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University of Oulu, Finland (Nov 11/10)

Research Fellow in experimental NMR spectroscopy

The position is for a 5-year period, starting in 2011. The research fellow works in the NMR Research Group, Department of Physics, University of Oulu, Finland, http://cc.oulu.fi/~nmrwww/

The researcher must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry or materials science, and experience in operating NMR spectrometers as well as in supervising graduate and post-graduate students. Purchase of new Bruker 600, 400 and 300WB systems is in progress, the latter with microimaging option. For the equipment, see http://cc.oulu.fi/~nmrlab/

Further information is available from Professor Jukka Jokisaari
Jukka.Jokisaari "at" oulu.fi and from
http://www.oulu.fi/english/jobs/index.html
where also the application procedure is described.

Prof. Jukka Jokisaari
Department of Physics
Center of Excellence in Research at the University of Oulu
P.O.Box 3000
FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland

Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory (Nov 22/10) closed

The Ames Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral associate to conduct investigations of heterogeneous catalysts and metal hydrides by using solid state NMR spectroscopy in the research group of Dr. Marek Pruski. The successful candidate will collaborate with other PIs in the Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences and the Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering. Requirements include a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related discipline. Applicants with background and experience in theoretical and experimental aspects of modern solid state NMR, including method development, are strongly encouraged to apply. Send cover letter, resume, plus the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to the address given below. The position is available immediately.

Marek Pruski
Senior Scientist
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
230 Spedding Hall
Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: (515) 294-2017
Fax: (515) 294-4709
E-mail: mpruski "at" iastate.edu


Canadian job University of Toronto Scarborough (October 11/10)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in multiphase NMR Spectroscopy

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). The position is for 1 year, and may be extended to 18 months depending on budget. The candidate will join a team working on the development of CMP NMR.

CMP NMR is a new area of NMR spectroscopy that incorporates solid-state, semi-solids (HR-MAS) and solution-state NMR. 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, 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 excellent 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. Environmental applications will focus on understanding the molecular processes behind soil/sediment contamination. The costs associated with the clean-up of contaminated sites in the European Union and the United States is on the order of 1.4 trillion euro. However, current remediation strategies target only the soluble fraction of soil leaving a considerable soil-bound component, that has been linked to a variety of illnesses. Remediation of this "sequestered" fraction is presently impossible as the chemical components of soil that strongly bind contaminants as-well as the molecular mechanisms that hold the contaminants to the soil are not known. CMP-NMR will provide a detailed insight at the molecular-level of the processes that cause contaminants to be entrapped in the soil matrix and describe the complete binding environment of the contaminant in unaltered natural samples. The results of this project will contribute directly to the development of novel soil remediation strategies.

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 interesting in to learn all areas of NMR spectroscopy. The candidate must be open minded and willing to work with very complex environmental samples. 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.

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 2-3 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
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/

We are looking to fill the position immediately and applications will be considered as they are received. We would like to fill the position and have the candidate start by Jan 1st 2011 at the absolute latest. Candidates that can start immediately will be given preference.


Canadian job University of Alberta (Dec 1/10)

NMR Spectroscopist
Department of Chemistry
Competition No. - S104913120
Posting Date - Dec 01, 2010
Closing Date - Dec 10, 2010

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 NMR support to researchers within the Department.

For more information, and to apply online
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S104913120/


Florida State University, Tallahassee (Sept 9/10)

Position Title: Scholar/Scientist (CHM), Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopist
Appointment: 2 years renewable upon mutual agreement
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
Salary Range: $50,000 to negotiable

Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry with specialized training and experience in solid state NMR spectroscopy.

Requirements:
Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of state of the art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, including solid state NMR.
Skill in the use, maintenance, and operation of modern solution and solid state NMR spectrometers.
Familiarity with NMR data processing software.
Knowledge of and experience with standard solid state pulse sequences.
Ability to implement new solid state pulse sequences.
Ability to identify NMR experiments to solve problems in solid state chemistry.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty in Chemistry & Biochemistry and other departments.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Schedule: Regular work hours are from 8AM-5PM, although the nature of some experiments may require to work after hours or on weekends as necessary.

Responsibilities:
Determine in consultation with faculty and students most effective NMR experiments and define experimental parameters for obtaining high resolution NMR data on a variety of solid materials; communicate results and consult with users regarding further experimentation as necessary. (25%)
Configure solid state NMR spectrometer(s), including rf-pulse sequences for optimum performance; perform routine maintenance on NMR spectrometers including regularly-scheduled cryogen maintenance. (25%)
Train and mentor graduate students and post doctoral associates in the use and applications of modern solid state NMR; supervise and monitor bi-weekly scheduling of time on instrument(s); prepare and deliver periodic lectures on emerging solid state NMR topics. (25%)
Collaborate with Faculty on ssNMR experiments. (25%)

If qualified and Interested please contact:
Prof. Tyler McQuade: mcquade "at chem.fsu.edu

http://www.chem.fsu.edu/bio-t.php?userID=628


Protein NMR/Biophysics Research Associate (August 25/10)

Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Req. No. 70998BR

Description:
The candidate will join a state-of-the art protein structure unit at the NIBR Cambridge campus as part of the protein NMR team (NIBR). Core responsibilities will include sample preparation logistics and data collection to support both fragment based drug discovery and HTS hit validation. In addition, the candidate will participate in the maintenance and incorporation of new technologies to support these efforts. Opportunities for scientific growth in the interpretation and design of experiments will be available. The successful candidate will have demonstrated successes in working in a collaborative, multidisiplinary environment. Candidates with experience in protein chemistry, automation technologies, and/or Linux computer environments will be at a decided advantage.

Qualifications:
B.S/M.S. or equivalent in biochemistry or a related discipline with at least 2 years of research laboratory experience. Experience in protein handling/characterization and laboratory automation is required. Attention to detail, an ability to work independently, and multitasking skills are expected. Experience with NMR spectroscopy and/or biophysical characterization of proteins and computational skills would be a decided asset. The candidate must possess good oral and written communication skills and should be able to function well in a matrix managed environment. Excellent presentation and communication skills (essential).

To apply for this position, please send your resume, along with a list of references, to pam.bailey "at" novartis.com

About Novartis BioMedical Research Institutes

At Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the global research organization of Novartis, we are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure disease and improve human health. By hiring the best academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical trained scientists, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where innovation is rewarded. It is ultimately the talent of the individual that determines our success, while our state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable these ideas to be realized. NIBR has sites in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Emeryville, CA; Basel, Switzerland; Horsham, UK; and Shanghai, China.


Canadian job Postdoctoral position, University of Toronto Mississauga (August 14/10)

A postdoctoral position is available for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded project in the laboratory of Professor Voula Kanelis at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). The successful candidate will investigate the nucleotide binding domains (NBDs) of the sulfonyl urea receptors (SURs) using biophysical approaches, including NMR spectroscopy. SUR proteins are ABC transporters that form the regulatory subunits of ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels. We are studying the effects of disease-causing mutations in the SUR NBDs on their stability, structure, and interactions with other regions in the SURs and in KATP channels. A Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline is required. Candidates should have experience with protein expression and purification and protein NMR spectroscopy.

Located 30 km west of downtown Toronto, The University of Toronto Mississauga (www.utm.utoronto.ca) is a campus of the University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca), the largest research University in Canada. UTM provides all of the advantages of research at the University of Toronto, while additionally providing a smaller, friendly campus environment in a beautiful natural setting by the Credit river.

Our newly renovated and well-equipped laboratory contains all the equipment necessary for protein biochemistry and fluorescence spectroscopy. Other equipment (CD spectrophotometer, isothermal titration calorimeter, differential scanning calorimeter) is available in the Center for Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. NMR experiments will be performed primarily on a Varian 600 MHz spectrometer equipped with a cryoprobe at UTM. We also have access to high-field spectrometers located at the University of Toronto NMR facility.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, contact information for three references, and a description of previous research experience to Voula Kanelis (voula.kanelis "at" utoronto.ca).


Canadian job NMR Scientist at the Environmental NMR Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough (August 10/10)

The Environmental NMR Centre and the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough are seeking a Senior NMR Research Associate to oversee the daily operation, training, and management of the Environmental NMR Centre. The position has a very large research and development component and the candidate is expected to work closely in and with the facilities Directors to maintain the centre at the cutting-edge of Environmental NMR globally and be central to pioneering new developments in NMR in general.

The Environmental NMR Centre currently houses two unique, Bruker BioSpin NMR systems. The first is a fully hyphenated 2D-HPLC-SPE-NMR-MS, and is novel both in Canada and Environmental Research in general. The second system has capabilities to perform in situ multiphase NMR analyses of heterogeneous samples that contain solid, gel and solution phase samples, the hardware is globally unique and being co-developed directly with Bruker BioSpin. The Centre focuses on the development and application of NMR techniques to study a range of environmental problems. The current topics of research include: environmental metabolomics, LC-SPE-NMR-MS applications to complex environmental mixtures, in vivo NMR spectroscopy imaging, hyperpolarization, DNP, development of multiphase NMR methods (solids, HR-MAS, solutions NMR as a single technique). In addition, the Centre focuses on the development and application of novel NMR approaches to complex systems (including soils, ocean sediments, atmospheric deposits (particles, rain, snow, glacial ice), cells, tissues, small organisms and other environmental matrices) to better understand structure and environmental reactivity.

After an initial probationary period, this will be a continuing full-time appointment.

