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All current vacancies:

(1) PhD Positions.

(2) Research Associate Integrated Photonics of Graphene and related materials (Fixed Term)

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 (

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.

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

For general information on the PhD application to Cambridge please see


2. Research Associate in High Frequency Devices Based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Associate in High Frequency Devices Based on Graphene and Related Materials.

The aim is to demonstrate novel active devices for applications at RF, microwave and mm-wave frequencies based on graphene, related layered materials and their heterostructures. Particular focus will be given to the design and implementation of new device architectures and the challenges of pushing the operation frequency of integrated circuits to the THz range.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics or Material Science with experience transistor and electromagnetic simulation tools such as ADS, CST, HFSS, Silvaco, etc. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in high frequency active devices based on graphene and related materials and/or mm-wave and THz active devices. Required Experience covers: simulations and CAD design of RF transistors and integrated circuits, microwave on-wafer measurement techniques (by vector network analyser and mm-wave modules), scanning microwave microscopy and/or noise analysis, use of PPMS or similar systems at low temperature and high magnetic field, nanofabrication, such as laser writing and e-Beam lithography.

A proven track record in handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is mandatory, as well as experience of managing own workload.

The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA. 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. Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter, 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.

The closing date for applications is 21 August 2020. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the Professor Andrea C. Ferrari ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator (

Please quote reference NM23482 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Further information

Apply online

Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group , Electrical Engineering Division, Cambridge University Engineering Department, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK
Webmaster: A. Ott (ako24).
Last updated April 2019.