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.

5 funded projects available at present.

*/**/*** Multiscale mechanical characterisation of ceramics for understanding ceramic armour materials
( R.I. Todd and N. Petrinic (Dept. of Engineering Science))

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

*/**Effects of strain rates, loading directions and fatigue on impact behaviour of Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters
( Professor Richard Todd, Professor Clive Siviour*, Dr Mandar Thakare**)

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

*/**Ultra strong and ultra light carbon nanomaterials inorganic composite materials
( Professor N. Grobert, Professor R.I. Todd)

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 the Novel Manufacture and Properties of Energy Storage Devices
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £32,277 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 119040

We are looking for a postdoctoral research scientist with experimental experience of combining advanced materials and novel processing approaches to fabricate devices with enhanced properties. The appointee is needed to help us develop, innovate and assess novel materials and manufacturing approaches to higher performing electrodes used in Li ion and other batteries, with a focus on high power automotive applications. The post is available for up to 24 months, starting as soon as possible.

Funding is provided through UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant “ELEVATE (ELEctrochemical Vehicle Advanced TEchnology)”, which is a multi-partner programme spanning the development of new energy storage materials and devices for electric vehicles, their design, engineering, integration and control, and the grid implications of the penetration of high power, fast charging electric vehicles.

Candidates should have (by the start date) a doctorate in materials science or a relevant engineering discipline, a strong publication record commensurate with their experience and excellent communication. Please see the job description for full details of the post and selection criteria.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Patrick Grant (patrick.grant@materials.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midday on 7 August 2015 with interviews currently planned for the week beginning 24 August 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 119040). 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=119040

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 Design, Fabrication and Testing of Novel Superconducting Materials
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £34,233 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 118434

Applications are invited for a fixed term (36 month) postdoctoral research assistant post: candidates should have experience in thin film growth and the characterisation of superconducting materials. The position is funded by the new Centre for Applied Superconductivity supported by an award from the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The purpose of the centre is to accelerate innovation in emerging materials and technology and to support and expand the commercial exploitation of superconducting materials and systems in partnership with local industrial partners. Two new laboratories are being set up as part of this initiative, one housed in the Materials Department and the other in the Condensed Matter Physics Department. This post is to support and carry out research and development projects as part of the “Materials Discovery” activity based in the Materials Department, including thin film growth, materials development and characterisation across a wide range of superconducting materials.

The post is available immediately, and by the start date applicants should have a good first degree and completed PhD in Physics, Materials, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field. As well as expertise in thin film growth, applicants should demonstrate experience in materials characterisation techniques, including analytical electron microscopy, and evidence of an excellent publication and research track record. The closing date for applications is midday on 10 July 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 118434 ). 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=118434

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

Academic Job

No vacancies currently being advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

Cleaner
Grade 1 / Salary: £14,959 to £15,356 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 119110

We are looking for an experienced cleaner to join this friendly science department within the University. The work involves cleaning and tidying offices, laboratories and lecture/meeting rooms mainly based in our building at 21 Banbury Road, other duties will also include cleaning within the main department (the Hume-Rothery Building) based in Parks Road. The successful candidate will report to the Buildings and Facilities Manager, and may be required to cover for another member of the cleaning staff when required (eg for annual leave). Applicants will need to be enthusiastic, hardworking, reliable, and have a key eye for looking at improving an already well established cleaning programme. The appointment is permanent. The working hours are 7.30-4.30 Monday to Thursday and 7.30-3.30 on a Friday.

The closing date for applications is midday on 20 July 2015 with interviews currently planned for 30 July 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 119110). 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=119110

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates.

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