The NMR scientist will report to the Chair of the Department and work closely with the Director and Associate Director of the Environmental NMR Centre. The research associate will be responsible for instrument maintenance, training of graduate students/postdoctoral fellows/visiting scientists assist in writing grant applications to upgrade the centre and co-publication of research with the facility's principal investigators and collaborators. The candidate will also be expected to lead research projects publishing both as a primary and secondary author. The successful candidate will take an active role in all aspects of the research of the NMR Centre and will strive to ensure that he/she becomes recognized as a leader in the field of Environmental NMR spectroscopy.

The candidate will also be involved in undergraduate thesis supervision in the Department's chemistry program and will be encouraged to apply to instruct one course in the undergraduate chemistry program on a yearly basis. The candidate will also oversee the operation/maintenance of a teaching/research Departmental NMR system (Bruker BioSpin 500MHz Avance) and ensure that faculty and students can acquire high quality data required for the teaching and research programs. These duties will include the set up of new experiments, training of students/faculty, maintenance and calibration. Candidates should note that the departmental NMR system is fully automated (BACS) with a single automatic tuning and matching probe (ATM) and that the department has only a small number of users, once running smoothly should require minimal intervention on a daily basis.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline with a very strong background in NMR spectroscopy and a drive/passion for the development of NMR spectroscopy. In exceptional circumstances, an established leader in the field with a MSc degree but more than 10 years of experience may be considered. In addition, experience with metabolomics, chromatography, mass spectrometry and working with complex biological and/or environmental systems are a strong assets. Experience with pulse programming, custom processing of NMR data (MATLAB, ACD, etc.) and programming/webpage design is also beneficial. Experience with Bruker instruments is very important and the ideal candidate will have experience in (or enthusiastic to learn) all areas of NMR including solutions, HR-MAS, solids and imaging.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching and three letters of reference to:

Rose Jones (Assistant to the Chair)
NMR Scientist Search Committee
Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trial
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

Email submissions should be sent to: rjones "at" utsc.utoronto.ca

Unfortunately, applications that are not accompanied by at least three references cannot be considered.

We will start reviewing applications beginning September 13, 2010, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, UTSC
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~physsci/

Andre Simpson's Environmental research group
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~asimpson/

Myrna Simpson's Research Group in Environmental Chemistry
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~msimpson/


PhD studentship in solid-state DNP/NMR - Lille, France (July 1/10)

A three-years PhD position in solid-state DNP/NMR is available in the group of Prof. J.-P. Amoureux, University of Lille, Lille, France. It will start preferably in October 2010.

The project: The Ph.D. project aims to develop a new technique for the characterization of materials : the Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) for solid-state samples at high magnetic field. Recently the group of R. G. Griffin at MIT demonstrated that this technique is feasible at high magnetic field (9.4 T) and increases the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) by a factor of 100. Such a gain in sensitivity provided by DNP paves the way for new applications of solid-state NMR. The objectives of this Ph.D. are to study and show the potential of DNP for the characterization of important materials, such as heterogeneous catalysts used for the biofuel production. The Ph.D. will consist in preparing the catalyst samples containing paramagnetic agents, characterizing them by electronic paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and NMR spectroscopies and performing DNP experiments for such materials. The project is a collaboration between the university of Lille and Bruker company.

Facilities: Facilities for solid-state NMR spectroscopy has five superconducting magnets, ranging from 900 MHz (proton Larmor frequency) to 100 MHz. Over 20 probes enable solid-state NMR to be performed with different rotor diameters, from 1.3 mm to 7 mm. The 1.3 mm rotor can rotate at up to 70 kHz. Lille is a pleasant city situated in the heart of Europe (30 min from Brussels, 1 h from Paris, 1h from London by train). The university of Lille combines research groups with strong expertise in NMR and EPR spectroscopy as well as catalysis and material science. In particular, it is the coordinator of European project for designing next-generation bio-refinery.

The person: We seek application from national and international students who have graduated in physics or chemistry, preferably with a background in NMR. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to work in an exciting environment with national and international collaborations.

Remuneration: The studentship includes a stipend of 20 118 € per year with health insurance and language training allowance.

Contact: Applications and informal queries about the lab and research projects should be directed by email to Jean-Paul Amoureux or Olivier Lafon. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV and contact information for two references.

Department of chemical engineering
University of Lille
F-59652, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Cedex, France
Tel : 33 3 20 43 41 43 Fax : 33 3 20 43 68 14
email : jean-paul.amoureux "at" univ-lille1.fr
email : olivier.lafon "at" ensc-lille.fr
webpage adress : http://uccs.univ-lille1.fr/spip.php?article199.fr&lang=fr


Canadian jobLakehead University, Instrumentation Laboratory Technician (October 23/10)

Reporting to the Director of Analytical Research Services, the incumbent will be responsible for the operation of NMR, XRD, CHN, and optical spectro-photometers in the Lakehead University Instrumentation Laboratory (LUIL). Duties include conducting routine maintenance, training users, and providing support to researchers in LUIL.

The successful candidate has a MSc in Chemistry or Physics with completion of at least one electronics course. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in NMR spectrometers including cryogen maintenance plus one or more of XRD, CHN, and optical spectrometers. Additional qualifications include the ability to maintain Windows based PCs including hardware, software, interface, and networking systems, maintenance of servers and to repair electronic based instrumentation.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with the names and contact information of three references by, November 5, 2010.

For more information and to apply
http://hr.lakeheadu.ca/employment.php?empid=543


Ames Laboratory, Associate Scientist (August 26/10)

The Ames Laboratory invites highly motivated applicants for an Associate Scientist position to conduct investigations of catalytic chemistry and energy related materials by using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The incumbent will collaborate with supervisor and other PI's on the currently funded and future research projects; conceive, perform and supervise experiments; draft manuscripts and research proposals; and maintain daily operation of the state-of-the-art experimental facility in a national laboratory setting. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field with 2 years of experience in research involving solid-state NMR, experience in theoretical and experimental aspects of modern NMR spectroscopy, as well as good communication and writing skills.

To view the full vacancy announcement with qualification requirements and to apply for this position, please go to: http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78980

To ensure consideration, submit application by 09-30-2010.

Iowa State University is an AA/EO employer.

Canadian job Simon Fraser University (June 30/10)

The Supervisor, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Systems and Operations, oversees and directs the NMR Services for the Department of Chemistry. The incumbent of the position supervises the operations and maintenance of the NMR facility and systems; provides instruction in NMR spectroscopy techniques and methodologies; and consults with faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the use of NMR spectroscopy in their research. Apply by July 6, 2010 (SFU's HR)

COMPETITION NUMBER: 211
Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
Temporary Position
SUPERVISOR, NMR, GRADE 10
CHEMISTRY
POSITION NUMBER: 107935
START DATE: ASAP
POSITION END DATE: February 25, 2011


Canadian job University of British Columbia (June 29/10)

The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) and the Centre for High-throughput Biology (CHiBi) at the University of British Columbia are jointly launching a major recruiting initiative and invite applications for six new faculty positions. These full-time tenure-track positions will be filled primarily at the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at a higher rank may be considered. The six new faculty will be located in exceptional research space at the centre of campus within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that includes biological and physical scientists and engineers, as well as proteomics and bioinformatics experts. The closing date for all applications is September 14, 2010.

For more information see the PDF poster (76 kB).


Canadian job University of Northern British Columbia (June 22/10)

The University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George) invites applications for Manager of the Analytical Chemistry Services (ACS), competition #10-012EX(E).

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Chemistry or an equivalent combination of education and experience, a record of effective lab management experience and training combined with working understanding of and practical experience using and troubleshooting several of the classes of instruments in the Central Equipment Lab (ICP, GCs, FTIR, X-Ray, NMR, LC, Auto-analyzer, Elemental Analyzer, and UV-Vis Spectrometer).

Closing Date: June 25, 2010. Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

For more information and to apply
http://www.unbc.ca/hr/postings/noninstructional.html


University of North Florida, Department of Chemistry (June 7/10)

Analytical Instrumentation Facility Manager (PhD analytical/physical chemistry) -- Search Re-opened

http://www.unf.edu/coas/chemistry/

Responsibilities include maintenance and upkeep of the departmental 500 MHz Varian NMR as well as other major instrumentation (both current and future acquisitions) in the Chemistry Department, training faculty and students, providing expertise to faculty and students in utilizing major instrumentation in research and their implementation in instruction, offering service to other departments at UNF and to the outside (academia and industry). Opportunities for collaborative research are available and strongly encouraged.

Anticipated start date: 9/1/2010 or earlier

Contact Chemistry Department Chairperson: kenneth.laali "at" UNF.edu

Kenneth K. Laali
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
Science and Engineering Building
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
USA
E-mail: Kenneth.Laali "at" UNF.edu
FAX: 904-620-3535
Tel: 904-620-1503


Canadian job Department of Chemistry, McGill University (March 3/10)

EPR Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a research assistant in the general area of EPR spectroscopy in the Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS), McGill University, Montreal, Canada. The duties for the position are to assist in research related to materials science, free radical biology, and bioinorganic chemistry and to train students in the use of our new Bruker ELEXSYS FT-EPR. A successful candidate will have a PhD in physical chemistry with extensive hands-on EPR experience and good knowledge of pulse magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Exceptional candidates with an MSc degree and extensive EPR experience will also be considered.

The position is available immediately and will entail a year to year contract and remuneration at a level comparable to a postdoctoral position.

