International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

72nd Meeting - June 19-23, 2017 - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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  1. Academic (Other) -- PhD position at VU University Amsterdam: Expire Date: 2017-06-23
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    PhD position at VU University Amsterdam

    Job Level: Other
    Job Type: Academic
    Expire Date: 2017-06-23

    Photoabsorption and dissociation of CH and carbon-based radicals

    At LaserLaB VU University Amsterdam we have an opening for a PhD student working on the spectroscopy of carbon-based molecules in connection to the chemistry of the interstellar medium. Several techniques will be employed for the spectroscopy: cavity ring-down laser spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, multi-photon ionization. Carbon-based radicals will be produced in plasma jet expansions. The project is connected to the long-standing problem of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands. Part of the experiments will be performed at the Soleil synchrotron in Paris using the unique Fourier transform vacuum ultraviolet spectrometer fed with VUV from the synchrotron.
    The work is part of a larger consortium of the Dutch Astrochemistry Network with several groups (including 12 young scientists) working in collaboration.

    Students of all nationalities, with Masters Degree in physics, chemistry, astronomy or engineering are eligible. Knowledge about molecular spectroscopy is a considered an advantage.

    The PhD position is funded (by the NWO Dutch Astrochemistry Network) with full salary for 4 years. Salary, growing from 2,191 € gross per month in the 1st year to 2,801 € is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,33%. Employment is by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

    Contact for application and more details: Prof. Wim Ubachs (
    See also:
    A recent publication on the subject:

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