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.

2 funded projects available at present.

*/**/*** Multiscale mechanical characterisation of ceramics for understanding ceramic armour materials
( R.I. Todd and N. Petrinic (Dept. of Engineering Science))

*/**Effects of strain rates, loading directions and fatigue on impact behaviour of Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters
( Professor Richard Todd, Professor Clive Siviour*, Dr Mandar Thakare**)

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 the Novel Manufacture and Properties of Energy Storage Devices
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £32,277 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 119040

We are looking for a postdoctoral research scientist with experimental experience of combining advanced materials and novel processing approaches to fabricate devices with enhanced properties. The appointee is needed to help us develop, innovate and assess novel materials and manufacturing approaches to higher performing electrodes used in Li ion and other batteries, with a focus on high power automotive applications. The post is available for up to 24 months, starting as soon as possible.

Funding is provided through UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant “ELEVATE (ELEctrochemical Vehicle Advanced TEchnology)”, which is a multi-partner programme spanning the development of new energy storage materials and devices for electric vehicles, their design, engineering, integration and control, and the grid implications of the penetration of high power, fast charging electric vehicles.

Candidates should have (by the start date) a doctorate in materials science or a relevant engineering discipline, a strong publication record commensurate with their experience and excellent communication. Please see the job description for full details of the post and selection criteria.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Patrick Grant (patrick.grant@materials.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midday on 7 August 2015 with interviews currently planned for the week beginning 24 August 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 119040). 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=119040

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 Silicon Carbide Composites for Nuclear Fuel Cladding
Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £34,233 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 119187

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the development of high temperature micromechanical testing methods. These will be applied to Silicon Carbide-Silicon Carbide composite materials (SiC/SiC), both before and after neutron and ion irradiation, to further understanding of the mechanical behaviour of SiC/SiC composites for use as nuclear fuel cladding.

The project aims to develop a microstructurally informed multi-scale model of the behaviour of SiC/SiC composite materials for use in nuclear fission fuel cladding. The researcher at Oxford is to develop and use micromechanical methods (principally using FIB to machine test elements to be manipulated using a nanoindenter) and utilize them to study the mechanical behaviour of individual microstructural units in the composite before and after irradiation, from RT to 950oC, producing key data for the multi-scale informed model of the composite structure. The post is available immediately for up to 36 months’ duration. The project is in collaboration with partners at University of California Berkley, University of Oregon, and General Atomics, San Diego, and is funded in the UK by the EPSRC, and in the USA by the DoE.

Applicants must have (by the start date) a doctorate in materials science, physics or a related area. Proven skills in small-scale mechanical testing, focussed-ion-beam machining and finite element analysis are essential. Expertise in some or all of high temperature mechanical testing, SEM, EBSD and microanalysis, radiation damage in materials, and experience in working with ceramic materials are 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 28 August 2015 with interviews currently planned for mid-September 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 119187 ). 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=119187

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

Academic Job

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

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