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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

High-pressure Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy of Intermolecular Interactions


Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

opportunity location
50.64.72.C0527 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Jason A Widegren 303.497.5207


NIST’s Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) and Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to develop high-pressure NMR spectroscopy for the measurement of intermolecular interactions of ions in solution. Measurements of ion-pairing equilibria or ion-complexation equilibria (in crown ethers or organometallic cages, for example) are of interest. Strategies to improve the measurements of temperature and pressure in the NMR sample are also of interest. A short-term goal of this project is to validate the performance of electric-acoustic spectroscopy, which is a new method for the measurement of intermolecular interactions that is being developed at NIST (follow the link above for details). Longer-term goals include the development highly efficient separations and catalytic reactions. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in Boulder, CO, with an interdisciplinary team of experimentalists and theorists.

key words
NMR spectroscopy; Equilibrium constants; Ion-pairing behavior; Host-guest complexation; Crown ethers; High pressure


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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