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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: tom.lake@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.

6 funded projects available at present.

*/**Enabling 3D Atomic-Scale Imaging of Hydrogen in to Investigate Hydrogen Embrittlement of Zirconium Alloy Fuel Cladding in Fission Reactors
( D. Haley, P. Bagot, M. Moody)

*/**Exploring low energy excitations with electron microscopy
( Dr R J Nicholls, Prof J R Yates, Prof P D Nellist)

*/**From light to heavy: making predictions of solid-state NMR parameters truly multi-nuclear
( Prof J R Yates)

*/**Unconventional Computing using a Materials Science Approach
( H. Bhaskaran)

*/**Understanding battery chemistry with in-situ electron microscopy
( Dr Alex W Robertson and Prof Peter G Bruce)

*/**X-ray video imaging and machine learning to understand alloy solidification
( Prof Patrick Grant / Dr Enzo Liotti)

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 Photonics
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £35,550 per annum

We have an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to develop novel photonic computing paradigms and undertake creative research that opens new areas of research. You will be expected to publish high quality papers based on the research results, and be capable of producing high-quality first drafts of papers independently. This post is fixed-term for up to 24 months.

You will work closely with Professor Harish Bhaskaran, the Principal Investigator and other members of the research group to achieve tight milestones. This may involve travelling to and working with our academic and industrial partners. The duties for the role will also include supervising research students pursuing a masters or DPhil on a day-to-day basis, providing crucial inputs to their research and analysis.

You will hold (or be near completion) a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Physics or related fields. You will also have proven experience in hands-on fabrication of photonic devices and nano-fabricaton techniques (including, but not limited to, e-beam lithography, optical lithography, characterisation techniques such as SEM and thin film deposition). Experience in areas of computational paradigms and designing of novel architectures will be especially welcome.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 13 December 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 131740 ). 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=131740

The Department of Materials has been awarded departmental Bronze Athena SWAN status in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality, and is committed to creating a positive working environment for everyone. Job applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition for Wearable and Flexible Technologies
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £35,550 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Materials as part of the wider ‘WAFT’ (Wearable and Flexible Technologies) programme.

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of up to 24 months.

You will responsible for carrying out research, within this wider project and in collaboration with other researchers, on manufacturing scale-up, including vacuum roll-to-roll processing, of materials for wearable and flexible technologies. This 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 possess, or be close to obtaining, a doctorate in Materials Science/Engineering or a related field and will be able to demonstrate experience in thin-film vacuum deposition, materials characterization and working with and modifying large-scale equipment.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 18 December 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 131746 ). 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=131746

The Department of Materials has been awarded departmental Bronze Athena SWAN status in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women. Job applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

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Administrative and Technical Staff Jobs

Support Job

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