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.

2 funded projects available at present.

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

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

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 advanced in situ electron microscopy of nanostructured materials
Grade 7 / Salary in the range £30,434 to £33,242 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 114796

We have the opportunity for a postdoctoral research assistant with previous experience of in situ properties testing of nanomaterials in conjunction with analytical microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, high-angle annular dark field microscopy to join Professor Nicole Grobert’s group working on a project entitled ‘Dedicated growth of novel 1-dimensional materials for merging nanotechnological applications’ (DEDIGROWTH). The researcher will conduct in situ experiments and explore the properties of in-house produced nanomaterials using dedicated in situ holders in conjunction with the newly installed state-of-the-art high-resolution analytical transmission electron microscope (JEOL ARM200-F) featuring 100mm2 Centurion EDX detector and Gatan GIF Quantum 965 ER featuring Dual EELS and EFTEM capabilities.

The project is funded by the European Research Council, and the post is available immediately for up to 14 months (end date 31 January 2016).

The successful candidate will have (by the start date) a PhD in either physics or materials science, preferably in the area of electron microscopy, and expertise in one or more of the areas described above. They should also demonstrate the ability and motivation to manage their research project, have excellent communication skills, a strong publication record and enjoy working collaboratively and co-operatively with colleagues in the Grobert group as well as collaborators in the UK and overseas.

The closing date for applications is midday on 25 September 2014 with interviews currently planned for 10 October 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 114796). 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=114796

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.

SuperSTEM Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £34,233 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 114770

A SuperSTEM Staff Scientist post is available to provide research leadership and user support at the SuperSTEM Laboratory, the EPSRC UK National Facility for Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM): http://www.superstem.com. Based at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory, the post will be associated with the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford which is, along with Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, one of the managing universities of the SuperSTEM Laboratory.

The SuperSTEM Staff Scientist will undertake and lead aspects of research associated with aberration-corrected STEM machines, providing user support, contributing to the development of techniques and research funding applications, responsible for aspects of equipment maintenance and development, and undertaking administration and teaching as required. The post is available immediately for up to 24 months. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Materials, Engineering, Biology or a related field, or equivalent experience, with significant post-doctoral research experience in advanced electron microscopy.

The closing date for applications is midday on 24 September 2014 with interviews currently planned for 15 October 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 114770). 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=114770

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.

ERC Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the application of in situ reaction monitoring devices
(Part-time) Grade 7 / Salary pro rata to £30,434 to £37,394 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 114795

We have the opportunity to appoint a part-time (50%) design and development engineer or technologist who can lead the technical development and application of a new in situ monitoring probe to map the chemical environment in nanomaterials reactors such as chemical vapour deposition. He/she will liaise with ISIS Innovation and industrial partners and conduct some market research. Furthermore, it is envisaged that prototype of the in situ probe is further developed and made suitable for other means of production technologies. The post holder will join Professor Nicole Grobert’s group working on a project entitled ‘Dedicated growth of novel 1-dimensional materials for merging nanotechnological applications’ (DEDIGROWTH), and will have experience in the design of dedicated gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and corresponding data acquisition and processing, chemical vapour deposition techniques and standard nanomaterials characterisation and manufacturing methods.

The project is funded by the European Research Council, and the post is available immediately for up to 16 months (end date 31 January 2016).

The successful candidate will have (by the start date) a PhD in materials science or a closely related subject and have hands on experience in the areas of nanomaterials production, in situ diagnostics, equipment design and/or mass spectroscopy and/or analytical techniques. He/she should also demonstrate the ability and motivation to manage his/her research project, have excellent communication skills, a strong publication record and enjoy working collaboratively and co-operatively with colleagues in the Grobert group as well as collaborators in the UK and overseas.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 25 September 2014 with interviews currently planned for 10 October 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 114795). 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=114795

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.

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Academic Staff Positions

No vacancies currently being advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

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