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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1)PhD Positions

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

(3)Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator.

(4)Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term).

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.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.

Further information

Apply online

3. 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

Apply online

4. Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term).

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.

Further information

Apply online