Fully-funded PhD studentship – Hyperpolarized NMR Spectroscopy University of Southampton School of Chemistry United Kingdom

Fully-funded PhD studentship – Hyperpolarized NMR Spectroscopy


School of Chemistry

 

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Saturday 31 August 2019
Reference:  1092118EB

 

PhD Supervisor: Prof Malcolm Levitt

 

co supervisor: Dr Giuseppe Pileio      

       

Hyperpolarization methods enhance nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals by up to 5 orders of magnitude, with transformative implications for a wide range of sciences including chemistry, biology, physics and medicine. Prof Malcolm H Levitt FRS has been awarded a 5-year grant from the European Research Council to develop molecular sensors and magnetic resonance imaging agents based on hyperpolarized NMR. A fully-funded 3.5-year PhD studentship is available under this grant.   This major project is highly interdisciplinary and includes quantum theory, experimental spectroscopy, physics, chemical synthesis and biochemistry.  The studentship will focus on the nuclear magnetic resonance aspects of the project but will allow close interaction with the other involved areas as well. The successful applicant will have an excellent academic record, a strong background in physical chemistry, physics or mathematics, and have a keen interest in participating in highly interdisciplinary and challenging research at the scientific frontier. 

 

The studentship is funded for 3.5 years and welcomes applicants from the UK and EU who have or expect to obtain a first class degree in Chemistry, Physics or allied subjects/relevant disciplines. Funding will cover fees and a stipend at current research council rates (predicted 201920 rates are £15,009).

 

Due to funding restrictions this position is only open to UK/EU applicants


Applications for a PhD in Chemistry should be submitted online at https://studentrecords.soton.ac.uk/BNNRPROD/bzsksrch.P_Search

 

Click on the Research radio button, select 2019-20 in the academic year field and enter Chemistry in the search text field.Click ‘search for programme’.Select PhD Chemistry (Full Time).

 

Please place Prof Levitt in the field for proposed supervisor/project.

 

General enquiries should be made mhl@soton.ac.uk.  Any queries on the application process should be made to feps-pgr-apply@soton.ac.uk

 

Applications will be considered in the order that they are received, and the position will be considered filled when a suitable candidate has been identified.

 

The University of Southampton and the School of Chemistry both hold Athena SWAN Silver Awards, reflecting their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and particularly to gender equality.


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