Two PhD Studentships, University of Nottingham

Nottingham, ENGLAND | over 2 years ago | The position may have been removed or expired!


Two PhD Studentships

Reference : SCI1116
Closing Date : Open until filled

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Physics

Applications are invited from graduates in physics for two PhD Studentships in the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre within Nottingham University's School of Physics and Astronomy. The projects are linked to the Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) research group within the Centre.

DNP is a method that can be used to generate signal enhancements of several orders of magnitude in NMR or MRI experiments. The optimisation of this technique and its adaptation to a wide range of novel NMR experiments is currently the focus of substantial research efforts in many academic NMR and MRI groups worldwide.

The first PhD project has the objective to develop fast novel spectroscopy strategies for highly polarised nuclear spin systems. The project involves collaboration with one of the leading NMR spectrometer manufacturers. The key objective of the project is to design novel acquisition strategies for the optimisation of the information content that can be acquired from hyperpolarised samples. 

The second PhD project involves the participation in a large hardware development project. It includes collaboration with several industrial partners. The object is to design and implement a novel strategy to optimise the use of DNP in NMR spectroscopy.
 
Application for these two studentships are welcome from highly motivated European students (due to funding restrictions) with a high undergraduate degree in physics or related subjects. Previous experience with NMR is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Walter Köckenberger: walter.kockenberger@nottingham.ac.uk; +44(0)115 9515161

Please send (preferably by Email), a detailed CV and covering letter to Dr Walter Köckenberger, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Please quote ref. SCI/1116. This studentship is open until filled.

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