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Vacancies

All current vacancies:

(1) PhD Positions.

(2) Cambridge Graphene Centre Finance Coordinator.

(3) Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy 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 (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk).

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

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/

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2. Cambridge Graphene Centre Finance Coordinator.

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related 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 CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology. This aims to develop people able to stimulate the sustainability of engineering research and commercialisation of graphene and related materials across a variety of sectors.

The CGC is a very busy and dynamic environment and we are seeking a Finance Coordinator to join the team based in West Cambridge. The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for the smooth running of the finance function and overall administration within the CGC. Key responsibilities will include preparing or overseeing the preparation of project budgets using X5, JeS, EMDESK; creation and maintenance of the CGC/CDT finance records; financial tracking and reporting in collaboration with the University Research Operations Office, and the Departmental Finance Office, as well as external funding bodies; weekly budget and expenditure forecast, in terms of personnel, consumables, equipment, travel and any other expenditure category; management and invoicing for the Small Research Facility for the CGC facilities and for the Royce Laboratories located in the CGC labs; tracking of access to the CGC facilities, and invoices to various users; tracking of expenditure and budgets. Providing administrative support and covering leave periods for other CGC office staff, including executive assistant, as required. purchasing all equipment and consumables for the CGC, and record keeping for such purchases. Weekly updating and maintenance of the CGC and CDT web pages. Collection and verification of timesheets for all projects. Production of accurate records of anything required for Audit meetings (Internal, Department, External, EPSRC and EU Level)

The successful candidate will be educated to at least A level standard plus GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English with a financial/accounting AAT (professional diploma). Also required is advanced knowledge and understanding of financial procedures; the ability to use HTML; the ability to use excel to produce pivot tables and make calculations involving large amounts of data; the ability to create and use databases e.g. Microsoft Access, also to use Microsoft word, Power point, and Outlook, or equivalent systems.

You should also have experience in understanding, interpreting, designing and implementing administrative processes, with proven experience of the University of Cambridge administrative and financial systems (or equivalent experience elsewhere); knowledge of the University's CUFS system, or similar; experience of grant applications including the use of a grant costing tool e.g. X5. Experience in reporting and accounting for EU grants, including Form C, audit processes, etc.

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

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 (7 October 2021).

If you have any questions of a technical nature 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 Engineering HR Office (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM28182 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

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3. Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term).

We are looking to appoint a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials, within the Graphene and Quantum Flagships.

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 down to ultra-low and high frequencies, with multiple laser lines from IR to UV, with low and high temperature and magnetic field. The role holder 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 candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, or Material Science with a proven track record on optical physics and spectroscopy of graphene and related materials. 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 (experiment and theory) of graphene and layered materials is mandatory.

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

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD.

You will be educated to degree level/ have an equivalent level of practical experience working as an Executive PA in a highly dynamic environment and managing an online diary system with hundreds of conflicting requirements requiring prioritisation. You will be an effective communicator and have the ability to interact with a wide range of people. You will have advanced IT skills with proven experience in the use of excel, database and data sharing software, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, web page management, and similar systems.

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

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 (6 October 2021).

If you have any questions of a technical nature 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 Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator Anna Gurowska (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM28008 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

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