Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Chemistry of Science, Dr. Asif Equbal works with NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

The description

The Equbal Research Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at New York University Abu Dhabi is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral associate to work on the development of high magnetic field dynamic nuclear polarization with rapid magic angle rotation.

Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is a powerful technique for improving the sensitivity of solid-state NMR spectroscopy, but its efficiency (with the current method) is well below its full potential. The successful candidate will undertake an interesting project aimed at improving the efficiency of DNP using new organic radicals or polarizing agents for neurodegenerative biosolids samples at 600 MHz and 8-40 kHz Magic Angle (MAS). We recently discovered that the multi-electron coupling network plays a critical role in maximizing DNP efficiency. To deepen their mechanistic knowledge, the candidate will be involved in the experimental optimization of polarizing agent design and DNP protocols to maximize the multi-electron coupling effect. In addition, the candidate will work on the numerical simulation of the DNP mechanism under MAS. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment that includes collaboration with EPR and Bio-RMN laboratories.

Applicants should have a PhD or two years of postdoctoral experience in NMR and/or DNP. Excellent experimental skills in solid-state NMR are required.

For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full list of publications, statement of research interests, transcript, and three reference letters, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Professor Asif Equbal at [email protected]

The conditions of employment are very competitive and include subsidies for housing and the education of children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate curriculum in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai form the university backbone of NYU’s Global Network, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers on six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty across their pursuit of academic and scholarly pursuits. . This global university represents a transformative change in higher education, in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined from an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation and sharing, through its academic, research and creative activities.

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