Donnerstag, 4. November 2010

Post-doctoral positions in Strasbourg/Illkirch

Post-doctoral program in molecular Biophysics
Biomolecular NMR group of IGBMC
Illkirch near Strasbourg (France)

The group of biomolecular NMR is seeking several hihgly motivated researcher to fullfill three post-doctoral and engineer positions in the fields of RNA/protein interactions and NMR/MS signal processing.


We are developing new tools to gain insight into protein/RNA complexes. These approches are based on specific labelling of RNA and proteins by spin labels, and combined EPR and NMR measurements.
==> A three year Post-doctoral position is available for this project. The researcher will be in charge of proteins and RNA labelling, expression and purification. Experience in molecular biology and general biophysical methods is required. Knowledge of biomolecular NMR methods will be appreciated.

Ref: Lebars et al. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010

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We are involved in the development of new acquisition and processing technics in the field of NMR and ICR Mass Spectrometry, in particular the development of multidimensional Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in NMR and FT-ICR.

In conjunction with the NMRTEC company, two one year positions are opened :

==> A one year Post-Doctoral position in signal treatment, and 1D and 2D Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (MS and NMR) (Marc-André Delsuc IGBMC)
==> A one year Engineer Position in computational development to develop a complete processing environment. (Marie-Aude Coutouly NMRTEC)

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Post-Doc position in biological solid-State NMR

The biological solid-state NMR group of Anja Böckmann at the IBCP in Lyon ( has an opening for a post-doc.

The project is part of the Bio-NMR European joint research activity on protein structure determination by solid-state NMR, and is a collaboration which is pursued with the groups of Beat H. Meier (ETH Zurich) and Peter Güntert (University of Frankfurt). It involves production and purification of model proteins, starte-of-the-art spectroscopy, spectral analysis and structure determination. It is the aim of the project to develop a general, reliable protocol for structure determination by solid-state NMR.

For more information please contact Dr. Anja Böckmann at
Anja Böckmann
7, passage du Vercors
69367 Lyon Cedex 07
Tel: +33-4-72722649
Fax: +33-4-72722649

Position at Stanford

The Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine
continues accepting applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track
junior faculty position. Candidates must have a PhD and/ or MD degree, a
minimum of two (2) years of postdoctoral research experience along with
expertise and a commitment to future research and teaching in the broad area of
structural biology and biophysics. Application material and reference letters
must be received by November 1, 2010.

Full announcement including application requirements and procedure is available
on our website We kindly ask that
you to the attention of your colleagues this employment opportunity .

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration which is a valuable
contribution to the success of our faculty search.

Please note that Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations
of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as
others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and


On behalf of the Search Committee,



A postdoctoral associate position is available in a research group, headed by Dr. Louis Madsen in the Chemistry Department at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. The position is available immediately. Candidates will be required to hold a Ph. D. in chemistry or a related field. Work will involve conceptualizing and designing new experiments to analyze advanced supramolecular and macromolecular materials using magnetic resonance techniques. Salary is competitive and full fringe benefits are included. The successful candidate will be offered a one-year contract renewable upon satisfactory performance.

To apply, go to, posting number 0100850 and complete the on-line faculty application. Please attach a cover letter and CV. In the cover letter, CV, or a separately attached list, provide the names and addresses of three individuals who may serve as a reference. Applicants may be asked at a later time in the process to furnish written references. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, and in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Thomas Bell, 540/231-8226 or

PhD position Victoria University of Wellington

A PhD position is available in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced materials and Nanotechnology at Victoria University of Wellington.

The successful applicant will be joining an established laboratory working in the area of using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to measure mass transport in porous media. The project will be related to the use of novel NMR pulse sequences to measure dispersion and nonlocal dispersion using model and novel systems. There is scope in the project for a comparison with lattice-Boltzmann based simulations and/or the development of new hardware.

Laboratory facilities include 2 400MHz Bruker AVANCE Spectrometers, a 2MHz Magritek rock core analyser, a hyper-polarised xenon apparatus and various low field magnets and spectrometers.

Applicants should have graduated from a physics or chemical engineering program, preferably (but not necessarily) with a background in NMR. Full funding is available.

Supervision will be undertaken by Dr Mark Hunter and Professor Sir Paul Callaghan.


Working Student Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Working Student Magnetic Resonance Imaging (m/f)

Job Number:
Date Posted:
18 October 2010
Engineering/Technology - Research - Physics
GE Corporate - Global Research
Career Level:
Garching b. Munchen, Germany

About Us

GE Global Research – Europe opened in 2004 and employs approximately 150 employees from more than 20 different countries. Our scientists and technologists come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, sciences and materials research.

Located in the heart of southern Germany, Global Research – Europe sits on the Garching campus of the Technical University of Munich. This creates a unique blend for our scientists to be in a university setting, while performing research in a world-class industrial lab that is dedicated to bringing new technologies to market. The facility also operates closely with technology teams at GE businesses across the globe, ensuring effective transition of breakthrough innovations from the lab into advanced products and services. Within the R&D community, the center maintains close partnerships with numerous universities, research institutions and technology companies in Germany and abroad.

Current research at the facility focuses on automated manufacturing of composite parts, waste heat recovery for industrial and power applications, grid integration of renewable energies, molecular imaging for cancer diagnostics, high power electronics for stationary and mobile applications and advanced compressor technologies.
Role Summary/Purpose

The Imaging Technologies Lab – Europe focuses on the development of advanced clinical applications for Magnetic Resonance (MR), Ultrasound (US), and Computed Tomography (CT).
The lab closely cooperates with the respective modality labs in Niskayuna.In MR, a 3 Tesla high field system operating with multi-channel capability – receive and transmit – has been installed providing a high end platform to explore new coil technology, pulse sequences and advanced applications.
Essential Responsibilities

Your specific responsibilities will include (a subset of ) the following:

* Participate in and support an on-going research collaboration with TUM during weekly measurements with hyperpolarized 13C Metabolic MR
* Set-up new magnetic resonance components together with our systems enginee
* Design and construct RF coils for use in 13C Metabolic MR


* Strong background in engineering sciences (physicist, electrical engineering, chemistry / chemical engineering)
* Analytical and innovative thinking
* Ability to quickly become acquainted with new tasks and subjects
* Hands-on experience
* Independent working style
* good academic track record
* Excellent communication skills
* Can-do attitude
* Open, creative & flexible
* Team-work & commitment
* Fluency in English
* Currently enrolled at a university

Desired Characteristics

* basic knowledge of electrical circuits
* basic education in metal working and soldering (or completed professional education as electrician or mechanician)
* basic German