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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 Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term) x2

(3) Research Associate in Quantum Technology of Layered Materials (Fixed Term) x2


(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 (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures (Fixed Term) x2

Two positions exist for Research Associates in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero structures. The post holders will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge. CB3 0FA.

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 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 a PhD before taking up the position.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 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 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 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 the Cambridge Graphene Centre administrator Anna Gurowska (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM25806 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) Research Associate in Quantum Technology of Layered Materials (Fixed Term) x2

We are looking to recruit two Research Associates in Quantum Technology of Layered Materials. The post holders will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA.

The aim is to develop deterministic quantum-light emitters in two dimensional and layered materials for integration in quantum photonic networks. Quantum-light emitters will be fabricated using layered materials and their heterostructures, targeting the generation of both direct and indirect confined exciton complexes. The quantum emitters will be studied and controlled using continuous wave and ultrafast optics, under applied electric and magnetic fields from cryogenic to room temperatures.

The final aim, in the framework of the Quantum Technology Flagship and in collaboration with Prof. Mete Atature at the Cavendish Laboratory, is to create an integrated quantum photonic circuit integrating deterministic, electrically tuneable quantum photon sources emitting entangled-photon pairs coupled to waveguides, where they will be manipulated, and read-out by single-photon detectors. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physics, material science and nanotechnology.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, or Material Science with a proven track record on optical physics and spectroscopy of low-dimensional systems. Preference will be given to candidates with a background on solid-state quantum optics, including InGaAs quantum dots, optically active defects in diamond or other semiconductors, or Layered Materials, as demonstrated by high quality publications.

Proven expertise in building or working with custom-made optical setups, using optical or microwave-based schemes to control single-spins in quantum systems, sample processing, fabrication, characterization and integration on photonic structures, as well as a strong understanding of the optical properties of Layered Materials is required. Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to frequent project meetings is 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 a PhD before taking up the position.

Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 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 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 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 the Graphene Centre Administrator, Anna Gurowska (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM25817 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