Dienstag, 19. Mai 2009

Postdoc fellowship: Applications of NMR in solid materials

Postdoc fellowship: Applications of NMR in solid materials

The Institute for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe (ITU) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of actinide chemistry and physics. The appointment is for 2 years, with the potential for a one year extension.
ITU is one of the seven Institutes of the Joint Research Centre, the service of the European Commission providing scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation, and monitoring of the European Union policies. ITU is a reference centre for basic actinide research, with a broad range of analytical capabilities for the study of nuclear materials. Major duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the development of NMR spectroscopy techniques for the study of actinide compounds in the solid state, whereby structure and magnetic property determination through magic angle spinning and cryogenic methods will be deployed. The area of investigation will cover basic science applications as well as applied domains (e.g. fuels and waste forms).

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics, a strong knowledge of NMR techniques, with applications in the solid state.

Candidates are invited to visit the ITU webpage http://itu.jrc.ec.europa.eu for further information and application.

Deadline for applications: 15.06.2009

For additional information please contact: Joseph Somers, +49 (0)7247 951 359.

European Commission
Joint Research Centre
Institute for Transuranium Elements
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D - 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen