03/01/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Science 4 Refugees

11 Early Stage Researcher/PhD positions in Zero and Ultra-Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (ZULF ITN, Chemistry/Physics)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ZULF NMR Innovative Training Network
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsOptics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ZULF-00
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    766402

Links to individual open positions are provided below

IMPORTANT:

  • Individual beneficiaries will start accepting applications at different times.
  • Application deadline for some of the positions may be as soon as March 16th, 2018.
  • Consult www.zulf.eu or specific offers for details.

At a glance:

  • Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research (physics/chemistry/software development)
  • Full-time employment for PhD candidates for three-years.
  • Unique PhD programme.
  • Several European institutions to choose from.
  • Secondments in leading NMR institutions in the world including private enterprises.
  • Visit www.zulf.eu to get the most current information.
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We are pleased to announce opening for the positions of Early Stage Researchers (employment) at the institutions joined within an interdisciplinary project under the auspices of the European Union within the Innovative Training Network – European Training Network. The goal of the project is to train a group of young researchers that would be able to address foreseen challenges in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), particularly under the conditions of ultra-low or truly zero magnetic fields.

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful technique employed in many areas of modern science and industry. While a seemingly indispensable element of NMR is a strong (>5 T) magnetic field, recent progress in physics and chemistry have enabled detection of NMR signals at ultra-low and truly zero magnetic fields. ZULF focuses on connecting NMR J-spectroscopy, NMR hyperpolarization, ultra-precise and small-scale magnetometry to address important challenges of modern NMR and bring the technique to the next level. Sub-projects include spectrometer development, single-molecule detection, analytical chemistry, medical contrast agent imaging and the search for exotic-physics.

The funding is planned for three years of full-time employment as research staff at standard ITN rates and includes a mobility allowance for private travels, and a family allowance for those candidates that have families at the time of recruitment (5.1-3 of Guide for applicants). The employment is combined with participation in an enhanced PhD programme unavailable at any university course that includes secondments at 12 leading industry and research institutions from seven European countries and two from the United States.

Apply using links at www.zulf.eu or the links provided in individual position advertisements. In addition to applying to your chosen institution, be sure to also send your CV and cover letter to office@zulf.eu.

Links to open positions:

  1. (No longer accepting Applications) Parahydrogen-Induced Hyperpolarization; prof. Malcolm H. Levitt, University of Southampton (Southampton, United Kingdom).
  2. (No longer accepting Applications) Atomic Magnetometry, Fundamental and practical applications of ZULF NMR; prof. Szymon Pustelny, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie (Krakow, Poland).
  3. (No longer accepting Applications) Atomic Magnetometry, Portable ZULF spectrometer; prof. Szymon Pustelny, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie (Krakow, Poland).
  4. (No longer accepting Applications) ZULF NMR of molecules oriented in electric fields; prof. Dmitry Budker, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität (Mainz, Germany).
  5. (No longer accepting Applications) ZULF NMR of confined molecules and investigation of slow molecular dynamics; prof. Dmitry Budker, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität (Mainz, Germany).
  6. (No longer accepting Applications) Nanoscale NMR with high resolution; prof. Fedor Jelezko, Ulm Universität (Ulm, Germany).
  7. (No longer accepting Applications) Hyperpolarized ZULF NMR; prof. Sami Jannin, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Lyon, France).
  8. (No longer accepting Applications) PHIP-based ZULF NMR; prof. Simon Duckett, University of York (York, United Kingdom).
  9. (No longer accepting Applications) Liquids in multi-phase materials; prof. Lynn Gladden, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom).
  10. Hyperpolarization of nuclear spins with NV centres in diamond; prof. Angelo Bifone, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Rovereto (Trento), Italy).
  11. (No longer accepting Applications) PHIP-SAH and ultra-low field cycling; prof. Silvio Aime, Università degli Studi di Torino (Torino, Italy).

A detailed Personal Career Development Plan will be prepared in cooperation with selected candidates.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, a candidate needs to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Early Stage Researcher – you have to be in the first four years of research career (pure research, not as e.g. technical staff), and you cannot have a PhD.
  • Mobility rule – your chosen institution has to be in a country in which you had not spent more than 12 months between Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 1, 2018, doing your ‘main activity’ – that is work or study. Short holiday visits and military service or similar mandatory stays are excluded.
  • You have to be eligible for your chosen institution’s PhD programme. This usually means that you must have a master’s degree or equivalent, and be proficient in English. Refer to specific job offers for details.

Selection process

The selection process will be carried out as outlined in the https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code.

Additional comments

In case of any question about the consortium, contact us at: office@zulf.eu

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Various for different positions but in general:

  • solid and broad education in modern physics or chemistry (master’s or equivalent).
  • High proficiency in English is essential.
  • High level of motivation.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to structure own work.
  • Ability to work in a team and keep tight deadlines.
  • some level of programming and computer modelling experience would be beneficial.

Map Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University Of Southampton
United Kingdom
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
University Road
2 position(s) available at
Instytut Fizyki, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Poland
małopolskie
Kraków
30-348
Ul. Łojasiewicza 11
2 position(s) available at
Johannes-Gutenberg Universitat
Germany
Mainz
55122
Saarstraße 21
1 position(s) available at
Ulm Universitat
Germany
Ulm
89081
Helmholtzstraße 16
1 position(s) available at
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
France
Villeurbanne
69100
43 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918
1 position(s) available at
University of York
United Kingdom
York
YO10 5DD
1 position(s) available at
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge
CB2 1TN
1 position(s) available at
Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Italy
Rovereto
38068
Corso Bettini 31
1 position(s) available at
Università degli Studi di Torino
Italy
Torino
10124
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8

EURAXESS offer ID: 269808