Interested applicants should apply with a CV and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Prof. Perepichka (dmitrii.perepichka "at" mcgill.ca)

http://perepichka-group.mcgill.ca/

Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures
Department of Chemistry
McGill University
801 Sherbrooke str West
Montreal H3A 2K6


Canadian job Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa (May 27/10) - closed

The Faculty of Science of the University of Ottawa is seeking a technician for its very active Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility. This rapidly growing NMR facility serves more than 25 active research groups and consists of 7 NMR instruments ranging in field from 200 to 500 MHz. The facility conducts a wide range of modern NMR experiments on both solids and liquids as well as MRI. As the NMR technician, you must hold at least a B.Sc. degree in chemistry or a related field (M.Sc. preferred) with at least two years experience in either one or both high resolution or solid state NMR spectroscopy. You must be enthusiastic, highly motivated and work well both independently and in groups. Extensive computer experience is mandatory. As you will be interacting daily with students and faculty, you must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Reporting to the NMR facility manager, you will collect routine NMR data as a service, assist students and answer questions, train new users of the equipment, help with equipment maintenance (including cryogen fills), maintain a data archive, keep accurate time and usage records, and assist the NMR facility manager in the general operation of the facility. French/ English bilingualism is a definite asset. The position is open for one year starting August 15, 2010 and will be renewable, availability of funds permitting. The annual salary range for this position is $38,862 - $51,504. For consideration, please email your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Service

mycareer "at" uottawa.ca

and refer to competition number TSCI9583NEP. Please also have three letters of recommendation emailed or sent to:

Dr. Glenn A. Facey
NMR Facility Manager,
Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
CANADA
ph. (613) 562-5800 ext 6077
fax. (613) 562-5170
email. gafacey "at" uottawa.ca

The deadline for applications is Friday June 25 at 5:00 pm.

More information is available at the following web site:

http://www.hr.uottawa.ca/careers/support/competition/cont/sci/TSCI9583NEP.php


Canadian job Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia (April 7/10)

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia is seeking an outstanding new investigator for a full time tenure track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research experience, and a record of accomplishment that demonstrates their potential as an independent researcher and teacher. Candidates with research and teaching interests in any area of contemporary Biochemistry or Molecular Biology are encouraged to apply. All members of the Department maintain active, well-funded research programs that encompass many areas of modern biochemistry, molecular and structural biology. Successful candidates should complement and extend the Department's expertise in research and education. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a record of teaching effectiveness, 3-4 relevant reprints and a brief (2-3 page) outline of their proposed research program to:

Irene Ho, Secretary to the Department Head
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
Email: biochsec "at" interchange.ubc.ca
Website: http://www.biochem.ubc.ca

Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the above address. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2010. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2010 and is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

For more information (Faculty Job Postings)
http://www.biochem.ubc.ca/department/career.html


Canadian job Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta (April 7/10)

NMR Laboratory Supervisor

Competition No. - A104910984
Closing Date - May 31, 2010

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 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 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 by May 31, 2010.

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.

For more information and to apply online
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/competition.aspx?id=A104910984


State University of New York, University at Albany (Feb 20/10)

Postdoctoral Positions (two) in RNA Structure/Function Relationships: Fundamental and Applied Research (NMR)

Institute for RNA Science and Technology (IRNAST), State University of New York, University at Albany, United States

Available Spring 2010

Research areas include studies of RNA/RNA and RNA/protein interaction in control of gene expression, and their involvement in human infectious diseases, HIV and MRSA. Applicants should have a Ph.D degree in biochemistry/chemistry with the theoretical background and experience in operating modern high field NMR instruments and restrained molecular dynamics calculations for determining bio-macromolecular structure. Competitive salary for a first time postdoctoral position is dependent on the Ph.D. experience. Medical benefits are provided in addition to salary. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second and third year dependent on successful scientific progress, publications and availability of funding. Applicants are expected to seek and apply for federal and private agency postdoctoral fellowships. The successful applicants will have the experience cited above and be expected to use that knowledge to help and supervise a culturally diverse research group of graduate and undergraduates students. Applicants must respond with detailed curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and interest, and three reference letters from their immediate supervisor, and others aware of their research capabilities.

Please apply online:
http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=16223&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1260849456036

Contact: Dr. Paul F. Agris
Tel: 919-515-6188
Fax: 919-515-2047
Email: Paul_Agris "at" ncsu.edu


CEA-Saclay (Paris/France) (Jan 28/10)

One fellowship is currently available to join the group of Dr. Dimitris SAKELLARIOU in the Laboratory of Structure and Dynamics using Magnetic Resonance at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique of Saclay, close to Paris, in France. The research in the group is primarily directed at designing novel permanent magnet MR devices, MRI sensors and micro-detectors.

This fellowship is funded by the European Research Council. The project is to develop novel instrumentation for small animal in-vivo MRS applications and the research of the candidate should focus in this framework. The duration is 12 months (with the possibility to extend up to 36 months) and the net salary will be approximately 2000 - 3000 Euros/month (depending on the experience of the candidate).

Prospective candidates should have a physics or engineering background and demonstrated experience in any of the following areas: instrumentation, radio-frequency/electrical engineering, magnetometry, low-field NMR/MRI, magnet/probe design.

Our group is part of the Laboratory of Structure and Dynamics using Magnetic Resonance, which provides state-of-the-art research facilities in low-field and high-field NMR spectroscopy, in a highly collegial environment involving a large number of NMR spectroscopists and a very large variety of international scientists (The site of the CEA in Saclay is one of the largest multidisciplinary National Laboratories in Europe: http://www-centre-saclay.cea.fr). Candidates must be fluent (written/spoken) in English.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae including the list of their publications, and two letters of reference directly by email to D. Sakellariou (dsakellariou "at" cea.fr).

http://dsakellariou.free.fr
http://iramis.cea.fr/en/Phocea/Pisp/visu.php?id=30


University of Ulster, UK (Jan 26/10)

Post-Doctoral Position Opening

A post-doctoral research associate is required to work with Dr. Mateus Webba da Silva on control of folding of G-quadruplex nucleic acids (see e.g. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (2009) 9167-9170)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200902454

Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, physics or a related area. Two years experience in applying NMR spectroscopic methods is essential. Experience with one or more of software programming, biomolecular structure calculations, and kinetics studies would be desirable.

This is a BBSRC funded post available for three years from April 2010. For any inquiries applicants should contact Dr. Mateus Webba da Silva (mateus "at" webbas.org), and include a CV and contact details for two referees.

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/mm.webba-da-silva.html


University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Jan 20/10)

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the group of Tobias Ulmer at the University of Southern California (USC).

One position focuses on the characterization of intrinsically unstructured proteins that underlie conformational diseases (e.g. alpha-synuclein and Parkinson’s disease). The second position examines the mechanism of signal transduction of cell surface receptors across the membrane (e.g. integrin cell-adhesion receptors).

The laboratory hosts a cryo-probe equipped Bruker 700 NMR spectrometer, a full range of biophysical instruments (ITC, CD, fluorescence, light scattering, electron microscope) and, on a collaborative basis, has access to an X-ray diffractometer and an EPR spectrometer. The lab is characterized by a creative and collegial atmosphere of highly motivated individuals. For more information including the publication list see

http://resonance.usc.edu/

USC is one of the leading research universities located in one of the most interesting global cities with the year-round comfortable climate of Southern California (http://discoverlosangeles.com/).

Interested candidates with background in either solution NMR spectroscopy or X-ray crystallography of proteins should email a CV and the names of two references to tulmer "at" usc.edu


Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Jan 18/10)

Dear colleagues,

We have immediate openings for a Ph.D. student and a postdoctoral fellow
in solid-state NMR at Utrecht University. Researchers with a strong background or interest in NMR methodology and its application to bio-molecules/-materials are particularly welcome to apply.

For further information regarding the details of the research and of the
appointments, interested candidates should contact me (m.baldus "at" uu.nl) directly.

Best wishes,
Marc Baldus

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Dr. Marc Baldus
Professor of Structural Biology
Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research
Utrecht University
Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31.(0)30.253-3801, -2652(Sect)
Fax: +31.(0)30.253-7623
E-mail: m.baldus "at" uu.nl
http://www.nmr.chem.uu.nl/~baldus/
http://www.nmr.chem.uu.nl/Research/research_solid.php


NHMFL, Tallahassee (Jan 16/10)

Two postdoctoral positions in protein solid state NMR

Dear Colleagues,

Two postdoc positions are available immediately in solid state NMR of membrane proteins in my research group at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 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. This NIH funded science is focused on the characterization of potential drug targets for fighting TB and Influenza. While much of my lab's focus has been on aligned samples, I am also interested in pursuing magic angle spinning approaches for characterizing these important membrane protein targets. It has become increasing clear that these proteins must be characterized in lipid bilayer environment. Solid state NMR is becoming the key technology for the characterization of membrane proteins. Please send a CV and the names and addresses of three references to me if you are interested. Additional information is also available upon request.

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://www.magnet.fsu.edu/search/personnel/getprofile.aspx?fname=Timothy&lname=Cross

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


University of Lille and CEA, France (Jan 16/10)

Postdoctoral position in Solid-State NMR & Glass

A 3-year PhD position is available at the University of Lille and CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique). Requirements for the position are a master diploma (or related degree) in physics, chemistry, materials or related field.

The research program involves the synthesis and characterization of glasses for the Vitrification of high-sulfate content nuclear wastes. The aim is to study the structural effect of some selected oxides on the glass network, with the objective of maximizing the sulphate content in the glass. The characterizations will involve thermophysical methods and multinuclear solid-state NMR. The NMR group at the University of Lille develops new NMR methods, that will be employed for the glass characterization. The student will have full access to high-field spectrometers (18.8 and 21T) at the NMR center of Lille.

