Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton (UK)

We are looking for a Research Fellow in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to work in the research group of Dr. Giuseppe Pileio (see and in collaboration with Prof. Malcolm H. Levitt on a project funded by EPSRC that concerns the development of NMR hardware and methodology to combine supercritical fluids, long-lived states NMR and dissolution-DNP in order to prolong the storage of hyperpolarised spin order and allow its transport from the production site to a remote location.

The project is at its mid-point and we have already reached important milestones. We have built a lot of equipment to prepare and handle supercritical fluids in NMR and we have acquired an enormous quantity of data that clearly demonstrate the possibility to extend the storage time of spin polarisation when singlet-state methodology is coupled with the use of liquified gases and supercritical fluids. We entered now the second phase of the project where we will need to couple these methods to dissolution-DNP techniques, which will be the main outcome of the project and the purpose or the job here advertised.

In such context, you will help to develop new research ideas and applications exploiting the interfaces of singlet-magnetic resonance, DNP and supercritical fluids and will contribute to the design and set up of NMR experiments, numerical data analysis software and NMR methodology.

The closing date for the application is 10 Aug 2018 with interviews in late August. The position is officially available from 1st September 2018 but other arrangements can be discussed.

For more details on the project and how to apply see:

Chemistry at the University of Southampton provides an excellent environment for personal deveopment. The department was ranked 6th for research intensity and 8th for research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The magnetic resonance section (see in Chemistry offers a variety of facilities and complimentary expertise that includes solid-state NMR, bioNMR, microfluidics and MRI. Facilities includes a 300MHz, two 400MHz, a 500MHz, three 600MHz and a 700MHz NMR magnets with equipment that allows solid-state, liquid state and micro-imaging applications. An EPR instrument is also available as well as a state-of-art dynamic nuclear (DNP) polariser. The University offer access to complimentary techniques including X-Ray, micro-CT, IR and MS.