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.

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 Theory for robust integrated quantum technologies
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £32,277 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 115842

Applications are invited for a three-year position on “Theory for robust integrated quantum technologies”. Candidates should have a thorough understanding of quantum physics, including the modelling of imperfect operations (by, for example, open quantum system formulations such as the master equation approach). The post holder will be responsible for analytical and numerical investigations of a range of quantum technologies involving hybrid matter-light systems and will perform theoretical work but this will be in close collaboration with experimentalists, in Oxford and elsewhere, where these technologies are being developed. The primary goal is to establish robust, practical designs for systems that can be successfully deployed outside the laboratory.

This position forms part of a wide ranging new initiative led by the University of Oxford, aimed at delivering various quantum technologies – sensors, communication systems, simulators and computers. The new initiative will extend Oxford’s existing community of over 200 quantum researchers (see OxfordQuantum.org).

As well as a thorough understanding of quantum mechanics, candidates should have an outstanding track record of research commensurate with their stage of career, with a doctorate in physics, maths, computer science or related discipline. Experience with theory for the specific component technologies listed above, while not essential, would be an advantage; similarly it is an advantage to have a proven history of working successfully with experimentalists.

Full details, including a list of selection criteria and information on how to apply, are given in the job description. Informal enquiries may be directed to simon.benjamin@materials.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is midday on 5 December 2014 with interviews currently planned for mid-December. The selected candidate would start on 5 January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note: this post is associated with the new Oxford-led initiative “Networked Quantum Information Technologies” (NQIT), and therefore the post may be contingent on NQIT receiving full funding. The University expects to be able to confirm this by the end of November.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 115842). 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=115842

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 Oxford.

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

Academic Staff Positions

No vacancies currently being advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

Furnace Room Technician
Grade 5 / Salary: £24,057 to £28,695 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 116054

We wish to appoint a technician with mechanical engineering and equipment maintenance expertise. This permanent post is available immediately.

You will be responsible for operating the departmental facility known as ‘The Furnace Room’ including the efficient and safe operation, maintenance and repair of vacuum equipment, furnaces and generators, mechanical testing equipment and other experimental facilities, working with research groups to design and construct specialist equipment as well as developing existing systems.

We are looking for candidates who have significant engineering and technical experience, ideally with relevant HNC/degree level training and qualifications. You will need to have sufficient specialist knowledge in the area of furnace and high vacuum systems to support this equipment on a daily basis. Good communication skills are also important in this post as you will be expected to train users of the equipment as well as liaising with members of the department at all levels. NEBOSH qualifications will be a distinct advantage.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 5 December 2014 with interviews currently planned for mid-December 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 116054 ). 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=116054

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 technical posts in the Department.

Personal Assistant to the Wolfson Professor of Materials
Grade 5 / Salary in the range: £24,057 to £28,695 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 116092

We wish to recruit a high level PA to support the newly appointed Professor of Materials, Professor Peter Bruce, FRS, and his group, starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will have significant experience working in a similarly high level post and be able to demonstrate the ability to show initiative and efficient organisational skills, to exercise judgment, and to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload. The post will involve controlling a complex diary, managing detailed travel arrangements and arranging national and international meetings. A full range of excellent computer and web skills is expected. The successful applicant will enjoy liaising with people at all levels, be discreet and calm when meeting deadlines and develop successful working relationships both within and outside the department.

The post is based in the Department of Materials, Rex Richards Building.

The closing date for applications is midday on 10 December 2014 with interviews currently planned for 18 December 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 116092). 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=116092

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 the Department.

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