Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the University of Warwick

The solid-state NMR group at the University of Warwick would like to advertise the following University of Warwick scheme to fund post-doctoral research fellowships.

Candidates with strong CVs and publication records meeting the eligibility requirements (have passed PhD viva and be within 3 years of PhD graduation) are requested to contact

Steven Brown (S.P.Brown@warwick.ac.uk)
or John Hanna (J.V.Hanna@warwick.ac.uk)

by 15th February.


Institute of Advanced Study
University of Warwick
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (5 posts)
(£27,428 pa)

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years, beginning October 2011

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick invites applications from outstanding researchers who are at the beginning of a promising academic career. Applications are welcome from across all Faculties and disciplines, and, in keeping with the ethos of Warwick’s IAS, interdisciplinary research applications are strongly encouraged.

You will be based in the IAS but will have a strong presence in a home academic department. Therefore, all applications MUST be supported by a Warwick academic nominator and your proposed research project should closely complement your nominated academic department’s current research interests. Nominators will be required to make a strong case for the applicant’s strategic contribution to the research within their department.

You will have been awarded your PhD, or equivalent, in any discipline and be within 3 years of your PhD graduation. Therefore you must have passed your viva and submitted the final copy of your thesis to be eligible. You should also not have more than 3 years postdoctoral research/teaching experience or hold, nor have held, a permanent academic post.

Please note that although the Fellowships will be located in the IAS, you must be nominated by an academic in a Warwick department. The nomination form can be downloaded www.go.warwick.ac.uk/ias/prf .

Closing date: 8 March 2011

Steven Brown
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel: 00 44 24 76574359
Fax: 00 44 24 76150897

email: S.P.Brown@warwick.ac.uk
webpage address: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/nmr/members/academic/steven/
Warwick group webpage: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/nmr/
The UK 850 MHz solid-state NMR facility: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/850mhz/

Magnetic Resonance at Warwick: Watch the video: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/nmr/millburn

getting to Millburn House: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/nmr/getting_here

Full Time Position

The Rock and Fluid Science Department of Shell Innovation, Research & Technology seeks a PhD graduate in Physics or equivalent sciences for a full-time position to further advance Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry and Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologies at its research facility in Houston, TX USA. The position will suit an experimental researcher with a background in MRI and NMR physics or engineering, who is interested in working in a more applied environment.

Further information related to this position, as well as a link to submit applications, can be found at:


The deadline for submitting applications is 28 February 2011.

Matthias Appel
Project Leader, Rock and Fluid Science Department
Shell Innovation, Research and Technology
Houston, TX, USA

Postdoc Oxford

Department of Chemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - NMR of photoactive proteins
Grade 07S : Salary £28,983 - £35,646 p.a.
Post Ref. DN11001/PJH

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to work with Professor Peter Hore on a research project funded by DARPA (http://www.darpa.mil/). The post is available initially for up to 18 months, with a possible total duration of up to three years.

This position is part of a large project entitled Quantum Effects in Magnetoreception funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the programme Quantum Effects in Biological Environments (QuBE). The broad aims of the project are: (a) to design and perform a set of experiments that will determine definitively whether manifestly quantum effects are exploited in the avian magnetic compass sensor; (b) to develop the existing quantum mechanical model of magnetic effects on radical pair reactions; (c) to design and construct a proof-of-principle magnetic sensor around the reactions of radical pairs in model compounds. A central part of the project will involve optical and magnetic resonance experiments on the photo-active proteins photolyase and cryptochrome to establish their suitability as chemical sensors of weak magnetic fields.

The applicant should ideally have experience of protein NMR spectroscopy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from a range of disciplines on projects at the chemical/physical/life sciences interface.

The Hore group is located in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ (www.chem.ox.ac.uk). To find out more about the group’s research, please visit http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/peter-hore.aspx.

Applicants should either already have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the post.

For further particulars of the post, including how to apply, please visit our website http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/jobs.asp. These should be downloaded before an application is made. Informal enquiries should be addressed to peter.hore@chem.ox.ac.uk who would be pleased to supply further information about the project. Please quote reference DN11001/PJH in all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2011.
P J Hore
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1865 275415 Fax: +44 (0)1865 275410

Email: peter.hore@chem.ox.ac.uk
Website: http://hore.chem.ox.ac.uk/