The interested candidate may send an application to Prof. Lionel Montagne
Email: lionel.montagne "at" univ-lille1.fr

http://uccs.univ-lille1.fr/spip.php?article172&lang=fr
http://www.univ-lille1.fr/rmn


Canadian job Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (Nov 24/09)

Postdoctoral position in biological solid-state NMR

Postdoctoral positions in biomolecular solid state NMR are available at The Hospital for Sick Children. These positions will focus on structure determination and dynamic characterization of protein and peptide assemblies by solid state NMR, with an emphasis on systems relevant to human health and disease. Ongoing projects include structural studies of oligomeric states of mammalian prion proteins, membrane interactions of amyloid peptides, and structure determination of integral membrane complexes that play a key role in HIV-1 infection. These projects are highly multidisciplinary in nature, and will provide candidates with the opportunity to learn a broad range of biophysical techniques, in addition to NMR, and to collaborate with a number of other research groups.

http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/Sharpe-lab/index.html

Our lab is located within the Molecular Structure and Function Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, providing a diverse and stimulating research environment. We are fully equipped for cloning, mutagenesis, protein expression and purification, with access to peptide synthesis, computational biology facilities and full-time use of a 500 MHz spectrometer for solids MAS and static experiments. In addition, access to the National 900 MHz NMR facility in Ottawa is also available for most projects.

Highly motivated candidates are sought, who must possess a PhD with a strong track record of scientific productivity, and who should have extensive experience in either biological NMR (solution or solid state) or protein biophysics and structure determination. The start date for this position is negotiable, but is available immediately.

Qualified candidates should send a complete CV to ssharpe "at" sickkids.ca and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to:

Simon Sharpe
Scientist, Molecular Structure and Function Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Toronto

555 University Ave,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5G 1X8
Email: ssharpe "at" sickkids.ca


Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry (Oct 14/09)

Postdoctoral position in biological solid-state NMR

A postdoctoral position is now available for biological solid-state NMR research of membrane proteins and other biomolecules. We seek strongly motivated researchers with experience either in solid-state NMR or in protein solution NMR. Familiarity with protein biochemistry is desirable. My laboratory has full use or significant access to 400 MHz, 600 MHz, and 700 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometers. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and the names and addresses of two references to Mei Hong.

Mei Hong, John D. Corbett Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

Tel: 515-294-3521
Fax: 515-294-0105
email: mhong "at" iastate.edu
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~hongweb/


University of North Florida, Department of Chemistry (Sept 29/09)

Analytical Instrumentation Facility Manager (PhD analytical/physical
chemistry)

http://www.unf.edu/coas/chemistry/

Responsibilities include maintenance and upkeep of the departmental 500 MHz Varian NMR as well as other major instrumentation (both current and future acquisitions) in the Chemistry Department, training faculty and students, providing expertise to faculty and students in utilizing major instrumentation in research and their implementation in instruction, offering service to other departments at UNF and to the outside (academia and industry). Opportunities for collaborative research are available and strongly encouraged. This is a staff position tenable from 2010.

Contact Chemistry Department Chairperson: kenneth.laali "at" UNF.edu

Applicants must complete a one-page application on-line in OASys at http://www.unfjobs.org and must submit all required documents to be considered for this position. UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.


Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (August 19/09)

Postdoctoral position in hyperpolarized MR

Positions available for Postdoctoral Physicist, Chemist, Electrical Engineer or Biologist for in vivo and in vitro hyperpolarized and conventional multi-nuclear NMR at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS)

- Vanderbilt University is the only non-profit organization in top 100 US employer list
- Unique methods of hyperpolarization and biomedical applications
- Funded projects in area of molecular imaging of cancer
- VUIIS aims to support and integrate advances in physics, engineering, chemistry, computing and other basic sciences for the development and application of new and enhanced imaging techniques to address problems and stimulate new research directions in biology and medicine, in health and disease
- Collaborative research with other research and clinical programs
- Opportunities for independent funding
- Appointments 1-2 years with prospects
- Excellent opportunity for candidates with high resolution NMR background to enter and build career in the field on biomedical Magnetic Resonance

Requirements: PhD, demonstrated evidence of strong scientific ability and publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to execute projects independently. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to novel experimental designs, to process and analyze data, to prepare and edit manuscripts, and to assist in training and supervising graduate students. CV inquiries to Eduard Chekmenev at (Eduard.Chekmenev "at" vanderbilt.edu) and Kevin Waddell at (Kevin.Waddell "at" vanderbilt.edu)

Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
1161 21st Avenue South Medical Center North, AA-1105
Nashville, TN 37232-2310
Phone: (615)-322-1329
Fax: (615)-322-0734
E-mail: eduard_chekmenev "at" hotmail.com
E-mail: eduard.chekmenev "at" vanderbilt.edu
Web: www.vuiis.vanderbilt.edu


Canadian job University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry (Jan 18/10) - closed

NMR Technician (Research Assistant/Tech 4)

Responsibilities include: assisting the departmental NMR facility manager to maintain four Bruker NMR spectrometers and their peripheral equipment; offer training and instruction to NMR users; help users to implement and develop NMR methods; and to occasionally run service samples for our NMR clients.

Qualifications required: Masters Degree in Chemistry or Physics with a minimum of 2 years NMR (solution state preferable) experience. Must have good communication skills and be able to work in a team to ensure the smooth running of the facility that supports more than 200 users.

How to Apply: Send resume with two reference letters to: jobs "at" chem.ubc.ca before Jan 31, 2010 quoting job number 6900.

This position is a maternity leave replacement tenable for 14 months starting from April 01, 2010. Informal inquires about this position can be obtained from Paul Xia at zcxia "at" chem.ubc.ca

http://www.chem.ubc.ca/shop_services/NMR/index.shtml


Canadian job Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto (Nov 25/09) closed

POSITION TITLE: Senior Research Associate

DEPARTMENT: Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine

SUPERVISOR: Dr. Lewis Kay

http://abragam.med.utoronto.ca/UTNMR.html

DESCRIPTION
The successful candidate will develop and implement novel multi-dimensional NMR experiments for studies of supra-molecular protein systems, including TROSY based methodology. They will also be involved in the development of software for the assignment of methyl correlations to specific sites in proteins using a combination of different NMR techniques. Other duties involve training of students and post-doctoral fellows; conducting independent studies of high molecular weight proteins, including molecular biology and sample preparation; and the implementation of new experimental techniques in the laboratory.

QUALIFICATIONS
PhD degree with 4 years or more post-doctoral experience and a demonstrated publication record in the fields of structural biology, NMR spectroscopy and studies of very large proteins by NMR. The incumbent should be well versed in molecular biology and protein purification; as well as possess excellent written and verbal skills as they will be responsible for writing high quality first drafts of manuscripts that pertain to their own research.

Please submit CV with 3 references to Dr. Lewis Kay by Friday, December 11, 2009

Email: kay "at" pound.med.utoronto.ca

Priority will be given to candidates eligible to work in Canada.


Canadian job University of Toronto at Scarborough (Oct 25/09) - closed

Postdoctoral Research Associate in multiphase NMR Spectroscopy

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

Project Description:

This is a unique opportunity to develop a novel application 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. 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, 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 ample 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. Environmental applications will focus on understanding the molecular processes behind soil/sediment contamination. The costs associated with the clean-up of contaminated sites in the European Union and the United States is on the order of 1.4 trillion euro. However, current remediation strategies target only the soluble fraction of soil leaving a considerable soil-bound component, that has been linked to a variety of illnesses. Remediation of this "sequestered" fraction is presently impossible as the chemical components of soil that strongly bind contaminants as-well as the molecular mechanisms that hold the contaminants to the soil are not known. CMP-NMR will provide a detailed insight at the molecular-level of the processes that cause contaminants to be entrapped in the soil matrix and describe the complete binding environment of the contaminant in unaltered natural samples. The results of this project will contribute directly to the development of novel soil remediation strategies.

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 Bruker BioSpin, if required.

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
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 must be received by Nov 30th 2009.


Iowa State University, Ames Lab (Sept 20/09) - closed

Postdoctoral position in solid-state NMR

Dear Colleague,

If anyone in your group is looking for a postdoctoral position, one is immediately available in my laboratory. The purpose is to attract a highly motivated Ph.D. researcher with expertise in solid-state NMR who has the potential to become full time scientific staff at Ames Lab. Our research involves development and applications of solid state NMR methods to the studies of new types of mesoporous heterogeneous catalysts and other materials. For description of research see the following website:

http://www.chem.iastate.edu/faculty/Marek_Pruski/research.html

I’d be glad to provide the interested candidates with information about our most recent research and future plans. The start date is flexible, but we would like to fill the position by the end of 2009.

Sincerely,
Marek Pruski


University of Calgary (August 6/09)

Manager, Instrumentation Facility & Services
Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Manager of our Instrumentation Facility.

The appointee will have responsibilities managing the operation and maintenance of the Departmental Instrumentation Facility which includes a variety of chemical/spectroscopic techniques (e.g. NMRs, Mass Specs., EPR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, CD, Elemental Analyzer, polarimeters), scheduling of instrument usage, supervision of technical staff, manage the Facility budget, provide assistance in troubleshooting/diagnosing problems that arise, train users of the Facility, assist departmental research groups in conducting specific experiments, assist in future planning of instrument upgrades and new instrument acquisitions, maintain a high level of expertise and knowledge in the field of Chemical/Spectroscopic instrumentation techniques, assist Faculty members with the writing of grants and proposals.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or the equivalent, hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of NMR and/or Mass Specs. Some experience in troubleshooting and basic understanding of electronics would be desirable. The appointee will be expected to remain abreast of current developments with instrumentation.

