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Detector Development (ATLAS/Silicon): developing silicon sensor technologies in use at the energy frontier at the ATLAS experiment

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Applications accepted all year round Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

A position is open for an enthusiastic PhD student to conduct research in developing silicon sensor technologies in use at the energy
frontier at the ATLAS experiment. The PhD project will involve practical work in the lab but also the interpretation of results and design of new experiments. Travel to larger research facilities (Diamond, DESY, CERN) to take test data or conduct other investigations is foreseen. The PhD will prepare equally well for a career in industry and academia.

Please send informal enquiries and a notification of your application to: Dr Kristin Lohwasser (,

Science Graduate School:
As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you’ll be part of the Science Graduate School – a community of postgraduate researchers working across biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychology. You’ll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You’ll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit to learn more.

Funding Notes

You will hold a master (including integrated bachelor+master degrees, i.e. MSc, MPhys etc., or equivalent) in (Particle) Physics or a related discipline (Computer science, Astronomy) and should be open to work in an international environment.

If you submit your application after the 31 March 2019, you will be considered for any remaining funding, but please note all of our funding may be allocated in the first round.

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