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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.

2 funded projects available at present.

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition for Wearable and Flexible Technologies
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 p.a.

In this role you will be responsible for carrying out research on manufacturing scale-up (including vacuum roll-to-roll processing, of materials for wearable and flexible technologies). This will be within the wider project and in collaboration with other researchers. Your research will include consideration of the challenges of high-throughput processing onto polymer substrates, control of layer thickness, integration of various layers and components, and routes to in-line patterning of layers. You will be expected to attend regular project meetings and to work across institutions, to contribute to project reports and disseminate results through conferences and papers.

Applicants should posses a PhD (or close to completion in materials science/engineering or a related field you will be able to demonstrate experience in thin-film vacuum deposition, materials characterisation and working with and modifying large-scale equipment.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

All applications must be made online, no later than 12.00 noon on 14 June 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 27 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 140681). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Characterisation of SiC-SiC Composites for Aerospace Applications
Grade 7, £32,236 - £34,189 p.a.

You will be working on an industrially funded project (by Rolls Royce plc.) working on the characterisation of silicon carbide¿silicon carbide composites for aerospace applications. You will lead the characterisation into composites samples tested at a range of temperatures and conditions, with the aim of understanding the effects of environmental degradation on mechanical behaviour.

You will have a PhD (or be near completion) in physics, materials, engineering, biology or a related field (or equivalent experience) with postdoctoral research experience in advanced electron microscopy. You can demonstrate evidence of a high level of expertise in both the theory and practical operation of transmission electron microscopes as well as knowledge of the theory, collection and interpretation of electron energy-loss spectra. You will have project management and interpersonal skills commensurate with a position that requires interaction with industrial collaborators as well as excellent communication skills.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 5 July 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in the week beginning 15 July 2019 and you must be available either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

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