This position is situated within the framework of the STARLAB BRAINbe network financed by BELSPO. The network is a collaboration between the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB - M. Groenewegen), the astronomy department of the ULB (Prof. A. Jorissen, the principal investigatorof STARLAB),andthe astronomy department of the KULeuven (Prof. C. Waelkens).

One of the three workpackages within STARLAB aims at a better understanding of the mass-loss process in late-type stars, analysing data from the Herschel satellite, and the ALMA interferometer. This workpackage is a collaboration between ROB and KULeuven (Prof. L. Decin).