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.

0 funded projects available at present.

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 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.

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

Academic Staff Positions

Academic Job

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Support Staff Jobs

Support Job

IT Support Officer
Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 119516

We wish to appoint an experienced IT specialist to take responsibility for the operation, monitoring and security of the department network starting as soon as possible.

This is a new post to join an existing team of three IT specialists led by Dr Paul Warren who support all aspects of our varied and complex ICT systems as used for the department’s administrative, teaching and research activities. IT staff manage the infrastructure of the local network, all local servers and network services, modelling HPC cluster computational facilities and the department’s website, as well as providing day-to-day software and hardware support to around 500 members of department.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a scientific or technical subject and while not essential, applicants with a higher degree or professional computing qualification are encouraged to apply. Your application should demonstrate experience of providing IT support and system administration and in particular a high level of specialist technical ability in Ethernet networking, information and network security, and monitoring. Experience of working in a highly complex and/or university environment will be an advantage.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 11 September 2015 with interviews currently planned for 24 September 2015.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 119516 ). 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=119516

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/