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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1) PhD Positions

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

(3) Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites x 4 (Fixed Term).

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

(5) Cambridge Graphene Centre Cleanroom Process Technician.

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

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

(8) Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials (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 Ultrafast Photonics Based on Graphene and Related Materials x 4 (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint Research Associates in Ultrafast Photonics Based on Graphene and Related Materials.

Positions exist for Research Associates in the Department of Engineering, to work on Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

The post holders will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

The successful candidates 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 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.

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 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. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11 December 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact: Professor A 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 NM17308 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

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3. Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites x 4 (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint Research Associates in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on 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 role holders 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
  • test the materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general
  • develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles
  • develop composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties
  • 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.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Material Science or Electrical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in preparation, optimisation, characterization of composites and inks based on graphene and related materials.

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

The role holders will be located in Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Salary range: 32,236 - 39,609.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months 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.

Ensure that you upload your CV, covering letter, two reference letters in the Upload section of the online application. Additional documents not requested, will not be considered as part of your application. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

Please quote reference NM17337 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 13 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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4. 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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5. Cambridge Graphene Centre Cleanroom Process Technician

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. The Cambridge Graphene Centre also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), in Graphene Technology. The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia. The CGC Operations team, managed by the CGC Deputy Director and COO, includes the CGC facilities management and support staff.

As part of the CGC facilities management and support staff, the role-holder will be responsible for the close control over the handling and use of processing equipment. The role-holder will assist the CGC Principal Technician and the CGC Facilities Manager to undertake all higher risk activities, such as modifications to the gas handling system and resupply, which is particularly important when the hazard presented is acute. The role-holder will also assist with the building operations, including close monitoring of temperature, water supply, solar energy generation and AV facilities. The role-holder will be responsible for storing and cataloguing of equipment, PCs and Laptops, as well as desks and chairs and their deployment to the seminar, tutorial, board rooms and atriums according to the users' needs. The role-holder will update desks and door signs. The role-holder will be tasked with processing graphene and related materials using various clean room based equipment, in order to maintain a steady production of materials for the CGC and its industrial partners. This will require following precise procedures developed by the CGC researchers. Experience in handling chemicals, and clean room processing equipment is necessary. The role holder will update the CGC, NMS and CDT web pages with all available facilities, including brief descriptions and pictures, as well as be responsible for purchasing any item required for the running of the CGC and CDT. The role holder will maintain and update a database of all purchases to ensure easy accounting and traceability. The role holder will train staff and students on a variety of procedures and processes used in the CGC facilities.

The role holder will be educated to at least HNC level qualification or gained experience and specialist knowledge through a period of practical experience and theoretical training working to a high degree of precision in a clean room. The role holder will have excellent communication skills to enable explanation of and instruction in technical issues and processes to staff and students at all levels and experience in clean room processes, as well as working with chemicals and gases. The role requires specialist knowledge, good problem solving and technical skills.

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

Salary range: 26,243-30,395.

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.

Please quote reference NM17572 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 January 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).

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. 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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7. 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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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 Wednesday 16 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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Last updated December 2018.