The European Commission has recently approved under the Framework 7 Programme the ITN-People network LASSIE; a large interdisciplinary training network in the field of SOLID STATE ASTROCHEMISTRY established with the goal of addressing issues of relevance to the chemical evolution of the Universe. From 01/02/2010 and over the next 4 years, a consortium of 13 experimental and theoretical groups with 5 industrial and 1 outreach partners, will supply training and research opportunities for up to 28 Early Stage Researchers (ESR, PhD students) and 4 Experienced Researchers (ER, Post-doctoral research assistants).
Groups that are involved are:
|Prof. M.R.S. McCoustra||Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK|
|Dr. L. Hornekaer||Aarhus University, Denmark|
|Prof. J. L. Lemaire||Paris Observatory, France|
|Prof. H. Zacharias||University of Münster, Germany|
|Dr. C. Jäger||Max Plank Gesellschaft, Germany|
|Dr. M. E. Palumbo||National Institute for Astrophysics, Catania, Italy|
|Prof. H. Linnartz||Leiden University, Netherlands|
|Prof. D. Chakarov||Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Prof. G. Nyman||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Prof. S. D. Price||University College London, UK|
|Prof. N. J. Mason||The Open University, UK|
|Dr. T. A. Field||Queen's University, Belfast, UK|
|Dr. H. J. Fraser||Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK|
In the Sackler laboratory for Astrophysics we have two vacancies for PhD students in the field of chemical processes in inter- and circumstellar ice analogues upon UV irradiation and atom bombardment, using fully operational and state-of-the-art surface experiments (see www.laboratory-astrophysics.eu).
We are looking for enthusiastic persons with a background in instrumentation, experimental physics, physical chemistry, surface science or laboratory based astrophysics.
To qualify as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR), candidates must have obtained a Masters Degree or equivalent.
The consortium is immediately hiring the first tranche of researchers with 14 ESR and 3 ER positions available NOW. All nationalities are eligible to apply but candidates have to fulfil the EU mobility criteria and will be required to work at a site outside their home country. For this position this means that the candidate did not live/work in the Netherlands during the last three years.
Persons who are interested to apply, are requested to send a CV to Prof. dr. Harold Linnartz () and arrange two letters of recommendation.
Details on the positions in the other consortium groups is available by email application to .