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The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder and is fully committed to engaging in the principles of Equality and Diversity. We strive to create a positive environment for all of our staff, students and visitors. We value our people highly, encouraging development and nurturing talent. By recruiting the best people and providing a stimulating and collaborative workplace, we continue to build upon our position as one of world’s leading materials research and teaching institutions.

Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. If you require further information on staff vacancies, please contact the HR Manger: hannah.gilbert@materials.ox.ac.uk. For further information on research studentships, please contact the secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies: graduate.studies@materials.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford University is an Equal Opportunities Employer. For more information about pay and conditions see the Oxford University staff page.

 

Research Studentships

Studentship

Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Projects listed below carry their own funding (subject to contract with the sponsor), so finance in the form of a stipend and payment of fees is available to the successful candidate. However, eligibility for funding is in some cases restricted by the applicant's country of legal residence: below and in the detailed description of funded projects we use the term 'citizen' in respect of this country.

5 funded projects available at present.

Additive manufacture of adaptive materials for communications applications
( Professor Patrick Grant)

Engineering nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond using laser writing
( Jason Smith (Materials) with Patrick Salter and Martin Booth (Engineering Science))

Li and Na wetting of cathode ceramics
( Professor Martin Castell)

Micromechanical Studies of Fatigue in Superalloys
( Prof Angus J Wilkinson and Dr Jicheng Gong)

Super alumina: oxide nanocomposites for armour
( Professor Richard Todd, Professor Peter Nellist, Dr Antonio Pellegrino)

New projects are added from time-to-time, so please review the list regularly.

Please see the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of projects currently available.

Academic and Research Staff

Research Job

Departmental Lecturer in Materials Modelling
Grade 8: £40,792- £48,677 p.a

We seek someone with an (inter)national reputation and publication record in materials modelling who is keen to develop independent research programmes and to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training in materials modelling. If you meet these criteria and hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant post-qualification research experience, this could be your next role.

This four-year post has been created to fulfil a teaching and research need in the area of mathematical and computational modelling of materials in the Department of Materials. It will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to management and leadership of the Materials Modelling Laboratory alongside Professor Jonathan Yates; and also to contribute to tutorial teaching in Materials Science at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Within the department you will have the opportunity to contribute to and gain experience with undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in Materials Science. Undergraduate teaching will include lecture courses and practical classes, including assisting with developing new courses. You will also co-supervise final-year undergraduate research projects and post-graduate research projects. You will also be expected to develop research activities both independently and working with internal and external collaborators.

You will also be responsible for providing small group tutorial teaching (primarily to Corpus Christi students). You will be expected to teach across a range of materials science topics and in particular those that are closer to the physics end of the Materials Science spectrum.

All applications must be made online using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on 3 June 2019. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 19 June 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 140294). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=140294

 

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Administrative and Technical Staff Jobs

Support Job

Personal Assistant and Project Administrator - Professor of Nanomaterials
Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.

We are looking for an organised and effective Personal Assistant for Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials, to support him in his diverse research activities and work with Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF). His work includes writing and engaging with a wide range of opinion leaders nationally and internationally.

Duties will include providing PA support, office organisation, meeting administration, assisting with events organisation, and co-ordinating projects. You will work closely with Professor Briggs, will report to the Senior Project Manager for TWCF Projects and Themes, and will need to develop good working relationships with outside academics and TWCF staff.

This is a fixed-term post to 31 December 2021. The post is full-time but flexible working could be supported; this will be discussed with shortlisted applicants at interview.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

All applications must be made online, no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 3 May 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 14 May 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 140138). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=140138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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