Dienstag, 25. Mai 2010

PhD Solid State NMR position at Strasbourg, France

Group Membrane Biophysics and NMR
at the Chemistry Institute (UMR 7177)
of the CNRS and the University of Strasbourg

in cooperation with

Bruker BioSpin, Wissembourg
Bruker-BioSpin GmbH, Rheinstetten

is looking for a Doctoral Student with Master or Diploma degree in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or Biophysics with particular interest in NMR hardware and solid-state NMR.
The prospective candidate will work in a project, co-financed by the CNRS and Bruker-BioSpin, within the topic
Development of a flat-coil dynamic nuclear polarization/solid-state NMR probehead for the investigation of oriented membrane samples to complement commercial equipment recently made available and to develop protocols for the investigation of oriented and non-oriented membrane proteins

The PhD thesis will be directed by Prof. Burkhard Bechinger, University of Strasbourg in collaboration with Dr. Fabien Aussenac and Dr. Frank Engelke, Bruker BioSpin.

Scientific qualification:
- Master or diploma degree or equivalent in physics, biophysics, chemistry, or physical chemistry
- experience in NMR, experience in solid-state NMR is a plus
- interest in NMR hardware development and engineering
- interest in developing novel protocols for Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation / solid-state NMR of peptides, proteins and lipids of oriented biomembranes

The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment, the Biomembrane Group in Strasbourg, the solid-state probe development group in Karlsruhe as well as the applications group in Bruker BioSpin Wissembourg, all located within 90 km distance.

Please address your application including your CV to

Prof. Burkhard Bechinger,
University of Strasbourg / CNRS, ISIS, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67070 Strasbourg

Thereafter applications will still be received until a suitable candidate has been identified.