DNP MAS NMR Facility Manager - Senior Research Fellow

Closing Date
Monday, 13th December 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Physics & Astronomy
£40927 to £50296 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Facility Manager (Senior Research Fellow) for the Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) NMR Facility at the University of Nottingham. The Facility is operated jointly by the Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy and comprises a 600 MHz DNP MAS NMR spectrometer equipped with low-temperature triple- and double-resonance 3.2 mm MAS probes covering Larmor frequencies from 1H to 109Ag.

 The Facility Manager will be responsible for the operation of the Facility’s instrumentation, carrying out routine maintenance when necessary. The role involves making DNP MAS NMR measurements on behalf of internal and external collaborators and providing support, guidance and supervision for Facility users with all aspects of DNP MAS NMR. The Facility Manager will be expected to develop collaborations with Facility users and to assist them with grant applications. In addition, the role involves marketing the Facility, for example by maintaining the website, writing annual reports and attending conferences. There is also an opportunity for the Facility Manager to develop an individual programme of research in DNP MAS NMR.

Candidates must hold a relevant PhD in physics, chemistry or life sciences (or a related subject). Candidates must have experience of developing and implementing a wide range of advanced solid-state NMR experiments and of applying solid-state NMR to materials or biological systems. In addition, experience in DNP NMR, in maintaining NMR instrumentation and in managing major research projects will be required. Candidates will need excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with researchers in other fields.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), permanent role with underlying funding to 31st December 2026. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Walter Köckenberger, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.