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

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

(4)PA to Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

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

(6)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. 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



3. 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

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Closing date: 30 June 2016



4. PA to Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

A position exists for a PA to Director and Administrators of 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.

We are seeking an experienced PA to provide a comprehensive PA service to the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Centre for Doctoral Training, as well as to the Centres' Administrators to enable them to carry out their administrative and academic duties. In particular, the role-holder will be responsible for the efficient organisation of the diary of the Director, which will require him/her to respond and act in a timely and efficient way to at least 50-100 emails/phone calls per day, organise meetings (including catering), set up conference calls, greet visitors and guests and direct them to the appropriate meeting. The role-holder will also liaise with all CGC and CDT members to make sure the relevant people are present at meetings, conference calls, etc

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The role-holder will act as the first point of contact for enquiries to the Cambridge Graphene Centre, and Centre for Doctoral Training, interpret incoming information (often of a confidential nature), sift, summarise, prioritise and convey onwards, and research, retain and retrieve information required for meetings, as appropriate.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least A level standard and have excellent administrative and organisational skills. The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and to organise and prioritise a wide range of tasks.

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 3 May 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 NM07501 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: 03 May 2016



5. 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

Apply online

Closing date: 17 March 2016



6. 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

Further information

Apply online