The Solid-State NMR group at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at ETH Zurich develops NMR technology and methods to study biological systems and materials. As part of our efforts to improve signal amplification strategies we are seeking to fill a
Postdoctoral Position in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Methodology
The research position concerns the development of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) based hyperpolarized methods for in-vitro and in-vivo imaging purposes. Project foci are on DNP hardware development and optimization as well as on novel materials for hyperpolarized imaging including nanoparticles for in-vivo imaging applications. The work is part of a close collaboration with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at University and ETH Zurich ( to develop novel hyperpolarization technology and its in-vivo imaging application. The position will be available from October 1, 2018.
The candidate holds a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, or biomedical engineering. Expertise in NMR physics, hardware development, advanced signal and data processing is desired. Programming skills (Matlab/Python, C(++)) for numerical simulations and data analysis and interest in both theoretical and experimental work are a requirement. Close collaboration with graduate students from both groups is essential for the success of the work. An innovative spirit, a good command of the English language, and team player skills round off the profile.

ETH Zurich offers an international and world-leading research setting with first class infrastructure including the full range of clinical and experimental Magnetic Resonance systems as well as an excellent network of scientific and industrial partners.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter, a detailed CV, study subjects including transcripts and contact information for two recommendation letters. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the position and the group please contact Prof Dr Matthias Ernst by e-mail (aer[at] or visit our websites