PHD STUDENT POSITION (F*M) on detector development and readout electronics

Supervisor: Thomas Bergauer

Your tasks:

  • You will participate in developing an intensity and position monitoring system for ion beams for a wide intensity range, aimed to be eventually deployed at MedAustron
  • You will test detector prototypes in our clean rooms, analyze the data and correlate the detector performance with the material properties.
  • You will simulate the detector prototypes using software tools to optimize their characteristics.
  • You will get familiar with readout chip development, FPGAs and electronics.
  • You will perform experiments and beamtimes at MedAustron to characterize and optimize these detectors


  • You have a Master’s degree in physics, electronic engineering, or a field related to solid-state detectors
  • You have skills in data analysis, preferably C++ or Python
  • You are interested in radiation detectors and electronics
  • You are highly motivated, work independently and strive to contribute with new ideas
  • You like to collaborate, enjoy teamwork and can communicate in English with people from different backgrounds

We offer:

  • Interesting and diversified work embedded in a motivated young team on the boundary between experimental particle physics and medical physics
  • Participation in a joint development project between HEPHY/OeAW and MedAustron, funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG
  • Attendance of international conferences and schools for advanced training

The remuneration follows the scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The annual gross salary will be at least € 31.326,40. 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.

Please send your application including a CV, a statement of research interests, a list of publications and at least one recommendation letter via e-mail to hephy-office(at) (mentioning Job ID: HEPHY021DOC220). Applications are considered until the position is filled.

For further information please visit the group page on Detector Development.