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
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|Jason A Widegren
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.
NMR spectroscopy; Equilibrium constants; Ion-pairing behavior; Host-guest complexation; Crown ethers; High pressure
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants