Friday, April 4, 2014

Postdoctoral position in solid-state NMR of pharmaceuticals University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

A PDF position is available in the Schurko group at the University of Windsor with starting dates between May 2014 - September 2014. The PDF will be in charge of conducting research and managing a project area involving SSNMR of pharmaceutical compounds, related materials and nanoparticles. We are equipped with 400 MHz and 500 MHz SSNMR spectrometers, pXRD and scXRD equipment, wet lab spaces (including glove boxes) and fantastic shared computational resources. We also have access to high field (800, 900 MHz) NMR spectrometers. The PDF candidate should have extensive background in solid-state NMR. The position starts with a one-year contract, with option to extend to second and third years via mutual agreement of the PDF and the PI.
For more information, please contact me at: [rschurko "at"]

Robert W. Schurko, Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Windsor, 389 Essex Hall
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 x3548
Fax: 519-973-7098
rschurko "at"
Please visit my website:

Post-doctoral position in solid-state NMR, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Applicants are sought for a post-doctoral associate to work jointly withProfessor Josef Zwanziger and Adjunct Professor Ulrike Werner-Zwanziger at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Research will focus on using solid-state NMR to characterize glass structure, with special emphasis on low-gamma nuclei. Two dedicated solid-state NMR spectrometers are available, a Bruker Avance 700 and a Bruker DRX 400, with a variety of probes. Duties will also include spectrometer maintenance and collaborative work with other users and industry partners in running samples. The position is initially for one year with possibility of extension.

To apply please submit a current CV and names of three references (electronic submission preferred) to:

Professor Josef Zwanziger
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
Halifax, B3R 4H2
E-mail: jzwanzig "at"

Recognition: 55th ENC Student Travel Awards

Following the long tradition, ENC has awarded 2014 Student Travel Stipends to support students attending the 55th ENC Conference held March 23-28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The stipends were provided by the ENC, the Suraj P. Manrao Science Foundation, and by the generous contributions of sponsors. Among awardees there were several Canadian recipients, including

Kevin Burgess (University of Ottawa)
Donald Gagne (INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier)
Marie-Laurence Tremblay (Dalhousie University)
Shu Han (University of British Columbia)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The final 55th ENC program is now available online

MOOT 2014 - First Announcement

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee we would like to invite you to attend the 27th edition of the MOOT NMR Symposium which this year will take place in Montréal, October 18th-19th, 2014. Please mark your calendars! The meeting will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in the heart of the city center. We will provide more details about the conference via e-mail as they become available. The official 27th MOOT website will be online shortly.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please E-mail us at [marcotte.isabelle "at"]

We look forward to seeing you in October!

MOOT XXVII Organizing Committee,
Alexandre Arnold and Isabelle Marcotte

Département de Chimie
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8

Canadian eventMOOT XXVII NMR Symposium
October 18-19, 2014, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Two Graduate Positions, Environmental NMR Center, University of Toronto

Two Graduate Positions in the “Development of In-vivo NMR Spectroscopy to Understand Environmental Stress” in the Environmental NMR Center at the University of Toronto, Canada

Professor Andre Simpson is looking for graduate students for Sept 2014. Applications to both the Department of Chemistry (MSc or PhD, and Environmental Science (PhD only, are now being accepted.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award

January 6, 2014
Ottawa, ON

New Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award

Journal: Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Details: Best Paper Award

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC) and its publisher, Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), are pleased to announce the new CJC Best Paper Award.

This new award will annually recognize the “best paper” published in the CJC in the preceding year, by a scientist residing in Canada.

The winner will present an award lecture at the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)’s annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, with the first award to be presented in 2015. The winner will also give a sponsored lecture at one or two Canadian universities. In addition, the award-winning paper will be made open access and fully available to the public.

“We feel this award is a great opportunity to recognize outstanding work published in our journal, while helping to support our research community and further disseminate research in chemistry in Canada. This award has been in development for a while, in conjunction with CSP and the CSC. We are very pleased to see it come to fruition,” said Dr. Yining Huang, Senior Editor of the CJC.

Nominations will be made by the journal’s Editorial Board from the papers published in the previous year (between January and December). Canadian corresponding authors who are interested in applying for the award should submit their work to the CJC at and indicate at time of submission that they would like the manuscript to be considered for the award nomination. The authors should also indicate their intention in the cover letter.

Authors do not need to be a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada to apply, but must hold a professional appointment as an independent researcher in academia, government, or industry in Canada at the time of nomination.

For full terms of reference and more information, please visit

About the Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Published since 1929, this monthly journal reports current research findings in all branches of chemistry. It includes the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical-theoretical chemistry and newer interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, spectroscopy, chemical physics, and biological, medicinal and environmental chemistry. Articles describing original research and reviews are welcome.

About Canadian Science Publishing
Canadian Science Publishing is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and their communities. The NRC Research Press journals are Canadian Science Publishing’s flagship suite of award-winning international publications. We publish 16 titles under this imprint, many in continuous publication since 1929, including the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.

NMR paper in Nature Chemical Biology

M.J. Smith, M. Ikura, "Integrated RAS signaling defined by parallel NMR detection of effectors and regulators," Nature Chemical Biology (2014) online.

Monday, December 16, 2013

CSC 2014 Call for Papers is now open

CSC 2014 “Chemistry from Sea to Sky" the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, June 1-5, 2014, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Solid-state NMR Symposium

Suzana Straus, University of British Columbia
Rob Schurko, University of Windsor

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
David Bryce, University of Ottawa
Brad Chmelka, University of California - Santa Barbara, USA
Yoshitaka Ishii, University of Illinois - Chicago, USA
Scott Kroeker, University of Manitoba
Vlad Ladizhansky, University of Guelph
Rachel Martin, University of California - Irvine, USA
Len Mueller, University of California - Riverside, USA

Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries

eMagRes (2013) volume 2, issue 4

A. Sutrisno, A.J. Simpson, "Metals in the Environment," eMagRes 2 (2013) 467–476.

P.J. Mitchell, A.J. Simpson, M.J. Simpson, "Dissolved Organic Matter," eMagRes 2 (2013) 503–516.

S. Booth, R.J. Turner, A. Weljie, "Metabolomics in Environmental Microbiology," eMagRes 2 (2013) 517–528.
M.J. Simpson, D.W. Bearden, "Environmental Metabolomics: NMR Techniques," eMagRes 2 (2013) 549–560.

S.A. Quideau, C.E. Norris, L.N. Soucémarianadin, R.E. Wasylishen,"Forest Ecology and Soils," eMagRes 2 (2013) 597–608.

Monday, December 9, 2013

56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance - Call for Abstracts

The 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance is accepting abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations. The conference will feature the 37th International EPR Symposium and the Solid-State NMR Symposium. To access information on submitting an abstract, as well as to submit your abstract

The 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance will take place July 13-17, 2014 at the Copper Conference Center in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Participants are expected to convene from throughout the world. Information on the Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, including registration and lodging reservations, can be accessed at