin machinery by combining innovative methods in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and cryo-Electron Microscopy.

http://www.ibs.fr/groups/biomolecular-nmr-spectroscopy/?lang=en
http://www.ibs.fr/groups/methods-and-electron-microscopy/?lang=en

The PhD student will be integrated in a dynamic and interdisciplinary team, composed by experts in Biochemistry, Isotopic Labelling, Electron Microscopy, Molecular modelling, solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The student will collaborate daily with NMR spectroscopists and microscopists to extract structural data. He/She will develop innovative structure calculation approaches integrating the EM and NMR restraints for the high-resolution structure determination of large protein assemblies. Host groups have expertises in production, NMR and EM analysis of the biological particles and have model systems to develop and validate new approaches. The PhD student will have access to state of the art equipments for cryo-electron microscopy and tomography and six high field NMR spectrometers (950 MHz, 850 MHz, 700 MHz, 3x600 MHz) equipped with latest solid-state NMR and cryogenic probes.

For more information (download pdf file)
http://www.ibs.fr/IMG/pdf/phd_ibs_grenoble_2014.pdf

CanadianNMR Facility Research Associate, University of Toronto (May 8/14)

Research Associate
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Chemistry
Specialty: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
Campus: St. George Campus
Principal Investigator: Professor Robert Batey

Description: The NMR Facility has undergone a recent expansion and now has a total of ten NMR spectrometers, ranging in field strength from 200 to 700 MHz. Some of the systems are used in a walk-up fashion, while sample changers are used to facilitate most of the routine NMR acquisitions. The Facility has both Agilent/Varian and Bruker spectrometers with cryogenically cooled probes, solids probes, and a wide range of liquids probes. The NMR Facility is a team-oriented environment whose staff currently includes two Ph.D.-level scientists, and two support technicians.

We are seeking a PhD-level Research Associate to join the CSICOMP NMR facility in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. The incumbent will be under the general direction of the Facility Manager and will provide scientific and technical support services, with a focus on solid state and small-molecule solution state NMR spectroscopy. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for, or assist with, the following principal duties in the facility: implementing NMR experiments, client services, instrument maintenance, teaching and training, and developing operational workflow within the lab. The incumbent will also be expected to take a lead role in the implementation of solid state NMR at the facility.

Qualifications:
MINIMUM: The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in the field of NMR spectroscopy as indicated by peer-reviewed publication and / or conference presentations. The candidate must also possess a working knowledge of solution state NMR techniques, including basic calibrations.
- A working knowledge of solid state NMR techniques and the related NMR instrumentation is preferred.
- Familiarity with common spectrometer and magnet maintenance, such as cryogen fills, is preferred
- Teaching and training experience is preferred

EDUCATION: The candidate should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in the fields of chemistry, physics, or biochemistry.

EXPERIENCE:
- Two or more years experience in an NMR laboratory environment with at least one year of experience maintaining NMR instrumentation
- Advanced knowledge of 1D and 2D solution state and solid state NMR techniques, including sample preparation, methodology and interpretation
- Ability to troubleshoot technical problems related to the spectrometers, associated hardware, and software. This includes operating system (i.e. Linux) maintenance and management
- Proficiency with computers systems and vendor-packaged software for NMR data acquisition and clerical duties (e-mail, word processing, etc.)
- Experience handling cryogens, compressed gases, dewars, and gas cylinders

SKILLS:
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as the incumbent will often be the first point of contact for regular and new facility users
- Above average concentration and ability to plan for and organize work flow in a multitasking customer focused environment with changing priorities and frequent interruptions
- Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software
- Experience with Unix and/or is Linux preferable, but not necessary

OTHER:
- Experience with NMR sample preparation, including the manipulation of solvents and chemicals
- Familiarity with common solution and solid state NMR methods and interpretation
- Familiarity with electronic test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, etc.)
- Familiarity with NMR spectrometers and associated hardware including automatic sample changers

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Employee Group: Research Associates
Appointment Type: Limited Term
Term: One year
term FTE: 100%
Anticipated Start Date: July 1st, 2014
Schedule: Full-time
Salary: Minimum: $40,920 Maximum: $76,725
Job Posting: May 7, 2014
Job Closing Date: We will begin reviewing application on 30 days after the posting date; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Please apply to: Professor Robert Batey, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto email: [chair "at" chem.utoronto.ca]


CanadianPost-doctoral position in solid-state NMR, Dalhousie University, Halifax (April 1/14)

Applicants are sought for a post-doctoral associate to work jointly with Professor Josef Zwanziger and Adjunct Professor Ulrike Werner-Zwanziger at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Research will focus on using solid-state NMR to characterize glass structure, with special emphasis on low-gamma nuclei. Two dedicated solid-state NMR spectrometers are available, a Bruker Avance 700 and a Bruker DRX 400, with a variety of probes. Duties will also include spectrometer maintenance and collaborative work with other users and industry partners in running samples. The position is initially for one year with possibility of extension.

To apply please submit a current CV and names of three references (electronic submission preferred) to:

Professor Josef Zwanziger
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
Halifax, B3R 4H2
Canada
E-mail: jzwanzig "at" dal.ca
http://jwz.chem.dal.ca/


Solid-State NMR Postdoctoral Position, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, U.S. (Feb 2/14)

Job requisition # 302850

a. Establishment of new experimental capabilities utilizing solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR).

b. Application of preexisting and novel capabilities to investigate and to understand the detailed molecular structure, dynamics, and interactions of both bulk and surface chemical species of samples relevant to geochemistry (including radiological samples) e.g. minerals and soils.

c. Highly desired to have a working knowledge of computational chemistry using Gaussian, NWChem, ADF, Gamess, VASP, CASTEP, or similar software packages to couple NMR experimental data to theoretical results obtained from computations. Experience with SIMPSON a plus.

Qualifications / Skills / Training Necessary for the Position:

Candidates must have received a PhD in chemistry, physics, or related area in the past five years from an accredited college or university, or top-notched foreign university/research institute, and have a strong background in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR), and especially in the characterization of inorganic materials containing quadrupolar nuclei. Must be able to trouble-shoot hardware and software problems as they relate to SSNMR (both Bruker and Agilent/Varian systems). Familiarity with computational chemistry software for calculating NMR chemical shielding tensors, EFG, and NBO analysis is highly desired. Functional literacy with Mathematica, Matlab, Octave, Simpson, or similar is also highly desired.

If interested please contact:
Nancy Washton
[Nancy.Washton "at" pnnl.gov]

Or apply directly to:
http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/post-doctorate-ra-solid-state-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectoscopist/41691655/job/

Postdoctoral postions in solid-state NMR of membrane proteins at Oxford (August 7/13)

Two positions are available to work in the Biomembrane Structure Unit, in the Biochemistry Department at Oxford University, UK.

1) A molecular biologist is sought to express and label membrane proteins for solid state NMR and other biophysical studies. Experience with GPCRs and/or transporters is a requirement, and experience with biophysical methods and/or crystallography an advantage. This work is funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and a position is available as soon as possible.

2). A solid state NMR spectroscopist is sought to study ligand-receptor interactions using high resolution MAS methods. Experience with dipolar recoupling methods and biological systems is a requirement, with MD and other experience being an advantage. This position is funded by a major pharmaceutical company and is available for a period of up to 3 years starting in the Autumn.

Relevant references are found on the group web sites
http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/~awatts/
http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/aspsite/index.asp?sectionid=oubsu

in particular:
Higman et al. (2011) The Conformation of Bacteriorhodopsin Loops in Purple Membranes Resolved by Solid-State MAS NMR Spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 1–5. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201100730/abstract

A. Watts (2005) Solid-state NMR in drug design and discovery for membrane embedded targets. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, 4, 555-568. http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v4/n7/full/nrd1773.html

In the first instance, please send expressions of interest, a c.v., availability and names of 3 referees to Anthony Watts [anthony.watts "at" bioch.ox.ac.uk]

CanadianTier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Materials Chemistry, the University of Ottawa (Oct 31/13)

The University of Ottawa invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Materials Chemistry. Candidates are sought whose interests are at the forefront of Materials Chemistry, and who are actively engaged in a research program in this area. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, polymer chemistry, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications, as well as materials for optical and electronic devices. The ability to interface with materials scientists in chemistry, physics and engineering is an asset. The successful candidate will have access to world-class core facilities in nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography in the Chemistry Department, materials characterization and biocatalysis facilities part of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation, as well as core facilities in Biology and Medicine.

For more information http://www.academiccareers.uottawa.ca/node/656/


CanadianResearch Associate Position in the NMR Center, University of Toronto (Sept 18/13)

A research associate position is available for a candidate with a PhD degree in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and a strong interest in NMR methods development. The successful candidate will play an important role in the research activities of the Kay laboratory, focusing on solution NMR studies of supra-molecular complexes and/or conformationally excited states, as well as taking a leadership role in assisting others in the laboratory with the design, optimization and implementation of experiments. Interested candidates should submit a CV to Lewis E. Kay (kay "at" pound.med.utoronto.ca).

CanadianUniversity of Calgary, Postdoctoral Fellow in Metabolic Physiology & Metabolomics (June 18/13)

A postdoctoral position is available for a motivated individual to collaborate on projects exploring changes in whole body and tissue specific metabolism in chronic disease states including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research will involve in vivo approaches to metabolism in humans and animals. Specifically, the candidate will be involved in mapping metabolism and flux with metabolomics approaches. Experimental work will take place in the Human Performance Laboratory and the Bio-NMR Centre under the joint supervision of Jane Shearer, PhD and Hans Vogel, PhD.

For more information
http://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=46547


CanadianUniversity of Toronto, Predoctoral or Postdoctoral Position in Protein NMR and MRI (Autumn 2013) (June 3/13)

Our biomolecular engineering laboratory is located within the Clinical Imaging Research department at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and is associated with the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Our group plans to recruit a Ph.D. candidate or a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in either protein NMR [familiar with protein expression, deuteration and protein isotope-labeling methods] or MRI approaches [small animal imaging with contrast agents] to develop new MRI contrast agents able to detect metabolic events, immune and inflammatory responses and/or tumour foci in vivo. The applicant will interface with chemists and molecular biologists in our laboratory that are developing biomolecules as imaging probes and/or therapeutic agents. This individual will also be involved in collaborations between our laboratory and several MRI groups on site involved in pre-clinical and clinical MRI research. Instrumentation within our Imaging research group includes both pre-clinical and clinical MRI instruments as well as state-of-the-art ultrasound and SPECT/PET/CT instruments.

Qualifications: M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Protein NMR or with practical experience in MRI techniques involving contrast agents performed on small animals. The applicant must have one or more publications proving that he/she has a practical knowledge of such techniques and must be willing to work with animals. Interested individuals should forward their CV and a cover letter by email to Dr. Jean Gariépy at [gariepy "at" sri.utoronto.ca] and have two letters of recommendation sent separately to the same email address by referees.

Jean Gariepy, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics
& Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Toronto
SRI Research Chair in Biomolecular Engineering
Sr. Scientist, Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Room S665a
Toronto, ON Canada M4N 3M5
http://www.jeangariepy.com/

Email: gariepy "at" sri.utoronto.ca
Phone: (416) 480-5704
Fax: (416) 480-5714

Postdoctoral Positions at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL (April 29/13)

Two postdoc positions are available immediately in oriented sample (OS) and MAS solid-state NMR of helical membrane proteins at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in the laboratory of Tim Cross. Spectroscopy is conducted on a range of instruments from 400 to 900 MHz. Applicants with experience in NMR, preferably biological solid-state NMR are encouraged to apply, but applicants with other relevant experience will also be considered. This NIH funded science is focused on the characterization of potential drug targets for fighting TB in Influenza. Please send a CV and the names and addresses of three references to Tim Cross (cross "at" magnet.fsu.edu).

Timothy A. Cross

NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging Program Director
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310-3706
Tel: 850-644-0917; Fax: 850-644-1366; email: cross "at" magnet.fsu.edu http://nmr.magnet.fsu.edu

Earl Frieden Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire, CNRS, Lille, France (March 29/13)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position, immediately available with initial funding for 2 years. The successful candidates will join the CNRS (French Research Agency)-Interdisciplinary Research Institute, located in Lille, North of France.

The project is devoted to structure resolution by NMR spectroscopy of protein(s) involved in transcriptional regulation. A full set of spectra has already been acquired, ensuring the feasibility of the project. The candidate should be motivated to join a multidisciplinary environment within the group and participate to a large number of collaborations.

The ideal candidate holds a PhD in chemistry or biochemistry and has a strong background in protein resolution by NMR spectroscopy, using the latest developments in this area. Experience in molecular docking based on experimental data will be considered positively. The candidate should be able to work independently and participate creatively in project directions. The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills.

The position has no limitation on nationality. The CNRS seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Applicants should provide a CV to [isabelle.landrieu "at" univ-lille1.fr] and [vincent.villeret "at" iri.univ-lille1.fr]

http://www.iri.cnrs.fr
http://groupe-rmn-modelisation.univ-lille1.fr

Postdoc in high-pressure solution-NMR, University of California, Davis (March 25/13)

Prof. William Casey at UC Davis is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to help with solution-NMR measurements to 2 GPa using a microcoil probe design. The candidate must know only the basics of probe design, simple solution-NMR experimentation and aqueous solution chemistry. Funds are in hand and a prototype of the high-pressure probe is functioning. The applications are to fundamental high-pressure aqueous chemistry, geochemistry and instrument design.

Interested candidates are urged to contact:
Prof. William Casey
Departments of Chemistry and Geology
University of California, Davis, CA 95616

E-mail: [whcasey "at" ucdavis.edu]
Web: http://www.chem.ucdavis.edu/faculty/cf-info.php?id=56

PhD/Post-doc positions in NMR characterization of transport in novel energy materials and devices (Jan 18/13)

Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Selective transport of certain molecules or ions through a material or across a barrier is a phenomenon of critical importance to many physical, chemical and biological processes. For example technologies such as CO2 capture and energy storage require selective transport of species such as CO2, Li+, Na+ or H+. Magnetic resonance offers unique tools capable of probing the environment and transport of these species via the observation of target nuclei. Techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, pulsed field gradient diffusion measurements and micro-imaging allow us to investigate transport within model materials or even full-scale devices such as batteries.

We are offering the opportunity to a chemist, physicist or materials scientist to undertake PhD study or post-doctoral research within the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University (Victoria, Australia). This will involve the application of magnetic resonance techniques towards a better understanding of structure-property relationships in energy materials such as polymer electrolytes, ionic liquids, plastic crystals, and devices based on these (e.g. CO2 membranes or metal-air batteries).

Successful candidates will work as part of a large inter-disciplinary team and will gain experience in a broad range of NMR methods, both in techniques development and applications to real, state-of-the-art material systems. Prior experience in magnetic resonance, ideally in micro-imaging or NMR methodological development, is mandatory for the post-doctoral position, and would be advantageous for the PhD candidate.

For more information on these positions please contact Dr. Luke O'Dell (luke.odell "at" deakin.edu.au) or Prof. Maria Forsyth (maria.forsyth "at" deakin.edu.au).

Luke O’Dell
Senior Lecturer in NMR Spectroscopy
Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University
Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Office: 03 522 73076
http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/ifm/staff.php?contact_id=722

Postdoctoral Research Associate in In-Vivo NMR Spectroscopy, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, ON (April 4/13)

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Environmental NMR Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://www.scar.utoronto.ca/~asimpson/

Project Description: The project will, in collaboration with Bruker Biospin Corporation, Environment Canada and the National Water Research Institute to pioneer in-vivo NMR technologies and applications to elucidate environment stressors. Development of both low speed MAS approaches and static approaches will be developed for small organisms that are key to understanding aquatic toxicity at the molecular-level. In terms of MAS, the environmental NMR Center is equipped with a range of Comprehensive Multiphase NMR probes (CMP-NMR) (J. Magn. Reson. 2012; 217:61-76). CMP NMR is a new area of NMR spectroscopy that incorporates solid-state, semi-solids (HR-MAS) and solution-state NMR into a single approach. When applied to an organism in-vivo, all bonds in all phases can be detected providing a high resolution overview of everything in a living system. In terms of static system, specimen cells have already been developed that feed and oxygenate organisms inside NMR spectrometers permitting them to be studied indefinitely in a non-stressed state.

Background: Often, numerous environmental contaminants are found at low levels which in isolation are non-lethal but combined exhibit toxicities that are difficult to evaluate. In the long term they may be very hazardous to animal, plant and human populations, as their affects are often detected too late, and after physical symptoms become widespread. This project will develop in-vivo NMR that will permit “molecular fingerprinting” approaches that directly measure the changes in a living organism as a direct response to its surroundings. This research aims to develop tools that can answer the key question “Is a particular contaminated environment safe for life?” and understand how and why certain chemicals are toxic. Preliminary results demonstrate the approaches that can efficiently and quantitatively asses the stress in natural populations months/years before conventional reproduction tests as-well as explaining the source of the stress and its biochemical implications. Furthermore, such “early warning systems” could potentially being used to predict and permit treatment of disease at its very early stages before symptoms are apparent.

In addition, to monitoring the changes in the organism, specific NMR experiments will also be developed to identify binding sites of anthropogenic contaminants in-vivo. This is made possible due to globally unique hardware developed between the Environmental NMR Center and Bruker Biospin (leading manufacturer of NMR technology). It is worth mentioning that these approaches have wide spread applicability in general not just for contaminants but understand how any molecule (for example drugs, nutrition) bind in-vivo and thus represent an extremely powerful molecular tool for chemical/biochemical/medical research in general.

The Candidate: The candidate must have a strong background in NMR spectroscopy ideally with expertise in solid-state, HR-MAS and solution-state NMR. Expertise in one area is sufficient as long the candidate is willing and interested in learning all areas of NMR spectroscopy. The candidate must be open minded and willing to work with very complex in-vivo systems. The candidate should be willing to learn to design novel pulse programs that combine aspects from solution-state and solid-state NMR. Candidates will need to draw upon and integrate a range of concepts including saturation transfer, diffusion editing, cross-polarization dynamics, relaxation filters, isotope filtering with 1-3D NMR spectroscopy to access specific key molecular interactions from within complex matrices. The candidate will have access to a range of state of-the-art equipment at the Environmental NMR center including prototype multiphase probes and hardware, as well as solid-state, HR-MAS, liquid-state, cryoprobes, micro-imaging, and hyphenated (2D-HPLC-SPE-NMR-MS(Q-q-Tof) NMR spectrometers.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Bruker BioSpin and candidate may be asked to spend time at Bruker headquarters in the U.S. assisting in building larger diameter MAS probes as required (typically 1 month per year). Previous probe building experience is not required. At present we have number of fully working prototypes but are working on further development of new probe designs with Bruker.

The candidate should have an interest in environmental chemistry and/or willingness to learn key issues in this field. Due to the very technical nature of the project the position is specifically suited to a gifted and open-minded NMR spectroscopist rather than an environmentalist with NMR experience. The candidate must be willing to travel and may be expected to lead visits with graduate students to the Bruker BioSpin Corporation headquarters and the National Water Research Institute as/if required. In addition, the candidate, along with the center manager and directors, will be expected to act as a general NMR resource for graduate students, and collaborators in the Environmental NMR Center, and assist with training, data acquisition, processing and interpretation on projects as required. The Environmental NMR Center is highly collaborative and such involvement will nearly always result in the post-doctoral fellow becoming a co-author in any research in which they assisted.

Application: Candidates should send a complete C.V. including a publication list, a statement outlining their suitability and their interest in the position. Candidates should arrange to have 3 references sent directly. Applications without the appropriate references have to be considered incomplete and cannot be considered.

Applications and references should be sent to

Professor André Simpson, FRSC
Director of the Environmental NMR Center
Department of Chemistry
Division of Physical and Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, MIC 1A4
Canada

or e-mailed as a PDF attachment to [andre.simpson "at" utoronto.ca]

All applications and references will be reviewed once complete. We aim to fill the position by July 1st 2013.

PhD positions in materials research and solid-state NMR (Feb 19/13)

PhD positions in materials research and solid-state NMR are open at TUT and KIT (Tallinn, Estonia / Karlsruhe, Germany) to work with Raiker Witter, Maximilian Fichtner and Ago Samoson on characterization/development of chemical energy storage systems. The work will be carried out in the context of cooperation of Technomedicum at Tallinn University of Technology and Institute of Nanotechnology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

The two groups combine development of new advanced materials with customized magnetic resonance techniques.

Funding: up to 4 years
PhD-Program application date: June – July, 2013
Thesis submission: within 4 years after registration with requirement of 240 ECTS
Start date: 1st August, 2013

EXPECTED: Master degree or similar in natural sciences with theoretical and experimental record in relevant subjects: material sciences, inorganic/solid-state chemistry, NMR, MRI, physical chemistry and/or physics.

If you have questions, please contact us via mail.
Applicants should send a CV with cover letter, including two contact references, and a list of practical experiences and outputs as for instance reports, posters, publications, to Raiker Witter.

Raiker Witter
e-mail : raiker.witter "at" ttu.ee

Technomedicum
Tallinn University of Technology
Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn
Estonia

and

Institute of Nanotechnology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1,
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Germany

Postdoctoral Scientist in NMR of Materials and Processes, RWTH Aachen University (April 26/13)

Vacancy for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist for expanding and coordinating the research activities of the Magnetic Resonance Center MARC at the Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie of RWTH Aachen University in the area of NMR of Materials and Processes.

Our profile: The Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare (ITMC) is a union of several chairs in the field of technical and macromolecular chemistry. The group of Prof. Blümich at ITMC.MC works on fundamental and applied research in the following areas:
• High-field and compact low-field NMR spectroscopy, imaging, and relaxometry of materials and processes, incl. hyper-polarization techniques
• Sustainable catalytic synthesis techniques,
• Polymer science and technology,

The project is funded for three years by a DFG initiative in cooperation with the Karlsruhe University of Technology (KIT).

Your profile: Doctoral degree in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field; excellent knowledge of solid state NMR and imaging; good knowledge of English; willingness to learn German

Your tasks: You are expected to coordinate and lead interdisciplinary research activities focused on applying NMR to practical problems in materials science and chemical engineering and to engage in setting up your own research program

Our offer: This is a full-employment position (E13-level), which is limited to a three-year term. Provided that the personal prerequisites of the applicant are met, it is intended to fill this vacancy as soon as possible.

RWTH Aachen University is a certified family-friendly university that especially promotes the careers of women. Thus, we welcome women to apply. Women applicants are preferred over male candidates if these women are equally qualified for the position and if women are under-represented in the respective area. Applications by suitable handicapped persons are expressly desired.

Contact partner:

For preliminary information:
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Blümich, Tel.: +49 241 8026420
E-Mail: bluemich "at" itmc.rwth-aachen.de

Please send your application either by mail or e-mail by 31 May 2013 to: RWTH Aachen University; ITMC, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Blümich,
Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany
E-Mail: jobs.mc "at" itmc.rwth-aachen.de

Solution-state Protein NMR post-doctoral position, the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (April 4/13)

A post-doctoral fellow to carry out a project aimed at understanding gene transcription regulation in the research groups of Prof. Rachel E. Klevit (University of Washington) and Dr. Steve Hahn (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is sought. The project will investigate the complex(es) formed between the acidic transcription activator, Gcn4, and a subunit of the Mediator complex, Gal11. Gcn4 is an intrinsically disordered protein that can bind to three separate domains within Gal11, forming one or more “fuzzy” complexes.

We have previously defined one such complex from NMR measurements (Brzovic et al. 2011 Molecular Cell 44:942-953). The successful candidate will have previous training and experience in protein NMR and will work as a member of a collaborative team studying the system using biophysical, biochemical, molecular biological, and yeast genetic approaches. NMR instrumentation available for this project includes spectrometers operating at 500, 600 (equipped with cryoprobe), 700, and 800 (equipped with cryoprobe) MHz. http://depts.washington.edu/klvtlab/

Position is available immediately. Please send application to Prof. Rachel Klevit (klevit "at" uw.edu) NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2013.

Include
1) a cover letter that explains your career goals,
2) CV,
3) list of individuals who can provide letters of recommendation

PhD studentship in solid-state NMR, Aix-Marseille Université (March 29/13)

A three-year PhD studentship is available at Aix-Marseille Université. The PhD is fully funded with a maintenance allowance of 20 300 € per year (gross income). The studentship is open to students who have a degree in chemistry or physics. The studentship starts on September 2013, while the closing date for application is 13 May 2013.

Project: The goal of this project is to investigate molecular crystals that cannot be studied with conventional analytical methods. For that purpose, this project will take advantage of the recent developments of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SSNMR) and will involve further methodology developments for the detection of long-range structural information in strongly coupled spin-networks. Moreover, it should be possible to detect these long-range structural information using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), which can enhance SSNMR signals by up to 2 orders of magnitude.

Contact: The student will be jointly supervised by Stéphane Viel and Pierre Thureau. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us at:
[s.viel "at" univ-amu.fr] and [pierre.thureau "at" univ-amu.fr]

Postdoctoral Position in enzymology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (Jan 12/13)

Vacancy ID # 121145
Employing Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Appointment Conditions: Full time appointment ending one year from start date
Proposed Start Date: March 1, 2013

Job Description: A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Adam W. Barb at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, to conduct research on redesigning enzyme specificity. Dr. Barb is conducting collaborative research in the field of biorenewable chemicals. Microbial polyketide synthesis is being explored as a renewable and cost-effective source of chemical precursor compounds for the chemical industry. The goal of this research is to engineer enzymes to accept unnatural, noncognate substrates with significant potential for further chemical or enzymatic modification. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment inside and outside of the lab, be responsible for presenting research findings, and contribute to future research proposals. This investigation is funded by a grant from the Center for BioRenewable Chemicals, centered at Iowa State University (see http://www.cbirc.iastate.edu/ for more information). Experience in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy OR protein biochemistry/enzymology is required. For more information on Dr. Barb's research see http://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/adam-barb/

Required Qualifications: Applicant must have Ph.D and a strong background in Biochemistry, Microbiology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in enzymology and biophysical analysis of proteins OR biomolecular NMR spectroscopy is preferred. The candidate must be willing to learn new techniques.

Salary: $45,000

Special Conditions: The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Health and retirement benefits are provided with the position. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, a complete CV, a brief description of research experience, and the names and contact information of three references to [abarb "at" iastate.edu]

Thank you for your interest in the postdoctoral research associate position. Our screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should our review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, we will contact you in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Adam Barb at [abarb "at" iastate.edu]

To ensure consideration, submit application by: March 1st, 2013

Adam W. Barb
Assistant Professor
Roy J. Carver Department of
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
2214 Molecular Biology Building
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
phone-515-294-8928 fax-515-294-7629
http://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/adam-barb/

Industrial NMR / Sr. Analytical Chemist (Nov 14/12)

Albemarle Corporation NMR Lab Opening, Industrial NMR Opening for Recent Grad or Postdoc

Enthusiasm for NMR
Strong interest in solving problems and puzzles
Involvement in a wide variety of chemistries
Teamwork

Title: Sr. Analytical Chemist

Description: Provide NMR support to manufacturing, R&D, and Customer Technical Service. Develop NMR methods and solve analytical problems for internal customer support. Train technicians on NMR methods used in QC. Analyze samples and report results.

Area of Work: Apply multinuclear NMR characterization to small molecules, polymers, and solid materials. Maintain and operate NMR instruments for the NMR group, open access for chemists, and plant QC use. Provide NMR training and consultation to chemists, technicians, and chemical engineers. Maintain excellence in safety, health and environment practices. Apply new NMR methods to solving chemical and process problems.

