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.

3 funded projects available at present.

*/** Characterisation of Crack Growth Effects in Nickel-Based Superalloys
( R C Reed, P Bagot and M Moody)

An atomic clock based on endohedral fullerenes
( E A Laird / G A D Briggs / J Mol)

An electric field sensor based on a single donor in silicon
( J Mol / E A Laird / G A D Briggs)

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 Assistants in Experimental Quantum Nanodevices (2 posts)
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £29,837 to £36,661 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 113940

Two experimental postdoctoral research appointments in quantum control of nanodevices are available for up to 36 months each from 1 October 2014. Applicants will have research experience in one or more of: nanoscale devices, molecular electronics, quantum electronics, cryogenic measurements, electron paramagnetic resonance. The posts are part of a multidisciplinary international project “Experimental Tests of Quantum Reality” led by Professor Andrew Briggs.

The project will investigate the nature of quantum reality by testing specific predictions of quantum theory using nanoelectronic devices. The planned experiments will investigate quantum interference in molecular nanodevices and related tests of quantum phenomena. The posts are funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation, together with Oxford Martin School and EPSRC. They offer an excellent opportunity to make progress towards emerging quantum technologies through pursuing the deeper foundational questions.

By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate in a relevant physical science and have an outstanding track record of research and publications, commensurate with the stage in career. Willingness and ability to engage with others in deeper theoretical and philosophical questions are essential for these posts.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 31 July 2014 with interviews currently planned for early September 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 113940). 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=113940

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 micromechanical testing of nuclear materials
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £29,837 to £34,565 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 114184

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in micromechanical testing of nuclear materials, working on a collaborative project with partners in the USA and at the University of Manchester to investigate the utility of ion irradiation as a proxy for neutron irradiation in the study of the effects of radiation damage on the structure and properties of nuclear materials. The project is funded in the UK by the EPSRC, and in the USA by the DoE. The researcher at Oxford is to develop and use micromechanical methods (principally using FIB to machine test elements to be manipulated using a nanoindenter) in the study of ion- and neutron irradiated steels and other alloys. Testing will be in parallel with TEM studies of radiation damage and deformation. The post is available immediately for up to 30 months’ duration.

Applicants must have (by the start date) a doctorate in materials science, physics or a related area. Proven skills in small-scale mechanical testing and focussed-ion-beam machining are essential. Expertise in some or all of TEM, SEM, EBSD and microanalysis, radiation damage in materials, and experience in working with radioactive materials would be desirable. Excellent communication skills, and willingness and ability to travel to work with collaborators in the UK and the USA, are required.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 14 August 2014 with interviews currently planned for early September 2014.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 114184). 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=114184

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

No vacancies currently being advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

Research Support Assistant in Electron Microscopy
Grade 6 / Salary: £26,527 to £31,644 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 113636

The Department of Materials seeks a Research Support Assistant to join our team supporting and providing training for users of our Electron Microscopy Facility.

The post holder will deliver basic user training within the EM facility, with the emphasis on introducing new users to electron microscopes and related instruments, as well as providing service work on behalf of researchers under the guidance of senior research support scientists and leading the supervision of our sample preparation laboratory. We will also expect you to adapt and improve on our systems, as well as liaising with the technical support team in maintaining performance levels of the microscopes.

You will have an HND/C, first degree or equivalent training in Physics, Materials, Engineering, Biology or similar and be able to demonstrate an aptitude or experience in working with and understanding the operation of electron microscopes, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Ideally you should also demonstrate experience of training or teaching in a work setting or other environment.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 8 August 2013 with interviews currently planned for early September.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 113636). 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=113636

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/about/jobs/