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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 High Frequency Electronics and Antennas Based on Graphene and Related Materials x 2

(3) Research Associate in Graphene-Based Batteries and Supercapacitors

(4) Research Associate in (Opto-)Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures x 2

 


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 High Frequency Electronics and Antennas Based on Graphene and Related Materials x 2

Two positions exist at the Cambridge Graphene Centre for Research Associates to work on High Frequency Electronics and Antennas based on graphene and related materials. One position is funded by an ERC Synergy grant and the other by EPSRC. One of the Research Associates will be expected to spend significant part of their time in 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. The other will be fully based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

The aim is to fabricate devices operating from low to high frequency, deformable antennas, flexible RF/EM shields, as well as flexible high frequency devices, to be deployed in radio technologies optimized for low power consumption and/or short range communication. This will require a multi-disciplinary effort in order to identify new devices that can be practically implemented for broadband microwave applications. The ultimate aim is to integrate all components of a tuneable radio receiver front end (antenna, LNA, duplexer, mixer, signal processing) using graphene or related two dimensional materials and hybrid systems based on the combination of different two-dimensional crystals or of two-dimensional crystals and other (nano)materials. The work will also target novel microwave antennas and devices, including on/off switchable shielding, self-mixing antennas and optically transparent devices.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, or closely related disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track-record in fabrication, characterization and modelling of high frequency graphene devices and antennas, as shown by leading and pioneering publications in the field, as well as in electromagnetic theory, antenna and microwave engineering, analytical and numerical modelling for electromagnetic structures, fabrication and measurement techniques for antennas.

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts 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 NM04469 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: 25 November 2014

 

Research Associate in Graphene-Based Batteries and Supercapacitors

A position exists for a Research Associate to work on batteries and super capacitors based on graphene and related materials, as part of the European Graphene Flagship. The research associate will be based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre and will be expected to spend significant part of their time at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Clare Grey, member of the management group of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and leader of the energy-related activities.

The aim is to develop flexible versions of energy storage technologies focusing on batteries, super-capacitors and hybrids of the two. An emphasis will be given to printable energy solutions, targeting the technology readiness levels required for industrial uptake. Devices will be prepared, optimised for high power and, under appropriate conditions, high energy density.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in batteries and/or super capacitors design, characterisation and testing, as demonstrated by a first class track record of publications in major journals. Candidates who do not have extensive experience in either batteries and/or super capacitors or in the use of NMR spectroscopy to characterise electrochemical systems will not be considered. Prior experience on energy applications of graphene, layered materials and hybrid systems is essential. A solid understanding of the physics and chemistry of graphene and related materials is required, as well as Raman spectroscopy.

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.

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 Prof. A C Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk) or Prof. Clare Grey at cpg27@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 NM04467 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: 20 November 2014

 

Research Associate in (Opto-)Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures x 2

Two positions exist for Research Associates 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 materials, with predetermined properties and functionalities, by combining the properties of one-atom-thick materials into a three-dimensional system. Such heterostructures will then be used to fabricate and test a wide range of applications and devices, such as transistors, photodetectors and solar cells. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across material science, physics and electronic engineering, and will require the development of techniques for the production of 2d heterostructures, the study of their physical properties with specifically designed experiments, as well as the fabrication and testing of novel (opto) electronic devices.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in (opto) electronics of low dimensional systems, including characterisation at cryogenic temperatures and high magnetic fields. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in fabrication and electrical characterization of graphene, related layered materials or other nanoscale devices, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of the physics of graphene and related materials is required, as well as Raman spectroscopy.

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

Please quote reference NM04466 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: 20 November 2014