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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 Microwave and THz Electronics of Graphene and Related Materials

(3) Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero structures

(4) Research Facilities Manager - Cambridge Graphene Centre

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

(6) Research Associate in Growth of Graphene and Layered 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/ 

 

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, as part of the European Graphene Flagship and an European Research Council Synergy grant.

The aim is to demonstrate a variety of novel devices to be used for detection, generation and manipulation of high-frequency signals up to the THz range. The ultimate goal is to implement a front-end to be used for either ultra-fast communication, microwave and THz imaging or sensing applications. This multi-disciplinary research will involve extensive cleanroom micro and nano-fabrication as well as device testing by vector analysis and quasi-optical measurements. The work will also target novel microwave devices, including on/off switchable shielding, self-mixing antennas and optically transparent devices.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or closely related disciplines. Essential requirement is proven track record in the micro- and nano-fabrication of solid state active and passive device as well as high frequency characterization/testing (on wafer and free-space). Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in THz technology based on graphene and related materials

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.

The candidate's work locations will be Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, and Queen Mary University, London.

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 Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM05160 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: 20 February 2015

Further information

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Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero structures

A positions exist for a Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials 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 heterostructures 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 hold 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.

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 post holders 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 Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM05161 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: 20 February 2015

Further information

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Research Facilities Manager - 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 manage, provide technical leadership and be responsible for all the CGC research facilities. This will require creating a charging structure for users, with the aim of reaching self-sustainability; procurement of equipment; line management of the CGC technicians. The role-holder will also provide support for PhD and master students on the use of the various research facilities and provide technical expertise to all research projects of the CGC and CDT. The role holder will also be the Local CGC Safety Officer.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Engineering, Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Chemistry or Physical Sciences with relevant post doctoral experience (in Industry or University) or an approved period of practical training or an equivalent professional qualification. Extensive experience in running and operation of clean rooms together with proven management experience in these areas. Knowledge of nano-fabrication processes (i.e. lithography, etching, deposition, metallisation, oxidation) and the equipment used for these processes. Knowledge of processing and spectroscopy equipment (including lasers, printing and liquid processing systems, etc.). Knowledge of deposition processes, in particular chemical and physical vapour deposition, and installation, use and handling of several processing gases, including hazardous ones.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If shortlisted, you will be required to provide two reference letters before further consideration of the application can be given.

The closing date for applications is 30 March 2015. 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 NM04914 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: 30 March 2015

Further information

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Research Associate in Modelling of Graphene and Related Materials

One 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.

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

Salary Ranges: Research Associate: £28,695- £37,394

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 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 NM05461 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: 30 March 2015

Further information

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Research Associate in Growth of Graphene and Layered Materials

One position exists for a Research Associate to work on growth and production of graphene and layered materials. The project is funded by the EPSRC and based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) (www.graphene.cam.ac.uk).

The successful candidate will investigate the large area production of graphene, BN, MoS2 and other layered materials, optimize their transfer process, in view of their application in energy, electronics and photonics. This will include design, commissioning, assembling and optimization of new growth/production and transfer equipment.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemistry or closely related disciplines and must have proven experience, as evidenced by publications in leading journals, in growth/production of graphene and layered materials, as well as device manufacture and characterisation. Applicants lacking a proven track record in graphene growth/production will not be considered.

Applicants must be highly motivated, capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and with the ability to perform effectively under pressure and deadlines, have good communication skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail and to deal successfully with a wide variety of people and having a willingness to learn. 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.

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

Salary Range: Research Associate: £28,695- £37,394

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 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 NM05449 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: 30 March 2015

Further information

Apply online