11/03/2020

PhD position: Methods development in DNP and ssNMR at ENS, Paris

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université PSL
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/07/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Paris
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/09/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

A research team led by Prof. Kong Ooi Tan will be established starting Sept 2020 in LBM at ENS Paris, and we have an opening PhD position to be filled. The PhD project will focus on methods development for pulsed and CW Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) at either static or magic angle spinning (MAS) condition on solid samples. The PhD candidate will build an EPR instrument that allows the characterization of DNP radicals for optimum enhancement factors, and its’ interaction with the targeted samples. Candidate with experience in rf and microwave engineering is highly desirable. In collaboration with the Institute of Porous Materials (IMAP) group at ENS, we will apply the DNP technique to study low-gamma nuclei in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) using both MAS and dissolution DNP spectrometers. The position is supervised by Prof. Kong Ooi Tan and Dr. Daniel Abergel, and the research project will be supported by experienced research engineers in the group UMR 7203. Our lab houses a unique combination of an 800 MHz/ 527 GHz MAS-DNP spectrometer, a 600 MHz, a 400 MHz, and two dissolution-DNP polarizers (a Bruker prototype at 6.7 T/ 188 GHz and a home-built cryogen-free system at 9.4 T/ 263 GHz). Moreover, we have access to NMR spectrometers that belong to the national high field NMR facilities (IR-RMN-THC).

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Benefits

  • PhD stipend of € 1,350- 1,500 / month
  • Health insurance and social benefits are fully provided

Selection process

Please send your CV, a letter of motivation, academic transcripts, and two recommendation letters to Prof. Kong Ooi Tan (kongooi (a) mit.edu) and Dr. Daniel Abergel (daniel.abergel (a) ens.psl.eu) no later than 30th March 2020, 23:59 Paris Time Zone.

Additional comments

This is a 3-year PhD position starting September 2020

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

You should (1) have a master’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, or physical chemistry with experience in EPR/NMR/DNP; (2) Experience in EPR/NMR/DNP instrumentation/ RF and microwave engineering/ LabVIEW are highly desirable; (3) Other desirable skills include MATLAB/Python/C++ programming; (4) Proficient in speaking and writing in English; Knowing French is a plus but not required.

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
École Normale Supérieure
France
Paris
75005
45 Rue d'Ulm

EURAXESS offer ID: 503311

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