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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.

3 funded projects available at present.

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

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

Thermo-mechanical property measurement of nuclear graphites at elevated temperature
( T J Marrow)

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 the Synthesis of Magnetic Molecular Complexes for Spintronics
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Person
With a PhD (or close to completing one) in the physical sciences you will be self-motivated, with a strong commitment to research. You will have expertise in the chemical synthesis of magnetic molecular complexes and a good fundamental understanding of the relevant areas of science. We are looking for someone who has great communication skills; able to prepare scientific publications in world-class journals and able to present their research at international conferences.

The Project
Reporting in to Professor Lapo Bogani, you will be focusing on the synthesis of novel molecular magnets tailored to be immobilized inside single-molecule junctions. You will be creating novel ligands and complexes to test dingle-molecule spintronic devices connected across graphene nanogaps. You will be based in the department of Materials in Oxford, working collaboratively with other research groups. To find out more about this project, you can view the relevant papers at: https://queenprogramme.org/.

Benefits
38 days holidays including Bank Holidays, subsidised travel scheme, excellent pension scheme, comprehensive childcare service, flexible working,

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 29 October 2018. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after this and we would expect you to attend 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 137205). 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=137205

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Synthesis and Characterisation of Molecular Graphene Nanoribbons
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Person
With a good first degree and a completed doctorate (or close to completion) in the chemical sciences, you will be self-motivated, with a strong commitment to research and well organised. You will have excellent communication skills (able to present research at international conferences and prepare papers for world-class journals). You will also be able to demonstrate your expertise in the synthesis of molecular graphene nanoribbons and/or poly-aromatic molecular materials.

The Project
Our laboratory has taken a proactive role in creating molecular systems that can be controlled via light and in investigating the first magnetic systems based on molecular nanoribbons. You will be joining the final span of the OptoQMol as well as the initial stage of the MMGNRs ERC project. You will be moving from one project to the other to transfer your technical know-how and scientific expertise. We work as part of a vibrant team, and the group is based in two recently renovated chemical labs, with excellent characterisation possibilities.

Benefits
38 days holidays including Bank Holidays, subsidised travel scheme, excellent pension scheme, comprehensive childcare service, flexible working.

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 29 October 2018. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after this and we would expect you to attend 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 137206). 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=137206

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Optically Networked Quantum Spin Registers in Diamond
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Person
With a first degree and doctorate in physics, materials science, chemistry, engineering or related discipline; you will be well organised and self-motivated with the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project, to identify research objectives and carry out appropriate research activities within a given time-scale. You will have a sound grasp of quantum mechanics, optics, and atomic/molecular/solid state physics.

The Project
You will play a central role in the development of optically networked quantum spin registers in diamond, within the UK Hub in Networked Quantum Information Technologies, co-ordinated by the University of Oxford. The project goals are to develop diamond quantum technologies based on high efficiency spin-photon interfaces in which nitrogen vacancy defects written into diamond using laser processing techniques are coupled to bespoke optical microcavities.

You will play a key role within the Oxford group and collaborate with team members at partner universities (Cambridge, Warwick, and Strathclyde). You will be undertaking research in the engineering of colour centres in diamond using laser writing techniques; coupling of single NV- defects to optical microcavities at cryogenic temperatures; development of spin control techniques and logical operations; and entanglement of NV centres across an optical network.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 November 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 20 November 2018 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 137336). 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=137336

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

The Person
With a relevant PhD and significant post-qualification research experience, you will have the proven ability to lead and motivate a team of research students and post-doctoral workers. You will have sufficient specialist knowledge to be able to develop and lead independent research programmes and methodologies, as well as experience in managing a research budget.

The Role
You will be responsible for ensuring that the Processing of Advanced Materials Group’s (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~pgrant) research momentum and delivery on existing research grants is maintained; new research grants are secured; high quality research publications continue to be produced; and relevant undergraduate teaching is delivered. With our encouragement and support you will establish and deliver new and independent lines of research in the area of Processing of Advanced Materials. Group and Departmental research facilities will be made available, as well as some support for experimental costs.

The Benefits
38 days holidays including Bank Holidays, subsidised travel scheme, excellent pension scheme, comprehensive childcare service, flexible working.

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 12 November 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 7 December 2018 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 137057). 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=137057

 

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