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Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the DUNE

Particle Physics

Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the DUNE
Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.
The Sub-department of Particle Physics, University of Oxford is seeking a highly qualified full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on DUNE on a 2 year fixed-term contract with possibility of a 1 year extension, subject to funding.

DUNE is one of the major upcoming neutrino oscillation experiments to measure neutrino oscillation parameters with unprecedented precision, to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and search for leptonic CP-violation. The Oxford Group is involved in development of the near detector (ND), the DAQ and a 35-ton prototype. The postholder is expected to have a PhD in particle physics or related field, to play a central role in developing the DAQ components, to have a proven record of high quality research and be part of a team developing a ND concept to minimize systematic uncertainties. The group has access to data from other neutrino oscillation experiments (T2K, MicroBooNE) to guide the ND design.

The normal place of work will be Oxford, travel and work away from Oxford may be required, normally not more than a total of 8 weeks in any 1 year. When based in Oxford, teaching duties of up to 3 hours per week during University term may be required.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a CV, description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of 3 referees. Please arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to: sue [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not references.

Informal enquiries may be made to: giles [dot] barr [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk and alfons [dot] weber [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 1 June 2015 can be considered.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 1 June 2015 by 12:00 midday


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanowires

Condensed Matter

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Condensed Matter Physics. The post is available for a period of 36 months. This project will examine doping and hetero-interfaces in single crystal semiconductor nanowires / nanocolumns with the ultimate aim of developing semiconductor nanowires for implementation in nanoscale optoelectronics devices and next-generation solar cells.
The successful candidate will focus on photophysical investigations of semiconductor nanowires, in close collaboration with researchers working on material and device development. For this purpose they will utilise and further develop existing confocal micro-photoluminescence and optical time-resolved spectroscopy systems.
Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and have a strong background in spatially resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy and the science of semiconductor nanowires.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research, as evident from a strong publication record, and to work successfully as part of a larger research team.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Prof Michael Johnston (Michael [dot] Johnston [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:
University jobs website
Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Wednesday 24th June 2015 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please click here for further details.

Application Deadline: 24 June 2015 by 12:00 midday


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