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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials
 

(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)

Prof. Tawfique Hasan (th270@cam.ac.uk) and Dr Luigi Occhipinti (lgo23@cam.ac.uk) also accept new PhD students. 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, and Nanotechnology.

For general information on the PhD application to Cambridge please see

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/


(2) Research Assistant / Research Associate in Graphene and Related Materials Technology (Fixed Term)

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional three-dimensional semiconductors. Such devices will then be used in a wide range of applications such as on-chip optical routing, flexible optoelectronics, light emission, optical sensing and quantum communications. 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 GRMs

The successful candidate will have or about to be awarded a PhD in Applied Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Chemistry, or other relevant subjects, with a track record in photonics, optoelectronics, chemistry, polymer composites, growth and processing of graphene and related materials. Preference will be given to candidates with track record in new technology development and technology transfer to boost collaborations between industry and academia. A solid understanding of device physics, and graphene and related materials is required.

The role holder would possess sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to liaise with and support other research and academic staff to develop strong research proposals and intellectual property. 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 candidate would possess sufficient administrative skills to manage EU project/s and experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Research Assistant: £27,929 - £32,348 Research Associate: £34,308 - £42,155

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering 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 of a technical nature 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 (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM34684 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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(3) Cambridge Graphene Centre Senior Project Manager

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. The CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology, and the Layered Materials Research Foundry (LMRF), as well as the Quantum and Advanced Materials technologies for a Sustainable Society (QAMSS) Strategic Research Initiative (SRI). The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia. The LMRF provides wafer-scale integration of Layered Materials (LMs) on up to 8" substrates, and silicon photonics multi-project wafers, in collaboration with CORNERSTONE at the University of Southampton.

We are seeking a Project Manager to join the CGC operations team at West Cambridge. The role holder will work closely with the CGC Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer to ensure that the CGC research commitments and contracts are effectively planned, monitored and delivered. The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the project management for research to be undertaken in the CGC to allow for early preparation of grant submissions and ensure timely progress in the research, meeting all the key performance indicators and reporting deadlines. This will include attending and organizing all project meetings, all working groups and calls, ensuring the attendance of all the relevant CGC members, and ensuring that agenda points are well prepared in advance of any meetings.

  • developing a project management strategy for the collaborations between the CGC and its project partners;

  • liaising with key stakeholders to develop a strategy for collaborative and leading edge research in technology of graphene and related materials.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a relevant science or engineering field and a PhD or equivalent experience. The role-holder will need to have a proven track record in managing research projects, in particular EU and nationally funded projects, as well as industrial projects, together with experience of managing or participating in collaborative research programmes. Previous administrative or project management experience in a similar environment is required. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to interact and build relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, are essential, as are excellent IT skills and experience of writing scientific reports, organizing complex diaries for multiple people and institutions, producing contents for web pages, use of project management tools, including X5, EMDESK, the participant portal, etc. Frequent travel, even at short notice and over the weekends will be required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is Monday 9 January 2023. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hroffice@eng.cam.ac.uk, 01223 332615), Dr Luigi Occhipinti (technology@graphene.cam.ac.uk) or Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM34202 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information