Phd Student Position (F*M)

Universities and Institutes of Austria
September 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 32.297
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Contract Type:Temporary
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  • Organisation/Company: Austrian Academy of Sciences, The Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY)
  • Research Field: Engineering › Electrical engineering Physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Austria › Vienna
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Part-time
  • Hours Per Week: 30
  • Job ID: HEPHY125DOC222

    The Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria's leading non-university institution for science and research, performs a rich experimental particle physics research program participating in accelerator and non-accelerator-based experiments. The institute has significant involvement in CMS at CERN, the Belle II experiment at KEK, and several Dark Matter discovery experiments. A research group works on the R&D of particle detectors for those experiments and their applications in medical imaging. In this context, HEPHY is offering a

    PhD Student Position (fm)

    on particle detector development

    (part-time, 30h per week)

    Our department has been pioneering the development of solid-state particle detectors and their readout electronics for three decades. Initially focusing on large-scale high-energy physics experiments, we have recently widened the focus also to medical imaging and other detector types like wide-bandgap semiconductors (Silicon Carbide), detectors with intrinsic gain (UFSD or LGAD), and systems that integrate the actual sensor within readout electronics (HV-CMOS DMAPS). We work closely with the local semiconductor industry and MedAustron, the Austrian ion cancer therapy center, where we translate our developments into applications. A close collaboration between our department and the institute for atomic and subatomic physics (“Atominstitut”) of the Technical University Vienna has been established.

    We offer high-level scientific work in an experienced and motivated research team with an excellent infrastructure that provides a state-of-the-art environment. With this position, you have the opportunity to publish in leading international journals and present the research to an international scientific community. Attendance of international schools and courses for advanced training is foreseen. Furthermore, we are connected to a strong network providing an excellent platform to cooperate with local, national, and international universities and research labs like CERN.

    Your profile:

  • Diploma or Master's degree in physics, electrical engineering, or related fields
  • An enthusiastic, dedicated, and communicative person who wants to work and grow in a technological environment
  • Interested in the simulation, design, production, characterization, and application of prototype solid-state particle detectors
  • Solid knowledge of programming languages (C++/Python) and no shyness from large software frameworks (ROOT, GEANT4, Allpix2, TCAD) are highly recommended.
  • Basic skills in electrical circuit design and experience in setting up and operating detector characterization systems are recommended.
  • Willing to cooperate with partners from academia and industry
  • We offer an annual gross salary of € 32.297,58, according the collective agreement for employees of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The position will be located in Vienna and is offered for a period of three years. The academic curriculum will be hosted at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) since the Austrian Academy of Sciences is not entitled to issue academic degrees. Administrative help in the enrollment will be given.

    Please send your application including PDF attachments with: a complete CV, all certificates and grades of university education, a motivation letter, and the names and contact details of at least one referee (former professor/advisor/mentor) via e-mail to, mentioning Job ID: HEPHY125DOC222, no later than September 30th, 2022. Applications are considered until the position is filled.

    For questions, please get in touch with Dr. Thomas Bergauer by email (

    The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Austrian Academy of Sciences, The Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY)
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Austria
  • City: Vienna
  • State/Province: Vienna
  • Postal Code: 1010
  • Street: Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz 2
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