ESR 1

Development of compact neutron spectrometer

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the development of compact neutron spectrometer

As an ESR, you will work in the field of neutron detection. The work focuses on the development of a detector sensitive to neutrons over an extended energy range, to be operated as neutron spectrometer. The basic concept is to couple one or more detectors (a GEM, one or more Medipix2 or Timepix, or a stack of scintillator detectors) to a (n,p) converter, and couple them with an ad-hoc moderator of appropriate thickness and composition. You will work on the design of the device via Monte Carlo simulations, and on the development and test of the prototype. The instrument should find applications at intermediate- and high-energy accelerators, as well as for measurements of cosmic radiation on board aircrafts and in space. The possibility of its use in mixed or pulsed radiation fields is of particular interest. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular POLIMI (Politecnico di Milano) and CTU (Czech Technical University in Prague), and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Nuclear Engineering

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++
  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques
  • Basic knowledge of GEM and/or Medipix technologies preferable

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Marco Silari

ESR 2

Application of Medipix in radiation dosimetry

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the application of Medipix in radiation dosimetry

As an ESR, you will work in the field of radiation dosimetry and microdosimetry. The work program focuses on the application of Medipix for dosimetry of mixed radiation fields present around particle accelerators and in space. Measurements of environmental radiation are also part of the research and training program. The possibly of using Medipix in microdosimetry will also be explored. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular CTU (Czech Technical University in Prague) and AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology), and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments. An additional task that will be part of your work program is the development of training modules for staff called to operate in radiation environments, via a secondment to the University of Houston.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Nuclear Engineering / Electronics

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++
  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques
  • Basic knowledge of the Medipix technology preferable

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Marco Silari

ESR 3

Application of gas detectors in radiation dosimetry

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the application of gas detectors in radiation dosimetry

As an ESR, you will work in the field of radiation dosimetry and microdosimetry. The work focuses on the application of technologies based on gas detectors (Gas Electron Multiplier, GEM and Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter, TEPC) for dosimetry and microdosimetry in mixed radiation fields at particle accelerators, in space and in the environment. The project will first require extensive Monte Carlo simulation to study the detector response. The feasibility to employ a GEM detector as x-y plane detector to monitor a clinical scanned ion beam will also be studied. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular POLIMI (Politecnico of Milano), AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology) and UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Nuclear Engineering

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++
  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques
  • Basic knowledge of GEM and/or TEPC radiation detectors preferable

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Marco Silari

ESR 4

Application of Medipix for dosimetry of medical hadron beams

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the application of Medipix for dosimetry of medical hadron beams

As an ESR, you will work in the field of radiation dosimetry and microdosimetry. The work focuses on investigating the use of Medipix to measure the characteristics of therapeutical ion beams at hadron-therapy facilities. The aim is to measure the profile of the proton and 12C beams at the entrance of the beam delivery system and at various depths in a water phantom, as well as to measure the 12C fragmentation and the relative intensity of the various ion fragments. This part may require the use of Medipix as a quad, for which a Timepix version is not yet available, the development of which may be part of the present training program. The development of a version of Medipix sensitive to neutrons would also allow the measurement of the secondary neutron component associated to the therapeutic beam. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular IBA Dosimetry GmbH (Germany) and the University of Wollongong (Australia), and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Nuclear Engineering

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++
  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques
  • Basic knowledge of the Medipix technology preferable

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Marco Silari

ESR 5

Characterisation of TEPC for space and medical applications

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner Seibersdorf Laboratories, Seibersdorf, Austria

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the characterisation of TEPC for space and medical applications

The researcher will work on dosimetry of complex radiation fields present in space and in hadron therapy. The work focuses on the characterization and calibration of a TEPC currently being developed to determine the absorbed dose and dose equivalent on board of the International Space Station (ISS). Measurements in heavy ion radiation field in different laboratories are planned. Further during this study radiation effects and dosimetry in nanometric volumes of semiconductor based technology will be carried out. The detector characterisation in mixed radiation environment with measurements will be optimized via Monte Carlo simulations. The work is in collaboration with external and, as well, with some of the other ARDENT partners.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering / Physics

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques (e.g. FLUKA, Geant4)
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages (e.g. C++, FORTRAN)
  • Good knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Knowledge of TEPC

Network, partners: The candidate will participate in network wide activities, visiting other ARDENT partners as well as participating in workshops, summer schools and conferences.

PhD possibility: The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Peter Beck Read more

ESR 6

Evaluation of advanced detectors for dosimetry in heterogenic phantoms

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria. Some of the work will be done with external partners such as the Medical University in Vienna and the University of Wollongong.

