A PhD position funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation is available at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland.
The research focus of the project is on the chemical bonding of small heteronuclear molecules and clusters containing transition metal atoms. The predominantly experimental research is based on laser spectroscopy (mainly non-linear four-wave mixing and to a lesser extend laser-induced fluorescence, cavity ring-down absorption, resonant multi-photon ionization mass spectrometry) and quantum chemical investigations of the target species. The investigations are aimed to contribute to the knowledge on elementary catalytic reaction mechanisms.
The practical work will be carried out at the PSI but the PhD degree will be acquired at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zürich (ETHZ).
The PhD position is funded for 3 years by the Swiss National Science Foundation and can be possibly extended by one year. The gross yearly salary is around 50800 CHF.
Please apply online by visiting http://www.psi.ch/pa/offenestellen/0771-1