University of Liverpool

The Nuclear Physics Group is searching for a Postdoctoral Analysis Affiliate to assist its STFC-funded ENVISAGE analysis programme, which goals to judge the efficiency of a Segmented Inverted coaxial GerMAnium (SIGMA) detector in operational environments.  The SIGMA detector is designed to supply vital enhancements in precision measurements of gamma-ray interplay vitality and place over different massive quantity, segmented germanium detectors, by its distinctive electrode configuration and point-like contact.  These traits make SIGMA a promising know-how for gamma-ray spectroscopy, monitoring and imaging functions.

You’ll play a number one position in evaluating the efficiency of the detector in its proposed operational environments, that are (1) as a monitoring detector for decay spectroscopy experiments and (2) as a spectroscopic gamma-ray imager in nuclear decommissioning.  Your position will embody driving developments of experimental acquisition and evaluation strategies. You’ll lead detector commissioning and knowledge acquisition campaigns at laboratories within the College of Liverpool, the College of Jyväskylä (JYFL), Finland, and Mirion Applied sciences, Warrington.  You’ll lead the evaluation of the acquired knowledge, for instance

(1) utilizing the JYFL knowledge to trace gamma rays detected in SIGMA again to an implantation array to characterise and correlate isomeric decays and beta delayed gamma rays from the implanted unique ions and (2) utilizing the Mirion knowledge to supply spectroscopic gamma-ray photos of a spread of industrially related gamma-ray sources. Additionally, you will collaborate with different researchers within the workforce and Mirion Applied sciences to iterate in the direction of an optimised subsequent technology detector design.

You’ll present supervision for postgraduate and undergraduate college students within the SIGMA analysis programme. Additionally, you will be anticipated to current the outcomes of your work at collaboration conferences and worldwide conferences.  A willingness to journey and the power to speak successfully with key stakeholders are important.  You should have alternatives to entry a spread of researcher improvement sources, with the College of Liverpool sector main in postdoctoral researcher improvement programmes akin to Prosper.  The submit is on the market till thirty first October 2026 and is predicted to begin as quickly as potential.

You should have a PhD in experimental nuclear physics or instrumentation.

Any candidates who’re nonetheless awaiting their PhD to be awarded must be conscious that if profitable, they are going to be appointed at grade 6, backbone level 30.  Upon written affirmation that they’ve been profitable in being awarded their PhD, they are going to be moved onto grade 7, backbone level 31 from the date of their award. 

This submit is on the market till 31 October 2026. 

The College has the correct to shut the emptiness early whether it is deemed that there have been sufficient functions acquired 

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