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List of current vacancies within the Department of Physics. For further informaton and how to apply, please click on the job title.

Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (two posts)

Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for two new postdoctoral positions to perform research on the theory of condensed matter working with S H Simon and also J. T. Chalker, F. Essler and P. Fendley.

The positions are supported from an EPSRC grant for work on Topological Protection and Non-Equilibrium States in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems.

Successful PDRA candidates will hold (or be about to complete) a PhD/ DPhil in Physics, or a closely related field. The postholders are expected to conduct research in collaboration with the theoretical condensed matter physics group at Oxford University.

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

Application Deadline: 2 February 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

Post-Doctoral Researcher in energy sensitive detectors for visible/ near-IR astronomy

Astrophysics

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of energy sensitive detectors for optical and near-IR astronomy. The post-holder will play a key role in the development of the first optical/IR Kinetic Inductance Detector (KID)-based instrument being developed in the UK.

This exciting project has recently received funding from STFC to demonstrate key technologies with a view to eventually designing and building an instrument for a major astronomical observatory.
The candidate should have previous experience in an instrumentation project and experience with cryogenic systems is highly desirable. The post would suit not only astronomers, but also experienced experimental physicists, e.g. from a particle physics background. The appointment is for 2 years commencing as early as 1st March 2015 and is based in Oxford Astrophysics.

The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering and should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Salary will be within the range 30434-37394 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

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

Application Deadline: 2 February 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

Biological Physics Group Technician

Condensed Matter

The Department of Physics is seeking to appoint a Biological Physics Group Technician to work within the Sub-Department of Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), based in the Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford.

The purpose of this role is to act as highly skilled technician for the biological physics group. The post is permanent and full-time.

It will include the preparation of materials and the maintenance and management of shared equipment and facilities.

The responsibility for chemical and biological safety, which entails managing hazardous and genetically modified organisms materials, is also part of the remit.

The post holder will interact with members of the 6 sub-groups of the biological physics group, which are headed by an academic (Richard Berry, Sonia Antoranz Contera, Achillefs Kapanidis, John Ryan, Stephen Tucker, Andrew Turberfield) who leads a group of junior and senior researchers, graduate students and visitors.

We are looking for an experienced lab technician with solid laboratory health and safety knowledge, attention to detail, and good oral and written communication skills.

The ability to prioritise, to work in an organised and effective fashion, and to work in a team or independently are vital for this role.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a flexible attitude to work and a willingness to undertake the variety of tasks that will arise.

Please direct informal inquiries about the role to John Gillic (HR Manager)

(j [dot] gillic1 [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Only applications received before midday on Friday 13 February 2015 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, 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:

University jobs website

Only applications received before midday Friday 13 February 2015 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please click here for further details.

Application Deadline: 13 February 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Design of a Temporal Profile Monitor for Ultra-short Electron/Positron Bunches

Particle Physics

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Design of a Temporal Profile Monitor for Ultra-short Electron/Positron Bunches
Particle Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford
Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.
The John Adams Institute (JAI) for Accelerator Science at the University of Oxford is seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to work on (a) the design of a Smith-Purcell (SP) profile monitor for fs-long electron/positron bunches, (b) advanced EM concepts for particle acceleration. Responsibilities will include study of the Smith-Purcell emission and profile reconstruction techniques. The researcher will also be involved in the experimental study of novel accelerating cavities and support the development of our RF laboratory. The researcher will travel to CERN (Switzerland) and DESY (Germany) to participate in research projects. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in Accelerator Science or a closely related field. The following skills and experience are required: proven record of high quality research in Accelerator Science and/or advanced EM and RF techniques; proven knowledge of programing languages and knowledge of MatLab and/or LabView.

The appointment is full-time, fixed-term for 18 months. The position will be based in Oxford and may involve teaching duties of up to three hours per week during University term.

Please read the "Person Specification and Job Description" before preparing your application. You will be required to upload your curriculum vitae, a description of research experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to Sue Geddes: s [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications will be acknowledged but not the reference letters.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr Ivan Konoplev: ivan [dot] konoplev [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 23 February 2015 can be considered.

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

Application Deadline: 23 February 2015 by 12:00 midday


 

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