Apologies for cross postings.
Dear Colleagues, please can you bring the following PhD Studentship to
the attention of prospective candidates -
Funded PhD Studentship in Astrochemistry at University Bordeaux 1:
"Low temperature kinetic studies of the astrochemically important
reactions of atomic nitrogen"
Supervisors: Dr Kevin Hickson and Dr Michel Costes, Institute of
Molecular Sciences, University Bordeaux 1.
Starting October 2009 for a period of 3 years. The closing date for
applications is the 6th March 2009. Funding is available for
candidates who have or who expect to receive the equivalent of a
French Masters degree in Chemistry, Physics or Astronomy/Astrophysics
from an EU or associated country.
The thesis work involves the experimental investigation of
atom-molecule and atom-radical reactions of ground state atomic
nitrogen of interest to the chemistry of interstellar environments and
planetary atmospheres. A novel combination of discharge flow methods,
pulsed laser photochemistry and sensitive photodetection techniques
will be used to study these processes to temperatures as low as 50 K
in supersonic flows via the CRESU (Laval nozzle) technique. As such,
experience in the areas of experimental chemical kinetics,
experimental molecular physics or spectroscopy is advantageous, but
not a requirement.
For further information about the project please contact Dr Kevin Hickson,
[log in to unmask] (Tel: +33 5 40 00 63 42) or Dr Astrid Bergeat
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The University of Bordeaux 1 website:
The Institute of Molecular Sciences Website:
The Astrochemistry group website:
Dr. Kevin Hickson
UMR 5255 CNRS - Université Bordeaux 1
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires
Groupe Astrochimie, Bâtiment A12, 4ème étage côté Est
351 Cours de la Libération
F - 33405 Talence Cedex
Fax: 05 40 00 66 45
Tel: 05 40 00 63 42
e-mail: [log in to unmask]