Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. It is possible that more up-to-date information is available from or the secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies,

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Research Studentships


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.

9 funded projects available at present.

*/** Persistent mode superconducting joints
( S.C. Speller, C. Johnston, C.R.M Grovenor and M’hamed Lakrimi)

*/**/***Three projects on the materials chemistry and electrochemistry of lithium-air, lithium-ion & sodium-ion batteries, and Li-ion solid electrolytes
( Prof Peter G Bruce (Wolfson Chair in Materials, Departments of Materials and Chemistry))

*/**Defects in diamond as spin qubits in quantum networks
( Professor Jason Smith)

*/**Fuel retention in plasma facing materials of the JET ITER-like wall
( Prof S Lozano-Perez and Dr Anna Widdowson (CCFE))

*/**Improved Efficiency Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
( Prof P R Wilshaw)

*/**Microscale and ultrafast high cycle fatigue testing
( A J Wilkinson)

*/**Safety and Reliability of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels
( Professor Michael Moody, Dr Paul Bagot and Professor George Smith, FRS)

*/**Slip Band – Grain Boundary Interactions in Ti alloys
( A J Wilkinson)

*/**Spectroscopy and modelling of catalyst nanoparticles
( Dr R J Nicholls, Dr D Ozkaya*, Dr M Schuster*, Prof P D Nellist (*Johnson Matthey))

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.

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

Engineering Technician
Grade 5 / Salary: £24,057 to £28,695 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 116818

We wish to appoint a technician with mechanical engineering and equipment maintenance expertise. This permanent post is available immediately.

You will be responsible for operating the departmental facility known as ‘The Furnace Room’ including the efficient and safe operation, maintenance and repair of vacuum equipment, furnaces and generators, mechanical testing equipment and other experimental facilities, working with research groups to design and construct specialist equipment as well as developing existing systems.

We are looking for candidates who have significant engineering and technical experience, ideally with relevant HNC/degree level training and qualifications. You will need to have specialist knowledge in the area of furnace and high vacuum systems to support this equipment on a daily basis, although training can be arranged in specialist areas. Good communication skills are also important in this post as you will be expected to train users of the equipment as well as liaising with members of the department at all levels. NEBOSH qualifications will be a distinct advantage.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 12 February 2015 with interviews currently planned for 23 February 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 116818). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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 technical posts in the Department.

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