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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials

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Vacancies

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:

(1) PhD Positions

(2) Research Associarte in Graphene-Based Mode-Locked Lasers for Coherent Raman Imaging (Fixed Term)

(3) Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) Executive Assistant

 


(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 Graphene-Based Mode-Locked Lasers for Coherent Raman Imaging (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Associate in Graphene-Based Mode-Locked Lasers for Coherent Raman Imaging.

The aim is to develop an innovative mode-locked dual-colour fibre laser system for accurate fingerprinting of tumour tissues through coherent Raman imaging. The outcome of this project will have a significant impact on healthcare, as it will improve the accuracy of early-stage tumour detection and lead to better prognoses. The ideal candidate should have proven hands-on experience in nonlinear and ultrafast optics, with a particular emphasis on mode-locked lasers and fibre lasers. The candidate will interact with a dynamic start-up company which aims at commercialization of the developed laser technology within a European Research Council Proof of Concept Grant.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics or Material Science with a proven track record in ultrafast photonics and nanotechnology, including processing, fabrication, characterization, integration and application of graphene-related materials (GRMs) for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in ultrafast lasers based on GRMs and fabrication, characterization and integration of GRMs for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of ultrafast and non-linear optics and GRM physics is required.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD.

Salary Range: Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

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.

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), a covering letter and any additional documents related to the post 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 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 NM21148 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


 (3) Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) Executive Assistant

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. 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 CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology. This aims to develop people able to stimulate the sustainability of engineering research and commercialisation of graphene and related materials across a variety of sectors.

The CGC is a very busy and dynamic environment and we are seeking an experienced PA/EA to join the team and provide an executive support service to the CGC Director, Deputy Director and COO and Senior Administrators. You will be managing a very complex diary to ensure the efficient and effective management of the time and work of the CGC. In addition to this, you will be processing up to 500 complex emails/phone calls on a daily basis and taking all follow-up actions, setting up a wide range of internal and external meetings both in Cambridge and elsewhere, manage the schedule of meetings, planning and managing the overall working day to ensure an appropriate balance of meetings, manage all meeting follow up activity. The role holder will be instrumental in ensuring the effective operation of the daily schedule of all personnel and students in the CGC and CDT, as well as updating databases, and scheduling personnel recruitment. The role holder will co-ordinate and plan the CGC events, meetings, workshops, seminars and relative finances, and organise and prepare the agendas and minutes. This will be done in person or by delegating responsibilities to the most appropriate CGC/CDT staff members.

You will be educated to degree level/ have equivalent level of practical experience and a wealth and depth of experience of working as an Executive PA in a highly dynamic environment and managing an online diary system with hundreds of conflicting requirements requiring prioritisation. You will be an effective communicator and have the ability to interact with a wide range of people. You will have advanced IT skills with proven experience in the use of excel, database and data sharing software, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, web page management, and similar systems.

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.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0) 1223 332615). Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM21366 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Salary range: £29,176-£34,804

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