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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1) PhD Positions.

(2) Graphene Flagship Science Writer and Communications Coordinator.

(3) Research Associate in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials (Fixed Term)

(4) Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

(5) Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term)

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1. PhD positions

PhD positions are available every year. Prospective candidates are invited to send their CV and two reference letters directly to Prof A. C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk).

Prospective candidates are invited to contact us directly with their CV, publications list and two reference letters.

Please note most fully funded scholarships are applicable only to EU students. Non-EU students must secure additional independent funding to meet the University overseas requirements.

PhD positions as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene technology are also available every year. Information can be found here.

We especially look for candidates with top class degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science.

For general information on the PhD application to Cambridge please see

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/

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2. Graphene Flagship Science Writer and Communications Coordinator

A position exists for an experienced Science Writer with a strong scientific background to work alongside the existing Science Writer and Press Coordinator to lead the science communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship. This is a ten year, one Billion Euros initiative bringing together over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 countries. The position will be based in West Cambridge at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, a founding partner of the Flagship, and frequent travel, mostly in Europe, will be required.

The role will involve creating content for the communication activities of the EU flagship as a whole. Communication and dissemination of the results of this public investment is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialised scientific community.

The role-holder will produce original content for a variety of outreach, communication, media, and dissemination activities, in close coordination with and under supervision of the Flagship Science and Technology Officer. This will require creating, writing and editing newsletters, press releases, case studies, and annual reports translating the technical and specialist science and technology output of the Flagship into content accessible to various audiences, from the general public, to funding agencies, various types of media, as well as academics and industrialists.

The role-holder will also maintain and update the content of the website and several social media, working with research staff to prepare articles and videos/podcasts for target audiences.

The role-holder will be required to interface with media across the EU and worldwide, as well as funding agencies, politicians and others. Given that the scientific output of the Flagship is several hundreds publications per year, there is the need to create and cover multiple stories every week.

The role is partly funded by the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC), and it is expected that approximately 10% of the time will be devoted to similar activities for the CGC.

A degree in a relevant science area is required. A PhD is desirable in subjects like Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or Nanotechnology and/or an appropriate professional qualification in public relations or journalism and practical knowledge and experience of key media relations activities. A proven track-record as an editor/science writer in major scientific journals would be highly desirable, as well as experience in public relations and journalism. A significant amount of travel, including at short notice, will be required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference NM19323 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk or the Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator by email on admin@grpahene.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online

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3. Research Associate in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials

The post holder will investigate the large area production of graphene, BN, MoS2 and other layered materials, optimize their transfer process, in view of their application in energy, electronics and photonics. This will include design, commissioning, assembling and optimization of new growth/production and transfer equipment.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Material Science or Electrical Engineering or closely related disciplines and must have proven experience, as evidenced by publications in leading journals, in growth/transfer of graphene and layered materials, as well as device manufacture and characterisation. Applicants lacking a proven track record in graphene growth/transfer will not be considered. Applicants must be highly motivated, capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and with the ability to perform effectively under pressure and deadlines, have good communication skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail and to deal successfully with a wide variety of people and having a willingness to learn.

Experience in handling collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is also highly desirable, as well as experience of managing own workload.

Salary Range: Research Associate: 32,236 - 39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload (1) your Curriculum Vitae (CV), (2) a Covering Letter in which you should indicate your research interests and explain how your skills would contribute to one of the research projects and (3) a research publication list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM19433 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 11th July 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk or the Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator by email on admin@grpahene.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online

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4. Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional three-dimensional semiconductors. Such devices will then be used in a wide range of applications such as on-chip optical routing, flexible optoelectronics, light emission, optical sensing and quantum communications. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across photonics, plasmonics, device physics, electrical engineering and nanotechnology, and it will require the realization of novel devices for wide range of applications such as photodetectors, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, lasers, biosensors etc. based on integrated GRMs.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Applied Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in photonics, optoelectronics in graphene and related materials, physics of low dimensional systems, plasmonics, near-field optics, CMOS technology and nanofabrication including, e-beam lithography and laser writing, on-chip optical and electrical characterizations, pump-probe and fast electro-optical measurements. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in silicon photonics, fabrication and optoelectronic characterization of graphene, related layered materials or other nanoscale photonic devices, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of device physics, the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

The role holder would possess sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. The candidate will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area; engage in continuous professional development and have experience of managing own workload. The candidate would possess sufficient administrative skills to manage EU project/s including financial management, experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD.

Salary Range: Research Associate: 32,236 - 39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload (1) your Curriculum Vitae (CV), (2) a Covering Letter in which you should indicate your research interests and explain how your skills would contribute to one of the research projects and (3) a research publication list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM19497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 16th July 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk or the Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator by email on admin@grpahene.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online

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5. Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The aim is to develop a new class of composites able to exploit the mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties of graphene and related materials. The role holder will be responsible for: testing the materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general; developing stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles; developing composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties. The role holder will also develop conducting polymer/graphene-coated microfibers and characterise their structural, physical, electrochemical properties and electrobiological functionality, for electronic interconnection, surgical handling and chronic implantation.

This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physical, chemical and soft matter sciences, and will require the optimization of inks and solutions based on graphene and related materials, as well as their incorporation in a variety of host substances, ranging from polymers, to glasses, metal, concrete, etc. with the aim of augmenting the mechanical, thermal, optical, or electronic properties of the host material. The post holder will undertake the optimization of inks, dispersions and composites based on graphene and exfoliated layered materials for a wide range of printing and coating techniques.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in preparation, optimisation, and characterization of composites and inks based on graphene and related materials. Experience in handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is also highly desirable, as well as experience of managing own workload.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD.

Salary Range: Research Associate: 32,236 - 39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload (1) your Curriculum Vitae (CV), (2) a Covering Letter in which you should indicate your research interests and explain how your skills would contribute to one of the research projects and (3) a research publication list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM19505 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 16th July 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk or the Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator by email on admin@grpahene.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online

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