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.

8 funded projects available at present.

*/** Characterisation and Modelling of Crack Growth Effects in Nickel-Based Superalloys
( R C Reed, M P Moody and A C F Cocks (Engineering))

*/** Creating nanodevices by pick-and-place assembly for sustainable manufacturing
( H Bhaskaran)

*/** Inert Gas Behaviour in Nuclear Fuels
( P Edmondson / C R M Grovenor)

*/** Three projects on the materials chemistry and electrochemistry of lithium-air, lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries
( Prof. Peter G. Bruce FRS (pp Beckett))

*/** Understanding Deformation in Neutron and Ion Irradiated Tungsten
( D E J Armstrong / S G Roberts)

*/**Hydrogen Embrittlement in Steels - Advanced Characterization by Atom Probe Tomography
( M Moody / P Bagot)

Influence of binders on microstructure and mechanical properties of polycrystalline diamond
( R.I. Todd, D. Armstrong)

Water-soluble endohedral fullerenes for medicinal applications
( */** K Porfyrakis)

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 Engineering of Nanostructured Al-based Alloys and Composites
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £29,837 to £30,728 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 112552

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher who will investigate the bulk production of nanostructured alloys and composites at laboratory and at industrial scale and characterise their microstructure and the mechanical behaviour with high emphasis at elevated temperature. The post will involve manufacturing processes by means of a powder metallurgy route followed by extrusion and is available for 12 months starting as soon as possible. The demonstration of an industrial application will be carried out in close collaboration with the project partners.

This post is funded by an EPSRC IAA Technology Fund which has as its main objective scaling up innovative nanostructured Al alloys and nanocomposites to enable proof of concept studies for industrial applications and production of industrial demonstrators. The project involves investigators at Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Buenos Aires and industrial partners and is led by Dr Marina Galano at Oxford University.

You will have a Materials Science/Materials Engineering or a closely-related subject PhD or equivalent degree (by the start date) and a proven background of research in metallic materials and materials characterisation. Hands-on experience is desirable in one or more of: materials processing, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, microanalysis and mechanical property tests. You should have the ability to identify objectives and meet agreed deadlines and be self-motivated. Excellent written and communication skills in English and the ability to work effectively as part of a team are also required.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 2 May 2014 with interviews currently planned for the week beginning 19 May 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 112552). 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=112552

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 Assistants in Materials for Fission and Fusion Power (3 posts)
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £29,837 to £31,644 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 112089

We seek three keen postdoctoral researchers in the areas of radiation-resistant materials, such as reduced activation oxide-dispersion strengthened steels, tungsten alloys and other refractory metals or zirconium alloys, to work within a large project on structural materials for fission and fusion power (http://mffp.materials.ox.ac.uk). You will have experience in appropriate applicable techniques – i.e. one or more of: small-scale mechanical testing; focussed-ion-beam machining; transmission electron microscopy and microanalysis; electron-backscattered diffraction; atom-probe tomography; advanced materials processing; materials modelling.

Each post is available for 12 months only, starting as soon as possible, and preference will be given to candidates who (as well as satisfying the selection criteria) can also produce a realistic plan of original research which can be achieved within the term of appointment. We will encourage those appointed to apply for Research Fellowships (for example from the EPSRC) enabling them to continue their research beyond the end of the Programme Grant (30 September 2015).

You will have a good first degree and have or be shortly to complete a Materials Science or closely related doctorate, demonstrate experience of the techniques described above, have evidence of a strong publication record commensurate with your career stage and the proven ability to identify research objectives and meet agreed deadlines. Self motivation and flexibility are essential, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively within the group, as well as with collaborators.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 28 April 2014 with interviews currently planned for 14 May 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 112089). 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=112089

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.

Part-time Chemicals and Materials Laboratory Support Technician
Grade 5 / Salary: £23,585 to £28,132 p.a. (pro rata) / Vacancy ID: 112957

Do you have a background working in chemistry laboratories and experience in Health and Safety? Do you have an HNC, degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry or a related discipline? Are you an expert in COSHH and CSE requirements, with experience in filling out risk assessments? And would you like to join us in the Department of Materials – a world-class University Department?

We are looking to hire someone with these qualifications and extensive experience working in a scientific laboratory environment to fill our 50% full time job share post supporting safe working within our research and teaching laboratories. The post provides general support and advice to research groups and to the undergraduate students undertaking practical experiments as part of their course in the teaching labs. Your responsibilities will cover every aspect of the safe holding and disposal of chemicals as well as carrying out regular checks of fume cupboards and emergency equipment. Together with the other member of the job share you will be a member of the departmental Safety Committee.

You will work with the Teaching Laboratory Technician during term time supporting the practical classes and therefore any experience in teaching, particularly practical science or technology would be an advantage. We will expect you to keep accurate records and enjoy working with people at all levels.

The closing date for applications (ref 112957) is midday on Monday 12 May 2014 with interviews currently planned for 28 May 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 112957). 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=112957

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 similar posts in the Department.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Staff Positions

Academic Job

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

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