Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions ITN Fellowship - RADSAGA


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Job Description

PhD position
(1.5 years through Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions + 2,5 years 65%)

The objective of this PhD-project is the development of a tool correlating SEE rates of devices obtained in standardized test conditions to those expected in the operational environment. The link amongst the different environments will be scientifically established through a detailed study of the respective energy deposition distributions both from an experimental and simulation point of view. Such tools will facilitate component testing and enable engineers to reduce the design overhead due to the use of larger than needed safety margins. The same tools are also highly relevant for radiotherapy treatments with ions, where the energy deposition distribution is a measure for the biological effectiveness of the irradiation. Both applications will be investigated in this project, which is a collaboration between RADSAGA (through KVI/CART and the University of Groningen) and the University of Oldenburg (Germany). The RADSAGA training group is a collaboration of leading laboratories, companies and universities working in the field of electronics exposed to radiation. Within the network young scientists will be trained in a variety of aspects related to interactions of particles with electronic components.

The successful applicant will in first instance be employed at the University of Groningen as an Early Stage Researcher in the framework of the Innovative Training Network RADSAGA (https://radsaga.web.cern.ch/) until 28 February 2021. Thereafter (s)he will be employed as a PhD-student at the University of Oldenburg for the next 2.5 years.


The applicant must be at the time of recruitment

  • (i) be in possession of a university degree, and (ii) have a maximum of four years of full-time research experience, including any period of research training, after obtaining the degree which formally allowed them to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or in the host country (irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged).
  • cannot be PhD holders at the start of their employment contract
  • The European Commission's Mobility Rules state: At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account date.

Further qualifications:

· Master degree in physics, engineering physics or nuclear engineering

· First experience with Monte Carlo codes: EGSnrc, Geant4, Fluka is essential

· Experience with programming, preferably in C++ and Python, and the use of data analysis codes such as MatLab is an important asset.

· Understanding of clinical dosimetry

· The successful applicant is expected to perform a residency period to qualify as medical physicist in the radiotherapy department of the University of Oldenburg.

· Demonstrated mastering of English at level C1 or equivalent (see https://www.rug.nl/fse/programme/admissions/msc/language-requirements for required level)

Additional Information

Documents to be provided

· Motivation letter

· Detailed CV

· Academic transcripts of BSc and MSc programmes

· Publication list

· Two references Selection Procedure

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date and may include a video interview. For detailed information on the position offered and the application procedure, please see the RADSAGA Web Site: https://radsaga.web.cern.ch/

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

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