PhD Candidate in Experimental Molecular Physics

Updated: 17 days ago
Deadline: 15 May 2021

A PhD candidate in experimental molecular physics for characterising few-atom metal clusters of pure and mixed elemental composition, and their interaction with CO2 and H2, using laser spectroscopy and high-resolution mass spectrometry. You will develop novel experiments employing radiofrequency ion traps in combination with infrared free-electron laser-based spectroscopy. The results will contribute to a fundamental understanding of metal-molecule interactions relevant for the rational design of CO2 hydrogenation catalysts.

The position involves three periods of 1-2 months of mobility (secondments at our EU partners).
Candidates must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master's degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate within Catchy.

Please note that the EU Mobility Rule will be applied: PhD candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, are not taken into account.

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