Education and Experience Requirements: Recent Ph.D. in chemistry, preferably in NMR spectroscopy. (Graduate in 2012 or 2013; postdoc of 1-4 years considered) Good understanding of the fundamentals of NMR spectroscopy and instrumentation. Good analytical problem solving skills. Good English language skills. Good people skills. Interest in a wide variety of NMR applications and methods, including liquids, solids, and polymers. Strong interest in the challenges of industrial analytical chemistry for a wide variety of products. Must have at least Green Card.

Location: Process Development Center, Baton Rouge, LA
For information on the company see http://www.albemarle.com

The NMR Lab is a Center of Excellence for the Albemarle Corporation.

Larry S. Simeral
Distinguished Advisor, PDC Analytical Research & Quality
Albemarle Corporation
Gulf States Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
larry.simeral "at" albemarle.com
(225)359-2995
7 (225)359-2705
http://www.albemarle.com


NMR Laboratory Researcher, Rutgers University (Oct 22/12)

Job Title LABORATORY RESEARCHER II
Position Number 12-002186
Posting Date 07/19/2012

Job Description Reporting to the NMR Facility Manager, the position maintains the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance instruments (high-field Varian and Bruker NMR spectrometers) at the highest working standards including cryogen fills, regular servicing and troubleshooting of the consoles and sample temperature control units, as well as spectrometer hardware and software maintenance. The position is also responsible for upkeep of the NMR rooms that include the basic electric, compressed air and ambient temperature services along with their back-up systems (including possible off-hours emergency response to power outages and/or mechanical failures). Other duties include but are not limited to screening protein samples using Cryo-microprobe equipped with a robotic sample changer, high-throughput small molecule screening and generating libraries of ligand NMR spectra; assisting researchers in training new users of the equipment; maintaining a data archive, keeping accurate time and usage records, and assisting the NMR facility manager in the general operation of the facility.

Job Requirements Requires a bachelor's level education in a relevant scientific discipline plus 5 years related experience and a thorough understanding of radio frequency (RF) electronic circuitry with the ability to effectively troubleshoot sophisticated RF systems. Additionally, thorough understanding of basic NMR experiments is required for screening protein and ligand samples. Must be able to handle heavy cryogen tanks and be certified in Bruker Biospin and/or Varian NMR hardware training.

For more information and to apply online:
http://uhrapps.rutgers.edu/jobs/JobDetail.aspx?pst_num=12-002186


Postdoctoral NMR positions (updated Oct 12/12)

Postdoctoral NMR Applications Researcher, Doty Scientific, Columbia, SC http://www.dotynmr.com/gen/gen_employmentpg.htm

NMR Postdoctoral Positions in Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia http://www.med.upenn.edu/wandlab/postdoc_positions.html


Case Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (Sept 27/12)

Postdoctoral position to study Protein-Protein Interactions and their role in Mechanisms of Signal Transduction using protein solution NMR and x-ray crystallography

How are signaling events transmitted from one protein to another? To answer this question we are looking to add a postdoctoral co-worker to our interdisciplinary team. Our interest is to understand protein-protein interactions, protein structure and dynamics in the context of cell signaling mechanisms, e.g. see our recent papers J.Biol.Chem. 284, 35962-72 (2009); J.Biol.Chem. 286, 26093-106 (2011); Structure 20, 41-55 (2012). The systems include several small GTPases and their interacting proteins, principally the cytoplasmic domains of plexins and of other receptors.

Research in protein biophysics/structural biology. We principally use solution NMR for protein structure determination, surface mapping and characterization of conformational change. The project may involve amide hydrogen exchange, NMR relaxation and molecular dynamics simulation as additional tools. NMR facilities at the Cleveland Center for Structural Biology consist of two 600MHz, an 800MHz and an 900MHz Bruker spectrometers all with cryoprobes. Apart from NMR, we employ other biophysical techniques including circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy as well as isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). Recently have started x-ray crystallography as a second major component to the laboratory (a Rigaku MicroMax-007 HF instrument with a 94x94mm CCD detector has recently been installed for crystal screening).

We are looking for a talented and motivated coworker, who aim to become independent researcher/project leader. Prior experience with protein NMR or x-ray crystallography is essential. The Buck laboratory provides a stimulating but friendly working environment – we are still relatively small & young, which has advantages. The Medical School of Case Western Reserve University is highly rated overall in the US (~ 16th in terms of NIH funding) and Cleveland is a pleasant but affordable place to live with excellent educational, medical and cultural institutions. Starting date, project details and salary are negotiable. Please send your resume, overview of your scientific interests and career goals as well as contact details of three referees able to provide references by e-mail to [Matthias.Buck "at" case.edu].

Matthias Buck, MA, DPhil
Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
School of Medicine, E607
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-4970
Phone: 216-368-8651
Fax: 216-368-3952
E-mail: Matthias.Buck "at" case.edu
http://biophysics.case.edu/people/faculty/Matthias%20Buck


CanadianTenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor in Chemistry of Biointerfaces, McMaster University, Hamilton (Sept 21/12)

http://www.mcmaster.ca/vpacademic/Biointerfaces-Aug2012.html

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster University solicits applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of chemistry of biointerfaces, effective July 1,2013. Applications are encouraged in all areas of chemistry of biointerfaces, including preparation, characterization, modeling or applications of biointerfaces. Scientists with research interests that have applications in the biosciences, environmental science and materials/nanoscience areas are encouraged to apply.

Our aim is to enhance interdisciplinary science at McMaster, a university with a longstanding history of collaborative research initiatives. In addition to having access to the equipment and facilities in this department, the successful candidate will also have access to the facilities in the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology and the newly established Biointerfaces Institute http://biointerfaces.mcmaster.ca

The latter facility consists of several instrument suites for high throughput development and characterization of biomaterials and biointerfaces, including 850 MHz solid-state biological NMR, imaging MALDI mass spectrometry, imaging XPS and automated materials synthesis and screening infrastructure, with current research themes in bioactive surfaces for sensing and separation, ophthalmic biomaterials, and fundamental studies of biointerface interactions. For additional information on the department, see: http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca

Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop a prominent, externally funded research program and to be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of research scholarship and productivity. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and detailed descriptions of at least three research projects that exemplify your proposed research program. Please include a list of the major instrumentation and equipment necessary to pursue each project. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send these materials and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Dr. John D. Brennan
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
McMaster University,
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1
CANADA

Posted: August 3rd, 2012

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.


Postdoctoral Position in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy (August 9/12)

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor Nate Traaseth in the Department of Chemistry at New York University. The laboratory is located in the heart of Manhattan (Greenwich Village) within New York City. Research projects include biomolecular solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy of integral membrane proteins involved in drug resistance and membrane receptors involved in developmental and neurodegenerative diseases. Additional interests include solid-state NMR pulse sequence development and methods for measuring protein dynamics. Members of the group have access to the outstanding New York Structural Biology Center to carry out solution and solid-state NMR experiments as well as a dedicated state-of-the-art 600 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer at New York University. Additional information can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/fas/dept/chemistry/traasethgroup

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and experience in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy (solution or solid-state NMR). 2-3 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Professor Traaseth (traaseth "at" nyu.edu)

Nate Traaseth
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
New York University
100 Washington Sq E
New York, NY 10003
traaseth "at" nyu.edu
212.992.9784 Office: 660 Brown
http://www.nyu.edu/fas/dept/chemistry/traasethgroup


Postdoctoral position, Florida State University & NHMFL (August 3/12)

A postdoctoral position is available at Florida State University and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in the group of Rafael Brüschweiler to study the functional dynamics of Arginine Kinase and its interactions with various ligands. This NIH-funded research, which will primarily use solution NMR spectroscopy and computation, is a collaboration with the group of Michael Chapman at OHSU.

FSU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the NHMFL provide a cross-disciplinary research environment with access to a 800 and a 700 solution NMR spectrometer equipped with cryogenic probes as well as to FSU's high-performance computing facility (http://www.hpc.fsu.edu/).

Interested candidates with a background in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and/or biomolecular computation should email their CV along with the names and contact information of 3 individuals who can be asked for a reference.

Rafael Brüschweiler
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
E-Mail: bruschweiler "at" magnet.fsu.ed
Web: http://spin.magnet.fsu.edu


Two postdoctoral Research Associate positions, University of Wisconsin-Madison (July 31/12)

The National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) has immediate openings for two postdoctoral research associates. Please visit the NMRFAM website http://www.nmrfam.wisc.edu for information about our instrumentation and research programs.

(1) Structure determination by hybrid methods (NMR, SAXS, computation) The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD with experience in solution structure determination making use of data from NMR spectroscopy and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). This position will work with NMRFAM staff members developing technology and applying it to collaborative projects.

(2) Metabolomics by NMR and MS The ideal candidate will have had extensive experience in LC-MS and NMR spectroscopy with applications to metabolomics. This position will develop technology and work on projects initiated by biomedical collaborators.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience at least at the NIH rate

Applicants should send a cover letter (including the names and e-mail addresses of three mentors willing to provide letters of recommendation) and curriculum vitae to:

Prof. John Markley
NMRFAM
Biochemistry Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison
433 Babcock Drive
Madison WI 53706
USA
E-mail: jmarkley "at" wisc.edu


CanadianTwo Faculty Positions in Molecular Structure & Function, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (Sept 20/12)

To coincide with the opening of The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) new Centre for Research and Learning in August 2013, the Program in Molecular Structure & Function (MSF) is seeking two exceptional individuals who are interested in exploiting the unique research environment provided by Canada’s largest paediatric hospital-based research institute. Individuals, at all stages of their career, that use biophysical, biochemical, computational and/or chemical biology tools to study biological macromolecules or biochemical processes at the molecular level, bridging in vitro to cellular and/or in vivo studies are encouraged to apply.

http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/Molecular-Structure-and-Function/jobs/index.html

Preference will be given to candidates that enhance and complement the existing research of Program members and and can establish links to other ongoing research endeavors within the Hospital.

The successful candidates for this independent research position must have an MD or PhD degree or equivalent, have completed significant postdoctoral training, and have an outstanding record of research productivity. The successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program, and to hold an academic appointment at the University of Toronto.

Interested applicants should e-mail their application (curriculum vitae, description of past and proposed research, and three representative publications) in PDF format to Nira Jayanetti, Program Coordinator E-mail: [nira.jayanetti "at" sickkids.ca]

Candidates should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation either emailed or sent to:

Molecular Structure & Function Search 2012
c/o Nira Jayanetti
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5G 1X8

Complete applications that are received on or before 5pm EST on Nov 30th, 2012 will be considered.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however in accordance with immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The Hospital for Sick Children hires on the basis of merit and is committed to equity in employment.


NMR Core Facility Manager, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Jupiter, Florida (Palm Beach County) (Aug 30/12)

Posted: 08/30/2012
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 314_61168_228957
http://www.scripps.edu/florida/

Position Summary: The selected candidate will oversee the daily operation of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Core Facility, with responsibilities including: development of operating procedures; training of NMR Facility users; and providing researchers with state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation and technical support in NMR experimental design. The NMR Core Facility Manager will participate in the preparation and writing of instrumentation grant proposals, and, when appropriate, engage in collaborative research with faculty and outside users. In addition, will develop instrument scheduling and use policies and charge rates in collaboration with the Senior Director of Scientific Support Operations; train and certify users on the proper and safe use of the instruments; help users achieve independence on the instruments; assist users in assessing their experimental and instrumental needs; act as a resource by fielding questions and offering expert guidance in available NMR spectroscopic methods; establish and maintain an up to date website with information pertinent to Core policies, procedures, training, and instrument scheduling; assist faculty, outside users and corporate clients with NMR experimental design, data acquisition, and analysis of experimental results; develop and apply QC methods and instrument standby conditions to assure user ready operation; ensure that instruments are maintained to the highest working standards, including regular hardware/software maintenance; determine cryogen fill schedule; order cryogens; oversee and/or perform cryogen fill; oversee the installation of new hardware and software; negotiate and supervise any service contracts with vendors as they relate to the Core; and order parts and/or services as required. In addition, may develop independent research programs as appropriate to TSRI goals or engage in collaborative research with members of the Institute and Core users when appropriate; may publish original work in peer reviewed journals or attend scholarly conferences; may participate in the writing and preparation of NMR instrumentation grants within guidelines determined by the Senior Director Scientific Support Operations; and perform other duties as assigned.

Skills / Requirements

Basic Qualifications: A Ph.D. with a background in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related disciplines and a minimum of five (5) years of experience with multi-dimensional NMR applications to small molecules and biomacromolecules (proteins & nucleic acids) is required. Excellent skills in experimental design, pulse sequence implementation, and data analysis as well as excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in managing an NMR facility and overseeing instrument usage and maintenance is highly preferred. Experience in both software and hardware aspects with Bruker BioSpin's spectrometers is preferred. Florida & Palm Beach County residents preferred.

For more information and to apply online:
http://floridajobs.scripps.edu/nmr-core-facility-mgr-fl/job/3410038


CNRS research associate in Nantes, France (Oct 11/12)

We are still looking for outstanding young candidates wishing to start an independent researcher career in a young and dynamic CNRS group. You will benefit from a newly built NMR facility equipped with five state-of-the art NMR spectrometers in the 300-700 MHz range, in the beautiful city of Nantes, close to the French Atlantic coast. Application deadline: October 31st, 2012.

Job details: The CEISAM laboratory (Nantes, France) is looking for high-level candidates to support their application for a potential permanent CNRS research associate position in liquid-state NMR methods development.

The CEISAM laboratory is divided into five research teams, gathering fundamental expertise in organic synthesis, analytical bio-organic chemistry and molecular modeling. Currently, CEISAM has a continuous and increasing high scientific productivity, numerous national and international collaborations and many funded research projects (ANR, ERC, etc.). Among the 5 teams of CEISAM, the Elucidation of Biosynthesis by Isotopic Spectrometry group EBSI (Elucidation of biosynthesis by Isotopic Spectrometry) is one of the leading European research teams working in the field of the analysis of the isotopic distributions in natural products.

