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UCL HEP Innovation Fellowship Position in Proton Beam Therapy Diagnostics Development (Ref: 1726504)

The High Energy Physics group at University College London invites applications for a UKRI Innovation Fellowship in Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) diagnostics development.

A detector is currently under development within the group to make fast, accurate measurements of Water Equivalent Path Length at clinical PBT facilities. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the detector development, with a focus on the data acquisition and readout, and also investigate the commercialisation of the detector in collaboration with our industrial partner, Cosylab.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in high energy physics, medical physics or a related subject and will have detailed knowledge of high energy physics detector systems, in particularly with data acquisition and detector readout, with hands-on experience of designing, simulating, building and commissioning such systems. The fellow will join the proton beam therapy detector group within High Energy Physics. In addition, the fellow will liaise closely with our industrial partner, Cosylab, to guide the commercialisation of the detector system.

Experience with the design, assembly and testing of the relevant detector systems is essential. Advanced knowledge of proton beam therapy detectors and diagnostics, FPGA programming and analogue light readout systems, including front end electronics, is highly desirable. In addition, prior experience collaborating with industrial partners, preferably on commercial projects, is highly desirable. Knowledge of analogue circuit design, the LabView programming environment, the C++ programming language and related high energy physics data analysis packages, such as ROOT, is also desirable. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication.

This fellowship is funded for 3 years in the first instance. Appointment at Grade 7 (£34,635-£41,864 per annum) is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; ifthis is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316-£31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to the online UCL Vacancies page, which also includes the Job Description and Person Specification. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Khadija Bouzgan, k.bouzgan AT ucl.ac.uk (+44 (0)20 7679 3943). Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Dr Simon Jolly.

Closing Date: 6th July 2018.

Interviews for those candidates shortlisted are currently scheduled for 18th July 2018.