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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 (

Prof. Tawfique Hasan ( and Dr Luigi Occhipinti ( 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

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

The Cambridge Graphene Centre is currently accepting speculative CVs from researchers in the field of Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials, who have a doctorate in a related subject, or who expect to receive their PhD soon.

If you are interested in joining the CGC as a researcher, please send your CV and a cover letter to and and we will get in touch to discuss the next steps. Please check this page regularly for academic vacancies as they are added.

(3) Cleanroom Process Technician - Cambridge Graphene Centre (Fixed Term)


The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. The Cambridge Graphene Centre also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), in Graphene Technology. The CGC Operations team, managed by the CGC Deputy Director and COO, includes the CGC facilities management and support staff.

As part of the CGC facilities management and support staff, based at the CGC in West Cambridge, you will be responsible for control over the handling and use of processing equipment. You will assist the CGC Principal Technician, Laboratory Manager and the CGC Facilities Manager in undertaking all higher risk activities, such as modifications to the gas handling system and resupply, which is particularly important when the hazard presented is acute. You will also assist with building operations, including close monitoring of temperature, water supply, solar energy generation and AV facilities as well as be responsible for storing and cataloguing of equipment, PCs and laptops, desks and chairs and their deployment to the seminar, tutorial, boardrooms and atriums according to the users' needs.

You will be tasked with processing graphene and related materials using various cleanroom based equipment, in order to maintain a steady production of materials for the CGC and its industrial and academic partners. This will require following precise procedures developed by the CGC researchers and, in addition to this, there will be a requirement to train staff and students on a variety of procedures and processes used in the CGC facilities.

You will update the CGC, NMS and CDT web pages and the SRF Booking Web interface with all available facilities, including brief descriptions and pictures, as well as be responsible for purchasing any item required for the running of the CGC and CDT. You will maintain and update a database of all purchases to ensure easy accounting and traceability.

The ideal candidate should have a standard of education / qualification equitable to HNC/HND/ level 4/5 vocational qualification, or have a time-served apprenticeship or an equivalent level of practical experience of micro and nanofabrication of devices in a cleanroom environment. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the relevant regulations and practice for working in a microfabrication clean facility and specialist knowledge of microfabrication processes. In addition to this, you will require excellent communication skills to enable explanation of, and instruction in, technical issues and processes to staff and students at all levels and experience in clean room processes. Experience in handling chemicals, gasses and cleanroom processing equipment is also essential for this role.

Further information and details on how to apply are available here: Cleanroom Process Technician - Cambridge Graphene Centre - Job Opportunities - University of Cambridge