05--2019-IMT PhD Position: High throughput parallel NMR metabolite screening

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - KIT - Helmholtz Association

Karlsruhe, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

The project targets high throughput parallel metabolite NMR screening. Thus it requires, as a major part, the design and implementation of an array of miniaturized (micro fabrication) RF detectors to detect the NMR signals simultaneously from several samples. Throughout the design of the detector’s array typical challenges such as sensitivity, field uniformity, electrical coupling, passive shimming, and scalability have to be properly addressed.

The second part of the project will be the design and implementation of a micro fluidic system to load/unload the RF detectors with the samples of interest. The fluidic system has to be integrated with the electrical system without influencing its NMR performance quality.

Applications of highly motivated and excellent candidates with a M.Sc. degree in Physics, Engineering Physics or Electrical Engineering are welcome. The ideal candidate will already have a background in radiofrequency hardware, and MEMS microfabrication using cleanroom processes. Previous experience in NMR and/or numerical simulation (RF, microfluidics) would be of advantage, as would direct experience with commercial simulation tools such as COMSOL and/or ADS.

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

Prof. Jan Korvink, IMT, E-Mail jan.korvink@kit.edu, phone +49 (0)721 608 22740

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2480