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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1) PhD Positions

(2) Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures x 2 (Fixed Term).

(3) Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term).

(4) Research Associates in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials x 2 (Fixed Term).

(5) Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term).

(6) Research Associate in Quantum Technology of Layered Materials x 2 (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).

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.

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. Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures x 2 (Fixed Term)

Two positions exist for Research Associates in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures.

The post holders will be located in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge (West Cambridge), Cambridgeshire, CB3 0FA, UK.

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based on layered materials, their heterostructures and hybrid platforms, combining the versatile properties of layered materials with conventional 3d semiconductors. These devices will then be used in a wide range of applications, such as on-chip optical routing, flexible optoelectronics, light emission and optical sensing. 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 layered materials and hetero-structures.

The successful candidates will hold a PhD in Photonics, Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in photonics, optoelectronics of low dimensional systems, plasmonics, near-field optics, CMOS technology and nanofabrication, including on-chip optical and electrical characterizations, pump-probe techniques 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 and the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

Experience in handling collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also essential. The candidates will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development; have experience of managing own workload.

Salary range: 32,236-39,609.

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. 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 Andrea C Ferrari on acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene centre administrator Anna Gurowska on admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM17355 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 December 2018. 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).

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. Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint a Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in solution processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

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, and flexible electronics devices in general. The role holder will develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. The role holder will develop 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 glass, metal, concrete, etc. with the aim of augmenting the mechanical, thermal, optical, or electronic properties of the host material.

The role holder will also be appointed as Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. The successful applicant will be expected to teach relevant subjects to the CDT students, supervise at least one MRes student per year and one or more PhD student over the duration of the appointment.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related disciplines as well as research associate experience in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites. 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 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.

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

Salary range: 40,792 - 51,630.

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), a covering letter and three 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.

Please quote reference NM17581 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11 January 2019. 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.

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 Associates in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials x 2 (Fixed Term)

We are looking for two Research Associates to work on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, within the Graphene and Quantum Flagships.

The role holders will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, West Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK.

The aim is to perform Raman spectroscopy investigations of samples ranging from amorphous carbon to graphene and layered materials and hybrid systems, including plasmonic systems, working at ultra-low and high frequencies, with multiple laser lines from IR to UV, with low and high temperature and magnetic field. The role holders will be expected to provide a full data analysis and interpretation, using a variety of analytical and computational tools, including group theory and density functional theory.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology or Material Science with a proven track record on optical physics and spectroscopy of low-dimensional systems. Proven expertise in building or working with custom-made optical setups, as well as a strong understanding of the optical properties of layered materials is required. Proven expertise in Raman spectroscopy of graphene and layered materials is mandatory.

Experience in handling collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to frequent project meetings is essential. The candidates 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.

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

Salary range: 32,236 - 39,609.

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), a covering letter and three 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.

Please quote reference NM17630 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14 January 2019. 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.

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. Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials to work within the framework of the Graphene and Quantum Flagship.

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based on 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 a wide range of applications such as photodetectors, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, lasers, biosensors etc. based on integrated GRMs.

The role holder will also be appointed as Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. The successful applicant will be expected to lecture on photonics of GRMs to the CDT students, supervise at least one MRes student per year and one or more PhD students over the duration of the appointment.

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 on-chip optical and electrical characterizations, pump-probe technique and fast electro-optical measurements. Preference will be given to candidates with a 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 will have postdoctoral research experience at the level of Research Associate in optoelectronics of graphene and related materials. 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 and 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 handling collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings.

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

Salary range: 40,792 - 51,630.

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), a covering letter and three 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.

Please quote reference NM17609 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 January 2019. 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.

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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6. Research Associate in Quantum Technology of Layered Materials x 2 (Fixed Term)

Two positions exist for Two Research Associates in Quantum Technology of Layered Materials.

The aim is to develop deterministic quantum-light emitters in two dimensional and layered materials for integration in quantum photonic networks. Quantum-light emitters will be fabricated using Layered Materials and their heterostructures, targeting the generation of both direct and indirect confined exciton complexes. The quantum emitters will be studied and controlled using continuous wave and ultrafast optics, under applied electric and magnetic fields from cryogenic to room temperatures.

The final aim, in the framework of the Quantum Technology Flagship and in collaboration with Prof. Mete Atature at the Cavendish Laboratory, is to create an integrated quantum photonic circuit integrating deterministic, electrically tuneable quantum photon sources emitting entangled-photon pairs coupled to waveguides, where they will be manipulated, and read-out by single-photon detectors. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physics, material science and nanotechnology.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, or Material Science with a proven track record in optical physics and spectroscopy of low-dimensional systems. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in solid-state quantum optics, including InGaAs quantum dots, optically active defects in diamond or other semiconductors, or Layered Materials, as demonstrated by high quality publications.

Proven expertise in building or working with custom-made optical setups, using optical or microwave-based schemes to control single-spins in quantum systems, sample processing, fabrication, characterization and integration on photonic structures, as well as a strong understanding of the optical properties of Layered Materials is required.

Experience in handling collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to frequent project meetings is essential. 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 post holders will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience).

Salary Ranges: Research Associate: 32,236 - 39,609 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), 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.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 January 2019. 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 NM17740 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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Last updated December 2018.