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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)Administrator EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology

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

(4) Research Associate in Graphene-Based High Frequency Devices and Electromagnetic Simulations

(5)Research Associate in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials.

(6)Research Associate in High Frequency Devices Based on Graphene and Related Materials

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

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

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

 

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.Administrator EPSRS Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology.

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. This engineering innovation centre allows partners to meet and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.

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 administrator who, working closely with the Centre Directors, will oversee the administration of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology.

The Centre Administrator will be responsible for managing and organising the administration of the Centre; managing all aspects of the Centre's financial management, including the administrative tasks necessary to secure new funding streams; co-ordinating and planning all the Centre's meetings, workshops and seminars, taking the role of convenor and minute secretary; liaising with the industrial partners to agree projects and placements. The role-holder also acts as first point of contact for potential and current students for all course-related matters. The Administrator is responsible for the organisation of teaching materials and spaces for lectures and workshops as well as the organisation of management board meetings, taking minutes, organisation of interviews for new students and administrative support of students on arrival. The role-holder will act as the key point of contact and fielding for all communications relating to Centre activity, ensuring a timely response to all requests arriving to the centre, and organization of meeting and conference calls as needed. The Administrator will be responsible for maintaining and regularly updating the Centre web pages and social media.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least A level standard, but preferentially to a degree level, and have relevant administrative experience, preferably in an academic environment, as well as experience of working as part of a management team with accountability for group and individual performance. The role requires an organised approach to tasks and a high level of attention to detail, good numeracy and IT skills (in particular ability to manage and update web pages) and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. The ability to build effective interpersonal relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences is essential as well as the confidence to work with business and academic people at senior and junior levels.

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 14 September 2016.  If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk) or for any questions concerning the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0)1223 332615+44 (0)1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM09974 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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3.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

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Closing date : 22 August 2016

 

4. Research Associate in Graphene-Based High Frequency Devices and Electromagnetic Simulations.

A position exists for a Research Associate to work on RF, microwave and THz devices and systems. The aim is to design, simulate, fabricate and test devices such as antennas, reflectarrays, absorbers and waveguides based on graphene and related materials.

Particular attention will be paid to antennas and antenna systems for application such as printed RFID and RF energy harvesting. The research will also include fundamental studies of high-frequency properties of graphene and related materials by transport measurements and scanning microwave microscopy (SMM).

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 of high frequency devices, particularly antennas and meta-surfaces. Experience in electromagnetic simulation and design by software such as CST Microwave Studio and HFSS is essential. Hands-on experience on antenna measurements (including near field and anechoic chambers) and on-wafer testing by vector analysers is required. Experience in design and testing of mm-wave and THz devices is desired, as well as working knowledge of THz time domain spectroscopy.

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.

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.

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 NM09745 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: 9 September 2016

 

5. Research Associate in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered materials

One position exists for a Research Associate to work on growth and production of graphene and layered materials.

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/transfer of graphene and layered materials, as well as device manufacture and characterisation. Applicants lacking a proven track record in graphene growth/transfer 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.

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.

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 NM09758 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: 02 September 2016

5. Research Associate in High Frequency Devices Based on Graphene and Related Materials

A position exists for a research associate to work on design, testing and modelling of high frequency active devices and integrated circuits based on graphene, related layered materials and their heterostructures. The aim is to demonstrate novel active devices for applications at microwave and mm-wave frequencies. Particular focus will be given to the design and implementation of new device architectures and the challenges of pushing the operation frequency of integrated circuits to the THz range.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical or 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 high frequency active devices and circuits, particularly FETs, HEMTs, MMICs and HMICs. Experience in simulations and CAD design of RF transistors and integrated circuits, as well as hand-on experience on microwave on-wafer measurement techniques (particularly by vector network analyser and mm-wave modules) are required. The candidate is expected to be competent in transistor and electromagnetic simulation tools such as ADS, CST, HFSS, Silvaco, etc. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in high frequency active devices based on graphene and related materials and/or mm-wave and THz active devices. Experience in scanning microwave microscopy and/or noise analysis is desirable.

Experience in handling 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.

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

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 30 June 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 NM09197 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: 30 June 2016


 

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

Two positions exist for Research 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 candidate will hold a PhD in Photonics, 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 handling 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.

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 30 June 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 NM09255 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 June 2016

 

8. 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.

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


9.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.

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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