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PhD Studentships in Detector Development for Space Science and Particle Physics

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Open University
13 July 2012
Milton Keynes

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PhD Studentships in Detector Development for Space Science and Particle Physics
Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science
Based in Milton Keynes
Full-time, 3 year PhD studentships available throughout 2012
PhD Industrial CASE Studentships funded by STFC and e2v Technologies

The e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) at The Open University campus in Milton Keynes is currently able to offer full-time PhD CASE studentships funded jointly by industry (e2v) and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The Co-operative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) studentships are designed to give students experience outside a purely academic environment through joint supervision by The Open University and e2v technologies. This includes guidance from an experienced engineer with industrial relevance.

Students completing the PhD training possess valuable transferable skills and the expertise gained leads to successful careers within industry, academic research and space agencies. Studentships cover the fields of detector development for astronomy, planetary science and particle physics, including CCD, CMOS and silicon microstrip detectors.

Informal enquiries regarding projects are encouraged to Professor Andrew Holland at

Entry Requirements: You will have, or be expecting, a good honours degree in physics, electronics engineering or a related subject. Candidates for STFC research council studentships are also required to have a ‘relevant connection’ with the United Kingdom. For further details on funding and entry requirements see:

For further information on how to apply, click on the 'Apply Now' button to send us an email. Details of the CEI can be found at and of e2v at

Applications are accepted year round with flexible start dates, however applications received before September 2012 are encouraged.

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