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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 Graphene for Flexible Electronics

(3) Administrator EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology

(4) Research Facilities Manager - Cambridge Graphene Centre

(5) Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics 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/ 

 

Research Associate in Graphene for Flexible Electronics

A position exist for a Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on Graphene for Flexible Electronics as part of a InnovateUK/EPSRC funded project in collaboration with Plastic Logic (www.plasticlogic.com)

The post holder will be located in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK.

The aim is to demonstrate the viability of graphene as a highly conductive flexible layer in a flexible active matrix array that can be used to drive Electrophoretic (EPD) and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays. This will exploit graphene based inks as a cost-effective replacement of currently used expensive metals and will demonstrate the manufacturability and scalability of the production of graphene in an industrial context. Inks will be formulated with high loading, to achieve the required conductivity and processability for a variety of printing technologies (bar coating, ink-jet printing and flexographic printing) for flexible active matrix arrays that can be used to drive EPDs and OLEDs.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Material Science or Electrical Engineering as well as proven expertise and research experience (as shown by publications in major international journals) in preparation and optimization of inks, dispersions and composites based on graphene and layered materials, inkjet, flexographic or screen printing, spray or rod coating, roll to roll manufacturing and flexible and transparent electronics. Also required are: knowledge and skills in the preparation, optimization and characterisation of graphene and layered material based inks, dispersions and composites for flexible electronics, as well as experience in EPDs and OLEDs. Experience in handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with strict and frequent deadlines, and attendance to project meetings is highly desirable, as well as experience of managing own workload. The post holder will have the ability to continually update their knowledge in their specialist area and engage in continuous professional development.

Salary Range: £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, plus a copy of your highest qualification to date, 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 NM04880 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: 5 January 2015

Further information

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Administrator EPSRC 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 Administrator will be responsible for maintaining and regularly updating the Centre web pages. The Centre Administrator will be responsible for 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; managing and organising the administration of the Centre; 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 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. Ability to build effective interpersonal relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Confident in working 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 Tuesday 6 January 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 NM04864 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: 6 January 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 technical facilities of the CGC. This will require creating a charging structure for users, with the aim of reaching self-sustainability; procurement of equipment; line management of the centre's technicians. The role-holder will also provide teaching and learning support for PhD students on the use of the various research facilities as well as supervise MRes projects 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.

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.

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 12 January 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-T@eng.cam.ac.uk), +44 (0) 1223 332801

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: 12 January 2015

Further information

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Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics based on Graphene and Related Materials

A position exists, for a Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

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 heterosructures. The role holder will also be appointed as Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in graphene technology. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the CDT teaching programme on photonics and optoelectronics of graphene and related materials, including supervision of at least one MRes student per year and one or more PhD students over the duration of the appointment. The role holder will also be requested to lead tasks/sub tasks and/or workpackages within one or more EU projects, as appropriate. This will also include periodic reporting, attending to various EU meetings, and anything else required for the work to be successful.

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.

The role holder will have postdoctoral research experience at the level of Research Associate. The role holder will also have sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. 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 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 until 31 March 2016 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 CV (inclusive of full publications list) 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.

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 NM04933 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: 13 January 2015

Further information

Apply online