Notice board

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

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)

  • Upcoming physics activities

Following our first successful quiz and webinar, the IOP’s Student Community team is organising online activities for physicists during lockdown:

Python & LaTeX Summer workshop series
Following consistent demand the IOP is pleased to announce we will be hosting a series of workshops on coding and programming skills during June, July and August. These will be led by expert physics students, PhDs and early career researchers delivering tailored tutorials for physics specific problems and degree level programming and assessment. Useful for anyone using code during their courses.

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:

University of Oxford Alumni

  • Bursaries

Some of our groups offer bursaries to current students and information about them can be found on:


Access and Diversity

Summer Student Positions/Summer Schools

  • Third year Students: Summer Studentships at RAL - PPD

This is the ninth year that we are actively promoting these Studentships.

  • The Institute of Cancer Research - Summer Vacation Studentships 2020

The Institute of Cancer Research is now inviting applications for its 2020 Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Funds are available for six undergraduate students to undertake a six to eight-week research project (with a stipend of £250 per week). Research projects will be supervised by our research teams based at either our Chelsea or Sutton site. See poster for details.


  • Software Engineering Internship at FINBOURNE

Please see poster for details.

  • 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.

Featured Internship: Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Oxford Science Park, Oxford

Oxford Nanopore Technologies aims to disrupt the paradigm of biological analysis by making high performance nanopore based DNA/RNA sequencing products. Internship opportunities are available for a limited number of students to work within R&D teams of Oxford Nanopore. Applications are encouraged from highly motivated individuals who enjoy taking on new challenges. For more details and to apply please see the description on CareerConnect.

Students can apply for internships through the current batch of UK internships via CareerConnect, with an application deadline of 16th March 2020. More international and UK internships will be available through the programme from 17th March.

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

  • HSBC Quantitative Finance Internship Programme

We are currently accepting applications (until 17/03/20) for our Global Markets Quantitative Finance Internship Programme in London (three to six months, starting between May and June 2020):

The application process initially consists of an online form to be completed along with an immersive test – successful candidates will then be invited to an in-person assessment centre mainly revolving around technical interviews and taking place over the course of the next few weeks. Interns will be assigned to a specific desk throughout the duration of the Programme and will have the opportunity to join as a full-time Associate should they be successful.

  • Teach Physics 2020

TheTeach Physics Internship Programme provides 4-5 week placements in school science departments, for students to gain an intensive experience of teaching physics and broader school life, as well as developing transferable skills for other careers.

  • Internship in Germany

Please see posters for information.

  • 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.


  • 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

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).


  • Post-doctoral and student fellowships in Atomic Physics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel

We invite applications for post-doctoral researchers in the field of quantum optics, cold atoms, and atom spectroscopy. We offer a highly stimulating and energetic environment for experimental and theoretical atomic physicists and very competitive offers for both domestic and international applicants, including generous re-location packages. Applicants should have extensive experience in atomic physics and ultra-cold atoms.

We also have open positions for excellent students who are interested in advanced degrees in experimental and theoretical physics in the fields of cold and hot atoms, magnetometry, Bose-Einstein condensation, matter-wave interferometry and Quantum Physics in general.

Ben-Gurion University (~20000 students) is the youngest and fastest growing university in Israel. It is situated in Be’er Sheva in the middle of the Negev desert, a mere hour by train from Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean. The surrounding area includes fascinating desert landscapes with their unique geology, archaeology and wildlife, and a fantastic kaleidoscope of ancient and modern society. For those who love nature and travel, we note that the University is located a short drive from Egypt, Jordan, and Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and the beautiful coral reefs of Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea.

For details, please visit our website at
or contact Prof. Ron Folman directly:

We look forward to your inquiry!

  • Graduate Studentship in Quantum Computing/Theoretical Chemistry - Oxford

See poster for details.

  • Research Associate - Optical System

  • 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 ( 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

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.

  • PhD positions Dark sectors, Dark matter and Neutrinos

See poster for details.

  • PhD Studentship in Quantum Photonics - Newcastle University

We invite applications from outstanding and highly motivated students for a PhD Studentship in Quantum Photonics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. The successful applicant will join the Quantum Photonic Materials & Devices Group (led by Dr. Jonathan Mar), which performs experimental research at the intersection of solid-state quantum optics and nanophotonics for applications in quantum computing and quantum communication and cryptography.

