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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.

0 funded projects available at present.

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 Associate in Quantitative (S)TEM and Phasing Methods (2 posts)
Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a.

We are looking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers to support a major European project (ESTEEM3) which runs until December 2022. The successful applicants will work on the development of advanced (scanning) transmission electron microscopy quantification and phasing methods, particularly under low dose conditions. They will also provide experimental support to users who have been awarded time under the EASTEEM3 transnational access scheme. This is an exciting opportunity to interact with a wide range of research projects.

With a background in electron microscopy you will be self-motivated, able to plan and deliver a research project. You will have a PhD a relevant discipline and experience in aberration corrected electron microscopy and phasing methods.

You will develop image quantification and phasing methods including ptychography and exit wavefunction retrieval in the (scanning) transmission electron microscope reconstruction in the TEM for a range of materials, with an emphasis on applying these under low dose conditions.

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 30 August 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 1 October 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.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solid-state Batteries (2 posts)
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking outstanding candidates to work in the group of Professor Peter Bruce FRS, tackling the challenging fundamental problems at the interfaces between the electrodes and electrolyte in solid state batteries. You will have expertise in electrochemistry, surface science or solid state chemistry and in a range of analytical techniques to investigate the structure and properties of materials and their interfaces.

You will have a first degree and a doctorate in a relevant area (or close to completion). You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with a strong record of research commensurate with experience.

There are up to two posts available. The researcher(s) will develop research objectives and proposals, plan, manage and carry out research in the area of Li and/or Na solid-state batteries. You will investigate interfaces and develop a fundamental understanding of the processes taking place with the aim of overcoming the issues preventing the adoption of solid state batteries. You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the group, the Oxford SOLBAT team and the wider SOLBAT community. For full details of the post and the selection criteria, please see the job description.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting satement as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.0 noon on 29 August 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials mid-September 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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Energy Storage Laboratory Manager
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

You will be responsible for the general management of the Energy Storage Laboratory, providing a service to the research team, external partners and collaborators working in ES. You will support non-expert researchers using the analytical and battery fabrication tools, but will also have responsibilities for short-to-medium term projects in collaboration with key research partners on a variety of materials research topics.

Oxford University is the lead for the EPSRC SuperGen Energy Storage Hub (Prof Bruce) involving multiple academic and industrial partners, who can be integrated into the evolving Royce ES programme.

With a first degree in chemistry or a closely related subject, you will have proven experience of ensuring the smooth operation of a university laboratory (or similar research environment). You will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team, building and maintaining effective working relationships with researchers and students here as well as visitors and collaborators from other University departments and industry. You will be well-organised and self-motivated with the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research laboratory, able to identify and plan contingencies for potential issues that could disrupt research activity and to carry out appropriate research activities within a given time-scale.

This post is currently available until 31 March 2020, with the possibility of extension, subject to funding.

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 6 September 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials week commencing 23 September 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.

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Administrative and Technical Staff Jobs

Support Job

Part-time PA and Project Assistant
Grade 5: £24,298 - £28,982 p.a.

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

With excellent administrative and analytical skills and the ability to manage a broad workload in an efficient manner you will provide dedicated professional support to Professor H Bhaskaran. You will be able to develop positive working relationships with colleagues within the administrative team, wider Department and Division, and with key external contacts to ensure the highest level of customer service in receiving visitors and servicing meetings in which the nominated staff are involved.

This role is part-time (16 hours per week) and will involve standard administrative tasks, research support, accounting, service delivery and management of information. This is a varied role with day–to-day tasks including: dealing with senior members of the University, influential contacts and the general public as well as potential and actual benefactors to the Department; provision of diary management for the Professor and nominated staff members; tracking and monitoring financial information; and assisting the Professor with all administration relating to their research group, teaching duties, committee work, recruitment and staffing matters (in collaboration with the HR Manager), academic visitors, consultancies, external collaborations, public engagements and other relevant areas. Ability to work with discretion and act with appropriate level of confidentiality will be key.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 29 August 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 13 September 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.

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