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Exam Wellbeing

Examination Schools have collaborated with the Counselling Service and the AAD Communications team to create the Exam Wellbeing campaign to advertise the supportive resources available to students preparing for exams. The Counselling Service has also produced an online guide for students available online at www.ox.ac.uk/examwellbeing.

Women in Physics

The Women in Physics mission is to create a supportive environment for everyone within physics and that means everyone has a role to play. We organise a series of events throughout the year to help promote networking and diversity in physics at Oxford.

Contact Charlotte Palmer to find out more.

Institute of Physics (IoP)

Physics Ambassador Scheme

Are you interested in promoting physics to young people, helping out at our public events or supporting students in making decisions about university? Then why not join our new Physics Ambassador Scheme! To register your interest, please complete this short online form and I’ll be in touch: Sign-up form. More

Dr Kathryn Boast
Access Officer
T: 01865 (2)82336 E: kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford Alumni

  • Bursaries

Some of our groups offer bursaries to current students and information about them can be found on: https://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/student-awards

Seminars/lectures/conferences/courses

Access and Diversity

Summer Student Positions/Summer Schools

  • Teddy Hall Graduate Access Summer School

The Teddy Hall Graduate Access Summer School is an opportunity for potential PhD students to learn about life and study at the University of Oxford. Participants will also receive advice on how to choose a supervisor and how to write a research proposal. Participants would be paired with mentors (current students) who will run mock interviews and offer interview feedback. Participants can sign up here (link has full eligibility criteria and details): https://forms.gle/fJwPjJP8T4bRLsRU7

Internships

  • Red Cross Climate Centre

The Organisation
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC) is a specialist reference centre of the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). It aims to help IFRC and its partners to reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on vulnerable people. To do this, RCCC provides strategically important knowledge and advice on climate-smart practice throughout the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and beyond. A particular focus is on climate information for disaster preparedness and response. As part of this work, RCCC is looking to recruit paid interns via the Oxford University Sustainability Internship program.

Conditions
- Starting date: mid-September (flexible)
- Duration: 10 weeks of FTE work (flexible)
- Remuneration: £3000
- Open to all undergrads and postgrads (including DPhils)

The Project
“Analysis of the skill for seasonal and subseasonal forecast using in the IBF to predict Arbovirus outbreaks in the Caribbean”

RCCC and London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are building a Trigger methodology to design an Impact based Forecasting (IBF) health-specific methodology, targeting arboviral diseases, that could be used by an operational national agency to predict elevated risk of a disease outbreak, and to develop a visualization tool.

Deliverables:
A. Reviewing existing literature about seasonal and subseasonal forecast used to predict outbreaks
B. Reviewing methodologies impact based forecasting for small islands
C. Analysis of skill of the forecast for seasonal and subseasonal time scale
D. Proposes the best indicators for IBF in the pilot country
E. Work with (LSHTM) focal point and partners.

Candidate profile – The successful candidate should:
A. have strong statistical and analysis of different kind of dataset
B. have a background in Climate Science, Meteorology, Climate indicators, climate-risk management, disaster management
C. have to capacity to learn new concepts and methodology's
D. be able to work independently with a primarily remote-based team
E. be able to synthesize complex ideas and communicate these ideas to a wide audience via written work, visuals etc.
F. Ability to work with different specialists.

TO APPLY: send your CV along with a 1-page cover letter to internships@ouce.ox.ac.uk. Closing date Sunday 6th September, 12am (GMT)

  • Science Internships in the UK!

Internship Placements in Scientific R&D!

UK placements available through Oxford University’s exclusive Summer Internship Programme are open for applications! Whether you’re looking for a short-term, project-based placement or immersive work experience over the summer, we have a huge array of placements available to suit you.
The fantastic range of UK opportunities includes the chance to work in charities, TV, start-ups, museums, health and the pharmaceutical industry, marketing, finance, law, education, historic houses….the list is endless! To help you browse and navigate the huge range of opportunities available we have published a list of UK internships by sector, as well as a list of those in Scientific Research and Development.

Looking for guidance with your application?

The Internship Office offers weekly Application Support Sessions which can be booked through CareerConnect. We also have a comprehensive application support guide to help you with your application. Stay up to date with our internship programmes by signing up to the Internship Office email alerts and visiting the Internship Office Facebook page. For any questions please email internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.

  • A paid 4-week teaching internship, Wykham Park Academy in Banbury

Please see the advert for more details.

University Careers Service

How to make the most of the Careers Service
This new, pocket guide to the Careers Service will be available at fairs, 1:1s and the Careers Service - and of course online

A list of services is now available on the Careers Facebook page and is a useful introduction to the Service for new users at the beginning of term.

Oxford Guide to Careers 2020, in association with Oxford SU
The 2020 edition of this key careers resource for Oxford students will be delivered to all penultimate and final year (both undergraduates and graduates) in your college.

Careers/DPhils

  • Physics teaching positions

We have several Physics teaching positions with leading independent schools in London and the South East of England, as well as other areas of the UK. These are primarily permanent positions, however, there are also contract roles, which would entail teaching Physics up to A level.

Essential: An excellent academic background including an undergraduate degree in Physics or related discipline.

Desired: A postgraduate degree in Physics or related discipline (or in the midst of completing one), a background tutoring, or any experience working with children would be a bonus, however, this is certainly not essential.

The successful candidate will be able to convey his/her own enthusiasm, encourage self-motivation, and a genuine love of learning and enquiry to students of all ages. The schools in question would offer support to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and there may be assistance with accommodation with some of the posts.

If you are enthusiastic about Physics and would like the opportunity to teach in a top independent school, please forward your CV asap to devra.farhi@harrishill.co.uk or please ask for Devra for an informal chat on: 020 7820 7308 or Mob: 07795 221266.

  • PhD position in experimental integrated quantum photonics in silicon nitride - University of Twente NL

See poster for details.

  • Max Planck Graduate Program in Quantum Materials - Sept 2020

Please see poster for details.

  • Post-doctoral and PhD fellowship opportunity in Atomic Physics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Please see poster and link for more details about the specific fellowship - https://azrielifoundation.org/fellows/internationalpostdoctoral/

  • DPhil projects available in Atomic and Laser Physics

There are DPhil projects available for experimental work in Atomic and Laser Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Chris Foot from whom further information is available.

1. Quantum Technology for Fundamental Physics
Development of cold-atom sources and laser systems for large-scale atom interferometry. This is part of the AION project developing a new type of dark-matter and gravity wave detector. See https://indico.cern.ch/event/802946/

2. Quantum simulation of non-equilibrium physics using ultracold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates.

3. Collaborative work with the National Physical Laboratory on laser cooled atoms for precision measurements (in particular atomic strontium).

See:-

https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduates/atomic-and-laser-...

christopher.foot@physics.ox.ac.uk

  • PhD position in practical Quantum Computing - UCL

Applicants are saught for an EPSRC CASE studentship sponsored by UCL spin-out company Rahko Ltd. The PhD will focus on exploring complexity and scalability of near-term quantum computer algorithms for quantum chemistry and will involving algorithm development, programming and performing calculations on both actual quantum computers and so-called quantum imulators.

Candidates should have one or more of the following:
A background in either Quantum Information/Computation;
A background in Quantum Chemistry;
Strong coding skills with a knowledge of python.

This is a 3-year EPSRC CASE studentship associated with UCL spin-out company Rahko Ltd (www.Rahko.ai). It available for students who are UK nationals or EU nationals who have worked or studied in the UK for 3 years.

For more information please contact:
Prof Jonathan Tennyson
web-page: www.ucl.ac.uk/phys/amopp/people/jonathan_tennyson/
e-mail: j.tennyson@ucl.ac.uk

Applications should be made to the AMOPP group in UCL Physics and Astronomy, specify Jonathan Tennyson as the proposed supervisor and tell him when you submit an application.

  • Opportunity for a PhD student to work as Clinical Scientist - Newcastle upon Tyne

We are seeking expressions of interest from PhD students who have completed or are nearing completion of their research to work for 3 years as a pre-registrant radiotherapy physicist in the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The successful candidate will work towards professional registration as a Clinical Scientist and allow the individual to work as a radiotherapy physicist in a hospital.

