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.

5 funded projects available at present.

*/**/***Modeling and theory for emerging ion-trap based quantum processors
( Prof S C Benjamin)

*Architectures and algorithms for near-future quantum machine learning and optimization
( Prof S C Benjamin)

*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 Electron Microscopy of Carbon Nanodevices
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,738 - £34,576 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 123471

A postdoctoral research appointment in electron microscopy of molecular quantum devices is available for a fixed-term up to 29 January 2018. The post will be under the supervision of Professors Andrew Briggs and Jamie Warner. The person appointed will undertake AC-TEM of the graphene nanogaps, including imaging their edge termination, and detailed characterisation of the attachment of anchor groups to the graphene (both non-covalent and covalent).

A breakthrough in the development of single-molecule transistors has come with the development of nanogaps in graphene for electrodes, leading to unprecedented stability and reproducibility of devices. There is now an urgent need to characterise the atomic detail of the electrodes and the attachment of the molecular anchor groups, including in situ dynamic effects of current. This full-time post is funded by an EPSRC Platform Grant, and offers an excellent opportunity to make progress towards emerging quantum technologies through fundamental scientific discovery.

By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate in a relevant physical science and have an outstanding track record of research and publications, commensurate with stage in career. Applicants will have research experience in high resolution aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy of materials such as graphene. Willingness and ability to engage with others in collaborative research is essential for this post. Availability to start on or before 1 October 2016 would be desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 20 June 2016, with interviews scheduled to be held on 21 July 2016.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 123471 ). 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=123471

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Academic Staff Positions

Academic Job

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Administrative Staff Jobs

Support Job

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