Research Fellow in Radiation Detection and Measurement Ref 8498

School/department: Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Physics and Astronomy
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 1 year, initially
Reference: 8498
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 26 April 2022
Closing date: 24 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable, and goal-orientated post-doctoral researcher to join the Space Research Group at University of Sussex.  The successful candidate will play a major role in the development of novel instrumentation for radiation detection.  It is hoped that the successful candidate will become a long-term member of the research group.

The primary purpose of this role is to develop photon counting semiconductor X‑ray fluorescence spectrometers.  Beyond this, the successful appointee will be expected to contribute productively to the development of radiation detection and measurement instrumentation for other applications.

The Space Research Group is based in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.  The research group conducts fundamental and applied research on topics of relevance to space and terrestrial applications.  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.

Please include a full CV and covering letter with your application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Anna M. Barnett by Email at

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8498 [PDF 215.07KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

 This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code however to meet the minimum salary requirement this is dependent on the salary you are offered and/or whether you are eligible for tradeable points. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, CV, cover letter and personal details & equal opportunities forms to  

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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