A radiotherapy physicist is a physicist who works in a hospital primarily to ensure accuracy and safety when radiation is used for therapeutic purposes. The role is wide ranging and requires application of the physics of radiation interactions in tissue and other materials, as well as general scientific principles, to all aspects of the clinical use of radiation. It is a mix of practical, theoretical, management, teaching, research & development work. The work is part service delivery (for example quality control or patient dose measurement) and part research and development (for example development of processes to analyse 3D Compton scattered MV images or writing software to predict capability of equipment meeting accuracy requirements). The links below give some insight into the role. The most common route into the profession is by formal training through an accredited scheme but this alternative route of direct training in a clinic is more suited to physicists who already have research experience as well as strong physics knowledge.

Anyone who thinks they might be interested might find the links below useful and they should contact Judith Mott (Judith.Mott@nuth.nhs.uk) to find out more about the role. There is of course other information on the internet that they could equally look at: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/physical-sciences-and-bio... and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RrKPa4TRs8

  • Multiple Postdoc jobs at MIT in 2D, Nanoelectronics, Spintronics & Wireless

Multiple postdoc jobs are available in the new Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek (NCB) (http://www.mit.edu/~profsarkar/) research lab at MIT. NCB aims to fuse nanoelectronics, applied physics, and biology to develop novel devices.

1> POSTDOC JOB IN 2D MATERIALS AND/OR NANOELECTRONICS
The postdoc will design and develop new nanoelectronic devices for diverse applications such as transistors, sensors, biomedical devices etc.

2> POSTDOC JOB IN MAGNETICS and SPINTRONICS
The postdoc will design and develop new magnetic and spintronics devices for diverse applications such as energy harvesters, sensors, actuators, resonators, antenna, memory, transistors etc

3> POSTDOC JOB IN WIRELESS SENSING
NCB has opening for postdoc in wireless sensing of chemical and biological signals. The postdoc will conduct research to design and develop wireless sensing technologies, transmitter/receiver systems, RF circuit, implantable and wearable antennae for diverse applications in wireless energy harvesting, sensing, magnetic resonance imaging and biomedical applications. Strong background in electromagnetism, antenna design and RF engineering is required.

More details about the openings and application steps can be found at http://www.mit.edu/~profsarkar/positionsavailable.html

  • EPSRC studentships and PhD studentship opening at Imperial College London

Studentships and PhD opportunities.

  • Airbus - UK Graduate Programme

Our 2019 UK Graduate Programme is now open and we are ready to receive your application!
Click here to search and apply: www.jobs.airbus.com

We’re looking for graduates with commitment and enthusiasm who want to be part of high-tech, innovative, global organisation. Our Graduate Programme will prepare you with the skills you need to progress and develop your talents.

With Airbus, you will be taking the first small steps towards a big career. Our two year Airbus Graduate Programme (three years for Finance) offers roles within Commercial Aircraft and Defence and Space, and allows you to play a pivotal role in current and future projects. Airbus graduates have a fantastic chance to learn invaluable skills whilst developing personal and technical abilities. Over the two-three year scheme, you will build a comprehensive understanding of what we do and how we do it; the focused training and structured placements ensure you are fully equipped for your future career in Airbus and can master the type of managerial, leadership and technical skills required by Airbus.

And it’s not only engineers we are looking for!

The world is changing fast and we are also looking for graduates to help us to develop our Cyber and Digital capabilities. Additionally, we need graduates to join us in Finance, HR, ICT, Marketing, Sales, Project Management and Procurement roles. Our opportunities are located across the UK including the sites in Filton (Bristol) and Broughton (near Chester) for Commercial Aircraft, and Portsmouth, Stevenage and Hawthorn for Defence and Space, the location and business area will be made clear in the job description.

While the programme is structured, it is not rigid, allowing you the chance to tailor your first two years with Airbus, combining a number of rotational placements with specialist training in the UK, as well countries such as France and Germany.

