Silicon Detector Development Engineer

University of Oxford

  • London & South East England
  • £55,750.00 - £64,605.00
  • Permanent
  • Closing date 06 Nov 2019

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Silicon Detector Development Engineer
Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Grade 10: £55,750 - £64,605 p.a.

The sub-department of Particle Physics is seeking an established international expert in silicon detector development and engineering.

The permanent full-time post is supported by the Department of Physics and is based in Oxford. Extensive travel will be necessary. When based in Oxford, teaching duties of up to 3 hours a week during University term may be required.

The postholder will work on the ATLAS experiment and in the development of silicon microstructure detectors for new particle physics and particle astro-physics experiments and in other applications. The postholder will play a leading role in managing the world class Oxford Physics Microstructure Detector facility (OPMD) and supervise the staff working on projects that are facilitated by OPMD.

The postholder will lead the mechanical design of new silicon detectors, and manage their prototyping and assembly. This will entail intellectual leadership in design and development of all mechanical and thermal aspects of customised solid-state sensor modules and detectors constructed from arrays of modules. This includes developing highly-detailed CAD models with full mechanical and thermal FEA meeting the challenges of very low mass support structures. The postholder will also survey future opportunities and needs of OPMD.

Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental particle physics or a degree in physics, mechanical engineering or related subjects and extensive experience in the mechanical and thermal aspects of the design and development of silicon detectors for particle physics.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate that they can lead and manage projects from feasibility and conceptual design through to manufacture, final assembly, testing and commissioning.

Previous experience of leading research programmes, including setting the strategic direction will be an advantage.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Daniela.Bortoletto: daniela.bortoletto@physics.ox.ac.uk or Ian Shipsey: ian.shipsey@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a Curriculum Vita, a description of work experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 6 November 2019 can be considered.
Contact Person :     Mrs Sue Geddes     Vacancy ID :     143281
Contact Phone :     01865 273353     Closing Date :     06-Nov-2019
Contact Email :     sue.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk

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