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.

7 funded projects available at present.

*Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group - Several Exciting New Applied DPhil Research Areas
( Prof H. Bhaskaran)

*Atom Probe Characterisation of Individual Dislocations in Multi-Crystalline Silicon
( Prof M P Moody, P A J Bagot and Prof P R Wilshaw)

*Dislocation based modelling of engineering alloys
( E Tarleton and Prof A J Wilkinson)

*Next generation of solid-state lithium batteries electrolytes
( Prof M. Pasta)

*Slip Band – Grain Boundary Interactions in Ti alloys
( Prof 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))

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

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 Assistants in Materials Chemistry and Energy Storage (three posts)
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £34,233 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 121064

Professor Peter Bruce FRS is seeking to recruit three postdoctoral research assistants to work on the materials chemistry and electrochemistry of lithium and sodium batteries for energy storage. His group is located in new state-of-the-art laboratories on South Parks Road. Research will be undertaken in the Departments of Materials and Chemistry in Oxford. The posts are available from January 2016.

Your application should demonstrate that you have expertise in one or more of the following areas – materials chemistry, polymer chemistry or electrochemistry. Candidates should have a good first degree and by the start date of their appointment have completed their PhD in a relevant physical science. You should also demonstrate a high level of analytical capability, be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and demonstrate the ability to manage your own academic research. Full details of the posts and selection criteria may be found in the job description.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 21 December 2015 with interviews currently planned for the week beginning 18 January 2016.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 121064 ). 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 research posts in the Department.

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