Dosimetry measurements with thermoluminescent and nuclear track etch detectors in low Earth orbit

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PhD típus: 
Fizikai Tudományok Doktori Iskola
Hirn Attila
Email cím:
Centre for Energy Research
senior researcher
Tudományos fokozat: 
Péter Zagyvai
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BME Institute of Nuclear Techniques
associate professor
Tudományos fokozat: 
Space radiation is a major health risk for humans and also a threat to sensitive devices in space, therefore its knowledge is a key factor in the planning of missions. Being very complex and changing in time, its monitoring is a challenging task.
Researchers of the Centre for Energy Research have been participating in dosimetry measurement campaigns performed on the International Space Station and aboard retrievable biological satellites with passive detector packages composed of thermoluminescent and track etch detectors since 2001. Measurements are mostly conducted in collaboration with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP-RAS) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).
Candidate will analyze, evaluate and interpret data from measurements performed with passive detectors retrieved from the International Space Station or returnable biological satellites. He/she shall perform intercomparison of data obtained simultaneously with other measurement systems. Given the results obtained, Candidate shall improve the measurement methods used. Professional support will be provided to the Candidate by the Space Research Department of the Centre for Energy Research.
With the data obtained the Candidate is going to make a major contribution to determining the radiation risks and developing protective measures also for future missions.



The applicant shall possess sufficient knowledge and experience in the field of nuclear techniques, especially radiation protection and dosimetry. He/she shall be able to work also independently, has new ideas and his/her English is sufficient for performing literature survey in the field. Knowledge and experience in C, C++ or Python programming language and the Russian language is also an advantage. 

Munkahely neve: 
Centre for Energy Research
Munkahely címe: 
29-33 Konkoly Thege Miklós út, H-1121 Budapest