See poster for details.

  • PhD in Artificial Muscles - University of Bristol, UK

See poster for details.

  • 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 ( to find out more about the role. There is of course other information on the internet that they could equally look at: and

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

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

The postdoc will design and develop new nanoelectronic devices for diverse applications such as transistors, sensors, biomedical devices etc.

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

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

  • Institute of Cancer Research | PhD Opportunities for Physics and Engineering

We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. Successful candidates will undertake a four-year research training programme under the guidance of a supervisory team of our world-class researchers, starting in October 2020. Students receive an annual stipend, currently £21,000 per annum, as well as having fees and project costs paid for the four-year duration.

See poster for details.

  • Research Openings for MS/PhD and postdocs at MIT

See poster for details.

  • PhD Position at the University of Manchester

Entry requirements - First class bachelors/masters. IELTS must for candidates whose first language is not english Motivated and brilliant students who want to do cutting-edge science are welcome to apply.
About group research -

Research will primarily involve experimental work related to novel 2D materials, angstrom scale capillaries, electrical and ionic measurements, nanofabrication, and molecular transport, but not limited to above.

Interested candidates, please write to me, at
We particularly welcome applications, which clearly outline "why you would like to join our team".

  • Graduate Positions at the University of Alabama Department of Physics and Astronomy

As part of a rapidly expanding department now ranked #38 in grants and research expenditures by the American Institute of Physics’ GradSchoolShopper, we have an exciting array of graduate positions available. Please click here to view/download our program brochure. In addition, a list of actively recruiting faculty is listed below. Please note that this list is meant to be a sample: Research groups not shown here are always interested in new students and we encourage students to contact them as well for more information.

We do not require a student to have a group or subfield in mind when applying and encourage all prospective students to apply. If students are interested in our program but unsure of their direction yet, they are welcome to contact me for help at, or find information for applying at

Claudia Mewes (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics) and Tim Mewes (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics) are recruiting students for fundamental and applied research projects in the area of magnetism, including high frequency applications, spinlogic and spintronic devices, and topological excitations. More information can be found at

Wang-Kong Tse, Theoretical Condensed Matter: Dr. Tse is looking for graduate students for research projects in studying non-equilibrium many-body physics, transport and light-matter interaction effects of novel quantum materials including low-dimensional systems and topological matters. Email: Homepage:

Conor Henderson, Paolo Rumerio and Sergei Gleyzer, Experimental High-Energy Physics: Drs. Henderson, Rumerio and Gleyzer are recruiting students to collaborate on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, where they are using advanced analysis techniques, including machine learning, to search for evidence of new physics beyond the Standard Model Email:, and

Georg Schwiete, Theoretical Condensed Matter. Dr. Schwiete is looking for graduate students who are interested in working on problems related to transport and dynamics in quantum many-body systems. This may include, for example, localization phenomena, aspects of quantum criticality or spintronics research. Email:

Igor Ostrovskiy, Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics: Dr. Ostrovskiy is looking to recruit students to work on 1) Neutrinoless double beta decay with the EXO-200/nEXO experiments and 2) Magnetic monopoles at the Large Hadron Collider and in space. E-mail:

NSF funded scholarships for Physics graduates are available to produce certified science teachers. The scholarship pays up to 17,100/Year to complete a fast track one-year Teacher Certification MA Program. In addition, graduates of the program are guaranteed a teaching position in a local school system with a10,500 salary supplement for four years above the regular MA teacher level salary. Contact: Dennis Sunal or Rainer Schad

  • DPhil studentship

More details The studentship is an EPSRC iCASE award intended for EEA applicants. This studentship will be jointly supervised by Dr. Krzysztof Szymaniec ( and Prof. Christopher Foot ( Please contact us for more information.

See the Oxford Physics Department website:

  • PhD positions with the Genoa ATLAS group

For more info, candidates should email the following address:

  • Fully-funded ICASE PhD scholarship available

See: webpage for further information.

  • EPSRC studentships and PhD studentship opening at Imperial College London

Studentships and PhD opportunities.