Evaluation of advanced detectors for dosimetry in heterogenic phantoms

The work focuses on the investigation of the best suitable detectors for dosimetry in heterogenic phantoms to provide a dose validation system for clinical treatment planning systems in radiation therapy. In the feasibility study a physical phantom will be constructed. Then, in collaboration with the ARDENT partners, the phantom will be equipped with suitable detectors and irradiated in different fields. The measurements will be performed using advanced detectors of appropriate size (and sensitivity) to fit in the phantom without adding substantial perturbation. For such experiments advanced solid state dosimeters (Si or C) can be used for neutron detection, while high sensitivity TLD or OSL can be considered for neutron and gamma dose measurements and mapping. Miniature, active detectors can be also used for gammas. In parallel, a computational model of the phantom will be made and Monte Carlo simulations will be performed in order to calculate the detectors’ response and the dose to the phantom’s structures.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering / Physics

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques (e.g. FLUKA, Geant4)
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages (e.g. C++, FORTRAN)
  • Good knowledge of electronics
  • Basic knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic knowledge of radiation instrumentation for medical physics (µPET, µMR)

Network, partners: The candidate will participate in network wide activities, visiting other ARDENT partners as well as participating in workshops, summer schools and conferences.

PhD possibility: The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Sofia Rollet Read more

ESR 7

Development of radiation-hard radiation field monitor

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics of Czech Technical University in Prague (IEAP CTU), Czech Republic

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the Development of a radiation-hard radiation field monitor

As an ESR, you will work in the field of development of electronics for radiation detection. The aim of the work is development of the electronics for single-wire or optical readout of one or more Medipix/Timepix chips (individually and in coincidence mode) at long distances (up to 300 m) including data pre-processing and compression on hardware level. The applications of such concept are very broad starting from accelerator physics towards dosimetry in general. You will work in the team of young scientists with the collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments in collaborating institutions (CERN, etc.).

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering

Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in FPGA circuit design and programming
  • Knowledge of electronics
  • Basic knowledge of hardware data processing
  • Basic of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic knowledge of Medipix/Timepix technologies

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with other ESRs from CTU and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3 year appointment.


Contact: Zdenek Vykydal Read more

ESR 8

Application of Medipix detectors for medicine and radiation safety

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics of Czech Technical University in Prague (IEAP CTU), Czech Republic

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the application of Medipix detectors for medicine and radiation safety

As an ESR, you will work in the field of complex radiation detection. The aim of the work is to apply the Medipix technology in the field of medical imaging and radiation safety using the advantage of real-time response of the pixel detectors as well as its compact size. You will investigate the methodology of data evaluation in both imaging and event by event acquisition modes. The output of this study will be used in cancer treatment planning, as well as for radiation safety measurements. You will work in the team of young scientists with the collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments in collaborating institutions (CERN, etc.).

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Medical Physics

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Knowledge of Medipix/Timepix technologies
  • Knowledge of medical physics and dosimetry
  • Basic knowledge of electronics
  • Basic knowledge in standard programming and scripting languages (C++, Java, Python)

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CTU and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3 year appointment.

Cooperation:

Contact: Zdenek Vykydal Read more

ESR 9

Optimization of mixed-field data evaluation

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics of Czech Technical University in Prague (IEAP CTU), Czech Republic

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the optimization of mixed-field data evaluation

As an ESR, you will work in the field of complex radiation detection. The aim of the work is development and optimization of data evaluation techniques for one or more Medipix/Timepix pixel detectors (individually and in coincidence mode) in order to distinguish reliably different species of the mixed radiation fields. You will work on Monte Carlo simulations of the detector setup to improve the precision of the data evaluation. The applications of these techniques are in accelerator physics, as well as for measurements of cosmic radiation on board aircrafts and in space including advanced dosimetry. You will work in the team of young scientists with the collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments in collaborating institutions (CERN, etc.).

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Nuclear Engineering

Requirements:

  • Knowledge in programming languages and data processing tools (C++, Matlab)
  • Knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Basic of Medipix/Timepix technologies

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CTU and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3 year appointment.


Contact: Zdenek Vykydal

ESR 10

Development of detector system for medical Quality Assurance

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: IBA-Dosimetry in Schwarzenbruck (near Nuremberg, Germany)

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the development of detector system for medical Quality Assurance

The company IBA Dosimetry in Schwarzenbruck (close to Nuremberg in Germany) is a subsidiary of Ion Beam Applications (Belgium) and a leading manufacturer of quality assurance equipment for radiation therapy and X-ray diagnostics (www.iba-dosimetry.com).

