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Quantum Materials Outreach Officer - University of Oxford

01 Feb 2017 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Quantum Materials Outreach Officer

Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford 

Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. 

Applicants are invited to apply for this exciting post based in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. The post is available initially for 12 months full-time (part-time hours for a fixed-term up to 24 months considered). There is the possibility that the position may be extended to 36 months if further funding is obtained.

Quantum materials such as superconductors have the potential to produce radical new devices that could transform our world. The discovery of superconductivity has already led to the realisation of practical MRI imaging, revolutionising modern medicine. The next generation of superconducting materials may well deliver faster communication and efficient energy transport and storage.

This project will communicate and highlight Oxford’s most recent and exciting quantum materials research in an accessible way to school and public audiences. This will include the basic physics principles underlying the work, exciting discoveries and related new technology. The postholder will build on a series of successful initiatives cultivated by the quantum materials group in the past few years including school workshops and a series of short YouTube videos

Applicants should possess an honours degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry or engineering and ideally have a strong background in outreach or public engagement. A PhD in a relevant subject, especially in physics, communication or education will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills.

The full job description can be found here:  You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Dr Sian Tedaldi (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 16 February 2017 can be considered.

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