The candidates are expected to have a working experience in the field of molecular spectroscopy (understanding of different types of molecular symmetries, transitions, selection rules, working with Hamiltonians, etc). Experience with FORTRAN and/or Python is required. Proficiency in the English language and good communication skills are required. Candidates will have to be able to work both independently and within a team. Applicants are expected to have completed their PhDs no earlier than July 2011 and be able to start their duties no later than September 1, 2017. In addition, the candidates should have experience in at least three out of the five areas listed below
In the 1950s, strong radio sources were found to be associated with very dim, very red objects. When the first spectrum of one of these objects was taken there were absorption lines at wavelengths where none were expected. It was soon realised that what was observed was a normal galactic spectrum, but highly red shifted.   These were named quasi-stellar radio sources , or quasars , by Hong-Yee Chiu in 1964.  Quasars are now thought to be galaxies formed in the early years of our universe, with their extreme energy output powered by super-massive black holes .