The EBSI group has an internationally recognized expertise in the field of quantitative NMR, and is constantly developing high-throughput NMR methodologies directed towards metabolic studies, and more generally analytical chemistry. The group has recently developed original methods in ultrafast 2D NMR, and has significantly improved the analytical performances of this emerging and promising methodology, showing its high potential for quantitative analysis.

More details about ongoing NMR developments can be found on the following webpage: http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/CEISAM/en_ebsi1.php

We now wish to strengthen this research axis by recruiting a permanent CNRS research associate (in CNRS section 16). A research associate position at CNRS requires brilliant candidates who submit their application together with a host research unit.

In this context, CEISAM is looking for outstanding candidates fulfilling the following criteria:
- PhD in liquid-state NMR or closely related area
- Significant postdoctoral experience (at least one year research experience outside of France) attested by publications
- A high level of expertise in NMR methods development
- A number of publications in high-level peer-reviewed journals
- An interest in analytical applications of magnetic resonance
- Strong written and oral communication skills

Moreover, experience in one (or more) of the following domains would be highly appreciated:
- Signal processing
- Multidimensional NMR
- Quantitative NMR
- Spatial-encoding
- Hyperpolarization.

The candidate will develop liquid-state NMR methods directed towards metabolic studies, and will work in close collaboration with members of the EBSI team. Joining the CEISAM at the University of Nantes, you will benefit from our recent investment in NMR hardware, which includes five state-of-the-art liquid-state NMR spectrometers in the 300-700 MHz range, implemented in a newly built facility at the heart of the campus. You will also enjoy the excellent collaborative atmosphere within the EBSI team, the CEISAM lab, and the entire University.

Interest applicants should send their CV to Patrick Giraudeau (patrick.giraudeau "at" univ-nantes.fr).

Dr. Patrick Giraudeau
Maître de Conférences HDR
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
CEISAM Bât 9 - Bureau 103
BP 92208
2 Rue de la Houssinière
44322 Nantes Cedex 3
France
Tel : (33) 2 51 12 57 09
e-mail : patrick.giraudeau "at" univ-nantes.fr
web : http://www.univ-nantes.fr/giraudeau-p


CanadianAssistant/Associate Professor position in Structural and Functional Biology (Aug 15/12)

McGill University: Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of McGill University is inviting applications for a tenuretrack faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, in Structural and Functional Biology.

We strongly encourage applications from those using techniques for the structural determination of proteins, e.g., neuronal proteins with roles in brain function and implicated in human disease, as a tool to optimize compounds but also for lead discovery. Applications will be accepted from candidates with a proven research record in solving the structures of novel proteins or shedding new insights into the workings of existing proteins.

Candidates are required to have initiated a successful scholarly career as evidenced by publications and presentations. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and will be expected to contribute to the departmental research and teaching missions.

In order to complete the application process, candidates must submit electronically a copy of their Curriculum vitae, a short statement of research interests and contact information of three external referees. Applications will be accepted until November 8th, 2012.

Please send your application to [Admin.pharmacology "at" mcgill.ca] to the attention of Dr. Gerhard Multhaup, Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


CanadianTenure-track faculty position in Inorganic or Materials Chemistry, University of Alberta (July 30/12)

Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Competition No. - A104918244
Closing Date - October 23, 2012

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Inorganic or Materials Chemistry. The starting date is July 1, 2013. The rank for this position is directed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Outstanding individuals with research interests in areas related to Inorganic Chemistry that complement current expertise in the department are encouraged to apply.

The Department has vibrant research programs encompassing most areas of modern chemistry including materials and nanoscience, catalysis, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy, synthesis and medicinal chemistry and instrumentation and analysis (http://www.chem.ualberta.ca). An outstanding research environment is offered with access to excellent support facilities.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching and must hold a PhD.

For more information and to apply
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A104918244/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


NMR Spectroscopist, University of St Andrews, UK -School of Chemistry (August 11/12)

NMR Spectroscopist
University of St Andrews, UK -School of Chemistry
Ref No: ML1192
£37,012 - £45,486 per annum
Start: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 30 September 2012

Vacancy Details: The School of Chemistry has one of the most advanced NMR facilities in Europe for both solution and solid-state NMR. We seek an experienced NMR spectroscopist with particular expertise in solid-state NMR to enhance the capabilities of the facility which is an important resource for the research activities of the school. The postholder will complement the existing staff, in St Andrews and EaStCHEM, developing broader strategy (including contributing to grant applications) in the area in addition to the management of the facility.

Informal enquiries can be made to
Professor Derek Woollins (e-mail: jdw3 "at" st-andrews.ac.uk; tel: +44(0) 1334 467301)
Dr Sharon Ashbrook (e-mail: sema "at" st-andrews.ac.uk, tel: +44(0) 1334 463396).

For further information and to apply on-line, please visit the University website at
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx


CanadianTenure-track faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Western Ontario (July 31/12) (download PDF)

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program, and to develop and teach innovative courses in chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry (http://www.uwo.ca/chem) is a large research-intensive department with strong programs in many areas of chemistry and with several interdisciplinary links to research groups in other departments in the Faculties of Science and Engineering and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The Department of Chemistry is home to world class research facilities and has strong affiliations with Surface Science Western (http://www.surfacesciencewestern.com), the Western Nanofabrication Facility (http://nanofab.uwo.ca) and the Integrated Microscopy Unit (http://www.thebiotron.ca).

Interested candidates should send two hard copies of their application package which includes an up-todate curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy and a statement of teaching interests, a description of research accomplishments, and a 5 page research proposal, together with the names, mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three referees to:

Dr. K. M. Baines, Chair
Department of Chemistry, Western University
Chemistry Building, Room 003 Dock 11
1151 Richmond Street N
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
Canada

The deadline for receipt of two printed copies of the full application is September 30, 2012. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


CanadianGraduate student positions, University of Guelph (April 25/12)

Graduate student positions are available in the solid state NMR group at the University of Guelph to work on the membrane protein structure determination problems. The University of Guelph NMR Centre is well equipped with an array of solid-state NMR (SSNMR) instruments operating at field strengths of 500, 600 and 800 MHz. Our facility will soon include the first in Canada Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) enhanced 600 MHz SSNMR spectrometer. We study various large membrane proteins of both bacterial and human origin. Our aim is achieve comprehensive understanding at atomic level of protein structure and functional dynamics. The research carried out in the group is highly interdisciplinary. In addition to multi-dimensional solid-state NMR, we use computational and biophysical methods, and chemical and molecular biology approaches to synthesis and purification of isotopically labeled proteins.
For more information contact Vlad Ladizhansky directly (vladizha "at" uoguelph.ca or ladizha "at" gmail.com)

Dr. Vladimir Ladizhansky
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair II,
Department of Physics
University of Guelph,
50 Stone Road E, Guelph,
Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
phone: 519-824-4120 Ext 53989
departmental fax: 519-836-9967
email: vladizha "at" uoguelph.ca
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/~vladimir/


CanadianNMR Technician position, UBC Chemistry (Sept 11/12)

University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry is seeking an NMR Technician (Job ID: 13930, Research Assistant/Tech 4). This position is a temporary maternity leave replacement for 12 months and can start as soon as possible (NMR Facility).

Responsibilities include: assisting the departmental NMR facility manager to maintain five Bruker solution and one solid state NMR spectrometers; offer training and instruction to NMR users; help users to implement and develop NMR methods; and to run service samples for the NMR clients.

Requirements: Masters Degree in Chemistry or Physics with a minimum of two years of NMR experience.

For more information and to apply online visit
http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php (Job ID: 13930)
or send resume with two reference letters to Paul Xia [zcxia "at" chem.ubc.ca] before September 21, 2012.


Experimental Officer in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, University of York, UK (August 8/12)

Experimental Officer in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
University of York - Department of Chemistry
Ref: 2497

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation primarily of the 700 MHz and 600 MHz instruments which are used for a wide variety of experiments supporting inorganic and organic chemistry, the development of hyperpolarisation methods and studies of proteins and carbohydrates. You will also provide training for users of the instruments where necessary and support the general research aims of the centre.

You will require both excellent knowledge and practical experience of NMR spectroscopy of small molecules; knowledge and experience of experiments for studying proteins and other biomolecules would be an advantage.

Salary will be within the range £29,249 - £30,122 per annum and the post is available immediately for a period of 3 years in the first instance.

Closing date: 9 September 2012

For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website: https://jobs.york.ac.uk

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.


PhD fellowship in Solid-State NMR, ENS, Paris (April 25/12)

starting October 2012

The thesis will focus on the development of novel solid-state NMR techniques and their applications to structural and dynamic studies of biomolecules. The successful candidate will join the NMR group headed by Geoffrey Bodenhausen and will be supervised by Piotr Tekely at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

The ideal candidate will have a good academic background in at least one of the following areas: physics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, biophysics, or analytical chemistry. A strong motivation for research is important. Basic knowledge of solid-state NMR and skills in computational work would be an asset.

A PhD position is supported by the Ecole Doctorale (ED 388) associated with the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Ecole Normale Supériere (ENS).

Interested applicants should send a single PDF document containing a CV, one-page statement of research interests and contact information of two references to: Piotr.Tekely "at" ens.fr

http://www1.chimie.ens.fr/Resonance/index.html

Postdoctoral Position in MRI of batteries, U.S. (updated August 9/12)

Immediate Opening for a Postdoc position on a joint project between New York University (Alexej Jerschow) and Stony Brook University (Clare Grey) on MRI of batteries and battery materials. The position is funded by DOE as part of the NECCES EFRC Center (http://necces.chem.sunysb.edu/index.html) initially for one year, extendable for up to 2 years based on performance.

The postdoc would be based at New York University where the bulk of the imaging work would be performed but would be expected to spend time at Stony Brook to work with the Grey group and attend activities associated with NECCES/collaborate with EFRC members. Applicants with prior MRI or rf hardware experience are preferred.

To apply online: http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/


Alexej Jerschow
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry Department
New York University
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/jerschow


CanadianPostdoctoral Research Associate in multiphase NMR Spectroscopy (July 9/12) (download PDF, 26 kb)

Environmental NMR Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Project Description:

This is a unique opportunity to develop a novel area of NMR spectroscopy termed Comprehensive Multiphase NMR spectroscopy (CMP NMR).

CMP NMR is a new area of NMR spectroscopy that incorporates solid-state, semi-solids (HR-MAS) and solution-state NMR (J. Magn. Reson. 2012; 217:61-76). The goal is to take samples such as tissues, plants, cells, soils etc. in their natural fully swollen state and study structure and interactions in-situ and potentially in-vivo, and do so for all the bonds present (solid, liquid or gel). The candidate will work with a range of unique hardware prototypes to study intact natural samples that have solid, gel and liquid components (samples may include plants, soils, sediments, atmospheric particles, tissue/bone etc.) thereby eliminating the need for drying or pre-treatment. This research aims to differentiate molecular structures in various natural phases and more importantly, to permit the study of the chemistry and transport between phases and across key interfaces by NMR spectroscopy for the first time. The successful candidate will have considerable opportunities to publish in a diverse range of disciplines.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Bruker BioSpin and will involve: 1) fundamental development of the technique and preliminary applications in a range of disciplines; and 2) development of applications in environmental chemistry. The candidate must be willing to spend time at Bruker headquarters in the U.S. assisting in building the probes as required (typically 1 month per year). At present we have number of fully working prototypes but are working on further development of new probe designs with Bruker.

Environmental applications will focus on understanding the molecular processes behind soil/sediment contamination, understanding chemical composition and layering in atmospheric particles, and understanding plant growth, metabolism and contaminant interactions. Much of the environmental work is performed in collaboration with Environment Canada, the National Water Research Institute, and the Ministry of the Environment. Therefore this represents an excellent opportunity for an open-minded NMR researcher to apply novel NMR technologies to some of the most challenging and real-world environmental problems in addition to NMR development.

The candidate must have an extremely strong background in NMR spectroscopy ideally with expertise in solid-state, HR-MAS and solution-state NMR. Expertise in one area is sufficient as long the candidate is willing and interesting in to learn all areas of NMR spectroscopy. The candidate must be open minded and willing to work with very complex environmental samples and be able to design novel pulse programs that combine aspects from solution-state and solid-state NMR. Candidates will need to draw upon and integrate a range of concepts including saturation transfer, diffusion editing, cross-polarization dynamics, relaxation filters, isotope filtering with 1-3D NMR spectroscopy to access specific key molecular interactions from within complex matrices. The candidate will have access to a range of state of-the-art equipment at the Environmental NMR center including prototype multiphase probes and hardware, as well as solid-state, HR-MAS, liquid-state, micro-imaging, and hyphenated (2D-HPLC-SPE-NMR-MS(Q-q-Tof) NMR spectrometers.

The candidate should have an interest in environmental chemistry and/or willingness to learn key issues in this field. Due to the very technical nature of the project the position is specifically suited to a gifted and open-minded NMR spectroscopist rather than an environmentalist with NMR experience. The candidate must be willing to travel and may be expected to lead visits with graduate students to the Bruker BioSpin Corporation headquarters, if required. In addition, the candidate, along with the center manager and directors, will be expected to act as a general NMR resource for graduate students, and collaborators in the Environmental NMR Center, and assist with training, data acquisition, processing and interpretation on projects as required. The Environmental NMR Center is highly collaborative and such involvement will nearly always result in the post-doctoral fellow becoming a co-author in any research in which they assisted.

Application:

Candidates should send a complete C.V. including a publication list, a one page statement outlining their suitability and their interest in the position. Candidates should arrange to have 3 references sent directly. Applications without the appropriate references have to be considered incomplete and cannot be considered.

Applications and references should be sent to

Professor André Simpson, FRSC
Director of the Environmental NMR Center
Department of Chemistry
Division of Physical and Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, MIC 1A4
Canada

or e-mailed as a PDF attachment to [andre.simpson "at" utoronto.ca]
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~asimpson/

All applications and references will be reviewed once complete. We aim to fill the position by September 1st, 2012.


Postdoctoral Position in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nanoparticle Transport, University of Glasgow, UK (June 19/12)

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team using MRI to develop better mass transport models, essential for environmental risk assessment of nanoparticles. You will take a leading role in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantify the transport of paramagnetic nanoparticles through porous media such as glass beads and rock. You will develop MRI pulse sequences needed for this work and undertake the MR imaging experiments. You will be based in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and the Glasgow Experimental MRI Centre (GEMRIC).

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/ges/staff/vernonphoenix/

You will also liaise with collaborators from the University of Birmingham to assist with the development of mass transport models. You should have a strong background in NMR or MRI and experience of designing NMR or MRI pulse sequences. A Ph.D. (or soon to be awarded) is desirable. This post has initial funding for 3 years. You must take up your post sometime between August 1st 2012 and January 31st, 2013 (earlier start dates preferred).

General inquiries should be directed to Dr. Vernon Phoenix
email: vernon.phoenix "at" glasgow.ac.uk

Apply online at: http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs

Reference number: 002283
Closing Date: 20 July, 2012


Canadian NMR Laboratory Supervisor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta (March 12/12)

Competition No. A104910984D1
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for a Faculty Service Officer (FSO) Level II or III position.

Reporting to the Chair of the department, the NMR Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the management and planning of a multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility. For more information visit http://www.chem.ualberta.ca

This FSO position will oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility, coach and mentor staff and instruct users involved in NMR spectroscopic studies as the facility is used for both research and teaching purposes. The scope of NMR research is very wide; from biomolecules to inorganic complexes. The NMR facility and its staff measure approximately 2,500 research samples per year. This position will be directly involved in collaborative or independent research utilizing NMR, will work in close collaboration with key faculty members and will also have significant interactions with external users, equipment manufacturers and other related facilities on campus.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry or a related field combined with six or more years of relevant experience in NMR. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge of a broad spectrum of NMR techniques and their applicability to problems that are encountered by both researchers and students. Managerial experience is considered an asset. Interested individuals should submit their Curriculum Vitae and three letters of reference to the address below; review of application will begin on March 12, 2012 however the competition will remain open until filled.

In accordance with the Faculty Service Officer agreement, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca

For more information and to apply online
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A104910984D1/

Dr. D. Jed Harrison, Chair
Department of Chemistry
E3-38 Chemistry Centre
11227 Saskatchewan Drive
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2G2

Email: chair "at" chem.ualberta.ca
Fax: (780) 492-8231

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


Canadian Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Biointerfaces Chemistry (Feb 22/12)

McMaster University, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2011-10-14

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster University solicits applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of biointerfaces chemistry, effective July 1, 2012. Applications are encouraged in all areas of biointerfaces chemistry, including preparation, characterization, modeling or applications of biointerfaces. Scientists with research interests that have applications in the biosciences, environmental science and materials/nanoscience areas are encouraged to apply.

Our aim is to enhance interdisciplinary science at McMaster, a university with a longstanding history of collaborative research initiatives. In addition to having access to the equipment and facilities in this department, the successful candidate will also have access to the facilities in the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology and the newly established Biointerfaces Institute. This facility consists of several instrument suites for high throughput development and characterization of biomaterials and biointerfaces, including 850 MHz solid-state biological NMR, imaging MALDI mass spectrometry, imaging XPS and automated materials synthesis and screening infrastructure, with current research themes in bioactive surfaces for sensing and separation, ophthalmic biomaterials, and fundamental studies of biointerface interactions. For additional information on the department, see: http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca

Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop a prominent, externally funded research program and to be committed to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry, or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience and a promising record of research scholarship and productivity. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and detailed descriptions of at least three research projects that exemplify your proposed research program. Please include a listing of the major instrumentation and equipment necessary to pursue each project. Review of applications will begin after December 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send these materials and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Dr. John D. Brennan
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
McMaster University,
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1
CANADA

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.


Postodoctoral position in solid-state NMR and X-ray crystallography (Jan 24/12)

Kansas State University, Chemistry Department

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for studies of ferroelastic and ferroelectric domain switching, crystal growth, crystallography, phase transitions, and molecular recognition phenomena in organic inclusion compounds and related materials. The position requires a strong background in solid-state NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The researcher will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of a 300 MHz NMR instrument dedicated to solid-state experiments such as MAS, 2H NMR, and single crystal NMR and will use his or her NMR data in conjunction with crystallographic data to study structure and dynamics of disordered molecular solids. The ideal applicant would have experience with a variety of solid-state NMR experiments and chemical crystallography. Experience and interest in organic synthesis of labeled compounds and experience with troubleshooting and maintenance of NMR equipment would also be very helpful. The successful applicant will be exposed to a wide variety of techniques in the area of solid-state chemistry. He or she will help train graduate and undergraduate students in these techniques and must also value working with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Duration of the position would be for one year with the possibility of extension to two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and background.

Send your CV and the names and addresses of three references to Prof. Mark D. Hollingsworth, Chemistry Dept., 213 CBC Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0401; ph.: 785-532-2727, fax: 785-532-6666, e-mail: [mdholl "at" ksu.edu].

Review of applications will commence Feb. 1, 2012, but the search will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, a background check is required. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it actively seeks diversity among its employees.

http://www.ksu.edu/chem/people/faculty/hollingsworth.html


CanadianPost-Doc in NMR Spectroscopy of Lithium Ion Battery Materials (Jan 10/12)

An opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow is available in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University. The successful candidate will work in the research group of Dr. Goward and the focus of this industry-funded position will be research on development and application of in situ NMR measurements of electrochemical lithium ion cells, with an aim to understand processes in vehicle batteries. This position is intended for a physical chemist interested in moving into a new research area, or for an NMR spectroscopist, interested in using their NMR expertise in this applied field. (knowledge of electrochemistry and material chemistry is also an asset). This research project will involve close collaboration with material scientists, chemists, and mathematicians, as well as research scientists with our Industrial Partners.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research potential. The start date of the position is May 1, 2012. The duration of the position will be initially one year with extension for the second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The annual salary will be $45,000 CAD. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2012. Applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled, and to ensure full consideration, applicants are advised to submit all supporting materials by the deadline.

Applicants should provide at least three letters of recommendation. They may be sent directly to:

Dr. Gillian Goward
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4M1
Phone: +1 (905) 525 9140 ext. 24176
Fax: +1 (905) 522-2509
Email: goward "at" mcmaster.ca
URL: http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca/goward

McMaster is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.


CanadianPh.D. level Research Associate (Limited Term) (July 9/12)

CSICOMP NMR Facility, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

We are seeking a Ph.D. level Research Associate (Limited Term) to join our team. The CSICOMP NMR Facility staff currently has two Ph.D. level scientists and one B.Sc. level support technician. Under the general direction of the Associate NMR Manager, this position is responsible for providing support to the Facility including routine maintenance of spectrometers, aiding NMR instrument users, and acquiring and interpreting NMR data.

The NMR Facility has undergone a recent expansion and now has a total of ten NMR spectrometers, from 200 to 700 MHz. Some of the systems are used hands-on by the users while sample changers run the most of the routine spectra. The Facility has both Agilent/Varian and Bruker spectrometers with cryogenically cooled probes, solids probes, and a wide range of liquids probes.

Qualifications

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or Biochemistry or equivalent experience

Experience
Two or more years of experience with advanced (2D and/or 3D) NMR techniques; Experience with maintenance of NMR instruments.

Skills
Knowledge of common 1D and 2D NMR methods and interpretation;
Electronic test equipment knowledge; Ability to troubleshoot technical problems; Linux scripting and system maintenance and management; Knowledge of solid state NMR techniques and/or protein NMR techniques is a plus; Ability to work in a multitasking, customer oriented environment with changing priorities and interruptions; Excellent teaching and verbal communication skills.

Duties (Duties are shared among members of the Facility)
Perform routine and regular calibrations, adjustments, maintenance, and repairs of the spectrometers and related accessories; Cryogen fills; Troubleshoot spectrometers and spectrometer software and related hardware and software; Maintain online trouble tickets and contribute to associated wikis; Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and associated documentation; Assist users in spectrometer use and experiment selection; Train new users, including e-mailing, scheduling and maintaining pedagogy; Service sample preparation, acquisition, processing, record keeping and billing.

Please send your Curriculum Vitae to Professor Robert Morris, Chair by July 20th, 2012 to [chair "at" chem.utoronto.ca]

The expected start date is September 1st, 2012.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Tim Burrow
Manager, NMR/CSICOMP Chemistry
416-978-5728
http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/facilities/nmr/nmr.html


Professorship positions in Magnetic Resonance, Warwick, UK (May 21/12)

The University of Warwick is currently advertising two Professorship positions in Magnetic Resonance (one based in the Department of Chemistry, one based in the Department of Physics). Application Deadline: 29th June 2012 (applications must be made via the University of Warwick application procedure detailed in the adverts):

https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/academic/job20299.html

https://secure.admin.warwick.ac.uk/webjobs/jobs/academic/job26461.html


Radboud University Nijmegen - Full Professor of Biophysical Chemistry (NMR) (March 27/12)

Closing Date - May 13, 2012

Job description

The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University Nijmegen announces an opening for a Full Professor of Biophysical Chemistry to work within the framework of advanced spectroscopy applied in a chemical biology context. You will be required to establish a highly competitive and collaborative research programme in chemical biology, with an emphasis on utilizing NMR spectroscopy. Scientific quality is the primary criterion. You should have the qualities to become a successful group leader. You should also be able to support NMR activities for other research groups within the IMM, the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS) and the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC) in a collaborative manner. Your research programme will be complementary, but will also have overlap with programmes of other research groups within the IMM, and will increase both the depth and width of the IMM’s knowledge spectrum. You should have a proven track record of teaching in academia. You will be responsible for, and will actively initiate, attractive and innovative science education in the field of NMR spectroscopy and its use in the study of the functional behaviour of biomolecules, biomimetic materials and related subjects.

Requirements

- an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial scientist with an excellent track record and the potential to conduct biophysical research at the interface of chemistry and biology using advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance methodology, and thereby initiate novel research within the chemical biology cluster of the IMM;
- the ability to develop and strengthen professional relationships within our institute;
- willingness to participate in projects of a multidisciplinary nature;
- an inspirational lecturer with excellent proven teaching skills to participate in the educational programmes offered by our faculty;
- a scientist who has shown competence in acquiring external funding for research;
- willingness to cooperate and represent our institute in national and international research organizations;
- willingness to contribute to the administrative and organizational tasks of the Faculty of Science and the IMM, and to their educational programmes.

For more information and to apply
http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/RUN/vacancy/13440/lang/en/


Bend Research Inc., Bend, Oregon (Feb 10/12)

This is an excellent opportunity for a Solid-State NMR Post-Doctoral Scientist to work in Bend, Oregon, USA

Bend Research is seeking a PhD scientist with experience in Solid State NMR. Bend Research is a growing multidisciplinary contract research, development and manufacturing company that specializes in improving health through the advancement of our clients' best new medicines. The company is located in Central Oregon, one of the most beautiful and livable places in the West.

Bend Research is developing its capability for using solid state NMR to detect phase separation in crystalline and amorphous solid dispersions. As such, Bend Research is seeking a PhD scientist with expertise in solid-state NMR for a 1-2 yr post-doctoral position.

Experience and proficiency in the following areas is preferred:
" Operation of and experimentation using Bruker systems operating with Topspin software
" Expertise in SSNMR experiments, including:
o CP-MAS experiments
o 2D 1H-13C cross-polarization heteronuclear correlation (CP-HETCOR) experiments
o Heteronuclear-detected 1H-T1 experiments

Essential Job Functions:
" Work with a multidisciplinary team to apply SSNMR techniques to pharmaceutical systems
" Design, implement, and test SSNMR pulse sequences
" Interpret SSNMR data
" Document all procedures, experiments, and results thoroughly
" Perform research and/or development in collaboration with others in chemistry; make detailed observations and analyzes data.
" Develop training manuals and presentations and train scientists on SSNMR theory, equipment maintenance and operation, pulse sequence execution, and NMR data interpretation
" Exercise technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.
" Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses.
" Maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.

About Bend Research

http://www.bendresearch.com/

For more than 30 years, Bend Research has worked with clients to solve their most difficult scientific and technical problems, advancing new medicines that improve human health. This success is based on a solid understanding of scientific and engineering fundamentals, enabling Bend Research to develop, progress, and commercialize pharmaceutical technologies.
Bend Research provides formulation and dosage-form support, assists in process development and optimization, and manufactures clinical-trial quantities of drug candidates in its cGMP facilities, advancing promising drug candidates from conception through commercialization. It is a leader in novel formulations, including solubilization technologies such as spray-dried dispersions and hot-melt extrusion formulations, as well as controlled-release, inhalation, and biotherapeutics.

The company is located in Central Oregon, one of the most beautiful and livable places in the West. It is an unexpected place to find a leading drug development and delivery company, but we balance the need for an extra connecting flight with striking landscapes, safe communities, great schools and year-round recreation.

Bend Research offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as excellent opportunities for growth.