As an Early Stage Researcher, you will work with us in the field of radiation detection optimized for future medical needs. The work focuses on the characterisation and further development of a semiconductor based detector system. The system shall be designed to optimize and improve the independent quality checks, which have to be performed on a regular basis by clinical staff on medical X-ray diagnostic systems such like mammographic or fluoroscopic systems with a new technology. Your work covers on one side experimental test measurements with the sensors and the development of special measurement test setups to characterize the sensor system for all important parameters, such as readout scheme, dose-rate and energy dependency, etc. On the other side you will work together with our ARDENT collaboration partner in the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (www.ecap.nat.uni-erlangen.de) of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg on simulation- and analysis-algorithms to get a deep understanding of the sensor and system effects. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics

Requirements:

  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Knowledge on semiconductor detector physics
  • Interest in electronics (ADC, microcontrollers, data transmission)
  • Interest in of Monte Carlo simulations techniques
  • Interest on clinical radiological topics (image generation chain, image quality, x-ray generation, …)

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as measurements at Politecnico di Milano, visiting other ARDENT partners as well as participating in workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Stefan Wölfel or Kerstin Knabenbauer Read more

ESR 11

Development of small detector system for mixed field dose determination

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: IBA-Dosimetry in Schwarzenbruck (near Nuremberg, Germany)

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for position for the development, optimization and characterization of a novel ionization chamber detector array for the measurement of absorbed dose from photon, electron and proton radiation

The company IBA Dosimetry in Schwarzenbruck (close to Nuremberg in Germany) is a subsidiary of Ion Beam Applications (Belgium) and a leading manufacturer of quality assurance equipment for radiation therapy and X-ray diagnostics (www.iba-dosimetry.com).

Ion chambers are still the gold standard to determine dose in radiology and radiotherapy applications. Their main advantages over other radiation detectors are their simple working principle, long term stability, little energy dependence, and unexcelled radiation hardness. As an ESR, you will work on a new generation of ion chamber array technology, with the goal to develop a prototype which fulfils the relevant requirements on physical performance (e.g. signal quality, energy dependence, angular dependence), and application needs (e.g. high spatial resolution, long-term stability, light-weight design). In the early phase of the project, detector design alternatives will be analyzed and simulated by means of Monte-Carlo simulations as well as mechanical and electrical considerations to find the optimal geometrical design of the ion chambers as well as a good choice of materials to be used for the first prototypes. In the subsequent experimental phase the practical performance of the prototypes have to be tested, understood, and iteratively improved. Eventually the beam tests will be carried out under all relevant beam qualities (high energy photons, electrons and protons). At the end of the first project phase the feasibility of the technology is proven and the fundamental dosimetric performance parameters are specified. After the basic technology is mastered in the first phase, the second phase will deal with the adoption of the overall array design to fulfil the identified application needs. You will work closely with mechanical and electronic engineers to optimally tailor the final prototype to the desired application, and to validate its practical performance and usability.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++, Matlab
  • Basic knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors
  • Interest in analogue electronics
  • Interest in of Monte Carlo simulations techniques

The candidate will participate in network wide activities, visiting other ARDENT partners as well as participating in workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Kerstin Knabenbauer or Stefan Wölfel Read more

ESR 12

Development of Medipix-based radiation monitoring systems

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: Jablotron Alarms Inc., Czech Republic

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position for the Development of Medipix-based radiation monitoring systems

As an ESR, you will work in the field of development of electronics for radiation detection and investigation of their possible applications. You will be also involved into development of a Medipix/Timepix educational tool kit for nuclear physics lectures on high schools and universities. This position will permit you to experience research from the point of view of a private enterprise.

You will receive on-the-job training focused on practical application of academic knowledge by involving you into all internal procedures and key activities, thus providing a close insight into a private company routine work. This will enable you to acquire a complete set of specific professional skills and industrial experience demanded by private sector. You will become a full-value staff member with a full responsibility for results and schedule fulfilment. You will get familiar with:

  • development process – phases, inputs, outputs, procedures, milestones
  • creation of technical documentation files
  • verification, validation, simulation, certification, declaration of conformity

The training provided by senior specialists will focus not only on technical background but it will equally emphasize the “soft” and managerial side of your personality. This extensive training with systemic approach will include:

  • time management, planning, financial aspects, accounting,
  • quality management system, technical legislation, industrial property rights,
  • marketing, sales, sourcing, presenting goals and achievements,
  • report writing, interpersonal and communication skills, chairing meetings, delivering speeches.

You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering / Physics / Nuclear Engineering

Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electronics design
  • Basics of particle physics and pixel particle detectors
  • Experience with Matlab and algorithm prototyping
  • Programming in C/C++ language
  • FPGA / DSP design + digital filter design is a bonus

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Petra Jebavá

ESR 13

Development of neutron dosimetry and spectrometry with track detectors

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: MI.AM, Italy

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for the development of neutron dosimetry and spectrometry with track detectors

As an ESR, you will work mainly in the field of neutron detection with track detectors (mainly PADC). The work focuses on the development of personal and area dosimeters and neutron spectrometry as well. You will work on the design of the instruments embedding the track detectors via Monte Carlo simulations and via analytical codes. You will also work on the track detector reader, studying innovative algorithms of image analysis of the tracks. As for the personal dosimetry the basic concept is to develop techniques of absolute dose measurement. As for the area dosimetry you will characterize existing prototypes The instruments can find their natural application for neutrons measurement around particle accelerators as well as for measurements of cosmic radiation on board aircrafts and in space. A great attention will be devoted to the characterization of the instrumentation through experimental campaigns at particle accelerator facilities. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular POLIMI (Politecnico di Milano), CERN and AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology).

