The Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Radboud University specializes in developing innovative technology to perform NMR spectroscopy on very small sample volumes both in the solid and in the liquid state. In the solid phase one can obtain ultrahigh proton decoupling fields (above 1 MHz RF field strength) improving the resolution to a few Hz at 20 T. Using on-chip NMR detection in a microfluidic environment we aim to resolve for example reaction pathways that are too fast for normal NMR.

The Institute for Molecules and Materials offers an exciting and stimulating research environment. State-of-the art solid-state NMR spectrometers operating at 300, 400, 600, 850 and 950 MHz are available with the option to explore NMR options up to 1.3 GHz. A 144 MHz Overhauser DNP spectrometer is operational, including options for rapid melt DNP, using an extended interaction klystron at 95 GHz as a microwave source. A patented novel system for fast-melt DNP is in operation. In this system the DNP takes place at cryogenic temperatures, while the NMR detection occurs in the liquid state using a highly efficient stripline NMR probe. A system for Overhauser DNP in the supercritical phase is under construction.

In case we don't have any specific vacancies: in the Netherlands, but also in many other countries the system is changing more and more toward young people getting personal grants to continue their research. If you see a possibility to generate such funds, we can certainly discuss the possibilities in Nijmegen.