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

Betreuer: Thomas Bergauer

Main tasks:

  • Design of novel solid state particle detectors based on Low Gain Avalanche Silicon Detectors (LGADs) or Silicon Carbide base material, including detailed sensor simulation using TCAD
  • Test and Characterization of detector prototypes and readout electronics, both in the lab and in particle beam experiments
  • Design, Simulation and Verification of electronics in Hardware Description Languages, Synthesis of design for ASICs or FPGAs
  • Simulation of full electronics chain from detector to analog and digital electronics (TCAD, SPICE, QUCS, Mentor, Cadence, Xilinx/Altera tools)
  • Regular reports and presentations within the project
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master students


  • A Master’s degree in electrical engineering or physics
  • Experience in the development, characterization and/or operation of particle detectors
  • Knowledge of Linux, Python and/or C++ programming languages and data analysis techniques
  • General knowledge of microelectronics and FPGAs (VHDL or Verilog desirable)

We offer:

  • Interesting and diversified work embedded in a motivated young team on the boundary between experimental particle physics and medical physics
  • Participate 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.

Information on how to apply can be found in the PDF: