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The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/gender/athenaswan/) 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.

2 funded projects available at present.

*Putting spins into carbon nanostructures
( Dr L. Bogani and Professor G. A. D. Briggs)

Flash Sintering of Non-Oxide Ceramics for Armour
( R I Todd, R Livesey (Dstl))

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 Nanoelectronic Devices based on 2D Materials
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 per annum

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will work effectively as part of a team under the supervision of Professor Jamie Warner, to solve challenges in the broad field of large area transparent optoelectronics using all 2D materials. The post is fixed-term for two years.

You will work on realizing new device systems that have optical sensitivity in the blue and green spectral areas and develop methods for wafer scale integration towards the production of 2D imaging sensors and displays.

You will hold (or be close to completing) a relevant PhD/Dphil, together with relevant experience. You will also be able to demonstrate expertise in nanofabrication methods and electronic characterization of devices. Experience of producing first drafts of research papers independently would be desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 31 July 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 129021 ). 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=129021

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.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Electron Microscopy of 2D Materials
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 per annum

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will work effectively as part of a team under the supervision of Professor Jamie Warner, to solve challenges in the broad field of large area transparent optoelectronics using all 2D materials. The post is fixed-term for two years.

You will use state-of-the-art aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy to characterize the atomic structure of a wide range of 2D materials, including graphene, hBN, WS2, MoS2 and others. This will involve both phase contrast imaging and scanning transmission electron microscopy, combined with electron energy loss spectroscopy. In-situ TEM methods will be developed, such as electrical biasing and heating.

You will hold (or be close to completing) a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience. You will be able to demonstrate expertise in aberration corrected TEM. Experience of producing first drafts of research papers independently would be desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 31 July 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 129022 ). 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=129022

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.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Chemical Synthesis of 2D Materials
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 per annum,/strong>

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will work effectively as part of a team under the supervision of Professor Jamie Warner, to solve challenges in the broad field of large area transparent optoelectronics using all 2D materials. The post is fixed-term for two years.

You will work on realizing the growth of new 2D materials that have band gaps in the blue and green spectral regions and develop methods for wafer scale production with control over doping, layer number, alloying, layer stacking. The epitaxial growth of vertical stacked heterostructures will be pursued for enhanced photodetector performance.

You will hold (or be close to completing) a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience. You will be able to demonstrate expertise in the chemical vapour deposition growth and characterization of 2D materials. Experience of producing first drafts of research papers independently would be desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 31 July 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 129020 ). 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=129020

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electrochemistry of the Lithium-Air Battery
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 per annum

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher, to join the group of Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Wolfson Professor. Prof Bruce’s research group is located in state-of-the-art laboratories on South Parks Road, and undertakes research in the Departments of Materials and Chemistry. You will have expertise in at least one of the following: electrochemistry, surface science, or spectroscopy. This full-time post is fixed-term for up to three years.

You will develop research objectives/proposals, plan, manage and carry out research in the area of Li-O2 batteries. You will investigate the electrochemistry of Li-O2 cells, with the aim of unlocking the performance of this potentially transformational energy storage technology. Achieving this will require an understanding of the fundamental electrochemical processes involved, such asO2 reduction and the lithium metal – electrolyte interface.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 August 2017. Interviews are scheduled to be held between 21 and 31 August 2017.

You will have a good first degree and a completed doctorate (by the start date) in a relevant area. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with a strong record of journal publication or other output record commensurate with experience.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 129123 ). 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=129123

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solid Electrolytes / All-Solid-State-Batteries
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 per annum

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher, to join the group of Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Wolfson Professor. Prof Bruce’s research group is located in state-of-the-art laboratories on South Parks Road, and undertakes research in the Departments of Materials and Chemistry. You will have expertise in at least one of the following: solid state chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, surface science, or spectroscopy. This full-time post is fixed-term for up to three years.

You will develop research objectives/proposals and plan and manage research in the area of solid electrolytes / all-solid-state batteries. This will involve synthesis and investigation of solid electrolytes and their interfaces with solid electrodes including lithium metal and intercalation cathodes, for all-solid-state batteries (ASSB).

You will have a good first degree and a completed doctorate (by the start date) in a relevant area. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with a strong record of journal publication or other output record commensurate with experience. A strong background (with evidence) of interface characterisation will be a plus.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 3 August 2017. Interviews are scheduled to be held between 21 and 31 August 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 129380 ). 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=129380

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bulk Superconductors for Biomedical Applications
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 per annum

We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with specialist knowledge in powder processing and the characterisation of materials by XRD and SEM techniques. This post will involve working under the supervision of Prof Susie Speller on the development of new powder processing strategies, to optimise the trapped field performance of MgB2 bulk superconductors for operation at liquid neon temperature (27K). This post is fixed-term for up to 3 years.

You will work closely with project partners to build a compact demonstrator magnet using the new bulk MgB2 materials, with the aim of performing in-vitro magnetic drug targeting experiments with collaborators at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford. Processing of bulk MgB2 in more complex geometries will also be explored for potential application in limb-scale and pre-clinical MRI and desktop NMR.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be close to completion), together with appropriate experience. You will also have previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. Experience in TEM analysis, and understanding of superconducting properties and materials, would be desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 24 August 2017. Interviews are currently scheduled for 26 September 2017.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 130031 ). 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=130031

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 from 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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