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Cambridge Graphene Centre

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

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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:

(B) Other vacancies

(1)PhD Positions

(2)Research Assistants/Associates in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero    Structures x 3

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

(4) Research Associate on Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term) (2 posts)

1. 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/

2.Research Assistants/Associates in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures x 3.

Three positions exist for Research Assistants/Associates 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 candidates will hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Applied Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in photonics, Raman spectroscopy of graphene and related materials, 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, especially by Raman spectroscopy, 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.

Also: experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings (essential); ability to continually update knowledge in specialist area and engaged in continuous professional development; have experience of managing own workload.

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

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,023 - £28,982; Research Associate: £28,982 - £37,768

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 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 NM09759 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

Closing date : 17 November 2016

 

 

3. 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 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.

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 Centre's 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.

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 Wednesday 7 December 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 NM10771 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

Closing date : 7 December 2016

 

 

4. Research Associate on Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term) (2 posts).

Two positions exist, for EU-funded Research Associates in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on solution processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

The post holders 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 composites to exploit the mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties of graphene and related materials. The post holders will undertake the optimization of inks, dispersions and composites and test the resulting materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general. They will develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. They will develop composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties. They will also develop conducting polymer/graphene-coated microfibers and characterise their structural, physical, electrochemical properties and electrobiological functionalities, 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.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related disciplines. 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 handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is needed, as well as experience of managing own workload.

Salary range: Research Associate: £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.

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 NM10853 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

 

Closing date : 30 December 2016