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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) Principal Technician - Cambridge Graphene Centre

(3) Financial Administrator - Cambridge Graphene Centre

(4) Research Assistant/Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials

(5) Research Assistant/Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene and Related Materials

(6) Research Associate in Composites based on 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/ 

 

Principal Technician - 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.

The role holder will be responsible for the close control over the handling and use of the hazardous gases, chemicals and processing equipment. The role-holder will undertake all higher risk activities, such as modifications to the gas handling system and resupply, which is particularly important when the hazard presented is acute. He/She also maintains and repairs the equipment that utilises these gases. This requires specialist knowledge of the working of vacuum systems and their use with gases. The role holder will also be responsible for the building operations, including close monitoring of temperature, water supply, solar energy generation and AV facilities.

The successful candidate is expected to ensure the smooth running of all these facilities, as well as maintain and repair these. The role involves handling of hazardous gases, chemicals, vacuum systems, lasers, scanning electron microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance, high temperature furnaces and a variety of coating, printing and centrifugation systems. This requires specialist knowledge, good problem solving and technical skills.

You will be educated to at least HNC level qualification or gained experience and specialist knowledge through a period of practical experience and theoretical training working to a high degree of precision. You should be able to design, specify and manufacture, as appropriate, a range of mechanical, electrical parts/systems, as well as gas and fluids connections. You will have excellent communication skills to enable explanation of and instruction in technical issues and processes to staff and students at all levels and ideally experience of staff supervision and budget management.

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.

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), +44 (0) 1223 332615

Please quote reference NM06540 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: 11 August 2015

 

Financial Administrator - Cambridge Graphene Centre

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 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 20 August 2015. 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 NM06621 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: 20 August 2015

 

Research Assistant/Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials. The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA. The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

The aim is to create a new range of wideband ultrafast photonics devices and systems using graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional optics and ultrafast optics, sustained by the convergence and co-integration of photonic and optoelectronic components, based on GRMs and GRM-polymers, including: lasers, polymer waveguides, optical frequency converters, amplifiers, polarizers, filters, cavities, switches, modulators and photodetectors. The developed ultrafast photonic systems, will then be used in a variety of applications, such as medical and biological and material processing, among others. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physics, material science, nanotechnology and medicine. The successful candidate will have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics or Material Science with a proven track record in ultrafast photonics and nanotechnology, including processing, fabrication, characterization, integration and application of materials and nano-materials for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in ultrafast lasers based on GRMs and fabrication, characterization and integration of GRMs for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of ultrafast and non-linear optics and the physics of graphene and related materials is required. A proven track record in handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is mandatory.

The salary scale for a Research Assistant is £24,775 - £28,695 and for a Research Associate is £28,695 - £37,394.

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 NM06635 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: 21 August 2015

 

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

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in Opto-Electronic Devices based on Graphene Related Materials (GRMs) and Hetero Structures, as part of the European Graphene Flagship and an European Research Council Synergy grant.

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional (2d) materials, 2d hetero structures and hybrid platforms, combining the versatile properties of 2d materials with conventional 3d semiconductors. Such 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 2d materials and hetero-structures.

The successful candidate will have, or be close to obtaining a PhD in Applied 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. In addition, experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also 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.

The salary scale for a Research Assistant is £24,775 - £28,695. The Research Associate scale is £28,695 - £37,394.

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 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 NM06627 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: 31 July 2015


Research Associate in Composites based on Graphene and Related Materials

A position exists, for an EU-funded Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on composites based on graphene and related materials.

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 composites able to exploit the mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties 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 and solutions based on graphene and related materials, as well as their incorporation in a variety of host substances, ranging from polimers, to glasses, metal, concrete, etc. with the aim of augmenting the mechanical, thermal, optical, or electronic properties of the host material.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Material Science or Electrical Engineering as well as proven expertise (as shown by publications in major international journals) in preparation, optimisation, and characterization of composites based on graphene and layered materials

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 NM06718 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: 31 August 2015