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.

6 funded projects available at present.

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

*/**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**)

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

*/**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

Coordinator for Templeton World Charity Foundation Projects and Themes
Grade 8 / Salary: £38,511 to £45,954 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 117863

We have a vacancy for a high level coordinator with a degree and a doctorate in the natural sciences, or such fields as theology, philosophy, or the social sciences, together with knowledge and experience of funding agencies and grant making processes. The person appointed will work with Professor Briggs in a team led by Dr Bonnie Poon Zahl to formulate funding strategies and to develop proposals from researchers around the world for grants from Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF), in the general area of new spiritual information through science.

The largest core funding area of TWCF is research, education and other outreaches about basic understanding of ultimate reality governing the universe and humanity’s place in it, and the application of these discoveries to bring about widened meaning and purpose. In addition, TWCF supports research and programmes in other areas including individual freedom and free markets, genius and genetics, voluntary family planning, and character virtue development.

Although the core of the work will be performed in Oxford, there may be requirements to travel to meetings anywhere in the world, including Nassau in the Bahamas, either alone or with Professor Briggs or others. An essential skill is writing to a high standard based on analysis of complex documents. The post is funded through a contract between TWCF and the University of Oxford, and is available from 1 July 2015, for appointment until 30 June 2020.

The closing date for applications is midday on 6 May 2015 with interviews currently planned for 28 May 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 117863). 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=117863

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 Inorganic Synthesis for Molecular Quantum Nanotechnologies
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £32,277 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 117974

A postdoctoral position is available immediately, for up to 24 months, to undertake experimental research on the synthesis and characterization of rare-earth based magnetic molecular systems. Applicants will have research experience in the synthesis of molecular magnets based on rare-earths (possibly under controlled conditions such as glove box and schlenk line), single-crystal and powder X-ray crystallography and magnetic measurements at cryogenic temperatures and their interpretation. Knowledge of the optical emission properties of these systems, fabrication and nanocharacterisation (ESM or TEM) and pulsed magnetic resonance of electron and nuclear spins are interesting pluses. Candidates should show a strong command of English language and experience in organizing and writing papers for top-ranking journals. The post is part of a multidisciplinary project Optical Control of Quantum Molecules, led by Dr Lapo Bogani, of programme Molecular Quantum Devices, led by Prof. Andrew Briggs. The research line is to be developed in collaboration with Prof. Harry Anderson (Chemistry Department).

The post is funded by the European Union via an ERC-StG. The research is in collaboration with the departments of Physics and Chemistry. It offers an excellent opportunity to develop practical technologies based on synthetizing multifunctional magnetic materials, controlling optical and magnetic quantum states, and understanding the behaviour of molecular spins in electronic devices. The key challenge is to create tailored rare-earth based molecules to understand the interplay of electronic and spin degrees of freedom in molecular spintronics.

By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate in a relevant area of chemical science. We shall be looking for an outstanding track record of research and publications, and in particular about first authorship in top-ranking journals, commensurate with the stage in career. Please see the job description for full details and selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is midday on 27 May 2015 with interviews currently planned for 8 June 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 117974 ). 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=117974

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

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

Part-time Administrative Officer
Grade 5 / Salary: pro rata to £24,057 to £25,513 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 117399>/strong>

We have an immediate vacancy for an enthusiastic Administrative Officer in this dynamic, research-intensive, academic Department. You will be providing general administrative and management support to two Professors in their grant collaborations, including servicing committees and meetings, liaising with collaborators and industrial partners, and dealing with systems for monitoring personnel, finance and research output performance on the grants. This is a part-time post (up to 50% FTE, ideally over four days, with hours to be negotiated).

You will have administrative experience, good written and verbal communication skills, and a high level of numeracy. You will be a highly competent IT user with proven experience in a variety of applications. With proven ability in and experience of dealing with a wide range of business rapidly and efficiently, and in prioritising multiple jobs to meet deadlines, you will have excellent organisational skills combined with an eye for detail, flexibility and a high level of personal initiative and problem solving ability. Good interpersonal skills demonstrating tact and discretion, and the ability to cooperate with staff and collaborators at all levels are essential. Full details may be found in the job description.

The closing date for applications is midday on 30 April 2015 with interviews currently planned for 19 May 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 117399 ). 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=117399

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in similar posts in the Department.

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