Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atom Probe of Neutron Irradiated Steels

University of Oxford - Department of Materials

Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a collaborative project to characterise neutron irradiation-induced solute clustering in reactor pressure vessel steels. The post is supervised by Professor Michael Moody and is fixed-term to 30 November 2019.

You will undertake atom probe tomography (APT) characterisation in the study of neutron irradiated steels. Specimens for APT analysis will be prepared via focussed-ion-beam (FIB) techniques. APT analysis will be in parallel with complementary high-resolution microscopy, mechanical testing and modelling studies of radiation damage by collaborating partners. 

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near completion), together with relevant experience. You will have proven hands-on expertise in both atom probe tomography and focussed-ion-beam techniques. You will also have experience of actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication.  Please see the job description for full details of the post and selection criteria.

The Department of Materials is actively promoting the provision of a family friendly working environment and together with the University of Oxford recognises the demands of work/life balance. Therefore for this project we encourage applications from candidates who wish either to hold these positions on a full-time, or part-time basis or need flexibility in their working hours and will discuss these opportunities with shortlisted applicants at interview.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 2 November 2016.

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