PhD in Space Instrumentation

The Open University

PhD 3.5 years Milton Keynes, UK

Uploaded 5 May 2021

Job Description

The School of Physical Sciences at The Open University is inviting applications for full-time PhD studentships for an October 2021 start.

The studentships are funded by a STFC Doctoral Training Partnership and the OU.

Current Projects:

Space Instrumentation

Production of oxygen on the Moon (SI2)

Investigating radiation damage of the Gaia focal plane using simulations and in-orbit data (SI4)

Image analysis and correction for Soft X-ray Telescopes and Ground Instrumentation (SI5)

High Dynamic Range CMOS Image Sensors (SI7)

Atmospheric retrievals from the NOMAD instrument on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission (SI8)

Next generation EOS wind speed LIDAR sensor: Hot Pixel Generation and Clock Induced Charge in Te2v EM CCDs (SI10)

 

How to apply


If you would like to apply, please read the guidance on applying for a PhD studentship here and send the following to [email protected] by the application deadline:

  • a completed Application form (UK)
  • an up to date CV
  • a list of individual courses taken, and grades obtained
  • a personal statement
  • any other relevant information that you think may support your case for consideration


You do not need to submit a research proposal for any of these projects, as they are already defined by us. You are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor of the project(s) for any informal enquiries.The research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £15,285 per year (at present, to be increased for 2021/22) directly payable to the student, and cover the University fees. The advertised studentships are open only to UK citizens or permanent residents due to the funding criteria.

 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27 May 2021 (5.00pm)
Interviews will take place remotely on Wednesday 9 June 2021

We are committed to widening participation and awarding PhD studentships to a diverse community of applicants. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
Equal Opportunity is University policy

 

Funding and Eligibility

The studentships are funded by a STFC Doctoral Training Partnership and the OU for 3 years, with a possibility of an extension to 3.5 years. They attract a stipend of £15,285 per year (at present, to be up-rated for 2021/22) directly payable to the student, and cover the University fees. The advertised studentships are open only to UK citizens or permanent residents due to the funding criteria.  

Person Specification

 We normally require that the candidates have at least a 2:1 at UK BSc or MSc level, but some projects may differ – please check the project descriptions you are interested in from the list above, for more information