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The University of Southampton

iMR Centre for Doctoral Training PhD positions available at Southampton

Published: 22 May 2012

The University of Southampton is pleased to announce that as part of its partnership with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Magnetic Resonance, it has three fully-funded PhD positions in the fields of nuclear magnetic resonance currently available for application.

The iMR Doctoral Training Centre offers four year PhDs for students to be based at the Universities of Warwick, St Andrews/Dundee, Southampton, Nottingham or Aberdeen spanning the fields of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation. The DTC's goal is to unlock creativity and stimulate new technological developments in magnetic resonance in order to  further its reach and increase impact.

Dr Ilya Kuprov, Principal Research Fellow in Chemical Physics at the University of Southampton, says:  "This is a fantastic opportunity for excellent candidates to undertake a PhD within a collaborative, cross-institutional environment. The iMR Centre for Doctoral Training offers unparalleled levels of specialist expertise, combined with access to world-leading technology so students taking part in its PhD programmes are well-placed to push the boundaries of scientific innovation."

The following Southampton-based studentships, to begin in October 2012, are currently available:

  • Decoherence-free subspaces in large quantum spin systems
  • Highly efficient quantum spin dynamics simulation algorithms
  • Cryogenic molecular dynamics and magic-angle spinning NMR
  • Cryogenic static and magic-angle spinning NMR on superconductors

Graduates who will typically have, or be on course for, a 1st class degree in physical sciences, mathematics or computational sciences are encouraged to apply. You should be looking for a challenging, interdisciplinary research training environment and have an active interest in the development of new technologies.

All PhD's are fully funded including fees and maintenance allowance of £14,000 per annum, as well as an enhanced travel budget. In addition to this there will be opportunities to travel as part of your studies. These studentships aim to provide not just a traditional qualification, but to equip our students with the cross-disciplinary communication and transferable skills necessary to be successful in the competitive employment market.

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