To Apply:
In your cover letter, please include how you learned about this position. Send your cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with telephone numbers to:

Human Resources
Bend Research Inc.
64550 Research Road, Bend, OR 97701-8559
E-Mail: hr "at" bendresearch.com

Bend Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Brown University, Providence, RI (Feb 16/12)

Structural Biology Core Facility Manager

Job Description

The Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University seeks a Facility Manager for its Structural Biology facility, which includes an NMR facility, as well as a biological crystallography and small angle X-ray facility. This rapidly growing shared use Facility is located in a research building adjacent to the main Medical School Building. The NMR facility consists of 2 spectrometers (both Bruker) operating at 11.7 and 19.97 T. The X-ray and SAXS facility consists of a combined Rigaku instrument (dual-port FRE+ anode). The core structural biology community at Brown consists currently of 3 tenured faculty with an additional tenure track search in progress. Additional growth in the number of structural biology faculty is anticipated. Furthermore, the facility and its instruments will serve any research group at Brown University and beyond. NMR spectrometers are used for modern NMR experiments on biomacromolecules in solution. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the instrumentation, for implementing new NMR experiments and for training and supervising student and postdoc users. The candidate will be expected to maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art NMR technology and equipment.

Required Experience

- A Ph.D. in chemistry/physics/biophysics or a related area with four years of experience in solution NMR spectroscopy and its applications to biological systems.
- A demonstrated expertise in solution NMR spectroscopy, including development and implementation of new NMR experiments - in particular multidimensional experiments for structural analysis of biological systems.
- Knowledge of NMR hardware and software for data collection and processing in modern solution NMR spectrometers, as well as extensive experience with computers.
- Knowledge of modern structure and/or relaxation analysis software.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to positively interact with a diverse group of NMR users, and a strong motivation to learn new NMR techniques.
- An interest in learning new areas of structural biology, specifically for the upkeep of the X-ray and SAXS instrumentation, as well as training of a diverse group of users.
- Ability to manage a shared use facility by complying with federal research guidelines and University fiscal policies governing shared use facilities.

Applications should be submitted online via Brown's automated application system at https://careers.brown.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118396
Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, three reference letters, as well as a statement of expertise in regards of all points mentioned above. Review of applications will begin on Feb 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates offered a staff position at Brown are subject to an employment reference check and additional background screening satisfactory to Brown University. This additional background screening may include a criminal background check, drug testing, health screening and/or motor vehicle records checks.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes applications from women and minorities.


NMR Spectroscopist position at the University of Delaware (Jan 11/12)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware seeks an NMR Spectroscopist for its departmental NMR Facility. The rapidly growing NMR facility is located in a newly built 4,650 ft2 NMR Magnet Hall, and consists of 6 spectrometers operating at frequencies from 400 to 850 MHz. These instruments serve more than 30 research groups at the University of Delaware and beyond, and are used for modern NMR experiments on a wide variety of systems, including biomacromolecules, inorganic materials, polymers, and small molecules, both in solution and the solid state. The successful candidate will report to the NMR Facility Director, and will be responsible for operating and maintaining the instrumentation, for implementing new NMR experiments, for training and supervising student and postdoc users, and for assisting in the preparation of proposals for new equipment. The candidate will be expected to maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art NMR technology and equipment.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related area with four years'
experience in solid-state and solution NMR spectroscopy and its applications to biological systems and small molecules. Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in solid-state and solution NMR spectroscopy, including development and implementation of new NMR experiments, and in particular multidimensional experiments for structural analysis of biological systems. Candidates must have knowledge of NMR hardware and software for data collection and processing in modern solution and solid-state NMR spectrometers, as well as extensive experience with computers. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to positively interact with a diverse group of NMR users, and a strong motivation to learn new NMR techniques.

More information is available at the departmental web site http://sites.udel.edu/nmr

Applications and three letters of recommendation should be electronically submitted to Ms. Susan Cheadle (scheadle "at" udel.edu). In addition, applicants should go to http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ (Job ID: 100489) and attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae (including telephone number and e-mail address) as one document. Review of applications will begin on Jan. 30, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials shall be shared with departmental faculty.

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html


Multiple solid-state NMR positions in Europe (Jan 6/12)

One PhD and one post-doc position, "Development and applications of high-resolution solid-state NMR methods to study molecular systems of pharmaceutical, energy and environmental interest," the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the University of Aveiro (Portugal).

One PhD and one post-doc position, "NMR study of paramagnetic AxMO2 (A = Li, Na) layered oxides to help understanding the structure-properties relationship", Université Bordeaux (France).

For more information:
List of NMR jobs and Post-Doc positions maintained by Dror Warschawski (look under "Archive" on the left panel)


University of Connecticut (Jan 3/12)

Small Molecule NMR Spectroscopist - Academic Assistant

The Department of Chemistry seeks an enthusiastic scientist to serve as its walk-up user NMR facility manager. Instrumentation in the department includes three Bruker Avance (300, 400, 500 MHz) and a Varian INOVA 600 MHz (with cryoprobe) spectrometers. The facility manager will be engaged in assisting scientists with interests in chemistry, biology, and materials science. The duties of the position include instrument operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting, system administration, assistance with data collection and NMR applications, training of new spectrometer users, and recording of occasional service NMR spectra. We expect the manager to also initiate and complete instrument grant applications to maintain and expand the facility. Other duties include assistance of client grant and publication preparation and presentations to the clients to promote awareness of NMR techniques useful for research. The facility manager should have a Ph.D. in a research area that utilizes NMR spectroscopy and at least five years' experience past the PhD in both liquid and solid-state NMR techniques. Highly motivated applicants committed to support the research and training efforts of the department and with demonstrated experience in the operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art NMR systems will be given priority.

For more information and to apply > uConn

This job posting is scheduled to close on March 7, 2012.


Brown University, Providence, RI (Dec 14/11)

Structural Biology Faculty Position - Assistant Professor

The Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology (MPPB) at Brown University announces the opening of a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2012. Qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with relevant postdoctoral research training and a record of excellence in research. The successful applicant will be an experimentalist in the area of NMR spectroscopy who will be expected to pursue an independent, externally-funded research program. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and will have the opportunity to participate in predoctoral training programs within the Division of Biology and Medicine and the campus at large. Research space will be provided in a new, state-of-the-art facility with access to modern core facilities, NMR spectrometers, X-ray equipment, crystallization robotics, and biophysical analysis instrumentation, such as ITC, DSC, CD and mass spectrometry (LTQ Orbitrap) among others. Recent upgrades to the Brown University structural biology infrastructure include the planned addition of an 850 MHz NMR spectrometer and new X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) equipment.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, a 3-5 page description of research plans, and a one-page teaching statement.
Applicants should arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent under separate cover. Review of materials will commence on January 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be submitted electronically in PDF format to [Structural_Biology "at" brown.edu] or by mail to: Betsy Jacobson, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology, Brown University, Box G-E3, Providence, RI 02912.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes applications from women and minorities.


University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy (Dec 2/11)

A two-year post-doc position in Solid-State NMR

At: Nano-SiSTeMI Interdisciplinary Centre, University of Piemonte Orientale

Where: Alessandria, Italy; Milan, Italy

Task: The aim of the project, in collaboration with Bruker (Italy) is to develop, implement and use innovative solid state NMR (SS-NMR) techniques for the study of a broad range of solids including catalysts, materials for photovoltaic devices, optoelectronic and sensing, polymer composites, hybrid materials, cements, etc... The responsibility also includes in providing (a) assistance and training in SS-NMR, (b) designing and development of pulse programs, (c) experimental and interpretational service to support collaborative and multidisciplinary research on national and international levels and (d) day-to-day maintenance and upgrading of the facility. The position plays two distinct roles. One is part of the NMR centered program of the Prof. Marchese group. The other is as part of the characterization facilities available to collaborating research groups, both within the department and external, that service an extremely wide-ranging program of materials-centered research.

Salary: 24-26 k€/year depending on the candidate experience

Contacts:

Prof. Leonardo Marchese, leonardo.marchese "at" mfn.unipmn.it

Dr. Angelo Ripamonti, angelo.ripamonti "at" bruker.it


University of California, Irvine (Nov 18/11)

Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopist/NMR Facility Manager

vacancy number 2011-0772

https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_EXTERNAL/CSSPage_Welcome.asp


Brown University, Providence, RI (Nov 4/11)

Postdoctoral Opening: Solid-State NMR Investigation of Battery Materials

A joint postdoctoral position is available at Brown University between the Department of Chemistry and the School of Engineering. The research project supported by the US Department of Energy is to investigate battery materials using solid-state NMR techniques including 129Xe NMR. The successful candidate will benefit from strong collaborations between Chemistry and Engineering. Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or a related discipline with an emphasis on solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Previous NMR experiences and expertise in one or more of the following areas are highly desirable: solid-state NMR spectroscopy, NMR instrumentation, electrochemistry, battery, 129Xe NMR, materials synthesis and characterization.

Inquiries and applications should be directed by email to Dr. Li-Qiong Wang (li_qiong_wang "at" brown.edu). Applications should include a CV, brief description of research interests, and contact information for references.

http://www.chem.brown.edu/people/facultypage.php?id=1263922649

Brown University situated on the College Hill in the historically and culturally rich city of Providence is a leading Ivy League institute with distinctive undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Brown University is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to seeking diversity in its workforce.


Canadian University of Alberta (Oct 7/11)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Structural Biology of the Ubiquitination Cycle

University of Alberta, Department of Biochemistry

Dr. Leo Spyracopoulos invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in structural biology of the ubiquitination cycle, with a focus on protein NMR spectroscopy. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biochemistry offers an intensive, collaborative environment for research in structural biology, housing state-of-the-art research facilities, which include high field 600 and 800 MHz NMR spectrometers.

The successful applicant will be employed primarily to study the structure, dynamics, interactions, and kinetics of proteins and enzymes of the ubiquitination cycle, with an emphasis on determining the molecular basis underlying the recognition of polyubiquitin chains as well as the enzymatic catalysis of ubiquitin chain elongation. Experience with general biochemistry, protein expression and purification, protein NMR spectroscopy, protein structure determination, molecular dynamics simulations, enzyme kinetics, and familiarity with computer programming and software (UNIX, Linux, Mathematica) is an asset. Responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow include coordinating and completing research projects, training and mentoring graduate students, participating in research discussions, and working closely and cooperatively with other members of the Department involved in structural biology. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to participate fully in research, publication, and dissemination activities.

Qualified candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in protein NMR spectroscopy or a closely related field. Applications will be accepted from candidates who will complete their doctoral degree within one year. Information about this position can be obtained by contacting Dr. Leo Spyracopoulos (leo.spyracopoulos "at" ualberta.ca).

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and an example of published research to Dr. Leo Spyracopoulos by e-mail, or by regular mail:

Dr. Leo Spyracopoulos
Department of Biochemistry
Room 416, Medical Sciences Bldg.,
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H7
Canada

The University of Alberta welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Additional Information:
Department of Biochemistry: http://www.biochem.ualberta.ca
Postdoctoral Fellows Office: http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca
the Spyracopoulos lab: http://www.bionmr.ualberta.ca/~lspy/index.html


Metropolitan Museum of Art/University of Delaware (Sept 26/11)

Postdoctoral position

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Delaware have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a collaborative project funded by the Cultural Heritage Science Program of the National Science Foundation. The project involves making and characterizing model compounds and systems related to the stability of oil paintings, primarily using solid-state 13C and 207Pb NMR spectroscopy, as well as other techniques, to identify reactions of lead-containing pigments with the polymer matrix.

The successful candidate must be experienced in solid-state NMR spectroscopy (triple-resonance methods, REDOR, and SEDOR, for example) and have an interest in conservation/cultural heritage issues. He/she will be part of an interdisciplinary team, and will provide the bridge between analytical science and the cultural heritage/conservation community. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of funding for up to two additional years. The initial salary is $40,000 per year plus benefits.

The successful candidate will be primarily based at the Department of Scientific Research at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but will carry out NMR work at the University of Delaware on a regular basis. (Travel and accommodation costs for work at the University of Delaware will be covered by grant funds.) He/she will be expected to integrate into both parts of the program.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
(1) work independently,
(2) interact with a wide range of professionals,
(3) provide direction for the project, and
(4) communicate results at professional meetings and in publications.

Interested persons should send a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to either Professor Dybowski, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, or email: [dybowski "at" udel.edu] or Dr. Silvia Centeno, Department of Scientific Research, The Metroplotian Museum of Art, 100 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, or email: [Silvia.centeno "at" metmuseum.org]. The transmittal letter should clearly detail experience in solid-state NMR spectroscopy and indicate interest in cultural heritage studies. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2011, and continue until an appropriate candidate has been identified.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the University of Delaware are equal opportunity employers.

Cecil Dybowski

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware


Canadian eventInstitute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (Sept 19/11)

Multiple tenure-track faculty positions announced at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in the area of quantum information with the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics & Astronomy. For more information http://iqc.uwaterloo.ca/welcome/positions


Liege, Belgium (Dec 10/11)

Postdoc in solid-state NMR of pharmaceuticals

In connection with a collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, Belgium, the University of Liege has a postdoctoral vacancy available.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a sound understanding of ssNMR theory and extensive experience in implementing, setting up, running, processing and evaluating ssNMR experiments, preferably in the context of pharmaceutical applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting-up a ssNMR research environment suitable for pharmaceutical applications of ssNMR - as a tool for trouble shooting as well as a tool for the development and characterization of solid form formulations (tablets, powders, suspensions, including nano-particle based forms). Ability to work independently and very good communicative skills are a must. He/she will be involved in collaborative projects with Janssen Pharmaceutica. The NMR group in Liege is equipped with two Bruker 400 MHz ssNMR spectrometers.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Christian Damblon for more information about this position (or life in the historic city of Liege).
Applications must be received before end of February 2012.