  • PhD studentship opening at Imperial College London

Job Title: PhD Studentship in Wearable Biosensors
Department: Chemical Engineering
Salary: £16,553 tax-free bursary per annum for up to 3.5 years, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU or overseas rate for 3 years
Campus: South Kensington, London
The Yetisen Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London welcomes applications for a PhD studentship to conduct work in the area of wearable biosensors. The studentship is funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering to create a wearable detection platform with the overall objective of developing a continuous monitoring system. You will be based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus) under the supervision of Dr. Ali K. Yetisen.
Wearables as medical technologies are becoming an integral part of personal analytics, measuring individual’s physical status, recording physiological parameters, and informing schedule for medication. These new technology platforms promise to help people pursue a healthier life style, but also provide continuous medical data for actively tracking metabolic status, diagnosis, and treatment. Advances in the miniaturisation of flexible electronics, biosensors, microfluidics, and artificial intelligence algorithms have led to wearable devices that can provide real-time medical data.
The aim of this project is to develop wearable devices for continuous monitoring of metabolites in the body. Optical materials and methods including holography, laser ablation, and microfluidics will be used to create highly-sensitive and selective biosensors that can be reversibly detect biomarkers in real time. A smartphone camera interface will be developed to read the sensors quantitatively. As well as conducting your own research, you will work with a team of researchers, providing support to their projects; and be responsible for maintaining safe working practices.
Applicants are expected to have obtained (or be heading for) a first or upper-second degree at master’s level (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics and be highly motivated.
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, which will be essential in collaborating with industrial partners, and disseminating the results via journal publications.

Applications should be made through the College’s online application system:

Important information about the College’s PhD application process can be found on the following page:

  • DPhil projects at the National Physical Laboratory in experimental Atomic and Laser Physics

Applications are invited for three studentships are available for projects at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington that are jointly supervised by Professor Chris Foot in Oxford Physics, leading to an Oxford DPhil degree. The students will attend classes in Oxford on some days during the first year of the project but the experimental work will be carried out at the NPL. These are funded by Engineering & Physical Sciences Council (ICASE) awards, at a higher rate than a standard research council studentship, that should more than cover the additional expense of working in two places and travel. For further information, please see the Atomic and Laser Physics website:
1. Laser-cooled ion optical clocks for fundamental physics and redefinition of the second
This is an experimental project working with one of the UK’s best atomic clocks at the NPL based on measuring the frequency of an optical transition between two internal energy levels within ions confined in an rf trap. The aim is to develop optical clocks that achieve fractional frequency uncertainties as low as 1 part in 10^18 (two orders of magnitude better than the current caesium microwave primary standards) as a precursor to a redefinition of the second.
2. Mini-fountain cold atom clock
This project will build a small footprint cold-atom frequency standard (clock) with excellent short- and long-term stability. Once fully developed, the mini-fountain clock will have applications in telecommunication, research facilities and defence.
3. Next-generation cold-atom compact atomic clocks
NPL looks to develop novel atom cooling and interrogation schemes for cold-atom high-stability frequency references with a volume < 800 cm^3. Existing compact microwave atomic clocks employ thermal atoms confined in small glass vapour cells but although these systems are very compact (< 17 cm^3 volume), the frequency stability is limited by collision broadening. Laser cooling the atoms minimises the effect of collisions thus greatly enhancing the Q factor and giving much higher performance timekeeping.

  • PhD: Improving our understanding of particle charging, Bristol

Frictional electrostatic charging of granular (powdery / particulate) materials (known as tribocharging) controls the generation of lightning in dust and volcanic plumes on Earth and on other planets. The same mechanisms yield dangerous hazards in industrial processing of powders and granular mixtures. Triboelectric nanogenerators, which work on the same basis, are also increasingly exploited in engineering applications, such as for energy harvesting. Despite this broad applicability of triboelectric charging, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. This multidisciplinary project will investigate tribocharging both experimentally and theoretically.

Tribocharging occurs when particles move against each other, transferring electrons from one to the other. It can occur between dissimilar materials, in which case the charge transfer loosely follows the “triboelectric series” which ranks the materials’ work functions. It can also act between insulating particles of the same material. In this case tribocharging leads to negative charges on the smaller particles, from loss of spatially localised surface electrons from particles of larger surface area; this is often observed in natural and industrial systems. The theoretical part of this project will improve existing particle charging simulations to make them more realistic, for example by including particles of different materials and shapes.

