Research Position | Published on 06.01.2021 |
The Director of Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC MU) opens a position
POSTDOC – Computational Paramagnetic NMR Spectroscopy
CEITEC is a scientific center in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized center for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.
Our institute values diversity and promotes an inclusive working environment with the aim to support the best scientists. CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission (http://muni.ceitec.cz/en/hr-strategy-hrs4r/).
A postdoc position is available in the Marek lab (CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia) to participate in theoretical research focused on relativistic effects in Paramagnetic NMR Spectroscopy. We are seeking a person with expertise in theoretical and computational chemistry to analyze hyperfine contributions to NMR shifts in paramagnetic molecules and supramolecular systems.
Research will be conducted at CEITEC located in the Masaryk University campus (Brno, Bohunice, https://www.ceitec.eu/).
Description of project
Paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy is an indispensable spectroscopic tool to analyze paramagnetic molecules, supramolecules, clusters, and materials. However, interpretation of the experimental pNMR data is not straightforward and various theoretical methods are frequently used for this purpose. In this project, EPR and NMR parameters of heavy-element systems will be calculated and interpreted in terms of molecular spin density and theory of molecular orbitals. The four-component relativistic DFT calculations complemented by various analytical tools will be used to predict and analyze individual terms contributing to paramagnetic NMR shifts for 5d transition-metal compounds.
Desirable but not required
What we offer?
Anticipated start date: September-October 2021 or upon agreement
Application including CV, a motivation letter highlighting a synergy between the applicant and host, a list of publications, a scanned copy of the PhD diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis for thesis defense and the planned defense date, and contacts for at least two referees should be sent by e-application available on https://www.muni.cz/o-univerzite/kariera-na-mu/volna-mista/60214.
In case of any troubles with filling the e-application, please contact the contact person.
Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic application deadline is March 1, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview by the Recruitment Committee.
Start date: negotiable
Opened Until: 1.3.2021