An expert researcher in the field of silicon radiation detectors

The FBK Centre for Materials and Microsystems (CMM) is an applied research centre that operates in the following scientific and technological areas: materials and interfaces, devices and microsystems, integrated systems. The CMM has extremely advanced technical know-how in applied materials science, as well as silicon-based microfabrication technologies. The strategic mission of the CMM is scientific excellence combined with the ability to exploit research results. The innovation model is open to collaboration in national and international expertise networks.

Micro Nano Facility MNF carries out R&D activities focused on the develop of technological process for the realization using the internal facility (info on of advanced radiation sensors.

Job Description

The activity will be focused on the simulation, desing, fabrication and characterization of a x-ray imaging sensors optimized for soft X ray application based on Low Gain Avalanche Diode (LGAD).

This activity will be carried out in the framework of research collaboration between Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) and Paul Scheerr Institute  (PSI).

The candidate is expected to follow the entire development flow, starting from TCAD simulations, to the design of the wafer layout and to take care of the electrical and functional characterization of the devices. The candidate will also participate to tests and measurements  using X-rays  in tight collaboration with the SLS Detectors Group of PSI.

The candidate will be the link for an optimized exchange of information between both laboratories (PSI and FBK) as well as the responsible for the follow-up of the progress of the technical objectives of the collaboration.

The work will be carried out mainly at FBK. During the duration of the contract, the candidate might be required to stay at PSI for some periods of time depending on the needs and evolution of the project as well as  practical considerations.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • PhD in Electronics, Physics or related fields or equivalent 3 years research experience;
  • Good scientific background in the field of radiation detection;
  • Good experience in silicon device testing and characterization;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written);
  • Strong teamwork attitude;
  • Flexibility.

Additional requirements:

  • Experience in Silicon device fabrication;
  • Scientific publications relevant to the field of silicon radiation detectors and visiting;
  • Scholarship or experience at international level;
  • Experience in X-ray detection would be an advantage.



Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract

Working hours: full time 

Gross annual salary: about 39.300 €

Start date: preferably from April 2019

Duration: 2 years

Workplace: Povo (at FBK) and possible stays at PSI (Villigen, CH)

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social security, etc., reductions on bank account opening fees, public transportation, sport, language course fees. More info at



Candidates are requested to submit their application by clicking on "Apply online" at the bottom of this page. Please make sure to enclose the following documents with your application (pdf format):

  • Detailed CV and list of relevant scientific publications
  • Letter of motivation
  • at least two professional references (e-mails and/or phone numbers)

Application deadline: 26th February, 2019

Please read our Regulations on the recruitment and selection of fixed-term personnel (effective from October 15, 2018) before completing your application. 


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