Three year Postdoc position in NMR - Univ. of Gent - Belgium

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posted: Sep 24 2010

The NMR and Structure Analysis unit of the Department of Organic Chemistry of Gent University (Belgium) is involved in research activities in the (bio)chemical and material sciences using NMR spectroscopy as the main investigative tool.

About the facilities and the project

For this purpose, it has available a range of fully equipped Bruker NMR spectrometers, including Avance 300 and 500 MHz spectrometers, and an AVANCE–II 700 MHz instrument, housed within the unit and part of the Interuniversitary NMR Facility, jointly operated between Ghent University, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Antwerp University (UA). By spring 2011, a new 500 MHz system including a high gradient diffusion probe head will be delivered.

The duties of the successful applicant include: Scientific research within the context of NMR research projects within the department. Scientific support and co-manager of the Interuniversity 700 MHz high field NMR facility and the new 500 MHz facility within the department. Mentoring of Master and PhD students. Contribute to the educational activities of the department (at Master level) – a minimum of at least 70% of the appointee’s time must however be spent on scientific research. The main research topic for the current position will be the further development and application of liquid state NMR techniques for the investigation of colloidal nanoparticle dispersions, including quantumdots and pigments/latexes. An idea of the type of research and our recent results can be seen at


The opportunity to fully participate in current research projects of the unit. The opportunity to play an active part in the creation and exploitation of the highest and most diversely equipped NMR facility in the region. A competitive salary amounting to 1800-2100 €/month (commensurate with age and experience).

Candidate requirements

Demonstrate knowledge and practical expertise in solution NMR spectroscopy, as demonstrated by publications in international journals and/or oral communications at national or international meetings. Demonstrate technical knowledge in the operation of Bruker NMR equipment (hardware and software) including implementation of new and existing pulse sequences. Demonstrate interest for student mentoring Have acquired a PhD degree by the time of appointment (foreseen 1/1/2011). The Universiteit Gent is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Contact Prof. José Martins via e-mail: as soon as possible . Deadline for official application is October 14th.

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