We are looking for high-achieving, motivated graduates who are fluent in written and spoken English. If you meet the required performance level, share our passion for what Airbus does and show a drive for excellence; then this is your chance to be part of the next chapter of our unique and exciting story.

Training & Development

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function and within the wider business. The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture.

Placements in Defence and Space allow you to be involved in one of our graduate projects which means you can either work on a short technical project or work with various universities to develop key relationships with future graduates.

Within Commercial Aircraft, graduates are encouraged to study towards professional accreditation and will often be supported financially to do this. It means you could work towards chartered status from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the IET or the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society if you’re an engineer. For non-engineers, chartered status can be achieved from bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

You will also have considerable support during the scheme to ensure that your overall learning experience will complement your future career, giving you the opportunity to work with stakeholders such as:

• Line/Placement Manager, who will help you with your development journey through recommending training courses, placements opportunities and will work with you to set tasks and objectives
• Graduate Programme Manager, who will ensure you are fully supported through the programme
• Senior Level Career Mentors, to offer guidance and support during your career progression.
• Chartership Mentor (Commercial Aircraft) to help you gain appropriate professional accreditation to aid career progression.
• Graduate Programme Buddy: a past graduate who will provide guidance throughout the programme, as well as being a point of contact 3 months before the start of your new role.

Salary & Benefits
• £27,000 (plus welcome payment £2000)
• Membership of the company pension scheme
• 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
• Flexible working
• Extensive support, guidance and training through the programme
• Financial support to achieve Chartership status and professional membership of an appropriate institution (Commercial Aircraft)

  • New Master Program: Radiation Biology at Technical University of Munich

The program concentrates on the effect of radiation on the human body, especially on cancer progression and control.

For more information, please see flyer.

For questions, please contact mscradbiol.med@tum.de

Paid opportunities

The Data Open is the world's premier data science competition series for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students. The competition challenges thousands of students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics such as urban traffic, renewable energy, education and politics.

External job opportunities

Student societies

  • Quantum Information Society

Oxford's new Quantum Information Society has launched! From foundational physics to quantum technologies and learning to code on real quantum computers, we have exciting talks, discussions, tours and workshops planned for Michaelmas and beyond.

Check out our term card and like our Facebook page for details at fb.me/quantuminfosoc. Undergraduates and graduates from any department are welcome.

  • Physics Society
  • Oxford University Scientific Society

Established in 1882, OUSS is the oldest student-run science society in the world. For those who are not familiar with what we do, ordinarily, at this point in term we would be busy hosting speakers from a variety of backgrounds and organising social events. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this term we have moved online, and virtual events are well underway.

In the past few years, the OUSS have hosted hundreds of speakers, 18 of which were Nobel Prize winners. In addition, the committee hosts social and careers events to foster an interdisciplinary scientific community within the university.

If you are one of our old friends (i.e. already subscribed to our mailing list), you would have received an email last week about us moving our mailing list. The new mailing list will allow us to target different events at different audiences, connect like-minded people together, and much more. We are planning to reach out to as many people as possible, whether you are a student, a researcher, an experienced academic staff, as long as you are interested in science, it would be wonderful to have you on board!

Sign-up by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/VWdTnaqGoUb3y9TF8, it should only take 2 minutes of your time!

Thank you for your attention, keep well, and we hope to meet you again in the future. For any queries, please contact us at:
Email: scientific.society@studentclubs.ox.ac.uk
Website: https://ouscisoc.org/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OUSciSoc/

  • Oxford University Aeronautical Society - AerOx

Other opportunities

  • Nightline Training HT20

Nightline is an independent listening, support, and information service run for students, by students. We aim to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence – students can ring us on 01865 270270. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, or try to solve people's problems, but we care about whatever is on your mind and we will listen to whatever you want to talk about without judging or telling you what to do.

Every term we run a training course for people who wish to join our team of volunteers. This teaches the listening and support skills you will need to work for us. Training requires commitment, but is a rewarding and worthwhile experience. It consists of three one-day sessions, either on the Saturdays of 1st February, 8th February, and 15th February (Oxford University 2nd-4th week) or the Sundays of 2nd February, 9th February, and 16th February (Oxford University 2nd-4th week).

