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PA to Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

A position exists for a PA to Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) (www.graphene.cam.ac.uk). The CGC mission is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. The CGC 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.

We are seeking an experienced PA to provide a comprehensive PA service to the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Centre for Doctoral Training, as well as to the Centres' Administrators to enable them to carry out their administrative and academic duties. In particular, the role-holder will be responsible for the efficient organisation of the diary of the Director, which will require him/her to respond and act in a timely and efficient way to at least 50-100 emails/phone calls per day, organise meetings (including catering), set up conference calls, greet visitors and guests and direct them to the appropriate meeting. The role-holder will also liaise with all CGC and CDT members to make sure the relevant people are present at meetings, conference calls, etc

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The role-holder will act as the first point of contact for enquiries to the Cambridge Graphene Centre, and Centre for Doctoral Training, interpret incoming information (often of a confidential nature), sift, summarise, prioritise and convey onwards, and research, retain and retrieve information required for meetings, as appropriate.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least A level standard and have excellent administrative and organisational skills. 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 Tuesday 3 May 2016. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM07501 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Closing date: 03 May 2016


(B) Other vacancies

(2) PhD Positions

(3) Graphene Flagship Press & Communications Coordinator

(4)Cambridge Graphene Centre Financial Administrator

(5)Research Associate in Microwave and THz Electronics of Graphene and Related Materials

(6)European Graphene Flagship Science Writer

(7) Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials


 


Fully funded PhD studentship in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology:

We have an average of 10 fully funded scholarships per annum. A minimum of 6 of them are reserved for UK Nationals or EU Nationals who have studied for three years in the UK. Full student eligibility information can be found on the EPSRC website (http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility.aspx). The remaining scholarships can cover EU Nationals. Overseas / Non-EU applicants are not eligible to apply for funding from the Graphene Technology CDT, but can still join the programme if recipient of external scholarships covering the full costs.
Interested students should email a CV and 2 reference letters to  and to the Centre Director (Prof. A. C. Ferrari, email:).

For detailed informations on the application procedure click here.

 

 

 

Other vacancies:

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/ 


Graphene Flagship Press & Communications Coordinator

A position exists for an experienced Press and Communications Coordinator to run the communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship. The graphene flagship is a ten year, one Billion Euros research initiative coordinating 142 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries, and consists of a number of associated members. The position will be based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, a founding partner of the flagship, and will require close interaction with Chalmers University of Technology, where the central administration of the EU flagship, including marketing and dissemination, is based. The role will involve creating content for the communication activities of the EU flagship as a whole, and for each of the partners.

Communication and dissemination of the results of this huge public investments is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialized scientific community. The Press and Communications Coordinator will thus be a senior role of key importance.

The Press and Communications Coordinator will work as part of the Graphene Flagship communication team based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre to create press releases and make sure these are disseminated in the EU and world-wide media, and reach politicians, funding agencies, other press offices and the general public. The role-holder will be responsible for managing the European wide Flagship network of press officers for the dissemination of the Graphene Flagship outreach content.

A degree in relevant science and/or journalism subjects is required, as well as a proven background as editor in major science magazines, or for general news-media, or as science writer. A track record in public relations and general journalism is desirable. Candidates with PhD and a post-doctoral experience in relevant science or journalism subjects are particularly welcome.

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 Tuesday 5 January 2016. If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM06984 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.

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Closing date: 6 April 2016



Cambridge Graphene Centre Financial Administrator

A position exists for a Financial Administrator at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) (www.graphene.cam.ac.uk). The CGC mission is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. The CGC 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 key responsibilities of the role holder will be: preparing or overseeing the preparation of project budgets using X5, JeS, EMDESK; creation and maintenance of the CGC finance records; financial tracking and reporting in collaboration with the University Research Operations Office (ROO), and the CUED 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; creation of a Small Research Facility financial model and charging structure, for the CGC facilities; 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, as required; help maintain the CGC and CDT web pages.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least A level standard plus GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English. Also required is a good 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, ideally with 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 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 21 March 2016. 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 NM08382 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.

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Closing date: 21 March 2016



Research Associate in Microwave and THz Electronics of Graphene and Related Materials

A position exists for a research associate to work on microwave and THz electronics of graphene, related materials and hetero structures, based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre and its partner "Antennas and Electromagnetics Lab" at Queen Mary University of London. The research associate will be expected to spend part of his/her time at Queen Mary University, under the supervision of Prof. Yang Hao, member of the management group of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and leader of the "connectivity" activities as part of an EPSRC funded project and of the European Graphene Flagship.