Details on the Department of Chemistry can be found at http://www.ucalgary.ca/chem/

Applications will be reviewed commencing September 15, 2009 and will be considered until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of managing philosophy, evidence of experience in the operation and maintenance of instruments, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Peter Kusalik
Professor and Head
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4
Confidential Fax: 403-284-1372
e-mail: head "at" chem.ucalgary.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.


University of Alberta (August 6/09)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Chemistry

Deadline: 10/31/2009

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemical Biology, Carbohydrate Chemistry or a related field including the NMR of biomolecules and biologically oriented organic chemistry. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level to an individual who complements the research interests of the department; an appointment at the Associate Professor level for an outstanding candidate may be considered.

http://oraweb.aucc.ca/pls/ua/ua_re3?ADVERTISEMENT_NUMBER_IN=9684


Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (July 29/09)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Solid State NMR

Chemical Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

ORNL09-105-CSD

Project Description:
The position is an integral part of a project that investigates the synthesis, structure, and dynamics of a broad spectrum of engineered mesopororous metal oxides which find use in both catalysis and separation applications. Surface functionality of mixed metal oxides and interactions with surface species are of fundamental interest and will be characterized using the full arsenal of solid state NMR tools that establish atom-atom connectivity and local structure (HETCOR, REDOR, MQMAS/TRAPDOOR, etc.) A second research area focuses on hydrogen mobility on surfaces studied primarily through 1H FASTMAS and DQ NMR methods to understand the role of water and solvents in interface chemistry. These experiments will be implemented on a recently acquired 700 MHz spectrometer available in our group.

For more details and to apply (Posting # ORNL09-105-CSD)
http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/postneeds.htm


University of Windsor (July 27/09)

Post-doctoral NMR position

A two-year post-doctoral position funded by NSERC and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation is available in the laboratory of Rob Schurko at the University of Windsor. Research projects focus on development and application of pulse sequences for the acquisition of high S/N NMR spectra of quadrupolar nuclei and heavy spin-1/2 nuclei in a variety of systems, including inorganic/organometallic complexes, organic pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles and composite materials. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics with expertise in solid-state NMR. A complete CV, including a summary of research experience and contact information for three references, can be emailed directly to Rob Schurko (rschurko "at" uwindsor.ca). Please visit http://www.uwindsor.ca/schurko for more information.


Penn State, Chemistry (August 6/09) (closed)

NMR Spectroscopist

Deadline: 09/30/2009
Work Unit: Eberly College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Job Number: 30499

https://www.ohr.psu.edu/jobs/home_EJMS/view_faculty.cfm#30499

The Penn State NMR facility is seeking a full time Spectroscopist who will be responsible for performing a broad range of NMR techniques on all the instrumentation, including both solid and liquid state NMR experiments as well as multidimensional bio-NMR experiments. Operation and maintenance of the NMR spectrometers, trouble shooting the instruments, and training NMR users are also major responsibilities of the position. In addition, this position is expected to assist the Director with NMR billing, maintenance of the NMR Facility web page, and in reaching out to non-Penn State users, i.e. industrial users. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a research area that utilized NMR spectroscopy as the primary tool as well as experience in both liquid and solid-state techniques. The position is a fixed term multi year position with the initial period of appointment being three years from the hire date. Salary negotiable.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three contact names from whom letters of recommendation can be obtained. Send materials to Dr. Alan Benesi, Department of Chemistry, 104 Chemistry Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled.


PNNL, Richland, WA (July 28/09) (closed)

NMR Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington has immediate openings for two NMR postdoctoral research associate positions.
Candidates should have a strong background in solid state NMR theory and applications along with good communication skills. Demonstrated skills in probe making, pulse sequence programming, and data processing/simulation, are preferred. Prior experience with Varian NMR spectrometers is also preferred but not required. Successful candidates will use a wide range of NMR spectrometers, ranging from 200MHz to 900MHz in the High Field Magnetic Resonance Facility of the Environmental Molecular Laboratory (EMSL) to solve problems in catalysts, geochemistry, energy storage and biochemistry. Successful candidates will have many opportunities to work with scientists across the laboratory - including chemists/geochemists, catalyst experts, biologists, material scientists and computational scientists, etc., through various collaborative efforts.

Initial appointment is for one and a half years, and can be extended to three years on exceptional performance and the availability of program funds. International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs

Candidates must apply on-line at http://jobs.pnl.gov (Job ID# 117785), and submit a cover letter and CV to:

Dr. Jian Zhi Hu Staff Scientist Fundamental and Computational Sciences Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O.Box 999, MSIN K8-98 Richland, WA 99352
Tel: 509-371-6544
E-mail: Jianzhi.Hu "at" pnl.gov


University of Alberta (August 6/09) closed

Research Associate, NMR, Chemistry

The Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science has a vacancy for a Research Associate specializing in the structural determination of complex carbohydrates by high resolution NMR and detailed studies of their complexes with enzymes and carbohydrate binding proteins.

http://oraweb.aucc.ca/pls/ua/ua_re3?ADVERTISEMENT_NUMBER_IN=9584


University of Toronto (August 12/09) (closed)

Associate Manager, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science
Job Number 0900545

The Department of Chemistry is seeking an Associate Manager for its state of the art NMR facility. The facility provides a wide range of NMR services to a wide user community within the Department and University as well as externally through eight NMR spectrometers; one 500, four 400, one 300 and two 200 MHz instruments. Three of the systems have sample changers. The facility is currently purchasing three new spectrometers to add to this complement: 500, 600 and 700 MHz instruments.

Under the general direction of the Facility Manager, this individual will assist with the preparation and delivery of training in the principles and practices of NMR spectrometer operations to over 300 users and in advising solution and solid state NMR users, in particular, regarding experiment selection and interpretation. This individual is also responsible for evaluating and advising on the purchase of new NMR equipment and writing grant proposals to facilitate equipment acquisitions. This position includes maintenance of NMR instruments and associated computer systems, and supervising technical staff.

Qualifications:

An advanced chemistry degree specializing in NMR spectroscopy with a strong background in of multinuclear liquids spectroscopy and, ideally, solid state spectroscopy using Bruker and/or Varian instruments is required for this position. The applicant must have: a good understanding of NMR hardware and software design, knowledge in troubleshooting and application of NMR experiments; experience in structural elucidation, organic and inorganic chemistry; and the ability to prioritize workflow, being self-motivated. The applicant must also possess strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work with faculty, staff and students. This includes the ability to (i) train students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (ii) communicate with faculty and students in research groups in chemistry and other departments, and (iii) act in an advisory role in sample preparation, experimental, design, spectrometer maintenance and other NMR related areas. Experience in RedHat Linux maintenance, writing pulse sequences, scripts and macros in C, shell languages, MAGICAL, and python are desired. The position requires some physical labour and a high level of concentration.

Compensation:

This is a full-time, continuing position and the salary range is $64,448 per year with an annual step progression to a maximum of $82,351 per year.

To apply:

All applicants must apply through the University of Toronto’s on-line posting board. The URL is

http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/staff.htm

Look under “External” for job number 0900545. This posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 28, 2009.

This is a unionized position (United Steelworkers Local 1998).


Magritek Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand (June 15/09) - no longer advertised

MRI physicist or engineer

Magritek Limited has a vacancy for a physicist or engineer with interests in MRI and NMR, and familiar with electromagnetic design. In particular we seek someone who will be able to join our team of shielded gradient and shim coil designers, working on the development of new MRI and NMR spectroscopy systems. The ideal candidate will have strong mathematical skills, a sound background in physics or electrical engineering, strong computational skills (experience with Matlab is essential and with C++ would be an advantage), and a strong interest in translating design through to practical implementation, through the use of Solid Works, and Altium, interacting with our technical staff and involvement in construction and building. Ability to test the performance prototypes using our NMR and MRI systems will be required. The person appointed will work closely both with the research group of Professor Paul T Callaghan at Victoria University of Wellington, and with the R&D team at Magritek Ltd, Wellington.

Remuneration is at the postdoctoral level, with base salary depending on experience. In addition the appointee will be part of a company bonus scheme. The initial contract will be for two years and subject to the issue of a work permit (necessary for non-New Zealand or non-Australian citizens). It will carry NZ health benefits (free hospital care and subsidised medicines). An allowance for relocation costs and travel to New Zealand is included in the package.

Applications must include a full cv, a covering letter explaining the applicant's background and interests in the position, and should be accompanied by the names and email addresses of two referees familiar with the candidates professional work. The closing date for applications is July 17th and must be addressed, by email, to

Dr. Andrew Coy, CEO Magritek Ltd (andrew "at" magritek.com)
http://www.magritek.com/positions.html


University of Florida, Gainesville (April 21/09) - no longer advertised

MRI staff scientist

The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility seeks an MR imaging scientist or engineer for the permanent research staff position of Coordinator of Research Programs and Services in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences or Engineering, with a demonstrated expertise in techniques and applications of high field MR imaging. Previous experience in pulse sequence design and implementation is desirable. Experience working with live animals is especially welcome.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support to scientists at the University of Florida who use the facility as well as the external user program supported by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). This position offers unique opportunities to contribute to the development of the MR imaging program at AMRIS and the NHMFL by conducting independent and collaborative research projects. The position will be based in Gainesville, but as there is a close relationship with the NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, occasional travel will be expected. Ongoing research in the facility includes development of novel, primarily diffusion-based techniques for magnetic resonance microscopy, the investigation of novel contrast agents at ultra-high magnetic field, and implementation and maintenance of standard imaging protocols, including cardiac imaging and fMRI. Candidates with an interest in in vivo NMR, in the development of novel methods and/or instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply.

