Research Fellow II in Semiconductor Detector Physics

School/department: School of Engineering and Informatics   
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for 3 years in the first instance with extensions subject to continued funding.
Reference: 2744
Salary: Starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum
Placed on: 10 November 2017
Closing date: 24 November 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 February 2018 at the latest

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and capable senior post-doctoral researcher at the Grade 8 level to join the Space Research Group at University of Sussex.  The successful candidate will play a major role in the development of novel III-V semiconductor detectors for X-ray and γ-ray photon counting spectroscopy. 

The Space Research Group is based in the School of Engineering and Informatics, and also has strong links to the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.  The research group conducts fundamental and applied research on topics of relevance to Space Science, Defence, National Security, Optoelectronics, and Semiconductor Physics.  As well as being focused on high quality academic outputs, the group is engaged in the economic development of its research for space and terrestrial purposes.

The successful candidate must have:

1)         Extensive experience of characterising III-V X-ray, γ-ray, and/or β- particle  detectors for photon/particle counting spectroscopy.

2)         Extensive experience of using developmental ultra-low-noise preamplifier electronics.

3)         Experience of semiconductor device thermal testing/cycling.

4)         Experience working in a supervised or controlled radiation environment.

Informal enquiries about this position may be addressed to Dr Anna M. Barnett (

The University of Sussex is committed to equality and diversity.  Applications are welcomed from all.

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