Doctoral Position in Image Sensors and Sensing

Applications are invited for a full-time doctoral position as part of the EDISON project (European Doctorate in Image Sensors and Optical Nanotechnology) and funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie program. The student will undertake research on interfaces to next generation of image sensors (Cameras) for radiotherapy of cancer patients, working closely with industry and a cancer hospital.

There will be a requirement to spend 50% of the time on secondment to AWAIBA on the island of Madeira – this will be in 1 or 2 phases of a minimum of 6 months and maximum of 18 months (to a total amount of 18 months).

For further details, contact Dr. Bhaskar Choubey at Oxford ( or Martin Waeny at Awaiba (

Award Value

Annual living and mobility allowance will be up to €67,200 – the exact value of the fellowship will depend upon employer deductions, personal circumstances and the applicable exchange rate.

Candidate Requirements

Prospective candidates must meet the residency criteria for Marie Curie fellowships, as described in the EC’s regulations on early career researchers:

  • Early Stage Researchers must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.
  • Furthermore, at the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

Exceptions to these criteria cannot be made.

In addition, candidates will be judged according to how well they meet the following criteria:


  • A first class honours degree in Engineering (General or Electrical/Electronics/Communication), Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Experience in either FPGA based software design (using VHDL or Verilog) or analogue circuit design. Alternatively, advanced coursework may be accepted as evidence of skills required.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills – English skills as required by University regulations.
  • Excellent record of academic and/or professional achievement.


  • Publications in international conferences or international journals.
  • Experience in the field of CMOS image sensors.
  • Experience of FPGA based driver design for sensors.
  • Experience of Cadence or any other chip design software.
  • Experience of Matlab.
  • Advanced knowledge of any programming language (for example C, C++, Java).
  • Experience with digital cameras and related image processing.

Application Procedure

To apply for this studentship:

  • Candidates are required to send a covering letter (explaining your suitability for the study, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date) to via the Apply button below.


Please quote MC-ESR-CMOS-5 in all correspondence to the Department and in your graduate application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to, but applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Application deadline: Noon, 29 August 2013

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