The aim is to explore a variety of novel RF, microwave and THz devices based on graphene, related materials (GRMs) and their combination with "conventional" semiconducting materials and technologies. The objectives are: 1.To model, design and test of GRM-based RF and microwave transistors, antennas and receivers, and integrated circuits. 2. To study the fundamental properties of GRMs by on-chip microwave measurement and scanning microwave microscopy.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or closely related disciplines. Essential requirement is a proven track record in design, measurements and modelling (linear and non-linear) of RF or microwave transistors and circuits, such as FETs, HEMTs, MMICs and HMICs, as well as experience in electronic and microwave measurements and competence in transistor and electromagnetic simulation tools such as ADS, CST, HFSS, Silvaco, etc.. Experience in antennas and receivers design and testing is also required. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in high frequency devices based on GRMs.

Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is highly desirable. 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 and working in close collaboration with experimentalists.

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 a list of your research publications and conference presentations 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 NM08342 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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Closing date: 17 March 2016



European Graphene Flagship Science Writer

A position exists for an experienced Science Writer with a strong scientific background to lead the science communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship. This is a ten years, one Billion Euros initiative bringing together 142 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries, as well as an increasing number of associated members. The position will be based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, a founding partner of the Flagship, and will require close interaction and frequent travel to Chalmers University of Technology, where the central administration of the EU Flagship, including marketing and dissemination, is based. The role will involve creating content for the communication activities of the EU flagship as a whole, and for each of the partners and associate members. Communication and dissemination of the results of this huge public investment is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialized scientific community.

The role-holder will produce original content for a variety of outreach, communication, media, and dissemination activities. This will require creating, writing and editing newsletters, press releases, case studies, and annual reports translating the technical and specialist science and technology output of the Flagship into content accessible to various audiences, from the general public, to funding agencies, various types of media, as well as academics and industrialists working in any area, given the potential of graphene and related materials in fields ranging from data communications to medicine. The role-holder will also maintain and update the content of the website and several social media, working with research staff to prepare articles and videos/podcasts for target audiences. The role-holder will be required to interface with media across the EU and worldwide, as well as funding agencies, politicians and others. Given that the scientific output of the Flagship is several hundreds publications per year, there is the need to create and cover multiple stories every week. The role is partly funded by the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC), and it is expected that approximately 10% of the time will be devoted to similar activities for the CGC.

A degree in a relevant science area is required. A PhD is desirable in subjects like Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or Nanotechnology and/or an appropriate professional qualification in public relations or journalism and practical knowledge and experience of key media relations activities. A proven track-record as an editor/science writer in major scientific journals would be highly desirable, as well as experience in public relations and journalism. A significant amount of travel, including at short notice, will be required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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 a list of your research publications and conference presentations 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 Monday 14 March 2016. If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR office (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk) or 01223 332615.

Please quote reference NM08299 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.

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Closing date: 14 March 2016



Research Associate in Printed Heterostructures based on Graphene and Layered Materials

A position exists, for a Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre to work on printed hetero-structures based on graphene and related layered materials as part of EPSRC and EU funded research

The aim is to develop a new class of flexible (opto)electronic and energy storage devices embedding the optical and electronic functionalities of graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems. 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, as well as their implementation in (opto)electronic and energy storage devices. 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 major objectives will be to: 1. Identify novel atomic crystals and their heterostructures to create multifunctional devices and sensors. 2. Develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range off substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. 3. Develop composite materials by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune the properties of the resulting composites. 4. Design printable heterostructures based on such inks. 5. Develop strategies for ultra-high spatial resolution printing with inks, from picolitre to femtolitre to atolitre (one flake per drop). 6. Create system solutions for battery-free remote sensing, based on printed heterostructures.

This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physical, chemical and soft matter sciences. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Material Science or Electrical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in preparation and optimisation of inks based on graphene and layered materials, as well as ink-jet printing and roll to roll manufacturing.

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 a list of your research publications and conference presentations 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 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 NM08127 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.

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Closing date: 22 February 2016



Research Associate in Modelling of Graphene and Related Materials

A 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.

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 a list of your research publications and conference presentations 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 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 NM08128 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.

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Closing date: 22 February 2016



Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials

A position exists, for a Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials as part of an EU funded grant.

The aim is to set up a new Raman spectrometer working at ultra-low frequencies, with multiple layer lines from IR to UV and with low and high temperature and magnetic field capabilities. The role holder will also perform Raman measurements on a variety of samples ranging from amorphous carbon to graphene and related layered materials and hybrid systems, including plasmonic systems. The role holder will be expected to provide a full data analysis and interpretation of the data, using a variety of analytical and computational tools, including group theory and density functional theory.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry or Materials Science. Expertise in low frequency Raman spectroscopy of graphene and related layered materials is an essential requirement, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. 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 as well as having experience of managing their own workload.

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

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 NM07683 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.

Closing date: 17 February 2015

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