As part of its MR imaging capabilities, AMRIS currently houses a 3T 16 channel Phillips whole body system, a 4.7T 30 cm Bruker Scanner, an 11T 40cm Bruker Scanner, and a 17.6T 8.9cm Bruker System. A 21T 10.4cm Bruker system is housed at the NHMFL facility in Tallahassee. At the end of 2009 the 11T magnet will undergo a system upgrade.

Specific job requirements:

- Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and ensuring proper utilization of research facilities.
- Recommend and implement operating policies and procedures in the AMRIS facility.
- Keep abreast of current developments and ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
- Plan and participate in research projects.
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Direct and modify research plans.
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Develop methods and techniques for, and evaluate results of, experiments or studies.
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Prepare and review manuscripts for publication and presentations at scientific meetings.
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May serve as liaison between the AMRIS facility and outside agencies and the general public.

For additional information on applying, please contact Dr. Joanna R. Long at (jrlong "at" mbi.ufl.edu) or Dr. Glenn Walter at (glennw "at" ufl.edu). Applications will be evaluated beginning April 30, 2009. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.


High Field NMR Center, Lyon (April 21/09) - no longer advertised

NMR Facility Manager

The High Field NMR Center in Lyon seeks a NMR spectroscopist (CNRS position) to manage the NMR instruments (from 500 to 1000 MHz) and the activities of its national and European facilities.

Primary responsibilities: to oversee the day to day operation of the NMR instruments in support of research for in-house and external researchers; to assist the external users in their research and provide the most appropriate NMR experiments for their activities in the Center; to actively participate in the installation of new equipment (magnets, probes, consoles, computers); and to assist students and postdoctoral researchers in the use of the NMR instruments.

Required qualifications: Master or Ph.D. in chemistry or other physical science; experience in NMR spectroscopy. Previous research experience in the field of NMR, including the development of scientific applications and experimental techniques.

To apply: please contact Anne Lesage (Anne.Lesage "at" ens-lyon.fr)

Closing date for application: is July 10, 2009


Canadian jobUniversity of Lethbridge (Jan 23/09) - has been filled

NMR Facility Manager

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge is searching for an individual to manage the NMR Facility. The appointment will be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and will start on or before July 1st, 2009. The appointment will be to an academic position, classified as Academic Assistant. The position is open until filled, but files will be evaluated commencing March 1st, 2009.

For more information and to apply:
http://www.uleth.ca/hum/Services/career_fac/Chemistry_Biochemistry_January_2009.htm


Canadian jobNRC-SIMS Ottawa (April 10/09) - no longer advertised

Research Associate in Solid-State NMR and Materials Science

The Materials Structure and Function group of NRC’s Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (http://steacie.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/) is looking to fill a Research Associate position in the area of solid-state NMR and materials.

The group has excellent modern solid-state NMR facilities and access to the 900 MHz NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids housed in the same building (http://nmr900.ca).

High level candidates, with extensive experience in modern solid-state NMR, a strong interest in novel materials and experience in materials synthesis, should apply through the Research Associate Program on the NRC website

http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/programs/raprogram_e.html

and contact Dr. Chris Ratcliffe (chris.ratcliffe "at" nrc-cnrc.gc.ca). Candidates must be within five years of having obtained their PhD, or be expecting to complete their PhD in the near future.


Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, PNNL (Jan 15/09)

Two Magnetic Resonance Scientist positions

The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a DOE User Facility administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has immediate positions available for two exceptional candidates in the area of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (either NMR or EPR). One position represents a senior hire while the other position is a mid- to entry-level position. Both candidates must establish a preeminent research operation that engages the user community and takes advantage of the novel infrastructure present within the EMSL. More information about the EMSL can be found at the following web address:

http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/emslweb/

The senior hire must have an established national/international record of accomplishment with a strong funding base. Further, this individual must have a record of accomplishment in the development of novel experimental methods to accomplish his or her experimental objectives. Additionally, this individual must become a team leader in addressing research objectives that cannot be typically accomplished in an academic environment. The successful candidate should provide names of three individuals who could serve as letters of reference. Additionally, the applicant should provide a description of your current research efforts (including funding sources, percent effort, etc).

The mid- to entry-level person must have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience and a strong evidence of productivity. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an exceptional externally supported research program and also be expected to contribute to the existing collaborative research environment. The applicant must have three letters of reference and a statement of research plans. These plans should reflect the research programs the applicant wants to initiate. These plans should also include utilization of some of the unique resources available within the EMSL.

Applicants should apply for these positions via the web by visiting

http://jobs.pnl.gov

and enter the search finder for positions 116586 (the senior position) or 116587 (the mid- to entry-level position). Letters of reference can be directed towards the same site. Those letters should be addressed:

Mr. Gary Worrell
Senior Technical Recruiter
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The closing date for this search is April 10th 2009. Questions can be addressed to Paul Ellis or Gary Worrell (gary.worell "at" pnl.gov)


Canadian jobUniversity of British Columbia (posted November 6, 2008)

Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Positions in Biological NMR

Postdoctoral and graduate student positions are available immediately at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) to study (i) the regulation of eukaryotic gene expression by post-translational modifications of the ETS transcription factor family; and (ii) the electrostatic and dynamic basis of catalysis by enzymes involved in the synthesis and degradation of carbohydrates. Representative publications on these areas of research can be found at:

http://otter.biochem.ubc.ca/publications.html

Our group is equipped with dedicated 500 and cryoprobe 600 MHz NMR spectrometers, off-line computing, and a full wet laboratory for the production and biophysical characterization of proteins involved in the above projects.

Postdoctoral candidates should have a publication record in NMR spectroscopy, as well as basic laboratory techniques including basic molecular biology and protein biochemistry. Salaries are in accordance with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoctoral and graduate student stipends.

The Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia provide an exciting environment for research in structural biology. In addition, the Vancouver area offers endless possibilities for outdoor ocean and mountain activities.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and the names (plus email addresses) of 2-3 referees to:

Lawrence McIntosh

mcintosh "at" chem.ubc.ca

Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry
Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z3

web: http://otter.biochem.ubc.ca/index.html


Ohio State University (Feb 05/09)

Solid-state NMR postdoctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio to work on developing new NMR methods with a focus on structure determination in non-crystalline materials. Experience in advanced magnetic resonance theory and experiment is required. Starting date is flexible. Please submit application and CV, and have two or three letters of recommendation sent to Philip Grandinetti

http://www.grandinetti.org/Research/JoinUs/PostDoc/

Grandinetti Lab http://grandinetti.org


Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Feb 10/09)

Solid-State NMR Spectroscopist

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign currently has an opening for a PhD-level spectroscopist in the School of Chemical Sciences' NMR Facility. Primary responsibilities are support of solid-state NMR, instrument maintenance and repair, and interacting with researchers on issues of experiment selection and data analysis.

The full ad is posted at http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/SCS/position/SOCSNMR09.pdf

For full consideration all application materials should be submitted by March 16, 2009, but we will continue to accept applications until a hire is made.

NMR Facilty (School of Chemical Sciences) http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/nmr/


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (Feb 18/09)

Postdoc - NMR of polymers and inorganic nanotubes

Immediate opening for a post-doc trained in NMR. The project involves study of (1) structure, dynamics and morphology of additive-filled materials for barrier applications; and (2) structural evolution of inorganic nanotubes. Work in close collaboration with other groups in the College of Engineering here on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Georgia. $45k/year for at least one year.

If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Haskell Beckham. E-mail also with questions and requests for further information.

http://www.beckham.gatech.edu


Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (posted August 5, 2008)

Postdoctoral position in solid-state NMR studies of mammalian prions

A postdoctoral position in biomolecular solid-state NMR is available at the Hospital for Sick Children. This position will focus on structural characterization of oligomeric and fibrillar states of mammalian prion proteins by solid state NMR. This work is being carried out in collaboration with other structural and biophysical groups at the University of Toronto. The Sharpe lab is located within the Molecular Structure and Function Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, providing a diverse and stimulating research environment. The research group is fully equipped for cloning, mutagenesis, protein expression and purification, with access to peptide synthesis, computational biology facilities and full-time use of a 500 MHz spectrometer for solids MAS and static experiments. In addition, access to the National Solid-State 900 MHz NMR facility in Ottawa is also available for this project.

Applicants should possess a recent Ph.D. (last 5 years). Experience in protein NMR (solution or solid state) or a strong background in amyloid/prion protein structure is a significant asset, although highly qualified and motivated individuals with related backgrounds are invited to apply. The start date for this position is negotiable, but is available immediately. Interested candidates should send a CV and contact information for 3 references to:

Dr. Simon Sharpe
Molecular Structure and Function
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave,
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 1X8
ssharpe@sickkids.ca
416-813-7852

web: http://www.sickkids.ca/SharpeLab/default.asp


University of Guelph (posted July 11, 2008)

A postdoctoral NMR position is available immediately in the area of NMR of membrane proteins and protein-protein interactions. The particular project is to study an integral 7TM protein, its interaction with its soluble transducer, and the interaction between the transducer and DNA. The project will involve both solution and solid-state NMR, conducted on a range of instruments from 500 to 800 MHz. Applicants familiar with or willing to learn protein expression and purification, and with previous experience in biological NMR are encouraged to apply. The work will be conducted in the Department of Physics, University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario) and will be co-supervised by Profs. V. Ladizhansky and L. Brown. Additional information is available upon request. Please send a CV and the names and addresses of three references to Leonid Brown (leonid@physics.uoguelph.ca) or Vladimir Ladizhansky
(vladimir@physics.uoguelph.ca) if you are interested.

web (Leonid): http://www.uoguelph.ca/~lebrown/brown.html

web (Vladimir): http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/%7Evladimir/


University of Ottawa (posted April 22, 2008)

Postdoctoral NMR position available in the laboratory of Dr. Natalie Goto (external link), studying the structure and function of proteins important for regulating bacterial cell division. Candidates should have a background in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy and/or protein biochemistry. Funding for this position is available for up to three years. Interested applicants should email a CV along with complete contact information of 3 references to ngoto@uottawa.ca


National Research Council Canada (posted September 25, 2008)

Bio NMR Technical Officer (TO, term position)

NRC Institute Institute for Marine Biosciences (NRC-IMB), Halifax, Nova Scotia

Competition number 63-08-08 (external link)

Closing Date October 17, 2008

National Research Council Canada, Institute for Marine Biosciences in Halifax, Nova Scotia is looking for a highly qualified technical officer to support their biomolecular NMR research. IMB is in the process of installing a new 700 MHz instrument with two cryoprobes (1.7 mm and 5 mm) which will be in addition to the existing 500 MHz instrument with HRMAS, and solutions probes.