Prof. Christian Damblon
Institut de Chimie
allée de la Chimie, 3 (Bât. B6)
Sart Tilman - 4000 Liège
Tel. +32 4 366 3788
c.damblon "at" ulg.ac.be


Instrumentation Technologist, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry (Feb 9/12)

For more information (Position Vacancy Listing PVL# 72666)

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_072666.html

Closing date
February 24, 2012


University of Guelph (Dec 7/11)

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

Office, Clerical and Technical
Position covered by the Collective Agreement with USW Local 4120

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technician

Dean's Office, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Hiring #:2011-0304

http://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/job-posting-2011-0304

For application instructions, please visit

http://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/careers-guelph/how-apply

The University of Guelph Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre is equipped with seven Bruker NMR spectrometers, and provides analytical research services, and technical and scientific advice, to both academic and industrial communities. The NMR Technician will assist in the operation and maintenance of the Centre's equipment and associated computer network. Specific duties will include: running samples on both solid and solution state NMR spectrometers; solving complex problems with equipment; maintaining GLP system for industrial samples as required; receiving and handling customer complaints; coordinating instrumental access by users; training non specialized users, such as graduate students and faculty, providing individual training as necessary; monitoring authorized users and recommending retraining or additional training as necessary; maintaining super-conducting magnets; running periodic checks on the NMR spectrometers; performing preliminary diagnosis of electronic malfunctions and minor repairs and other associated duties.

Requirements of the position: a Master's Degree in Chemistry, Physics or Biochemistry combined with 2 years related NMR experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements include: a background in NMR spectroscopy; strong customer service skills; scheduling and running training sessions; computer skills; strong organizational abilities; experience with analysing data and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position Number: 256-003
Classification: USW, Local 4120 Band 7*
Salary Range:
$25.93 Minimum
$35.06 Job Rate (level 7)
$36.67 Maximum

*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

Posting Date: 2011 12 07
Closing Date: 2011 12 14


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (Oct 11/11)

NMR Core Facility Manager

Department Number/Name: 0-7920-000 FL Ctr Exc for Drug Disc &Inv
College/Division: Office of Research & Innovation
Location of Position/Campus: Tampa
S
alary Plan: Administration
Hiring salary/Salary Range: Negotiable ($65,000 to $75,000)

Duties: The Manager of the CDDl NMR Core Facility will report to the CDDl Director, will oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility, and will strive to achieve CDDI's mission (http://www.cddi.usf.edu). To achieve this, the manager will be responsible for user and technician training, assisting in the planning and conduct of research protocols, sample preparation, collecting and analyzing data, troubleshooting and maintenance of facility equipment, billing and account management and oversight of facility staff.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience): Bachelor's degree with three years of experience running a comparable facility.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience): The preferred candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or related field and three to five years managing a facility involved in the investigation of the structure of large and small biomolecules and/or synthetic libraries. Desirable experience includes analysis of the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules and their complexes (protein-protein and protein-ligand). Successful candidates should have experience with operation and maintenance of facility equipment, including hardware and software, pulse sequence programming and automation of NMR data collection.

Application Posting Date: 09-27-2011
Posting Number: 0006130
Application Deadline Date: 10-31-2011

Additional Information for Applicants: The ideal candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills as well as demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. USF is an EO/EA University.

To apply for this position visit the following web page link


Canadian eventUniversity of Alberta (Sept 15/11)

Tenure Track Position - Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta is seeking an exceptional candidate for a tenure-track faculty position in Inorganic or Materials Chemistry. The starting date is July 1, 2012. The rank for this position is directed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Outstanding individuals with research interests in areas of Inorganic Chemistry that complement current expertise in the department are encouraged to apply.

The Department has vibrant research programs encompassing most areas of modern chemistry including structure, dynamics, spectroscopy, synthesis, materials, instrumentation and analysis. We offer access to excellent support facilities with a full range of professionally staffed shops and services including X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, high-field NMR spectroscopy, as well as departmental electronic, machine, glassblowing shops and biological services. In addition, new state-of-the-art facilities available on campus include the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, National Institute for Nanotechnology, Alberta Centre for Surface Engineering and Science, Micromachining and Nanofabrication Facility (Nanofab), and Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility.

The candidate will have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching and must hold a PhD. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching interests, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent on their behalf.

The application deadline is October 27, 2011. Applications should be sent to:

Professor D. Jed Harrison, Chair (chair "at" chem.ualberta.ca)
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta
E3-38 Gunning / Lemieux Chemistry Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2

Canadian eventUniversity of Alberta (Oct 3/11)

NMR Spectroscopist
Department of Chemistry
Competition No. - S104915559
Posting Date - Sep 29, 2011
Closing Date - Oct 13, 2011

Position Type - Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range - $4,766 to $6,643 per month
Grade - 11, Hours - 35

The Department of Chemistry is a large, complex, teaching and research department with 35 academic staff, each with their own research group, and a compliment of academic, non-academic, postdoctoral, and graduate student components totalling over 400 persons. Part of a team of specialists, this position will provide Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) support to researchers within the Department.

For more information, and to apply online
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S104915559/


University of Iowa (August 8/11)

Title: Assistant Research Scientist

To assist in the operation of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) research facility. Perform experiments, analyze data and provide service to the science community both within and outside of the Department of Chemistry.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Director in managing operational aspects of the University of Iowa Central NMR facility. The facility, located within the Department of Chemistry, is committed to providing users across campus with exceptional research and learning experiences by continually enhancing the quality of instrumentation and by meeting their needs in a timely fashion. At present, the Facility houses nine spectrometers with operating frequencies ranging from 300 to 600 MHz, and supports over 25 research programs spanning multiple University Colleges and Departments.

Qualifications and Experience

- Ph.D. degree (in Chemistry, Physics or Biochemistry) or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- 3 or more years of progressively responsible experience in NMR spectrometry and the conduct of engineering or physical science research is required.
- Experience with WINDOWS and UNIX operating systems is required.
- 0-2 years of Post-Doctoral experience in NMR-related research in one or more fields of Chemistry or other related disciplines is desired.
- Experience in solid state NMR spectroscopy demonstrated with publications and or training is desired. "Experience with NMR hardware and software; theoretical and experimental NMR spectroscopy is desired.
- Experience with web site development and maintenance is desired.
- Experience in providing customer service in a professional manner and the ability to work well with others is desired.

For a complete job description and to apply go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #59811. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please call/email (319-335-1336/santhana-velupillai "at" uiowa.edu) for any further information.

Santhana Velupillai

Director of NMR Facilities
University of Iowa
Department of Chemistry
Iowa City, IA 52242


San Fransisco State University (August 9/11)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Francisco State is conducting a search for an NMR technician to oversee the operation of Bruker 300 MHz and 500 MHz NMR instruments.

Appointment Type - Instructional Support Technician III

Temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2012. Renewal possible. Permanent status may be earned in this position if it is renewed for four years without a break in service in accordance with collective bargaining agreement provisions.
Part-time (0.75 time base) daily 9 am - 4 pm.
Anticipated Hiring Range $3,039.75 - $4,560 per month

Position Summary: Independently oversees/maintains all aspects of an NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) facility that houses a 300 MHz and a 500 MHz Bruker instrument, including but not limited to: training and supervising NMR users in operating the instrumentation, collaborating with faculty on the design of NMR experiments and in resolving structural problems, filling magnets with cryogenic gases, overseeing the routine maintenance of instruments and facility, and acquiring samples for teaching laboratories and users on request; oversee scheduling of users including teaching laboratories, troubleshoot and coordinates repairs, ensure safe operating practices, communicate in a timely manner with staff, faculty and students; maintain records of users and of maintenance and repairs; update and maintain standard operating procedures (SOP) for common instrument usage.

Minimum Qualifications

Work Experience: four years of demonstrated experience in conducting state-of-the-art NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) experiments and maintaining NMR instrumentation; experience working in a multi-user NMR facility; experience training or supervising students in a research laboratory setting; experience interacting with faculty, students and laboratory instructors.

Knowledge: principles and methods related to performing support services; principles, information, methods and techniques related to discipline to which assigned; materials and supplies related to the curriculum, their characteristics, and uses.

Specialized Knowledge: familiar with laboratory safety, safe handling of cryogenic gases, chemical storage and hazardous waste practices.

Specialized Skills: effective interpersonal and communication skills; skilled in using modern NMR processing and modeling software, standard software (MS Office) and email; demonstrated knowledge of NMR hardware/software.

Abilities: plan, organize and schedule work; operate and repair technical and scientific equipment; coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs; develop off-campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining materials or equipment; work independently without supervision on day-to-day tasks.

Preferred Qualifications: M.S. or Ph. D. in an area requiring the use of modern NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy; expertise in one- and multi-dimensional NMR experiment design, solid state NMR, training students to acquire NMR spectra; experience in overseeing a multi-user NMR facility (routine maintenance, repair of instruments, scheduling, training and collaborating with faculty on experiments); experience in the operation and maintenance of Bruker NMR instruments.

How to Apply Go to:
http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs.html

Click on Staff/Management Opportunities (Job Seeker/External Applicant) Click on position 2542 (posting date 8/1/2011).
Submit an online application and/or resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position. The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872 or (415) 338-1873.

SF State is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline:
August 15, 2011 for first consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or cancelled


University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (July 26/11)

Research Scientist, Solid State NMR Spectroscopy

A full time position is available for an experienced research scientist with skills in solid state NMR spectroscopy. This is a leading role in the University-wide NMR Facility, which has recently implemented ARC funding for a major initiative in solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

The appointee will consolidate advanced solid state NMR spectroscopic techniques to enable research in the areas of molecular & life sciences, medicine, materials engineering and polymers within UNSW and with partner organisations, as well as train research staff and students in this area of specialization.

This is a fixed term, full time position for a period of three years. Salary Level A (Completed PhD): A$74,129 - A$79,288 per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading). Applications close: 22/08/2011

See the full description and how to apply at (position #8145)
http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/22071104.html

Location: NMR Facility, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia; see http://www.nmr.unsw.edu.au

Contact the manager, Dr. James Hook for further information; email: (j.hook "at" unsw.edu.au)


Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC (June 10/11)

NMR/Core Instrument Facility Manager, Department of Chemistry

Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC http://www.claflin.edu

Applications are sought from qualified candidates with a PhD degree who will oversee the operation of the Chemistry Department NMR and Core Instrument Facilities. At least 3 ­ 5 years of experience in NMR spectroscopy is preferred and experience with electronics and computer programming is highly desired. Primary duties include the maintenance, training, and supervision of users of the department's 700 MHz (Bruker) and 300 MHz (JEOL) NMR spectrometers.

Complete applications will include: a letter of application; a full curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research philosophy; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references. Please send to:
Dr. Angela Peters, Chair Chemistry Department (angela.peters "at" claflin.edu) Claflin University, 400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Claflin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (June 10/11)

The Institute for Genomic Biology has a position open for a NMR Specialist.

The Core Facilities in the Institute for Genomic Biology has purchased a 600 MHz NMR and a Protasis capillary flow probe for natural product isolation. The new NMR Specialist will primarily be responsible for developing training materials and maintenance schedules, training NMR users, and maintaining the NMR. Secondary responsibilities will include working with users of the optical microscopy instruments.

For more information (download PDF).


University of Texas at El Paso (June 2/11)

The Chemistry Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking an Instrumentation Operations Specialist, mainly to oversee and manage the upkeep, training, and supervision of NMR and Mass Spectrometric instrumentation in the department. The department currently has a JEOL ECA 600 MHz NMR spectrometer, and a Bruker Avance 300 MHz NMR spectrometer and a JEOL time-of-flight mass spectrometer, model JMS-T100DART Accu TOF-D, with liquid chromatography and ESI capability.

The successful candidate will work with faculty, postdocs and students on the design and development of experiments and interpretation of results for research and teaching and will be expected to participate in proposal writing and coordination for external funds for equipment acquisitions. The minimum requirements for the position are an MS degree and 3-5 years experience, but a PhD is highly desirable. The department is interested in attracting a dynamic and resourceful individual with a very broad knowledge of instrumentation and a proven record of success. A completed application will consist of a CV, a list of references with contact information, and a clear description of relevant experience including, if applicable, specific instrumentation training and accomplishments. Salary will depend on credentials and experience. Applications should be submitted
to: [gaguilar6 "at" utep.edu]

UTEP is a dynamic, collegial organization with growing research capabilities and a very strong desire for excellence. A description of our Department, our new Ph.D. program, the new building we will occupy in 2011 and other important information can be found at: http://chemistry.utep.edu


University of Nebraska Lincoln (June 2/11)

Research Instrumentation Facility Director

The Department of Chemistry is committed to enhancing the quality of research instrumentation and to creating an expanded facility to incorporate more major instrumentation and capabilities for characterizing the structures of molecules and materials. The newly hired Director is expected to lead these efforts, manage the facility, spearhead instrumentation proposals, train and assist users with the design and implementation of experiments, communicate and introduce new spectroscopic techniques when relevant, and supervise an assistant director and facility staff.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline.
Significant experience with modern NMR methods and instrumentation and excellent written and oral communication skills. Preferred qualifications include managerial experience, both liquids and/or solids NMR experience, NMR applications and methods development and implementation, troubleshooting and maintaining NMR instrumentation, and grant writing experience. This position is a non-tenure-track faculty position.

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu , click on the red "Faculty Non-Tenure Leading" button, select view for "Director of Research Instrumentation" and complete the application as instructed (requisition #110310). To be considered, the faculty academic/administrative information form must be completed and a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, list of references, description of relevant experience, including liquids and/or solids experience, applications development and implementation, and troubleshooting maintaining NMR instrumentation, and summary of any grant writing experience must be uploaded. Candidates must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by email to [chemsearch "at" unl.edu] or to Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304.


Canadian eventUniversity of Toronto (Sept 6/11) - CLOSED

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ubiquitin Biology

Description: The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), Toronto, is seeking a talented and self-motivated PhD scientist to study the structure, function, and mechanism of HECT-type E3 ubiquitin ligases and ubiquitin-specific proteases. The successful candidate will utilize the established high-throughput structural biology (HTSB) platform in SGC and biochemical/biophysical techniques to investigate the specificity and regulation of the enzymes. S/he is expected to make primary contribution to publications in high quality peer reviewed journals. This position will be co-supervised by Prof. Cheryl Arrowsmith, and is available immediately and open until filled.

