Vacancies

Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. It is possible that more up-to-date information is available from posts@materials.ox.ac.uk or 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.

*/** Characterisation of Crack Growth Effects in Nickel-Based Superalloys
( R C Reed, P Bagot and M Moody)

An atomic clock based on endohedral fullerenes
( E A Laird / G A D Briggs / J Mol)

An electric field sensor based on a single donor in silicon
( J Mol / E A Laird / G A D Briggs)

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.

Post-doctoral Research Vacancies

Research Job

Postdoctoral research assistant in micromechanical testing of nuclear materials
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £29,837 to £34,565 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 114184

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in micromechanical testing of nuclear materials, working on a collaborative project with partners in the USA and at the University of Manchester to investigate the utility of ion irradiation as a proxy for neutron irradiation in the study of the effects of radiation damage on the structure and properties of nuclear materials. The project is funded in the UK by the EPSRC, and in the USA by the DoE. The researcher at Oxford is to develop and use micromechanical methods (principally using FIB to machine test elements to be manipulated using a nanoindenter) in the study of ion- and neutron irradiated steels and other alloys. Testing will be in parallel with TEM studies of radiation damage and deformation. The post is available immediately for up to 30 months’ duration.

Applicants must have (by the start date) a doctorate in materials science, physics or a related area. Proven skills in small-scale mechanical testing and focussed-ion-beam machining are essential. Expertise in some or all of TEM, SEM, EBSD and microanalysis, radiation damage in materials, and experience in working with radioactive materials would be desirable. Excellent communication skills, and willingness and ability to travel to work with collaborators in the UK and the USA, are required.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 14 August 2014 with interviews currently planned for early September 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 114184). 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=114184

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. 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 Applied Theory for Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning
Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,434 - £33,242 p.a.. / Vacancy ID: 114417

A three-year postdoctoral research position on Quantum Optimisation and Machine Learning is available immediately. The successful applicant will join a new project jointly led by Oxford University, Nokia and Lockheed Martin. We welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds from computer science to quantum physics.

The post will be held in Oxford’s Quantum and Nanotechnology Theory group qunat.org led by Professor Simon Benjamin, part of the University’s integrated quantum science community which includes over 200 researchers (see OxfordQuantum.org) . The overarching aim of the project is to understand the potential for quantum technology to enhance optimisation and machine learning tasks, and the project will engage with the Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group led by Professor Steve Roberts. A key technology to evaluate is adiabatic quantum annealing (for example the D-Wave family of devices), and there will also be opportunities to explore other emerging technologies in Oxford including molecular and nanoelectronic systems. Further information on the project is available at QuOpaL.com.

While it would be an advantage for an applicant to have expertise in both quantum science and optimisation / machine learning, this is not a requirement provided that the applicant is genuinely enthusiastic to master those aspects where he or she currently lacks a complete skill set. Applicants should have, by the start date, a doctorate relevant to one of these fields. The applicant should also have excellent communication skills, be highly self-motivated, and be willing to travel for short periods to work with collaborators worldwide as required. The full selection criteria are listed in the job description.

The closing date for applications is midday on 1 September 2014 with interviews currently planned for 24 September 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 114417). 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=114417

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Also see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/

Academic Staff Positions

No vacancies currently being advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

Research Support Assistant in Electron Microscopy
Grade 6 / Salary: £26,527 to £31,644 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 113636

The Department of Materials seeks a Research Support Assistant to join our team supporting and providing training for users of our Electron Microscopy Facility.

The post holder will deliver basic user training within the EM facility, with the emphasis on introducing new users to electron microscopes and related instruments, as well as providing service work on behalf of researchers under the guidance of senior research support scientists and leading the supervision of our sample preparation laboratory. We will also expect you to adapt and improve on our systems, as well as liaising with the technical support team in maintaining performance levels of the microscopes.

You will have an HND/C, first degree or equivalent training in Physics, Materials, Engineering, Biology or similar and be able to demonstrate an aptitude or experience in working with and understanding the operation of electron microscopes, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Ideally you should also demonstrate experience of training or teaching in a work setting or other environment.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 8 August 2013 with interviews currently planned for early September.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 113636). 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=113636

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in similar posts in the Department.

Also see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/