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.

9 funded projects available at present.

*/** Persistent mode superconducting joints
( S.C. Speller, C. Johnston, C.R.M Grovenor and M’hamed Lakrimi)

*/**/***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)

*/**Fuel retention in plasma facing materials of the JET ITER-like wall
( Prof S Lozano-Perez and Dr Anna Widdowson (CCFE))

*/**Improved Efficiency Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
( Prof P R Wilshaw)

*/**Microscale and ultrafast high cycle fatigue testing
( A J Wilkinson)

*/**Safety and Reliability of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels
( Professor Michael Moody, Dr Paul Bagot and Professor George Smith, FRS)

*/**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))

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 Ab-initio computational modelling and design of hybrid perovskites
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £31,342 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 116169

A postdoctoral position is currently available in Professor Feliciano Giustino’s group (http://giustino.materials.ox.ac.uk), to work on the computational modelling and design of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.

This position is for 12 months starting on 1 March 2015, and is funded by the ERC Starting Grant ALIGN. In this project we will investigate the electronic and optical properties of novel perovskite absorbers using many-body perturbation theory methods (GW/BSE). This project will continue and extend our current work in this area. Preliminary results of this project can be found in the arXiv preprints arXiv:1410.2029 and arXiv:1409.6478.

Candidates should have (by the start date) a doctorate in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science with a strong emphasis on first-principles electronic-structure methods. In particular candidates are expected to have experience in ab-initio calculations of hybrid organic-inorganic metal-halide perovskites, as demonstrated for example by manuscripts published as first author in peer-reviewed journals.

High-performance computing resources will be available through our local supercomputing clusters and via the Oxford Advanced Research Computing facility. The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 15 January 2015, and interviews are currently planned for Tuesday 3 February 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 116169 ). 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=116169

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 Computational modelling and design of materials for biomimetic photovoltaics
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £34,233 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 116163

A postdoctoral position is currently available within the group of Prof. Feliciano Giustino in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford (http://giustino.materials.ox.ac.uk), to work on the computational modelling and design of materials and concepts for nanostructured and bi-inspired photovoltaic solar energy conversion.

The position is for three years starting on 1 March 2015, and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The goal of this project is to gain insight into the physics of electron injection and recombination at donor/acceptor interfaces (both solid/solid and solid/molecule), using first-principles computational methods. For an overview of our recent work in this area please see our publication list at http://giustino.materials.ox.ac.uk/index.php/Site/Publications.

Candidates should have (by the start date) a doctorate in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science with a strong emphasis on first-principles electronic-structure methods. This position requires previous experience with ab-initio techniques for electronic excitations such as many-body perturbation theory (GW/BSE), or alternatively experience with lattice dynamics and electron-phonon interactions. The post holder is expected to contribute to the implementation of a materials informatics platform as well as to the computational methods and software which are currently under development in the group.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of postdocs and students in one of the leading universities in the world. High-performance computing resources will be available through our local supercomputing clusters and via the Oxford Advanced Research Computing facility. Close cooperation with the other members of the research group is anticipated.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 15 January 2015, and Skype interviews are currently planned for Tuesday 3 February 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 116163). 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=116163. Any questions concerning the project can be addressed to Professor Giustino (feliciano.giustino@materials.ox.ac.uk).

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 Computational modelling and design of materials for graphene photovoltaics
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £31,342 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 116165

A postdoctoral position is currently available within the group of Professor Feliciano Giustino in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford (http://giustino.materials.ox.ac.uk), to work on the computational modelling and design of materials and concepts for graphene-based photovoltaics.

This position is for 12 months starting on 1 March 2015, and is funded by the EU FET Flagship project “Graphene-Driven Revolutions in ICT and Beyond”. The Graphene Flagship is a major European endeavour involving 143 partners, which is designed to run from 2013 to 2023. In this project our group is contributing the computational modelling and design of graphene-based solar cells. Our main research directions include graphene/polymer interfaces for organic photovoltaics, graphene for transparent electrodes, and mixed graphene/perovskite solar cells. For more information on the Graphene Flagship please visit the official website at http://graphene-flagship.eu.

Candidates should have (by the start date) a doctorate in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science with a strong emphasis on first-principles electronic-structure methods. In particular candidates are expected to have experience in ab-initio calculations of graphene or related 2D materials. Previous experience with methods for electronic excitations such as many-body perturbation theory is desirable.

The successful candidates will join a dynamic group of postdocs and students in one of the leading universities in the world. High-performance computing resources will be available through our local supercomputing clusters and via the Oxford Advanced Research Computing facility. It is expected that part of the planned activity will be carried out in collaboration with our experimental partners within the Graphene Flagship and beyond. For an overview of our recent work please see our publication list at http://giustino.materials.ox.ac.uk/index.php/Site/Publications.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 15 January 2015, and Skype interviews are currently planned for Tuesday 3 February 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 116165). 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=116165 Any questions concerning the project can be addressed to Professor Giustino (feliciano.giustino@materials.ox.ac.uk).

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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Academic Staff Positions

No vacancies currently being advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

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