For more details and to apply online (external link) or here

http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/PostByCityE


Bruker BioSpin Canada (posted June 12, 2008)

NMR Applications Engineer

Bruker BioSpin is seeking to employ an additional applications engineer to support the growing activities of our AVANCE line of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers. In particular we seek candidates possessing M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees. Experience in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy would be a distinct advantage, although candidates with a strong computer background and interest in customer support and training should not hesitate to apply.

Candidates will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and should be prepared to offer a high degree of self motivation and demonstrate their eagerness to contribute to the company's growth in terms of scientific excellence, customer service, customer training and successfully achieved sales.

Bruker BioSpin is located in pleasant and rural surroundings in Milton, Ontario (http://www.bruker.com/ca.html). Our custom built facility is equipped with applications laboratories, assembly and test facilities, repair workshops and extensive employee amenities. Milton is within easy distance of Metropolitan Toronto with ready access to such outdoor pleasures such as hiking, sailing, and skiing.

Bruker BioSpin offers a competitive salary and an excellent employee benefits package.

Candidates who fill these requirements are invited to apply in writing (fax or mail only please) to:

Bruker BioSpin Ltd.
555 Steeles Avenue East
Milton, Ontario
L9T 1Y6
Attn: Dr. Martine M. Monette, Applications Manager
Fax: 905-876-4421

Applicants submitted through agents will be rejected out of hand.


National Research Council Canada (posted September 4, 2008)

MRI Specialist (RO, continuing position)

NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics (NRC-IBD), Calgary, Alberta

Competition number 30-08-25 (external link)

Closing Date October 3, 2008

Here is an opportunity for an MRI/MRS specialist with reasonable postdoctoral experience working with human subjects. The NMR community is very strong and very creative. The successful applicant would be an employee of the National Research Council of Canada with all the benefits that provides.

The incumbent will participate in research and development directed towards the improvement of MRI techniques (largely for neuro-related applications). He/she will lead the development and implementation of new imaging technologies in humans, including pulse sequence programming, data acquisition and analysis methods. In collaboration with the University of Calgary, he/she will set goals for the joint research work in support of the strategic plans of the Institute and the University of Calgary. The individual will collaborate with University of Calgary researchers and other IBD researchers/groups to develop and implement imaging techniques conceived within the groups and required by University of Calgary researchers and clinical research programs. The incumbent will be provided with a budget for initiating a personal research program and will be expected to attract operating funds to maintain the program. The incumbent will interact with industrial clients/collaborators for the commercialization of developments produced within the group.

Calgary has a vibrant and growing research community and a high standard of living. The equipment available in the MRI centres includes a 3T GE, a 1.5T Siemens and a 9.4T Bruker animal system. There are strong existing research groups both in MRI science and in neuroscience. Alberta has a range of research funding options in addition to Federal programs.

For more details and to apply online (external link) or here

http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/PostByCityE


National Research Council Canada (posted August 28, 2008)

NMR Technical Officer (TO-3, continuing position)

NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology (NRC-NINT), Edmonton, Alberta

Competition number 31-08-19 (external link)

Closing Date September 3, 2008

A continuing NMR Technical Officer position is open in the supramolecular nanoscale assembly group (SNAG) at the NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton. This position would be focused on maintaining a 600 MHz Varian spectrometer as well as performing a variety of NMR experiments as part of the SNAG research program. Listed below are some of the key activities of this job.

Upkeep and maintenance of a high field NMR spectrometer. This activity includes: (a) regular cryogen fill-ups (liquid helium and nitrogen); (b) regular software upgrades; (c) ensuring normal operation of the instrument (d) diagnosing and solving any operational problems with Varian and other NMR experts; (e) training of students on advanced NMR techniques; (f) maintaining data and ensuring secure archives; (f) keeping up to date with the latest NMR techniques.

Performance of multi-dimensional NMR experiments on various compounds and careful analysis of spectral data (e.g. 1D NMR: 1H, 13C, 31P, 15N, 19F, APT; Through-bond 2D NMR: COSY, TOCSY, 2D-INADEQUATE; Through-space 2D NMR: NOESY, ROESY; Heteronuclear coupling (1H/15N, 1H/13C): HSQC, HMQC, HMBC; Diffusion measurements: Pulsed Gradient Spin Echo and Pulsed Field Gradient Stimulated Spin Echo).

Generation of detailed technical reports.

Other duties:

Upkeep and maintenance of the laboratories. This activity includes the upkeep and maintenance of organic laboratory equipment such as the solvent purification system, vacuum pumps, rotavaps, the chemical inventory, MSDS database, laboratory safety and organization, ordering bulk chemicals and solvents, etc.

Responsible for scale up synthesis of key target molecules developed by the SNAG or reported in the chemical literature. This activity includes (a) successfully carrying out the synthesis and structure elucidation of the target molecules; (b) obtaining, compiling and summarizing scientific literature relevant to the target molecules using the University of Alberta Library, CISTI, Web of Science, or SciFinder as required. Please note that this does not require someone with expertise in organic synthesis.

To apply online (external link)

or here

http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/PostByCityE


University of Ottawa (posted May 15, 2008)

"Vision 2010" Postdoctoral Scholarship in solid-state NMR

Application deadline: 1 August 2008

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 2010 Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Vision 2010 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 spectrometers, and to a one-of-a-kind 900 MHz NMR spectrometer at the National UltraHigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (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@uottawa.ca
web: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/


University of Western Ontario (posted May 28, 2008)

NMR Manager position

Application deadline: Friday, June 13, 2008

Position Posting Reference: 000776
Job Title: Research Scientist
Department: Chemistry
Employee Group: PMA - Professional and Managerial Association Appointment
Type: Continuing Appointment
Status: Regular Full-Time Classification & Regular Hours Salary
Grade: Research Scientist 2

http://www.uwo.ca/humanresources/applicant/careers_index2.htm

Responsibilities:

The NMR Manager provides leadership in the area of NMR spectroscopy within the Department of Chemistry, the University of Western Ontario and the broader community. The NMR Manager advocates and plans strategically on behalf of the users of the Facility, which includes undergraduate and graduate students and researchers, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, faculty, and external users. The NMR Manager supports the teaching, research and service missions of the department by effectively managing all aspects of the operation of the NMR Facility.

The Manager also facilitates the research of the faculty and their research personnel by consulting with the users on advanced applications of NMR spectroscopy for research problems and by implementation of the appropriate NMR techniques. The Manager takes a collaborative, consultative approach to planning, communicating and implementing all initiatives.

Qualifications:

Education:
- PhD in Chemistry/Physics or PhD in NMR Spectroscopy

Experience:
- Minimum 4-5 years hands-on experience in solution state NMR spectroscopy and, preferably, with solid-state NMR experience

Skills & Expertise:
- NMR instrumentation including the console and probes (solution and solid state)
- Basic NMR experimental set ups (solution and solid state)
- NMR theory (solution and solid state)
- Pulse Programming
- Knowledge of NMR, word processing, spreadsheet and web design software
- Leadership skills
- Communication skills: in print, person to person and in large groups (writing, listening, advocating, relationship building, giving feedback)
- Organizational skills
- Assessment skills: understanding current operations, realizing the potential for improvements
- Ability to work independently
- Time-management skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of Linux/Unix computer operating systems

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Please apply before: Friday, June 13, 2008

http://www.uwo.ca/humanresources/applicant/careers_index2.htm


National Research Council Canada (posted April 1, 2008)

Research Officer (continuing position)

NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (NRC-SIMS), Ottawa, ON

Competition number 32-07-30 (external link)

Closing Date 05/30/2008

Background

The NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (NRC-SIMS) carries out leading edge, interdisciplinary research and innovation in molecular sciences. Our research programs are underpinned by expertise in molecular photonics, structure and dynamics of materials and interfaces and molecular/materials synthesis. In partnership with other NRC Institutes, universities, industry and other research organizations across Canada and worldwide, SIMS catalyzes the convergence of these platforms for a wide range of future applications. http://sims.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

You will join an outstanding team of researchers in the Materials Structure and Function Group and establish an innovative research program in solid-state NMR spectroscopy that is aligned with the strategic research directions of the Institute.
http://steacie.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/programs/msf/fm_index_e.html

Your Challenge

Duties include the development of novel techniques for the characterization of solid materials, including structure and dynamics, and to use these to study materials of current interest to the Group. The ability to integrate information from a variety of experimental techniques into structural models for solids is essential for this position. Duties will also include the supervision and mentoring of junior group members, popularizing NMR spectroscopic approaches to materials characterization to other Institutes, and fostering collaborative work with internal and external partners.

