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The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder and is fully committed to engaging in the principles of Equality and Diversity. We strive to create a positive environment for all of our staff, students and visitors. We value our people highly, encouraging development and nurturing talent. By recruiting the best people and providing a stimulating and collaborative workplace, we continue to build upon our position as one of world’s leading materials research and teaching institutions.

Please see the lists below for the current vacancies. If you require further information on staff vacancies, please contact the HR Manger: hannah.gilbert@materials.ox.ac.uk. For further information on research studentships, please contact 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.

Engineering nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond using laser writing
( Jason Smith (Materials) with Patrick Salter and Martin Booth (Engineering Science))

Micromechanical Studies of Fatigue in Superalloys
( Prof Angus J Wilkinson and Dr Jicheng Gong)

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.

Academic and Research Staff

Research Job

Departmental Lecturer in Materials Modelling
Grade 8: £40,792- £48,677 p.a.

We seek someone with an (inter)national reputation and publication record in materials modelling who is keen to develop independent research programmes and to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training in materials modelling. If you meet these criteria and hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant post-qualification research experience, this could be your next role.

This 4-year post has been created to fulfil a teaching and research need in the area of mathematical and computational modelling of materials in the Department of Materials. It will provide you with an opportunity to contribute to management and leadership of the Materials Modelling Laboratory alongside Professor Jonathan Yates; and also to contribute to tutorial teaching in Materials Science at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Within the department you will have the opportunity to contribute to and gain experience with undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in Materials Science. Undergraduate teaching will include lecture courses and practical classes, including assisting with developing new courses. You will also co-supervise final-year undergraduate research projects and post-graduate research projects. You will also be expected to develop research activities both independently and working with internal and external collaborators.

You will also be responsible for providing small group tutorial teaching (primarily to Corpus Christi students). You will be expected to teach across a range of materials science topics and in particular those that are closer to the physics end of the Materials Science spectrum.

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 June 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 19 June 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 140294). 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=140294

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Atom Probe of Zirconium Alloys for Fission Reactors
Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

We seek someone with proven hands-on expertise in both atom probe tomography, focussed-ion-beam and associated characterisation techniques, with an interest in structural materials with nuclear applications, who is keen to manage their own academic research and associated activities. You should have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. If you meet these criteria and hold (or are close to completion of) a relevant PhD/DPhil this could be your next role.

This research position is to work on MIDAS - Mechanistic understanding of Irradiation Damage in fuel Assemblies, which is a collaborative project with academic partners at Imperial College, the University of Manchester and UK Atomic Energy Authority. You will contribute to the study degradation mechanisms in Zr-based fuel assemblies in service through atomic-scale characterisation of neutron irradiation-induced damage and corrosion in zirconium alloys.

You will undertake atom probe tomography (APT) characterisation in the study of neutron irradiated steels. Specimens for APT analysis will be prepared via focussed ion beam (FIB) techniques, utilising advanced Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) capabilities. APT analysis will be undertaken in parallel with complementary high-resolution microscopy, mechanical testing and modelling studies of radiation damage by collaborating partners.

The project is funded in the UK by the EPSRC, and will be undertaken in close collaboration with industrial partners. The post is available for up to 30 months.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

All applications must be made online no later than 12.00 noon on 5 June 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials at the end of June 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 140447). 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=140447

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Roll-to-Roll Vacuum Deposition for Wearable and Flexible Technologies
Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £34,956 p.a.

In this role you will be responsible for carrying out research on manufacturing scale-up (including vacuum roll-to-roll processing, of materials for wearable and flexible technologies). This will be within the wider project and in collaboration with other researchers. Your research will include consideration of the challenges of high-throughput processing onto polymer substrates, control of layer thickness, integration of various layers and components, and routes to in-line patterning of layers. You will be expected to attend regular project meetings and to work across institutions, to contribute to project reports and disseminate results through conferences and papers.

Applicants should posses a PhD (or close to completion in materials science/engineering or a related field you will be able to demonstrate experience in thin-film vacuum deposition, materials characterisation and working with and modifying large-scale equipment.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

All applications must be made online, no later than 12.00 noon on 14 June 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 27 June 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 140681). 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=140681

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Materials, Structure and Manufacture of Next Generation Batteries
Grade 7: Salary in the range £32,236 - £35,211 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to develop new materials and innovative manufacturing approaches to the electrodes and device architectures for next generation batteries. The focus of the research is the fabrication and assessment of structured electrodes and devices that have a designed and controlled varying microstructure according to the specific application, using state-of-the-art manufacturing, characterisation and performance testing facilities. The post is available immediately for up to two years in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate (or be near completion) in chemistry, materials science or a relevant science and engineering discipline and be an experimental scientist with experience in synthesis of new electrode and electrolyte materials, processing of materials and components/devices and their chemical, structural and electrochemical characterisation. Excellent communication skills, self-motivation and ability to plan and deliver a research project are essential.

The post is funded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant “Novel manufacturing approaches to next generation batteries”, which involves materials synthesis, electrode processing, device fabrication and testing of next generation batteries. Next generation batteries will be used in mobile electronics and electric vehicle applications. The research will be carried out in the Processing of Advanced Materials group in close collaboration with Professor Patrick Grant and other researchers in the Department of Materials at Oxford University and with the Faraday Institution. The group is developing new materials and manufacturing approaches for energy storage applications to complement or replace the conventional industrial process which is based on slurry casting. In support of these approaches, the group has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and excellent characterisation equipment.

All applications must be made online You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 June 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in the first week of July 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 140428). 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=140428

 

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