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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials

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Vacancies

(1) PhD Positions

(2) Research Associate in Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

(3) Cambridge Graphene Centre Executive Assistant

(4) Research Assistant in Graphene and Related Materials Technology Translation, Standardization and Industrialization (Fixed Term)

(5) Cambridge Graphene Centre Cleanroom Process Technician


(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) also accepts 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, and Nanotechnology.

For general information on the PhD application to Cambridge please see

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


(2) Research Associate in Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Associate in Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Graphene and Related Materials in the Department of Engineering.

The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The aim is to develop single junction perovskite and silicon/perovskite tandem solar cells based on graphene and related materials as charge transport layers and electrodes.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering and a proven track-record, as demonstrated by publications in major international journals, of fabrication and characterization of lab-scale as well as large area perovskite solar cells, and of synthesis and characterization of halide perovskite materials. Previous experience in layered materials production, characterization and deposition is also required.

Experience in handing 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

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

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) and a covering letter and list of publications 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@cam.ac.uk). If you have questions about the application process, please contact CGC Administrator Anna Gurowska (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM26876 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 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 based in West Cambridge and provide an executive support service to the CGC Director, Deputy Director and COO and Senior Administrators. You will be responsible for 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 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 person, in Cambridge and elsewhere in UK, EU or worldwide, and online (by Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Skype, etc.), managing the schedule of meetings, planning and managing the overall working day to ensure an appropriate balance of meetings, managing all meetings 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 all the steps of 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 operations staff members.

You will be educated to degree level/ have an equivalent level of practical experience 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.

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 Wednesday 30 June 2021. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0)1223 332615).

Please quote reference NM26944 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Salary: £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


 

(4) Research Assistant in Graphene and Related Materials Technology Translation, Standardization and Industrialization (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Assistant in Graphene and Related Materials Technology Translation, Standardization and Industrialization.

The aim is to support development of applications based on graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional semiconductor technologies and manufacturing processes. Such devices will then be used in a range of demonstrators based on industrial needs, as defined by the Graphene Flagship consortium: multi-functional Graphene-based composites and components for an automotive wireless dashboard; Graphene-based coherent optical transceivers and their integration with silicon photonics; GRM-based solar cells, including GRM-enhanced perovskite solar cells; graphene-based broadband imaging array detectors; GRM-based MIMO antennas, and many others.

The successful candidate will hold a Master's degree in Applied Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Engineering with previous experience in graphene and related materials. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track-record in technology transfer, standardization and industrialization, to boost collaborations between industry and academia.

The candidate will also have the ability to translate the industrial needs in measurable key performance indicators for the development of GRM based demonstrator and prototypes. Monitoring and technical due diligence on intellectual property. Coordination of activities for the development of functional demonstrators with performances competitive with industrial requirements.

Experience in handing 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 holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA.

Salary Range: Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 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) 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 Anna Gurowska the Graphene Centre Administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM26981 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


 

(5) Cambridge Graphene Centre Cleanroom Process Technician

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, the role-holder will be responsible for control over the handling and use of processing equipment. The role-holder will assist the CGC Principal Technician and the CGC Facilities Manager to undertake all higher risk activities, such as modifications to the gas handling system and resupply, which is particularly important when the hazard presented is acute. The role-holder will also assist with the building operations, including close monitoring of temperature, water supply, solar energy generation and AV facilities. The role-holder will be responsible for storing and cataloguing of equipment, PCs and Laptops, as well as desks and chairs and their deployment to the seminar, tutorial, board rooms and atriums according to the users' needs. The role-holder will update desks and door signs. The role-holder may be tasked with processing graphene and related materials using various clean room based equipment, in order to maintain a steady production of materials for the CGC and its industrial partners. This will require following precise procedures developed by the CGC researchers. Experience in handling chemicals, and clean room processing equipment is necessary. The role holder 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. The role holder will maintain and update a database of all purchases to ensure easy accounting and traceability. The role holder will train staff and students on a variety of procedures and processes used in the CGC facilities.

The role holder will be educated to at least HNC level qualification or gained experience and specialist knowledge through a period of practical experience and theoretical training working to a high degree of precision in a clean room. The role holder will have 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, as well as working with chemicals and gases. The role requires specialist knowledge, good problem solving and technical skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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).

Please quote reference NM27040 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