Postdoc opening: Research Fellow in Microfluidic Magnetic Resonance

The team of Professor Utz in the School of Chemistry are looking for a postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop novel microfluidic NMR techniques for the study of living systems.

Be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top one per cent of world universities* and one of the UK’s proteintop 15 research-intensive universities!

Are you a passionate researcher in NMR, microfluidics, cell culture, or a related field? Are you looking for a
multidisciplinary challenge that will grow your career? Then this position may be for you!

We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Magnetic Resonance is a research focus area at Southampton, with currently 7 academic staff members, and a community of 10 postdoctoral researchers and numerous postgraduate and undergraduate students. A range of world-class NMR systems are available, including a 600 MHz cryoprobe system, various state-of-the art solid- and liquid state NMR spectrometers, EPR, dissolution-DNP, and para-hydrogen hyperpolarisation equipment. The University of Southampton is home to the the Zepler Institute, which provides access to world-class micro- and nanofabrication facilities.

chip-micrographsMicrofluidic lab-on-a-chip devices are increasingly used to culture living systems (cells, tissue slices, and small organisms) under highly controlled conditions. At the same time, NMR spectroscopy is ideally suited to study living matter due to its specificity, linearity, and its ability to provide detailed molecular information completely non-invasively. The aim of the current project is to bring the power of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to bear on complex microfluidic lab-on-a chip devices. In this position, you will develop novel NMR-compatible lab-on-a-chip devices, use them to culture mammalian cells, and develop NMR protocols and methods to study them. In particular, we are interested in applying novel hyperpolarisation approaches to microfluidic Lab-on-a-chip devices.

If you are a passionate and creative researcher looking for an opportunity to broaden your scientific portfolio, this mutli-disciplinary research opportunity is ideal for you. While the initial appointment will be made for one year, extension is possible subject to performance and availability of funds.

Application procedurehmqctocsy

This post is suitable for chemists, physicists or biochemists with a strong background in either magnetic resonance, microfluidic systems, biophysics, or a related field, and is available starting 1/1/2017.

Submit your completed online application form at

For additional information before submitting your application, contact Prof. Marcel Utz, marcel.utz at, or fill the contact form below

The closing date for this position is 12/12/2016.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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Author: marcelutz

Researcher in magnetic resonance and complex materials. Professor in the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton. Driven by curiosity and passion to explore and to dream.

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