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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1)PhD Positions

(2)Graphene Flagship Press and Communications Coordinator

(3)Research Associate in Modelling of Graphene and Related Materials

(5)Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator.

(5)Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials .

(6)Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials.

(7)Research Assistant/Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

1. PhD positions

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

Dr Tawfique Hasan (th270@cam.ac.uk) and Dr Felice Torrisi () are also accepting new PhD students in the broad field of nanotubes, graphene and other layered materials for engineering applications. Prospective candidates are invited to contact them 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.

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/

2.Graphene Flagship Press and Communications Coordinator.

Based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre in West Cambridge, a position exists for an experienced Press and Communications Coordinator to run the communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

The EU-funded Graphene Flagship is a 10-year, 1 billion- Euro research initiative, aiming to take graphene and related materials from laboratories and into commercial applications. The consortium consists of over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 countries. 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 specialized scientific community.

The Cambridge Graphene Centre is one of the founding members of the Graphene Flagship. The Press and Communications Coordinator will join a team of communication experts, working to disseminate Graphene Flagship messages via branding, marketing, events and research communications. The role-holder will work closely with the Science Writer, also based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, while the rest of the dissemination team is based in Sweden. The Graphene Flagship is an international community, and this role will involve working closely with teams across Europe.

The successful candidate will:

  • develop and maintain links with media, the European Commission and members of the Graphene Flagship;

  • raise the profile of the Graphene Flagship by communicating to a variety of media the outcomes from partner institutes and demonstrating impact to diverse audiences and stakeholders, furthering the reach of the Graphene Flagship key messages and results;

  • support the Graphene Flagship research community by enhancing reach of results, with particular emphasis on results with industry and consumer relevance;

  • develop and execute media strategies and initiatives that support the above aims and have measurable outcomes;

  • develop and lead the Network of National Press Officers initiative across Europe.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 February 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, 01223 332615). Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Andrea Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM14545 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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3.Research Associate in Modelling of Graphene and Related Materials

One position exists for a Research Associate to work on theoretical modelling of graphene and related materials (GRMs). The project is funded by the European Research Council, and based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) (www.graphene.cam.ac.uk). The successful candidate will provide theoretical support, via numerical simulations, to complement the CGC experimental activities, in addition to working on more fundamental projects in collaboration with leading national and international theoretical groups. Amongst others, the possible projects include the interpretation and modelling of Raman spectra, the theory of non-linear optics, as well as band structure and phonon calculations.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemistry or Electrical Engineering, and a proven expertise in the modelling of electronic, vibrational and optical properties of materials using density-functional theory-based methods, as well as a deep knowledge of scientific programming, as demonstrated by publications in major international journals and presentations in major conferences. A solid understanding of the physics of GRMs is required, as well as an excellent understanding of Raman spectroscopy. Experience of beyond-DFT methods (GW, BSE) is highly desirable. Excellent experience in Quantum Espresso, CASTEP, SIESTA is mandatory.

Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also essential. The role holder will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in this specialist area and engage in continuous professional development. They must also have experience of managing their own workload and working in close collaboration with experimentalists.

The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 OFA, UK.

Salary range: Research Associate - 31,604 - 38,833.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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 upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. Any additional documents which have not been requested will not be considered as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Prof Andrea Ferrari at acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator at admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM13974 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Closing date 14th December 2017

Further information

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4. Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator.

This opportunity is also open as a secondment opportunity to internal candidates.

The Mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. This engineering innovation centre allows partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.

We are seeking an administrator who, working both independently and closely with the Centre Director, will oversee the administrative support of the Centre and have a key role in overseeing the outreach, marketing and communication of the Centre's activities. The Centre Administrator will be responsible for:

  • All aspects of the Centre's financial management, including taking a key role in securing new funding streams;
  • Co-ordinating and planning all the Centre's meetings, workshops and seminars, taking the role of convenor and minute secretary;
  • Managing and organising the administration of the Centre;
  • Dealing with HR related matters, including supervision of other administrative staff.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least degree level and have a proven track-record in building effective relationships with funders and a good understanding of business to business sales and marketing techniques and tools. Hands on experience of budgeting, grant applications and other administrative tasks in a research-led environment would be highly advantageous as would experience of working as part of a (ideally senior) management team with budgetary responsibility and accountability for group and individual performance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 5 October 2017. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0)1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM13385 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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5. Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

A position exists for a Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

The aim is to create a new range of wideband ultrafast photonics devices and systems using graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional optics and ultrafast optics, sustained by the convergence and co-integration of photonic and optoelectronic components, based on GRMs and GRM-polymers, including: lasers, polymer waveguides, optical frequency converters, amplifiers, polarizers, filters, cavities, switches, modulators and photodetectors. The developed ultrafast photonic systems, will then be used in a variety of applications, such as medical and biological and material processing, among others. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physics, material science, nanotechnology and medicine.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics or Material Science with a proven track record in ultrafast photonics and nanotechnology, including processing, fabrication, characterization, integration and application of materials and nano-materials for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in ultrafast lasers based on GRMs and fabrication, characterization and integration of GRMs for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of ultrafast and non-linear optics and the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

A proven track record in handling collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is mandatory.

The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge. CB3 0FA.

Salary range: Research Associate - 31,604 - 38,833.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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 vacancy, please contact Professor A C Ferrari (acf26@eng.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 NM13973 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Closing date 14th December 2017

Further information

Apply online

6. Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials.

A position exists for a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials.

The aim is to set up a new Raman spectrometer working at ultra-low and ultra long frequencies, with multiple layer lines from IR to UV and with low and high temperature and magnetic field capabilities. The role holder will also perform Raman measurements on a variety of samples ranging from amorphous carbon to graphene and related layered materials and hybrid systems, including plasmonic systems. The role holder will be expected to provide a full data analysis and interpretation of the data, using a variety of analytical and computational tools.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry or Materials Science. The candidate will have sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Expertise in low frequency Raman spectroscopy of graphene and related layered materials is an essential requirement, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also essential. The candidate will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development, as well as experience of managing own workload.

Salary range: Research Associate - 31,604 - 38,833.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

Ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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 vacancy please contact Professor A C Ferrari (acf26@eng.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 NM13980 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Closing date 22nd December 2017

Further information

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7. Research Assistant/Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre on solution processing of Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

The post holder will be located in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA, 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 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 role holder will be responsible for testing the materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, flexible electronics, energy storage devices in general. The post holder will develop stable, inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. He/she will develop composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties. 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 successful candidate will have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Electronic 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.

Salary range: Research Assistant: 25,728 - 30,688, Research Associate: 31,604 - 38,833.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

Ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and two reference letters 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 vacancy please contact Professor A C Ferrari (acf26@eng.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 NM14137 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Closing date 29th December 2017

Further information


Apply online