Vacancies in Quantum Materials

Interested in joining our group? Please consider different post-doctoral positions or a possible fellowship. Get in touch with a possible supervisor to discuss your project before applying for fellowships.


EPSRC Fellowships
Eligibility: There are no nationality restrictions imposed by EPSRC; different level of experience after PhD;
Deadline: no deadline
Duration: up to 5 years.

University Research Fellowship
Funding Body: The Royal Society
Eligibility: early to mid-stage of their career
(3-8 years research experience since PhD)
Duration: up to a maximum of 10 years in exceptional cases;
Deadline: usually September;

Marie Curie Fellowships
Funding Body: European Union
Deadline: 16 August 2012

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships
Funding Body: The Royal Society
Eligibility: early career (no more than 6 years research experience since PhD);
female applicants encouraged to apply and those who require a flexible working pattern);
Duration: up to a maximum of 5 years;
Deadline: 18 January 2012

Newton Fellowships 2012
Funding Body: the British Academy and the Royal Society
Eligibility: early stage researchers (no more than 2 postdoctoral positions) from all over the world;
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: 16 April 2012

Leverhume Trust Fellowships
Eligibility: different levels of experience
Deadline: autum (please consult the website)

The Royal Commision for Exhibition 1851
Research Fellowships

Funding Body: The Royal Commision for Exhibition 1851
Eligibility: very early stage (recent PhD degree or in the final stages of their PhD studies);
Duration: up to 3 years;

Junior Research Fellowships
Oxford Colleges: please consult Oxford Gazette
Eligibility: very early stage (recent PhD degree or in the final stages of their PhD studies);

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Materials
(Prof Andrew Boothroyd and Dr D Prabhakaran)

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.
Vacancy ID: 124459

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Materials to work with Professor Andrew Boothroyd and Dr D Prabhakaran, in the Clarendon Laboratory. The post is available for 30 months in the first instance, with the possibility for extension for a further 6 months.

The project is motivated by the large number of interesting and novel phases that have been recently found or predicted in correlated electron systems with strong spin-orbit coupling. The research, which is collaborative between the University of Oxford and University College London (Professor Des McMorrow and Dr Robin Perry) will involve crystal growth, and structural and magnetic measurements on 4d and 5d oxides, especially iridates, osmates and rhenates. A major component of the project will be neutron and X-ray scattering experiments at international facilities to uncover magnetic and structural correlations and confront theory.

The person appointed will be expected to play a leading role in the experimental programme, and be able to carry out collaborative experiments with other members of the groups in Oxford and London. Specific tasks include: (i) preparation of single crystals, (ii) in-house physical properties measurements, (iii) preparation, execution and interpretation of x-ray and neutron scattering experiments at international facilities. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics or a field related to the research area. Previous experience with crystal growth and characterisation and/or X-ray and neutron scattering would be an advantage, and motivation and initiative are also important.

Please direct enquiries about the role to

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 August 2016 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 here.

Application Deadline: 22 August 2016

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