About SGC: SGC is a research organization focusing on understanding the structure and function of proteins of medical relevance and generating corresponding biological and chemical reagents to study their cellular functions and potential as therapeutic targets. SGC is jointly funded by public funding agencies and industry. The HTSB platform in SGC provides access to high capacity prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems, state-of-the-art protein purification and crystallography facilities, and is supported by cloning, crystallography, biophysics, chemistry, and antibody engineering teams. Web: http://www.sgc.utoronto.ca/

University of Toronto: SGC provides a stimulating and friendly working environment in the heart of the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospital research institutes. Together these institutions comprise one of the largest and most productive centers of biomedical research in North America. The city of Toronto is ranked fourth in the World's Most Liveable Cities, and second in Cities of Opportunity in 2011.

Qualifications: The candidate requires a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, or a related area with practical experience of protein purification. 0-2 years postdoctoral experience is preferred. Knowledge in structural biology (X-ray crystallography or NMR) is an asset but not required.

Contact: Interested individuals please send a current CV (including contacts of three referees) and cover letter to Dr. Yufeng Tong at (yufeng.tong "at" utoronto.ca) with the term "ubiquitin" in the subject line.


Oklahoma State University, Department of Chemistry (May 18/11)

Position Type: Staff
Approved Position Title: Spectroscopist
Requisition/Listing Number 06969
Position Number 534493
Campus: Stillwater
Department AA C3072 - CHEMISTRY
Listing date: 04-25-2011

Applications are requested for an NMR Spectroscopist with preferred experience in operating/maintaining Varian 300/400/600 MHz units. Responsibilities: supporting NMR Manager; assisting/training users; maintaining NMR units/computer network. Opportunities may be available for collaborative research. Masters or PhD preferred. Salary: commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants please apply online at https://jobs.okstate.edu if assistance is needed, contact OSU Human Resources at (405) 744-7401.

Full consideration application deadline is: May 31, 2011. Applicants will continually be reviewed until the position is filled.

Position subject to availability of funds. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.


Canadian eventUniversity of Alberta (March 14/11)

PhD student or Postdoctoral fellow with NMR experience and interest in Microbial Glycobiology

A PhD or postdoctoral position is available immediately at the University of Alberta. The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Roderick Wasylishen (Department of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Physical Chemistry, web-page) and Dr. Christine Szymanski (Department of Biological Sciences and Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science, web-page). The student will be involved in a multidisciplinary project examining bacterial capsular polysaccharides and developing new techniques to examine bacterial-host interactions using high-resolution magic-angle spinning NMR. The NMR Facilities in the Department of Chemistry are well equipped for the collaborative research project. Specifically we have access to a Varian 600 with a nanoprobe for magic-angle spinning experiments. Details of the other NMR spectrometers in the Department can be found at: http://nmr.chem.ualberta.ca/ and http://ramsey.chem.ualberta.ca/

Applicants should have a strong background in NMR and biological chemistry. Knowledge of solid-state NMR, molecular modeling and NMR programming would be an asset.

Interested applicants should send a single PDF document containing a CV, one-page statement of research interests and contact information of three references to (cszymans "at" ualberta.ca).


Canadian eventUniversity of Prince Edward Island (March 08/11)

Chemistry Graduate Student Position in Flax Lignan Metabolomics

A M.Sc. graduate student position is available immediately in the Chemistry Department, University of Prince Edward Island, to investigate flax SDG (secoisolariciresinol diglucoside) lignan biosynthesis and glycosylation. This project is part of the Total Utilization Flax GENomics (TUFGEN) Project funded by Genome Canada, Genome Prairies and other sponsors. It will involve the use of state-of-the-art phytochemical and metabolomic technologies for the isolation and characterization of flax lignan species found in wild and mutant lines. Applicants must have a B.Sc. in Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Biochemistry, or other relevant disciplines in biology or chemistry. Experience/knowledge required for this position, include, but are not limited to, the understanding of plant metabolite extractions, basic analytical chemistry skills, and a strong understanding of one or more of chromatography (LC/GC), MS and NMR. A strong understanding in statistics/metabolomics would be an asset.

Candidates should possess good written and verbal English skills, be self-motivated, and demonstrate an ability to work as part of an interactive group.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Chris Kirby (chris.kirby "at" agr.gc.ca) and/or Dr. Jason McCallum (jason.mccallum "at" agr.gc.ca) and the selected applicant will be invited to apply for admission to the Master's program at UPEI. He/She will be co-supervised by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists (Kirby and McCallum) as well as UPEI Prof. Russ Kerr. The research will be conducted in AAFC laboratories located within the Institute of Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH building on UPEI campus), which has a vibrant scientific community and offers cutting-edge facilities for plant molecular biology, phytochemistry, UPLC-MS, NMR, and bioactive compounds research. We are offering a stipend starting at $18,000 per annum. Applicants should send a letter outlining their research interests, career goals, a copy of their student record (unofficial transcripts), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Chris Kirby and/or Dr. Jason McCallum. For additional details, please send inquiries to the provided email addresses.


the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany (July 28/11)

Research Fellow (Postdoc) in Solid State NMR

A full-time position is available at the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany (Group of Prof. M. Vogel).

The successful applicant is an experienced scientist in the field of solid state NMR. He or she has a consolidated knowledge of 1D and 2D NMR studies on dynamics and structure of disordered solids, profound skills in the operation, maintenance, and development of NMR equipment, and experience in simulation of NMR data.

The responsibilities associated with this position include:
- Management and maintenance of the NMR facility featuring, among others, spectrometers for MAS, NMR diffusometry (SFG and PFG), and NMR relaxometry
- Own research activities in the field of molecular dynamics in disordered materials, including complex fluids in nanoporous materials, weakly hydrated proteins, and lithium ion conductors
- Training of PhD, master, and bachelor students

The position is for 2 years with a possible extension to up to 5 years

Additional information about our research activities can be found on our websites: http://www.fkp.tu-darmstadt.de/groups/ag_vogel/

Applications should be submitted until 01 September 2011 to:

Prof. Dr. Michael Vogel
Institut für Festkörperphysik
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Hochschulstr. 6
64289 Darmstadt, Germany
(michael.vogel "at" physik.tu-darmstadt.de)



Canadian eventUniversity of Ottawa (August 10/11)

"Vision 2020" Postdoctoral Fellowship in solid-state NMR

Application deadline: 31 August 2011

The University of Ottawa, with the support of the Province of Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, has announced a highly competitive competition for Vision 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Vision 2020 Postdoctoral Scholarships (external link, UofO)

We invite you to take part in this competition if you are interested in continuing your research career in solid-state NMR spectroscopy of low-gamma quadrupolar nuclei, biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, solid-state NMR of inorganic and bioinorganic systems, interpretation and quantum chemical calculation of NMR interaction tensors. You will be working in one of the Canada's leading solid-state NMR research groups at the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. David Bryce. At the University of Ottawa you will have access to wide-bore 200, 400 and 500 MHz Bruker solids NMR spectrometers, and to a one-of-a-kind 900 MHz NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (http://www.nmr900.ca).

Interested individuals should contact David Bryce:

Prof. David Bryce
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada

phone: 613-562-5800 ext 2018
fax: 613-562-5170
email: dbryce "at" uottawa.ca
web: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/


University of Warwick, U.K. (June 15/11)

Assistant Professor: Integrated Magnetic Resonance Centre for Doctoral Training

Fixed Term Contract for 5 years

You will join the team of academic and research officers based in the Warwick Centre for Magnetic Resonance (MR). The centre is housed in a purpose built laboratory in Millburn House and combines Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) facilities with expertise being drawn from both the Departments of Physics and Chemistry.

Candidates with expertise in all areas of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy are welcomed, especially those with a track record involving the development and/or exploitation of one or more Magnetic Resonance research technique. You will be expected to establish an internationally-leading research activity in a Magnetic Resonance discipline. You will have access to all of the research facilities housed within the Millburn House Centre for Magnetic Resonance.

You will teach and contribute to research leadership, supervision and administration in the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Centre for Doctoral Training, and promote synergy of this activity with the Department of Physics and partner universities.

You will have a PhD, or equivalent, in Physics or a related subject, and will be an active researcher, with a strong record of publications in refereed international journals.

The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Monday 04 July 2011. Interview date: 15 July 2011.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACU215/assistant-professor/

Please quote job vacancy reference number 71212-061

Warwick NMR group webpage: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/nmr/


Canadian eventBruker Ltd. (Canada) (April 21/11)

Bruker BioSpin - Technical Sales Representative

Bruker Ltd. manufactures, distributes and services the world's most comprehensive range of magnetic resonance research tools enabling life science, materials science, analytical chemistry, process control and clinical research advanced analytical magnetic resonance instruments including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), preclinical MRI and EPR.

We are currently seeking a Bio Spin Technical Sales Representative to join our team of professionals in a dynamic environment. If you are an innovative problem solver focused on customers and have the ability take initiative and work independently, this is a tremendous opportunity! As a member of the Bruker Sales Team you will put your scientific background combined with your outstanding selling skills to accelerate sales in Bruker BioSpin Products; specifically NMR, MRI, and EPR Spectrometers. Bruker Ltd. offers competitive salary and benefits packages.

Candidate Qualifications:
- BSc Degree or equivalent in chemistry, sciences or engineering. Advanced degree preferred.
- Technical/sales experience with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and/or experience in the scientific instrumentation business preferred
- Good organization and capability to keep detailed records
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Preference may be given to bilingual (English/French) candidates
- Ability to interface with all levels within an organization for both internal and external customers
- Demonstrated capabilities to assure good customer relations through actions and communication skills
- Strong team work skills in a virtual environment with various departments including Service, Applications, Finance and other Sales representatives
- Valid Canadian driver's license and ability to travel extensively across Canada, US and occasionally Internationally

Essential Responsibilities:
- Managing the Canadian Magnetic Resonance marketplace by meeting sales and service targets
- Organizing and facilitating instrument demonstrations and managing customer events
- Issuing quotations, responding to public tenders and negotiating contracts
- Identifying and sourcing new business resulting in the growth of the territory at or above quota
- Ensuring excellent customer support

To apply online

http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/13101510?uc=E12

or forward your resume to the attention of Mr. Brian Stoddart by email (brian.stoddart "at" hrbsolutions.ca)


Canadian eventUniversity of Alberta, Edmonton (March 25/11)

Faculty Position, Proteomics/Metabolomics and Structural Biology of Human Disease
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Biochemistry
Competition No. - A104413899
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry invites applications for tenure-track or tenured positions in Functional Proteomics, Metabolomics and the Structural Biology of Proteins involved in human diseases.

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate students, supervise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and seek external funding. Priority will be given to researchers using proteomics, metabolomics and/or structural biological approaches to address fundamental biological questions. Major areas of strength of the Department and Faculty are in cardiovascular research, diabetes, cancer, cellular and molecular biology, cell signaling, structural biology of proteins and enzymes, lipid biochemistry and membrane biology (see also http://www.biochem.ualberta.ca). New laboratory space will be available within the Katz Research Innovation Facility of the University of Alberta. Significant infrastructure for mass spectrometry, NMR (http://www.nanuc.ca) and X-ray crystallography is already available, and funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Province of Alberta have been secured to expand and update existing instrumentation.

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD, with a track record in the application of proteomics, metabolomics and/or structural biology to molecular discoveries associated with human disease.

Candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research program, a sample of published work and the names of three references (who will only be approached with permission). Consideration of applications will commence after April 25, 2011; however, the competition will remain open until the positions are filled.

How to Apply
Mail Dr. Charles Holmes, Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry
4-74 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H7


For more information see the original post


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


Canadian eventBruker Ltd. (Canada) (March 22/11)

Bruker BioSpin - Service Representative

Bruker Ltd. (Canada) manufactures, distributes and services the world's most comprehensive range of magnetic resonance research tools enabling life science, materials science, analytical chemistry, process control and clinical research advanced analytical magnetic resonance instruments including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), preclinical MRI and EPR. We are currently seeking a BioSpin Service Representative to join our team of professionals in a dynamic environment. If you are an innovative problem solver focused on customers and have the ability take initiative and work independently, this is a tremendous opportunity! Bruker Ltd. offers competitive salary and benefits packages.

Candidate Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Electronic/ Electrical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics
- Working knowledge of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), preclinical MRI and EPR would be a definite asset
- Demonstrated capabilities to assure good customer relations through actions and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and exhibit excellent time management skills
- Proven problem solving and trouble shooting skills
- Strong team work skills in a virtual environment with various departments including Sales, Finance and other Service representatives
- Ability to travel extensively across Canada and occasionally Internationally

Essential Responsibilities:
- Provide on-site installations, testing, training and customer support for the Bruker BioSpin product
- Conduct routine/ preventative maintenance
- Diagnosing problems by in-depth trouble shooting and provide service for repair of these complex systems
- Instruct and train customers in the operation and maintenance of the systems

Interested applicants should forward their resume to the attention of Mr. Brian Stoddart by email (brian.stoddart "at" hrbsolutions.ca)


Canadian eventBoehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (March 16/11)

Research Scientist in NMR Spectroscopy, 1 year contract (details)


Canadian jobUniversity of Victoria, B.C. (Feb 22/11) Closed

Senior Scientific Assistant, Department of Chemistry
Posting 25311, Position # 998474, NOC code: 4122

This posting is open until 4:30 pm, March 11, 2011
The Department of Chemistry is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Senior Scientific Assistant (SSA) to manage and operate the Department’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility. The SSA will ensure effective and efficient operation of this essential infrastructure for research and teaching. The Senior Scientific Assistant will also play a key role in the design and development of a new NMR laboratory. At this time the facility is equipped with four NMR instruments including Bruker 500MHz, 360MHz, and 300MHz systems for multinuclear and variable temperature work. For more information and to apply online
https://uhire.uvic.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/uhire.woa/wa/vacancy?id=17311


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