Phd Studentship: HyperStore: Singlet States and Supercritical Fluids for Storage and Transport of H

United Kingdom
Sep 20, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
HyperStore: Singlet States and Supercritical Fluids for Storage and Transport of Hyperpolarised Spin Order Magnetic Resonance

Location: Highfield Campus

Closing Date:  Monday 31 October 2016

Reference: 782416EB

PhD Supervisor: Dr. Giuseppe Pileio                  

co-Supervisor: Prof. Malcolm H. Levitt

Application Deadline: 31-10-2016

Interviews will be held in November 2016

PhD Description:  Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in the research group of Dr Giuseppe Pileio and with the co-supervision of Prof Malcolm H Levitt. The project concerns the development of NMR methodology and hardware that combines supercritical fluids with long-lived states NMR and dissolution-DNP to prolong the storage of hyperpolarised spin order and allow it to be transported remotely from the production site. The successful candidate will be trained in advanced liquid-state NMR techniques such as singlet NMR and dissolution-DNP. He/She will be involved in the development of new NMR methodology as well as in the design and construction of NMR hardware, electronic/digital controllers, parts to interface supercritical fluid chromatography, dissolution-DNP and NMR hardware.

The project is funded for 3 years and welcomes applicants from the UK and EU who have or expect to obtain at least an upper second class degree in Chemistry or Physics or allied subjects/relevant disciplines. Funding will cover fees and a stipend at current research council rates of £ 14,296 per annum.

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

Applications for a PhD in Chemistry should be submitted online at;=4990&term;=201617

General enquiries should be made to Giuseppe Pileio at  Any queries on the application process should be made to

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.

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