Vacancies

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

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);

Previous Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum and Dirac Materials (Dr AI Coldea)

Grade 7: £30,434 – £37,394 pa
Vacancy ID: 117898

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on unconventional electronic phenomena found in novel correlated electronic systems or Dirac materials using low-temperature magnetotransport and thermodynamic measurements under high magnetic fields and high hydrostatic pressures.

The post is available initially for fixed-term duration of 2 years with the possibility of extension for another year. The research will involve a combination of transport and thermodynamic measurements at ambient and hydrostatic pressures using high magnetic field facilities both in Oxford and at international facilities or synthesis and characterization of crystalline metallic and superconducting materials.

Applicants should possess a Doctorate in Physics and ideally have a strong background in the field of correlated electron systems or Dirac semi-materials or topological insulators. The candidates are expected to have experimental expertise in one or more of the following areas: experiments using high magnetic fields (including pulsed magnetic fields) and low temperatures (including dilution fridge temperatures), transport measurements using hydrostatic pressures, transport studies on thin films. Candidates are expected to demonstrate that they can manage their own research activity, coordinate multiple aspects of the work to meet deadlines, and show commitment to high standard of scientific research.

Informal inquiries about the post should be directed to Dr Amalia Coldea (amalia.coldea@physics.ox.ac.uk)

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
To apply, please visit www.recruit.ox.ac.uk (vacancy reference: 117898).

Only applications received before midday 15 May 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.

Application Deadline: Midday on 15 May 2015

Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Superconducting Materials and Devices

Grade 7: £30,434 – £37,394 pa (24 months)

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on Superconducting Materials and Devices to join the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity (www.cfas.ox.ac.uk). The position is primarily to work on the development of superconducting materials and devices, including design, fabrication and characterization of their superconducting properties on a variety of materials and geometries as well as using external tuning parameters for future applications in superconducting technologies. The project will be associated with the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity and connected to the local industries interested in practical application of superconductivity. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the scientific activity on superconductivity within the Oxford Quantum Materials group in Oxford. The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a strong community of researchers working on superconducting device at Oxford, and will be expected to play a team role, working closely with graduate students and other PDRAs. The project may involve liaising with industrial contacts on potential testing and development of superconducting materials for their implementation and commercialisation. Candidates are expected to demonstrate knowledge of experimental condensed matter physics, low temperature physics and fundamental and application of superconductivity. Experience of setting up cryogenic apparatus for measurement, cleanroom device fabrication and testing of superconducting materials and devices will be an advantage.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply, please visit www.recruit.ox.ac.uk (vacancy reference 124456. Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 26 September 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. Informal inquiries about the post should be directed to Dr Amalia Coldea (amalia.coldea@physics.ox.ac.uk).

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