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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Cambridge University Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials

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Vacancies

(A) Fully funded PhD studentships in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology

(B) Other vacancies

(1) PhD Positions

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

(3) European Graphene Flagship Science Writer and Communications Officer

(4) Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials

(5) Research Associate in Graphene-Based Printable and Flexible (Opto) Electronics

(6) Research Laboratory & Cleanroom Technician - (Nanoscience and Graphene Centres) (Fixed Term)

 


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/ 

 

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.

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, Department of Engineering, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 OFA, UK.

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 quote reference NM03810 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

15 August 2014

 

European Graphene Flagship Science Writer and Communications Officer

A position exists for an experienced Science Writer/Communications Officer with a strong scientific background to run the communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship. The EU flagship is a ten year, one Billion Euro research initiative comprising 126 research groups in 75 universities, companies and research centres across Europe. 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.

You will produce original content for a variety of outreach, communication, media, and dissemination activities, as well as reviewing the branding and design of communication materials. You will establish a network with the press offices of Cambridge and Chalmers, as well as the press officers of all the flagship partners, in order to coordinate and maximise the Graphene Flagship outreach activities. The role will include creating, writing and editing newsletters, press releases, case studies, speeches and annual reports. You 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. You will be required to interface with media across the EU and worldwide, as well as funding agencies, politicians and others. 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 subject is required. A PhD is desirable in a subject such as 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, some at short notice, will be required.

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

Informal enquiries about this vacancy may be made to Professor Andrea 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, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM02657 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

Closing date

30 June 2014

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Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics of Graphene and Related Material

A position exists for a Research Associate to work on ultrafast photonics of graphene and related materials (GRMs). The project is funded by the EU, and will be based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (www.graphene.cam.ac.uk). The aim is to develop ultrafast laser systems at various wavelengths, optical waveguides, optical frequency converters, amplifiers and cavities exploiting graphene, layered materials and hybrid systems combining one and two dimensional materials. This includes design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of structures, where graphene and related materials are transferred on, or integrated into dielectric layer structures, output couplers or top coatings of gain materials, as well as designing GRMs active gain materials for light amplification. The characterisation of the integrated GRMs devices will be carried out by nonlinear optical absorption, Raman and pump-probe spectroscopy measurements.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or in Physics, Photonics, Nanotechnology, Material Science or Electrical Engineering as well as proven expertise in ultrafast lasers design, assembly and testing, characterisation of integrated devices using nonlinear optical absorption, and pump-probe spectroscopy, as demonstrated by publications in major international journals.

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.

The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, Department of Engineering, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 OFA, UK.

Salary Range: Research Associate: £28,132 - £36,661

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 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.

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 Graphene centre administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM03291 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

Closing date

10 June 2014

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Research Associate in Graphene-Based Printable and Flexible (Opto) Electronic

One position exists for an EU-funded Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on Graphene Printable and Flexible (Opto) electronics as part of the European Graphene Flagship and an European Research Council Synergy grant.

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

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. 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, 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. Such materials will be tested in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Material Science or Electrical Engineering as well as proven expertise and research experience (as shown by publications in major international journals) in preparation and optimization of inks, dispersions and composites based on graphene and layered materials, inkjet, flexographic or screen printing, spray or rod coating, roll to roll manufacturing and flexible and transparent electronics. The role holders 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.

Salary Range: £28,132 - £36,661

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, plus a copy of your highest qualification to date, 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, via the University's Web Recruitment System, 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 Cambridge Graphene centre administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM03427 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

Further Information

Closing date

25 June 2014

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Research Laboratory & Cleanroom Technician - (Nanoscience and Graphene Centres) (Fixed Term)

Working in collaboration with the technician team at the Nanoscience Centre and Cambridge Graphene Centre, the role holder assists in the daily operation of extensive cleanroom facilities, reporting faults to the Laboratory Manager and then action any necessary maintenance or repair work. The role contributes towards maintaining the necessary operating conditions within the cleanroom and laboratories.

The Nanoscience Centre and Cambridge Graphene Centre are supported by a small team of an Administrator, Facilities Manager and Technical Staff and the ability to communicate effectively and be a team player are very important.

The specific aspects of the role include:

Checking to ensure that the Cleanroom facility is operating correctly on a day to day basis. Checking to ensure that equipment within the Cleanroom and Laboratories is being used correctly . Giving guidance to users where necessary; the type of user varies from undergraduate project students to senior researchers, academic visitors and users from industry. Carrying out general repair work on experimental apparatus in the Laboratories. Maintaining a high level of cleanliness in the Cleanroom and Laboratories. Contributing towards safe working practices in the Cleanroom and Laboratories. The successful applicant will be educated to a minimum of GCSE level, including Mathematics, English and a science subject at intermediate level. A strong interest in science/engineering and being mechanically-minded are most desirable for this role. However, Cleanroom and Laboratory experience is not necessary as training will be given. Awareness of health and safety issues, relating in particular to electricity, machinery, pressurised systems and the safe use of chemicals is desirable.

The successful applicant should have good communication skills with fluency in spoken & written English, as well as the ability to deal sympathetically and effectively with a wide range of people. They should also be able to work as part of a team and to take responsibility for the management of their own work.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Sue Murkett, sm330@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM03588 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

Closing date

11 July 2014

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