Senior Research Associate in Quantum Thermodynamics

University of Oxford

We are seeking a motivated and talented experimentalist for a full-time Senior Research Associate in Quantum Thermodynamics within Professor Ares’ research group at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). The post is funded by Innovate and is fixed-term to the 31st October 2025.

The overarching goal of this project is to exploit quantum effects to improve the energy efficiency of precision measurements with nano-electronic devices. We are part of an international consortium involving partners in Ireland, the UK, Spain, Sweden, and Austria.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, you will help ensure a healthy and vibrant research environment within Natalia Ares’s Research Group. This will involve leading, devising, coordinating and supervising research projects in this area, including the work involved in the collaborations with project partners, guidance to researchers and students, and winning further funding to underpin the research.

You should possess a Ph.D/D.Phil with post qualification experience. You should possess the ability to develop new research projects and raise research funds through making grant applications. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings is essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Natalia Ares (email: [email protected])

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Only applications received before midday on the 13th March 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

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