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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1)Lectureship in Integrated Electronics of Graphene and Related Materials

(2)PhD Positions

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

(4)Research Assistant/Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures

(5)PA to the Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

(6)Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator.

1.Lectureship in Integrated Electronics of Graphene and Related Materials

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid materials. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology aims to development people able to stimulate the sustainability of engineering research and commercialisation of graphene and related materials across a variety of sectors. The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia. Students enrolled with the CDT take a one year course of assessed research projects and taught modules, with satisfactory completion leading to the award of the Master of Research (MRes) degree. Successful students then undertake a three year research project with successful completion leading to the award of a PhD.

We wish to appoint a Fixed-Term Lecturer in the area of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Layered Materials and Hybrid Systems (GRMs) to complement and strengthen current teaching and research activities of the CGC and the CDT in Graphene Technology. The role-holder will be appointed to the position of Director of the Master of Research in Graphene Technology.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship, as shown by a record of world-leading publications, invited talks and seminars in major international conferences, as well as invited seminars in Universities, Companies and research centres.

The successful candidate will be assigned to Division B (Electrical Engineering). The role mainly concerns teaching and research. Research is expected to account for 40% of the time, whereas teaching and CDT administration is expected to account for 60%. The percentage of research could increase once the running of the MRes is optimized, to the satisfaction of the CDT Director and CDT Management Group, with the research activity expected to account for 60% and teaching and administration for 40%. A major requirement during the first year will be to prepare the application for the CDT Renewal.

For teaching, responsibilities include taking the role of Director of the Master of Research of the CDT in Graphene Technology, with all related teaching and administration responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to create and teach at least one CDT graduate level module. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of undergraduate and graduate teaching and will contribute to teaching within the Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices areas throughout the four-year Engineering Tripos.

The successful candidate will be based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 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), which should include a brief statement (no more than two A4 pages) of professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans, and a list of publications (if applicable) 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 1 November 2017. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0)1223 332615

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date and agree a procedure for short-listing candidates who will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. This process may include soliciting references before a final short-list is agreed.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM12525 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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2. 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/

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 and in the context of the Graphene Flagship. 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.

Salary Ranges: 29,301 - 38,183

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 NM11875 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 Assistant/Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures.

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 candidate will hold (or be close to obtaining) 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 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; have experience of managing own workload.

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

Salary ranges: Research Assistant: 25,298 - 30,175; Research Associate: 30,175 - 38,183

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 NM12897 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

5.PA to the Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid materials. 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. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology aims to development people able to stimulate the sustainability of engineering research and commercialisation of graphene and related materials across a variety of sectors.

We seek an experienced PA to provide a comprehensive PA service to the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and to the Centre's Administrators. The key personal responsibility of the role holder will be the management of the Director's diary and dealing in an efficient and timely manner with a very high daily volume of emails and calls (by phone and in person) from hundreds of collaborators and academic and industrial partners in UK and worldwide, in coordination with the diary and daily activities of all the CGC and CDT members. The role holder will be instrumental in ensuring the effective operation of the daily schedule of all personnel and students in the CGC and CDT, as well as updating databases, and scheduling personnel recruitment. The role holder will co-ordinate and plan the Centre's events, meetings, workshops, seminars and relative finances, and organise and prepare the agendas and minutes. This will be done in person or by delegating responsibilities to the most appropriate staff CGC/CDT staff members. We seek a team player, able to prioritise work and build positive relations with work colleagues.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least A level standard with advanced diary management, IT skills (inclusive of web page management) and experience of financial accounting. The applicant must have excellent administrative and organisational skills and a proven track record in working under very tight and overlapping deadlines. The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and to organise and prioritise a wide range of tasks.

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.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25 September 2017. 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

Please quote reference NM13219 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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6. 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