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Solid-State NMR and Methods - Postdoc Scholar Employee Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 25th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the department of Chemical Engineering invite applications for a full time postdoc scholar employee with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2021 in the Han Research Group. The initial appointment should be for one year with potential for renewal for up to three years.

The department is seeking a researcher to develop and perform solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) experiments, with particular emphasis on biosolids applications. The researcher will have access to DNP-NMR instrumentation at 7, 9.4 T and 14 Tesla, including dual DNP and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) capabilities at 7 Tesla, magic angle spinning (MAS) capabilities at 9.4 and 14 Tesla, and access to ultra-low temperatures (ULT) at 7 and 14 Tesla. The researcher is required to perform hands-on experimental and instrumentation work, including the design of new components and/or parts, and the integration of DNP technology and methods to broaden the scope of biosolids and materials characterization by NMR spectroscopy. Access to state-of-the-art problems in structural biology and materials research is gained through many ongoing collaborations of the Han lab. The expectation is for the candidate to be a partner to the PI to manage and guide the collaborative work involving several faculty and students, and be open-minded for new ideas and projects.

Basic Qualifications:
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical physics or related fields. Must have degree in hand by time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Experience in solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy for approximately 2 or more years during Ph.D. studies or earlier.

Preferred Qualifications:
While prior knowledge and skills in instrumentation and solid-state DNP is an added benefit, a general proficiency in solid-state magnetic resonance experiments and concepts as well as willingness to perform or learn instrumentation and hardware work will be valued most.

UCSB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

  1. Cover letter (1 page)
  2. Curriculum Vitae including publications
  3. Names and contact information of references (2 required, additional 1 optional)
  4. Research Statement (1 -2 pages only)

Applications completed by February 15, 2021 will be given priority. To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01931 .

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae including publications - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research ( 1 -2 pages only)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA