Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. It is possible that more up-to-date information is available from or the secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies,

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Research Studentships


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.

*Advanced Nanoscale Engineering Group - Several Exciting New Applied DPhil Research Areas
( Prof H. Bhaskaran)

*Atom Probe Characterisation of Individual Dislocations in Multi-Crystalline Silicon
( Prof M P Moody, P A J Bagot and Prof P R Wilshaw)

*Dislocation based modelling of engineering alloys
( E Tarleton and Prof A J Wilkinson)

*Next generation of solid-state lithium batteries electrolytes
( Prof M. Pasta)

*Slip Band - Grain Boundary Interactions in Ti alloys
( Prof 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))

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

*Vapour sensing of explosives, chemical agents, and drugs
( Prof M R Castell)

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.

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Administrative Staff Jobs

Support Job

Head of Administration and Finance
Grade 9: £45,066 - £52,219 / Vacancy ID: 121705

The Department of Materials is seeking to appoint a Head of Administration and Finance (HAF) to succeed the current retiring post holder. This role is central to the effective management and administrative (non-academic) leadership of the Department of Materials.

Departments in Oxford University are highly autonomous units, with management responsibilities devolved to them from the University to the maximum extent possible. Together with the Head of Department, and as part of the senior management team (along with the Director of Studies and Deputy Head of Department), the HAF will be proactive in contributing to the development of future strategic, financial and business plans, and in securing external funding for the Department. The HAF has management responsibility and oversight for all administrative functions supporting the Department’s teaching and research activities including finance, human resources, research administration, academic administration, facilities management and other duties appropriate to this senior role.

Applicants must have substantial financial, planning, and personnel management experience at a senior level, ideally within a scientific, academic or engineering environment. They must have excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills and demonstrate the ability to lead and shape the team delivering support to the whole department, working with other senior colleagues.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon Monday 15 February 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held mid-March 2016.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 121705). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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.

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