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Physics / Nuclear Engineering

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques.
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++ or Labview.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics.
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors.

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Antonio Parravicini

ESR 14

Development of silicon microdosimeters for assessing the quality of hadrontherapy fields

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for the development of silicon microdosimeters for assessing the quality of hadron therapy fields

As an ESR, you will work in the field of solid state microdosimetry. The work focuses on the development and characterization of a silicon microdosimeter based on a monolithic telescope detector and its associated instrumentation. The basic concept is to couple the silicon telescope to a tissue-equivalent converter for assessing the microdosimetric spectra of hadron therapy fields. You will investigate the detector response theoretically through Monte Carlo simulations and analytical algorithms and experimentally at characterized radiation field facilities. Moreover you will study and develop the electronic chain and the algorithms for data analysis. The instrument should find applications at intermediate-energy accelerators for radiation therapy and research. A great attention will be devoted to the characterization of the detector through experimental campaigns at particle accelerator facilities and to its comparison with other devices developed in the framework of the ARDENT project. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular ST-Microelectronics, University of Wollongong, and UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), and you will spend a fraction of your time on secondments. You’ll have the opportunity of attending the PhD School of Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology of the Politecnico di Milano.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Nuclear Engineering / Physics / Biomedical Engineering

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors.
  • Knowledge of electronics.
  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques.
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. FORTRAN

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Stefano Agosteo

ESR 15

Development of detectors for pulsed neutron fields

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for the development of detectors for pulsed neutron fields

As an ESR, you will work in the field of neutron detection. The work focuses on the development of a detector sensitive to neutrons in pulsed fields. The basic concept is to develop instrumentations to be used in mixed radiation fields, characterized by a complex time structure. You will investigate both passive and active detectors. As for the active ones you will work with gas detectors (He-3 and BF3) and/or solid state detectors, coupled with an innovative front end electronic. As for the passive ones you will work in close partnership with the Mi.am’s ESR. The instruments will find their natural application in neutron measurement around particle accelerators. You will work on the design via Monte Carlo simulations. A great attention will be devoted to the characterization of the instrumentation through experimental campaigns at particle accelerator facilities. You will work in collaboration with some of the ARDENT partners, in particular Mi.am and CERN.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Nuclear Engineering / Physics

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques.
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++ or Labview
  • Basic knowledge of electronics.
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors.

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Marco Caresana

ESR 16

Development of detectors for evaluation of satellite orientation and direction of energetic radiation in Low Earth Orbit

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: IEAP, Czech Technical University in Prague

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) for the development of detectors application in mixed space radiation fields

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Nuclear Engineering / Physics

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations techniques.
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++ or Labview
  • Basic knowledge of electronics.
  • Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation detectors.

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Carlos Granja

ESR 17

Development of anthropomorphic phantom for radiation therapy quality assurance

This position has already been filled

This position is with ITN partner: AIT, Austria

The ESR will perform research and training with an anthropomorphic thorax phantom for radiation therapy developed at AIT within the framework of the ARDENT project. The phantom can simulate the lungs, bones and tissue motion within a human torso and the 3D movement of a tumor inside it, as a function of time. Different types of passive and active detectors will be used to provide accurate dose measurements in the moving tumor and verify precise dose delivery under different beam parameters and conditions. Comparisons with numerical simulations performed with the Monte Carlo particle transport code FLUKA will be done. The difference between the prescribed and measured dose to the tumor/detector will provide estimate of the treatments planning systems accuracy from initial CT scans to the final radiation treatment. The phantom can also be used to check the image registration software and 4D PET. The final aim of the project will be the precise comparison of tumor and out-of-target doses during photons, protons and ions treatment.

Research and training will be conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Dietmar Georg, Division of Medical Radiation Physics, Dept. of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of Vienna.

Preferred university diploma: Master/Diploma degree in Nuclear Engineering / Physics

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of radiation physics, radiation detectors and dosimetry.
  • Knowledge in standard programming languages, e.g. C++ or FORTRAN
  • Basic knowledge of electronics.
  • Basic knowledge of Monte Carlo simulation techniques.

The candidate will participate in network wide activities such as common measurements with ESRs from CERN and from the other ARDENT partners, workshops, summer schools and conferences.

The appointed researcher will be offered the possibility to study for a PhD at university, using the research work performed within the ARDENT project to obtain a PhD at the end of the 3-year appointment.


Contact: Sofia Rollet