Senior Research Fellow in Micro-NMR Systems

University of Southampton - Chemistry

Magnetic Resonance

Location:  Highfield Campus

Fixed Term (end date 31/12/2019)

The School of Chemistry are looking for a Senior Research Fellow in Micro-NMR Systems to join the team of Professor Marcel Utz, within the Magnetic Resonance research section. The position is funded through a recent major research grant to Prof. Utz by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FETOPEN) scheme.

The University of Southampton ranks in the top one per cent of world universities*, and as one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities. Magnetic Resonance is a research focus area at Southampton, with currently 7 academic staff members, and a vibrant community of postdoctoral researchers and numerous postgraduate and undergraduate students. A range of world-class NMR systems are available, including a 600 MHz cryoprobe system, various state-of-the art solid- and liquid state NMR spectrometers, EPR, dissolution-DNP, and para-hydrogen hyperpolarisation equipment. The University of Southampton is also home to the Zepler Institute, which provides access to world-class micro- and nanofabrication facilities.

Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices are finding wider and wider applications in areas as diverse as the culture of cells and tissues, chemical reaction engineering, or medical diagnostics. Our aim is to bring the power of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to bear on complex microfluidic lab-on-a chip devices. In this position, you will oversee a small research team and lead a vigorous research program aimed at developing novel NMR detector systems and associated hardware, acquisition algorithms, and data processing methods for NMR observation and characterisation of chemical and biological processes on microfluidic devices in-situ.

The position is set up as a stepping stone towards an independent career for a junior researcher with a strong background in electrical engineering, experimental physics, experimental physical chemistry, or a related field. Professional experience in nuclear magnetic resonance, lab-on-a-chip systems, and/or micro-fabrication is desirable, but not a prerequisite. If you are a passionate and creative scientist with an emerging track record of original contributions in the design of advanced experimental apparatus, this position is for you.

This post is suitable for junior researchers with an emerging track record of scientific contributions in electrical engineering, experimental physics, physical chemistry, or a related field. The position is limited to a maximum term of three years and is available starting 1/1/2017.

For additional information before submitting your application, contact Prof. Marcel Utz,

Application Procedure:  You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Anastasia Shikhareva on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. 

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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