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Citizen Science Front End Developer

Astrophysics

Department of Physics (Astrophysics), Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.

The University of Oxford is looking for a javascript developer to work within the citizen science team responsible for the hugely successful Zooniverse.org platform. Building on the success of high-profile research crowdsourcing projects such as Galaxy Zoo (galaxyzoo), Planet Hunters (www.planethunters.org), Old Weather (www.oldweather.org) and the rest of the Zooniverse platform (www.zooniverse.org), the successful candidate will lead the development of projects which engage millions of people in scientific tasks.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented developer to work on a high-visibility project. Strong HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills are required including experience of working with third party REST APIs and modern JavaScript MVC frameworks like Backbone. A good understanding of user interface design is also a must. A background in developing highly-usable interfaces for web applications and experience of working with a modern web framework such as Ruby on Rails would be an advantage.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 24 Months from 1 November 2014 and is based in Oxford Astrophysics.

The salary offered will depend on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Friday 7 November 2014 can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 7 November 2014


 

Part-time Citizen Science Humanities Project Lead

Astrophysics

Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a. (pro rata)
The University of Oxford is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work within the Citizen Science team responsible for the hugely successful Zooniverse.org platform, leading our efforts to develop crowdsourcing tools for researchers in the humanities. The successful candidate should have a relevant research background, a track record which demonstrates their interest in crowd-led research and an ability to communicate well with both specialists and those outside their field. The ability to work within a technical team will be an asset, though specific web development skills are not required.

The post is part-time (18.5 hours per week) and fixed-term for 9 months from 1 November 2014 and is based in Oxford Astrophysics.

The salary offered will depend on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

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

Application Deadline: 7 November 2014


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Non-polar Nitride Dots for Single Photon Applications

Condensed Matter

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on an EPSRC funded project entitled Non-polar nitride quantum dots for application in single photon sources.

The post is based in the Sub-Department of Condensed Matter Physics under the supervision of Prof. Robert Taylor, where the candidate will undertake experiments on samples consisting of InGaN quantum dots grown on the a-plane to reduce the internal electric field.

The candidate will be expected to undertake optical characterization of these samples and to play a role in the design and specification of devices based on these samples.

The project is part of collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Department of Materials at Cambridge University.

The candidate will also be expected to interact with Prof. Evelyn Hus group at Harvard University.

The candidate will primarily work on a time-resolved micro-photoluminescence system and undertake detailed experiments on fabricated photonic structures; the candidate should also be able to cope with the use of an e-beam, SEM, RIE etc.

Applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a PhD (or equivalent) and experience in optical spectroscopy, cryogenics and possibly nanofabrication.

The successful candidate should have a track record of publication and the ability to communicate results effectively at major international conferences.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
This post offers the opportunity to develop a significant publication record in this area.

Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Prof. Robert Taylor
(r [dot] taylor1 [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Only applications received before midday Friday 19 December 2014 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.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:

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Application Deadline: 19 December 2014


 

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