ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Oxford
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE29/05/2020 12:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Oxford
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER860434
Applications are invited for two Early Stage Researchers as part of the Artificial Molecular Machines (ArtMoMa) Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/224720; https://artmoma-h2020.eu
These positions are suitable either for students who wish to undertake a first doctoral degree (Oxford DPhil) or as a first salaried research position for researchers currently studying for a PhD that will be awarded after recruitment.
The EC funding for this position provides for a salary starting from £38,242 p.a. The actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate (to be notified by the EC). This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country).
Artificial molecular machines (2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry) have the potential to revolutionise medical treatment, material design, and energy conversion. The ArtMoMa Innovative Training Network will explore ways in which controlled mechanical movements of molecules can be orchestrated and used in nanoscale systems. It will extend scientific boundaries and explore entirely new directions of fundamental research towards technologically relevant implementations. Oxford projects will combine molecular engineering based on DNA nanotechnology with expertise in molecular motors and fuels from partner groups.
The ArtMoMa training network is built on synergies and complementarities across Europe between leading scientists (including four Nobel Laureates), world-class institutions, different disciplines, and the incorporation of several industries as drivers – ranging from start-ups to SMEs to global companies. It will educate and mentor 15 curious and highly capable ESRs to form a critical mass of skilled young professionals who will go on to develop new technologies.
Applicants for DPhil study should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a Masters degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Biochemistry or other relevant science. Applications from more experienced researchers who are close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant subject are also encouraged.
Experience in physics of nanoscale systems, molecular self-assembly (DNA nanotechnology), chemistry, or single-molecule biophysics would be an advantage
When recruited, ESRs must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the past 3 years, not have been awarded a doctorate, and be in the first 4 years (FTE) of their research careers.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof. Andrew Turberfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Only applications received before midday 29 May 2020 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
EURAXESS offer ID: 517384
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