If you would like to train to become a Nightline volunteer, please fill out a training form here: http://oxfordnightline.org/volunteer
If you would like more information about the training process, or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at training@oxfordnightline.org.

We are also always looking for new volunteers to join our Publicity, Fundraising and Outreach team (PFO). PFO volunteers act as ambassadors for Nightline by talking to students and organising events in their colleges and departments. It is not a large time commitment – you can do as much or as little as you have time for – and there are lots of opportunities to learn valuable skills and play a leading role in informing our publicity strategy. If you've got a flair for publicity or an interest in charity PR, please get in touch at publicity@oxfordnightline.org – we'd love to hear from you!

  • Graduate Opportunity with Teach First

Teach First is a charity whose aim is to end educational inequality in the UK. They offer a two-year salaried teacher Training Programme by the end of which you will have earned a (fully-funded) Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE). Their graduates are placed in areas of the country where they are needed most and are supported and trained while they teach.
Over 50% of places on the programme have been filled for the next academic year. To give yourself the best chance of being assigned to teach the subject you want in the area you want, it is best to start an application sooner rather than later.
Do reach out to the Physics Teach First Campus Rep, Alex (alexander.tometzki@magd.ox.ac.uk), if you would like to hear more and he would be happy to take you for a coffee.

  • Participate in LSE GROUPS survey

We are a group of LSE students taking LSE GROUPS and we are conducting research into women’s participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) fields at the university level and their continuation into STEM-related careers after university. Specifically, we are looking to understand the factors for female students deciding to continue into STEM-related careers or change their choice of industry.
The respondents we are looking for are mainly (1) female students doing both undergraduate and graduate STEM degrees; and (2) female faculty members who graduated from STEM degrees. Participants will have the chance to win 10 pounds Amazon voucher.
Below is the link to the surveys:
(1) for students:
https://forms.gle/FqFAqUrqM5Wysmq88

  • SolidariTee - recruiting. A student-led registered charity which works to provide legal aid for refugees in Greece

Want to help refugees, but don’t know how to combine that with your studies? Fancy being part of a driven, enthusiastic team of students committed to raising funds and spreading awareness of the refugee crisis in Greece? Have a burning desire to sell high-quality, ethically-produced t-shirts in the name of legal aid? Then SolidariTee is for you!

SolidariTee is an international student-led charity which seeks to raise awareness and further sustainable support for those affected by the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. The situation right now in the region is desperate, and legal aid is one of the most tangible ways to make a lasting difference to people whose only crime is seeking refuge. Each sale of a SolidariTee shirt contributes in two ways; by raising funds for NGOs working on the ground, and by creating a visible show of solidarity across campus.

We want YOU to sign up to be one of our regional reps - you’ll be given a pack of 20 shirts to sell and be expected to help out at city-wide fundraising events, as well as organise your own if you fancy it! Don’t worry - you’ll have full support from the rest of the Oxford team at all times as you raise vital funds for our two partner charities operating in the Mediterranean.

Sign up today using this link (https://airtable.com/shrOfzMyJzskKbDc9?fbclid=IwAR3f8qtsW3dZRlVvY9z3kVrv...), and don’t hesitate to email Becca or Aura (head reps; becca.young0898@gmail.com & aura.schonfeld@sjc.ox.ac.uk) if you have any queries about what being a rep entails!

  • Perimeter Scholars International: applications now being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for Perimeter Scholars International (PSI), the unique 10-month master’s program at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Features of the program include:
• No application fee
• All student costs (tuition, living) are covered, removing financial and/or geographical barriers to entry
• This program exposes students to the full breadth of theoretical physics in courses taught by world-leading theoretical physicists - Perimeter researchers and visiting scientists.
• Students learn within the inspiring environment of Perimeter Institute while earning a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo
• Collaboration is valued over competition; deep understanding and creativity are valued over rote learning and examination
• PSI recruits worldwide: 85 percent of students come from outside of Canada
• PSI takes calculated risks, seeking extraordinary talent who may have non-traditional academic backgrounds but have demonstrated exceptional scientific aptitude.

Apply online at www.perimeterinstitute.ca/apply

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