Simple laboratory experiments using established apparatus and techniques will validate the model and investigate particle charging with, for example, mixtures of dissimilar materials or samples of a known size distribution, moving to well-characterised samples with more variability such as volcanic ash. The models can then be deployed in new situations, such as exploring the role of triboelectrification in clouds on Venus, which appear to host lightning, yet for which no efficient charging mechanism is known. The PhD will yield improved models of triboelectric charging for application to terrestrial and planetary situations. This could contribute to understanding of lightning generation as well as mitigating electrostatic hazards in industry.

Student specification
• Strong first degree (First or good 2:1) in Physics, Engineering or a related subject
• Enthusiasm to work in a strongly interdisciplinary area, from fundamental physics to practical applications
• Experience of and enthusiasm for both laboratory experiments and writing simulations

Funding from EPSRC (for UK/EU citizens who have been in the UK for the last 3 years) may be available for a strong candidate. The position will remain open until filled, please contact for more details.

  • PhD: 2D Materials and Diamond Quantum Nanophotonics - Munich

Magneto-optics on atomically thin materials

The field of van der Waals heterostructures, which are stacks on individual atomically thin crystal sheets, has
exploded in the last decade. Those van der Waals stacks can be assembled in such a way that yield electro-optical
nano-devices with essentially unlimited functionalities but clever stacking can also result in new fundamental

The tenor of this PhD thesis is to study the optical properties of actively tunable van der Waals heterostructures to examine topics such as exciton localization, manybody physics, exciton-exciton interactions or the impact of complex dielectric environments on exciton properties in high to ultrahigh magnetic fields. During the project you will work in close collaboration with a small team of Ph.D. students and postdocs, therefore individual effort is key to drive this
PhD project.

Some experience in the areas of van der Waals stacking, optics, electronics or cleanroom fabrication will be beneficial, but secondary to your personal motivation and commitment to this project.

You should:
(1) Be highly motivated and self-driven, (2) be practically minded, (3) enjoy working across a wide breadth of tasks
(processing, optics, electronics) and (4) be willing to work in a very small team on challenging things very long
hours …

You will get:
(1) the chance to work on current hot-topic issues in the area of 2D van der Waals physics (2) exposure to
experiments in large scale magnetic field facilities (3) a sound understanding of the physics in atomically thin
materials and hopefully (4) a few nice papers.

Interested? Please email and

  • 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:

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)

  • Funded D.Phil. position available in sustainable PV

Due to additional funding being found the department has a fully funded place available on the sustainable photovoltaics Centre for Doctoral Training program associated with a project for using carbon nanotubes in the production of novel perovskite solar cells, described in more detail in the attachment. Anyone interested in this position is asked to contact:
Prof. Robin Nicholas ( or Prof. Moritz Riede ( )

More details.

  • DPhil studentship in Quantum and Atomic Physics - National Physical Lab/Oxford

Details. Further information is available from Dr Rachel Godun (

  • A 4-year fully-funded PhD project on the theory of molecular information processors

Research will be performed as part of Dr Ouldridge's "Principles of Biomolecular Systems" group ( in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

The project will involve the development and analysis of stochastic models for biomolecular processes, both analytically and through simulation, and interpreting the results in terms of thermodynamics, computation and information theory (expertise in these particular disciplines is not expected, but an interest is important). Further details, and instructions on how to apply, can be found on the group website.

  • 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

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 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:, 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:
Facebook page:

  • Oxford University Aeronautical Society - AerOx

Other opportunities

  • 2020-21 ING Studentship Programme

We welcome applications for four places on the ING studentship programme 2020/21.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6th April 2020

Details of the programme can be found at:

The programme provides a unique opportunity for up to four PhD, MSc or undergraduate astronomy students to get hands-on experience of work at an international observatory. Successful applicants will spend one year on La Palma, supporting imaging and spectroscopy runs at the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) and working on projects supervised by the ING staff. The studentship programme is open to anyone, but we particularly welcome applicants from our three partner countries:
the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

  • 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:
If you would like more information about the training process, or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at

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 – we'd love to hear from you!

  • AI impact weekend 2020

Oxford University invites you to come along and form inter-disciplinary teams and learn how to build innovative, financially viable and ethically responsible AI-based solutions to address one aspect of climate change of your choosing. **No previous knowledge of A.I. or associated technologies required**

  • 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 (, 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:

  • 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 (, and don’t hesitate to email Becca or Aura (head reps; & 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

If you would like to place an advert on this page or if you spot a mistake, please contact Hannah Glanville.