Education

PhD degree and post-doctoral experience in the physical or materials sciences specializing in NMR spectroscopy of solids.

Experience

Extensive experience in the experimental and theoretical aspects of modern NMR spectroscopy as applied to solids. Extensive experience with pulse programming, setting up and operating modern solids NMR spectrometers. Experience in the development and use of multi-dimensional and multi-quantum techniques designed to derive information on local structure and dynamics in solids, techniques for signal and resolution enhancement, spectral editing, and the ability to develop and carry out high level spectral analysis. Experience in other characterization techniques for solid materials would be an asset.

Technical Competencies

Expert knowledge of the theoretical and experimental principles of solid state NMR spectroscopy. Broad knowledge of physical chemistry, especially the solid state (organic and inorganic), including crystal structures, dynamics, thermodynamics, kinetics, gas adsorption. Expert knowledge of modern approaches to laboratory practice and data analysis. Knowledge of solids NMR probe circuitry and design. Knowledge of the practice of NMR microscopy or micro-imaging would be an asset. Knowledge of modeling or calculating NMR parameters would be an asset.

For a complete official announcement and to apply online please proceed to NRC website

or here

http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/PostByCityE


University of Windsor (posted March 30, 2008)

NMR Facility Coordinator 'VII'
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty of Science
CUPE 1393 Posting Reference # 2008-13-04
(external link)

The candidate will be responsible for the operation and management of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The candidate will (i) work with faculty and students on NMR experiments for characterization of molecular structure and dynamics, (ii) train undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and faculty in proper operation of NMR spectrometers, (iii) maintain and repair (where possible) all NMR hardware and associated software, computers and equipment, as well as the laboratory area, (iv) order chemicals, NMR glassware and other related equipment for the NMR facility (billing of research groups is also required), (v) ensure that a regular schedule of NMR cryogen fills is maintained (includes ordering of cryogens, billing), (vi) maintain a high level of knowledge regarding modern NMR experiments, (vii) participate as an educational facilitator (e.g., setting up training sessions, assisting in undergraduate laboratories, etc.), and (viii) participate in departmental committees with focus on NMR instrumentation and other “large capital” equipment.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
The candidate will have successfully completed a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics or a related discipline with a focus on NMR, and have a minimum of 2 year post-doctoral experience or equivalent. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary, as the NMR Facility Coordinator will be continually aiding and advising faculty and students. This includes (i) ability to train students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (ii) communicate with faculty and students in research groups in chemistry and biochemistry, and (iii) advisory roles in sample preparation, experimental design, spectrometer maintenance and repair, etc. The candidate must demonstrate effective organizational skills, be self-motivated, and demonstrate good management skills. Strong computer skills and basic electronics knowledge are also required. The position also requires some physical labour and a high level of concentration.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in biological or solids NMR.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
May 22, 2008

http://www.uwindsor.ca/units/hr/StaffForms.nsf/ViewStaffPositions


University of Ottawa (posted Nov 18, 2007)

Graduate Student Positions Available at Dave Bryce's Lab. Please contact Dave for further information.


Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (posted Nov 18, 2007)

An opening is currently available for a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in using a solid state NMR based approach to study the structure and drug-interactions of viroporins (see research page). Highly motivated individuals with strong backgrounds in structural biology, membrane proteins and/or NMR are encouraged to contact Simon Sharpe by email (ssharpe@sickkids.ca). Please include a cover letter with a CV describing relevant research training to date, a list of publications, and indicating long-term research interests and career goals. Suitable candidates will be contacted and may be invited for an interview.


2008 Summer Student Job with the Materials Structure and Function Program, NRC Canada (posted Nov 19, 2007)

This competition is now closed

Materials Structure and Function Program at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC is looking for 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students who would like to spend the summer of 2008 doing solid-state NMR research in beautiful Ottawa.

http://steacie.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/programs/msf/fm_index_e.html

To apply, please follow this link to the Summer Student Program at NRC

http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/programs/summerempl_e.html

The deadline for applications is 31 January, 2008.


the 900 NMR Facility Technician (posted Dec 6, 2007; deadline Dec 14, 2007)

This competition is now closed

The Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa is seeking an experienced solid-state NMR specialist to fill a full-time technician position in the National Ultrahigh Field NMR Facility for Solids (Canada). The initial appointment is for one year, renewable upon budgetary approval.

The Facility is located on the National Research Council Canada campus in Ottawa and principally consists of a state-of-the-art Bruker 900 MHz Avance-II instrument with a range of static and MAS NMR probes. Its creation was made possible with the support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT), Recherche Québec (RQ), the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and Bruker Canada. The objective of this nationwide initiative is to provide access to the ultrahigh field NMR spectrometer for solids to the Canadian academic and industrial research community. Additional information about the Facility can be found on the website: http://www.nmr900.ca

The NMR technician will be responsible for conducting routine NMR measurements on a service basis, as well as assisting with the instrument maintenance and day-to-day operations of the Facility (more here). The successful candidate will have an M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or related discipline, and extensive experience with modern solid-state NMR spectroscopy, including in-depth knowledge of relevant hardware and software. Knowledge of Bruker NMR spectrometers is essential. The NMR technician will have an understanding of RF, analog and digital circuitry as it pertains to high-field NMR instruments, and will be required to assist in the development of the solid-state NMR probes. Applicants are encouraged to summarize their relevant experience with solid-state NMR in the cover letter.

Please apply by December 14 via the University of Ottawa web-site, the competition number TSCI0007NEP (external link)


"Canadian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRG) 2008-2009" at the University of Ottawa

This competition is now closed

As part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), the Government of Canada invites nominations for one-year post-doctoral fellowships tenable at recognized public Canadian universities and affiliated research institutes.

PDRG 2008-2009 Fellowships (external link)
Application Form (pdf file, 244 kB)
Guidelines (pdf file, 237 kB)

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 500 and 200 MHz Bruker solids spectrometers, and to a one-of-a-kind 900 MHz NMR spectrometer at the National UltraHigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (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@uottawa.ca
web: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/


NMR Facility and Project Manager at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto

This competition is now closed

Position: NMR FACILITY AND PROJECT MANAGER (SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATE II)
Posting ID: 541497
Site: TORONTO MEDICAL DISCOVERY TOWER
Department: SIGNALING BIOLOGY, ONTARIO CANCER INSTITUTE
Affiliation: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
Reports To: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Status: PERMANENT FULL-TIME

An excellent opportunity for a biological NMR spectroscopist who wishes to be involved in the management of the state-of-the-art NMR facility as well as research projects addressing important biological questions in cancer and other human diseases.

An NMR Facility and Project Manager Position is available for highly qualified individuals interested in working with a team of scientists (postdoctoral fellows and graduate students) who study structure and function of medically-important proteins at the Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. Facilities include Bruker 800 MHz and Varian 600 and 500 MHz instruments, all equipped with cryogenic probes for solution-state, high-resolution NMR studies. The main laboratory is located at the newly built tower which houses multidisciplinary research facilities including X-ray crystallography and other biophysical methodologies.

A successful candidate will have two-years or more postdoctoral; experience in biological NMR field and should have extensive knowledge in NMR data collection and analysis.

Together with a co-manager of the NMR facility, the person will be responsible for NMR facility management, maintenance, and training, but at the same time s/he will have opportunities conducting his or her own research in the area of our interests using NMR spectroscopy. As such the position will provide excellent opportunities to develop a career as a biological NMR spectroscopist in a very active and cutting-edge research environment within the basic medical science community in Toronto.

Your applications should include a cover letter, a statement of research interest, a resume including a complete list of publications, and names and addresses of three references.

To apply visit the URL and follow the instruction:

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/uhncareers/careers.asp

(On the online page, select “Research” in Division and “Research PMH” in Category and go to Positing # 541497)

For more information about the research, please visit:

http://nmr.uhnres.utoronto.ca/ikura


"Vision 2010 Postdoctoral Scholarships" at the University of Ottawa

This competition is now closed

The University of Ottawa, with the support of the Province of Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, has announced a competition for Postdoctoral Fellowships. Candidates will be considered in all disciplines with priorities in health and molecular sciences.

Vision 2010 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 500 and 200 MHz Bruker solids spectrometers, and to a one-of-a-kind 900 MHz NMR spectrometer at the National UltraHigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (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@uottawa.ca
web: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/


This position has been filled

the 900 NMR Facility Technician Position available

December 5, 2006

Under the authority of the High-field NMR Facility Manager, the Facility Technician will be assisting in development and manufacture of solid-state NMR probes and related hardware, and will be responsible for NMR instruments maintenance.


This position has been filled

Post-Doctoral Position in Solid-State NMR – Ottawa, Canada

December 5, 2006

A post-doctoral position in solid-state NMR spectroscopy is available in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Highly motivated and independent individuals with PhD experience in NMR spectroscopy are invited to apply. One of the principal areas of research to be addressed involves NMR studies of heavy metal nuclei in inorganic compounds and materials. There will also be ample opportunity for the development of additional research projects by the successful candidate. Candidates with additional aptitudes for the preparation of inorganic and organometallic compounds are encouraged to apply. In the Department of Chemistry we have access to wide-bore 500 and 200 MHz Bruker solids spectrometers. Additionally, we are a 15-minute drive from the National UltraHigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids, which houses a 900 MHz NMR spectrometer dedicated to the study of solids (www.nmr900.ca). The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with the possibility for extension to at least 2 years. Salary will be discussed on an individual basis.

Interested individuals should send a CV and three letters of reference to David Bryce. The position will remain open until filled.

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@uottawa.ca
web: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/