4 positions for physicsts or chemists or material scientists:

4 positions for physicsts or chemists or material scientists:

a) Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Molecular Quantum Devices (two posts)

b) Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants for Quantum Effects in Electronic Nanodevices

 

a) Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Molecular Quantum Devices (two posts)

Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434 to £34,233 p.a. / Vacancy ID: 121065 Two experimental postdoctoral research appointments in quantum control of nanodevices are available for up to 24 months each from January 2016. Applicants will have research experience in one or more of: nanoscale devices, molecular electronics, quantum electronics, cryogenic measurements, electron paramagnetic resonance. The posts are part of a multidisciplinary international project “Experimental Tests of Quantum Reality”. We now have excellent techniques and facilities for measuring quantum transport in single-molecule devices. These posts provide a remarkable opportunity to measure and compare a range of molecules designed and synthesised by our collaborators, and to extend the experiments to new materials. The posts are funded by an EPSRC Platform Grant, and offer an excellent opportunity to make progress towards emerging quantum technologies through fundamental scientific discovery. By the start date applicants must have completed a doctorate in a relevant physical science and have an outstanding track record of research and publications, commensurate with the stage in career. Willingness and ability to engage with others in collaborative research is essential for this post.

The Department of Materials, with the University of Oxford, recognises the demands of work/life balance and therefore encourages applications from candidates who wish to hold these positions on a full time, or part time basis, or need flexibility in their working hours. These opportunities will be discussed at interview with shortlisted applicants. The closing date for applications is midday on 6 January 2016 with interviews to be held between 20 and 29 January 2016. Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 121065 ). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=121065

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.   

b) Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants for Quantum Effects in Electronic Nanodevices  

Grade 7 / Salary in the range: £30,434-£35,256 per annum p.a. / Vacancy ID: 121264 Applications are invited for two experimental postdoctoral positions for Quantum Effects in Electronic Nanodevices (QuEEN) working in the areas of synthesis and assembly of relevant molecules and materials, nanofabrication of carbon-based devices, cryogenic transport experiments, or electrically detected magnetic resonance. The posts are both available from 1 January 2016 for up to three years’ duration. The core aim of the EPSRC-funded QuEEN Programme Grant is to investigate quantum effects in molecules in devices, with a view to discovering fundamental science and harnessing the properties for practical technologies. We are looking to fill two QuEEN research posts in the Department of Materials: 

1) molecular interference devices; and 

2) molecular spintronic devices. 

Both posts are highly interdisciplinary and the researchers will interact closely with QuEEN researchers at the University of Oxford (Department of Chemistry) and Lancaster University (Physics Department). Applicants should have, or will have by the start date, a doctorate in the physical sciences, and experimental skills in one or more of the following areas of synthesis and assembly of relevant molecules and materials, nanofabrication of carbon-based devices, cryogenic transport experiments, or electrically detected magnetic resonance. You must provide evidence of ability to contribute at high level to fundamental science in single-molecule devices, or to develop practical applications which could increase the impact of the results. A strong publication record (commensurate with stage in career) in peer-reviewed journals, books, or other appropriate media is required.    

The Department of Materials, with the University of Oxford, recognises the demands of work/life balance and therefore encourages applications from candidates who wish to hold these positions on a full time, or part time basis, or need flexibility in their working hours. These opportunities will be discussed at interview with shortlisted applicants. The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 6 January 2016. Applications for this post are to be made online (vacancy reference 121264 ). To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=121264

Please also see the following link for two related posts in the Department of Chemistry (Vacancy ID: 121311 and 121312 . If you wish to be considered for those, you must submit a separate application at the same time as your application for these posts. For more information please visit

www.queenprogramme.org

The Department of Materials is an Athena Swan silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department. Also seehttp://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/

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