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PhD or MS Student Position in NARS Lab

PhD or MS Student Position – The Ohio State University
Nuclear Analysis and Radiation Sensing Laboratory (NARS)
Prof. Raymond Cao’s Lab, Nuclear Engineering Program

The Nuclear Analysis and Radiation Sensor (NARS) Laboratory conducts research at the intersection of nuclear, electrical and computer engineering, and physics. The focus of our group is on the development of novel sensors to detect radiation, advanced nuclear instrumentation, and low-level signal measurement methodology. This position will be working on a newly formed DOE NNSA consortia ( to advance nuclear detection technology, with a focus on the fabrication processes and capabilities to design semiconductor pn-junction based radiation sensors, low-voltage metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) based circuits, and scalable sensor arrays that are integrated with readout circuitry with submicron spatial resolution.

The project will train students in technologies at the cutting edge of remote sensing, and provide a unique opportunity to develop innovative collaborations - including with DOE National Labs - for sensor and low-level signal measurement problem-solving. This position will prepare the prospective student for a career that merges sensing and data science, and uses a range of technologies to support nuclear non-proliferation.

PhD or MS Student:
We are seeking Ph.D. or MS students with interest in nuclear instrumentation and radiation sensor. The student will have the opportunity to build collaborations with investigators across a range of scientific disciplines, including collaborators at 12 universities and 10 Department of Energy National Labs. Position is available to start from now through Fall Semester 2019 and Fall 2020. This graduate research assistantship is available through support from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with funding available for up to 5 years pending satisfactory performance. U.S. citizens or permanent resident is eligible to apply.

Applicants must have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work as part of a research team.


  • BS/BA acceptable with appropriate demonstrated skills. Background in nuclear, electric and computer engineering, physics and familiarity with methods in areas such as spectroscopy or data analysis.

Application Process:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and review will continue until suitable candidates are
Please send the following documents to

  • Statement outlining research/professional interests
  • Resume or CV