PhD Industrial CASE Studentships Detector Development for Space Science and Particle Physics

Funded by STFC and e2v Technologies

Faculty of Science

Industry Sponsored PhD Studentships in Detector Development for Space Science and Particle Physics

Based in Milton Keynes

Full-time, 3 year PhD studentships available throughout 2013

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).

Studentships cover the fields of detector development for astronomy, planetary science and particle physics, involving CCD and CMOS detectors, fundamental solid-state physics and electronic engineering.

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 from e2v.

Students completing the PhD training possess valuable transferable skills and the expertise gained leads to successful careers within industry, academic research and space agencies (ESA, NASA, JAXA).

Informal enquiries regarding projects are encouraged (see contact details below).

Entry Requirements:

Successful applicants 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 the Apply Link below:

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Further Information:

For further information on how to apply and general enquiries email

Details of the CEI can be found at and of e2v at

Applications are accepted year round with flexible start dates.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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