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.

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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.

4 funded projects available at present.

***“Experimental validation of Inter-granular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) predictive models”
( Supervisors: Prof Sergio Lozano-Perez , Prof James Marrow (Oxford), Dr Fabio Scenini (Manchester))

*Defect engineering in diamond for magnetic field imaging and gradiometry
( Prof Jason Smith and Prof Martin Booth, Dept of Engineering Science)

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

PhD Studentship in Materials Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Energy Storage
( Professor P G Bruce / Professor M Pasta)

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 Quantum Effects in Electronic Nanodevices (two posts)
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,738 - £34,576 per annum

Applications are invited for two experimental postdoctoral positions for Quantum Effects in Electronic Nanodevices (QuEEN) working to develop single molecule devices for conceptual breakthroughs and eventual applications in low-energy computing. The posts are available immediately for up to three years’ duration.

The core aim of the EPSRC-funded QuEEN Programme Grant is to investigate quantum effects in molecules in devices, with a view to discovering fundamental science and harnessing the properties for practical technologies. We are looking to fill two QuEEN research posts in the Department of Materials: 1) molecular quantum devices; and 2) molecular spintronic devices. Both posts are highly interdisciplinary and the researchers will interact closely with QuEEN researchers at the University of Oxford (Department of Chemistry) and Lancaster University (Physics Department).

Applicants should have, or will have by the start date, a doctorate in the physical sciences, and experimental skills in quantum transport, molecular electronics or spintronics. You must provide evidence of ability to contribute at high level to fundamental science in single-molecule devices, or to develop practical applications which could increase the impact of the results. A strong publication record (commensurate with stage in career) in peer-reviewed journals is required. Availability to start by 1 October 2016 would be desirable.

The Department of Materials, with the University of Oxford, recognises the demands of work/life balance and therefore encourages applications from candidates who wish to hold these positions, on a full time, or part time basis, or need flexibility in their working hours. These opportunities will be discussed at interview with shortlisted applicants.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 13 July 2016 with interviews scheduled to be held on Friday 29 July 2016.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 123432 ). 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=123432

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Flexible Technologies
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,738 - £34,576 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 123624

A postdoctoral research appointment in flexible technologies is available for a fixed-term of three years. Reporting to Professor Harish Bhaskaran, you will work in a research collaboration to demonstrate the manufacture of novel device structures capable of being fabricated on flexible substrates. You will be responsible for the design, fabrication, planning experiments and testing, developing experimental methods, collecting data and developing manufacturing models.

You will work on a project entitled WAFT (Wearable and Flexible Technologies Enabled by Advanced Thin-film Manufacture and Metrology), which aims to accelerate the development of wearable and flexible technologies by integrating device component development using advanced functional materials along with scalable, cost-effective and reliable manufacturing techniques.

By the start date you will hold a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Physics or related fields and/or equivalent experience working with industry. You will demonstrate evidence of expertise with fabrication processes, fabricating devices and nano fabrication techniques (including e-beam lithography, optical lithography, characterisation techniques such as SEM and thin film deposition). You will also have the ability to produce high quality research papers for submission to internationally recognised journals.

The Department of Materials is actively promoting the provision of a family friendly working environment and together with the University of Oxford recognises the demands of work/life balance. Therefore for this project we encourage applications from candidates who wish either to hold these positions on a full time, or part time basis or need flexibility in their working hours and will discuss these opportunities with shortlisted applicants at interview.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 1 July 2016.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 123624 ). 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=123624

Laboratory Manager, Quantum Nanodevices
Grade 6 / Salary in the range: £27,328 – £32,600 per annum / Vacancy ID: 124037

A Laboratory Manager position is available for a fixed-Term for five years. You will be responsible for setting up and operating a new Quantum Nanotechnologies Laboratory, and will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the area of cryogenic systems, microwave electronics, and lasers to support the experimental facilities on a daily basis. You will work with Professor Briggs in setting up the laboratory, maintaining and managing the facilities. You will provide training and practical supervision of external users, students and other researchers, and will be responsible for ensuring there is a strong safety culture in the laboratory.

You will have significant engineering and technical expertise and experience, ideally supported by relevant HNC/degree level training in Engineering or a related area. You will have proven experience of managing the operation of a university laboratory or similar research environment. Good communication skills are also essential, including the ability to train all levels of users in the use of this specialised equipment, and to write training and other manuals.

The Department of Materials is actively promoting the provision of a family friendly working environment and together with the University of Oxford recognises the demands of work/life balance. Therefore for this project we encourage applications from candidates who wish either to hold these positions on a full time, or part time basis or need flexibility in their working hours and will discuss these opportunities with shortlisted applicants at interview.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 25 July 2016, with interviews currently planned for 10 August 2016.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 124037). 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=124037

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Academic Staff Positions

Academic Job

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Administrative Staff Jobs

Support Job

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