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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) Graphene Flagship Science Writer and Communications Coordinator

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

(4) Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

(5) Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Graphene and Related Materials Growth and Devices (Fixed Term)


(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) Graphene Flagship Science Writer and Communications Coordinator

A position exists for an experienced Science Writer with a strong scientific background to work alongside the existing Science Writer and Press Coordinator to lead the science communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship. This is a ten year, one Billion Euros initiative bringing together over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 countries. The position will be based in West Cambridge at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, a founding partner of the Flagship, and frequent travel, mostly in Europe, will be required.

The role will involve creating content for the communication activities of the EU flagship as a whole. Communication and dissemination of the results of this public investment is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialised scientific community.

The role-holder will produce original content for a variety of outreach, communication, media, and dissemination activities, in close coordination with and under supervision of the Flagship Science and Technology Officer. This will require creating, writing and editing newsletters, press releases, case studies, and annual reports translating the technical and specialist science and technology output of the Flagship into content accessible to various audiences, from the general public, to funding agencies, various types of media, as well as academics and industrialists.

The role-holder will also maintain and update the content of the website and several social media, working with research staff to prepare articles and videos/podcasts for target audiences.

The role-holder will be required to interface with media across the EU and worldwide, as well as funding agencies, politicians and others. Given that the scientific output of the Flagship is several hundreds publications per year, there is the need to create and cover multiple stories every week.

The role is partly funded by the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC), and it is expected that approximately 10% of the time will be devoted to similar activities for the CGC.

A degree in a relevant science area is required. A PhD is desirable in subjects like Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or Nanotechnology and/or an appropriate professional qualification in public relations or journalism and practical knowledge and experience of key media relations activities. A proven track-record as an editor/science writer in major scientific journals would be highly desirable, as well as experience in public relations and journalism. A significant amount of travel, including at short notice, will be required.

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.

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 may be made to Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM20511 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 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 Ranges: Research Associate: £32,236 - £39,609

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, two reference letters 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 NM20268 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


 

(4) Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials, within the Graphene and Quantum Flagships.

The aim is to perform Raman spectroscopy investigations of samples ranging from amorphous carbon to graphene and layered materials and hybrid systems, including plasmonic systems, working at ultra-low and high frequencies, with multiple laser lines from IR to UV, with low and high temperature and magnetic field. The role holder will be expected to provide full data analysis and interpretation, using a variety of analytical and computational tools, including group theory and density functional theory.

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

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, or Material Science, with a proven track record on optical physics and spectroscopy of graphene and related materials. Proven expertise in building or working with custom-made optical setups, as well as a strong understanding of the optical properties of layered materials is required. Proven expertise in Raman spectroscopy of graphene and layered materials is mandatory.

Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance at frequent project meetings is essential. The candidate will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development, and have experience of managing their own workload.

Salary Range:
Research Associate: £32,236 - £39,609

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 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 Prof Andrea Ferrari on acf26@cam.ac.uk or the application process, please contact Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator on admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM20552 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) Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Graphene and Related Materials Growth and Devices (Fixed Term)


We wish to appoint a Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in Graphene and Related Materials Growth and Devices. The candidate will be based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre in West Cambridge.

The successful candidate will investigate the large area production of graphene, BN, MoS2, WS2, WSe2 and other layered materials and heterostructures, and optimize their transfer process in view of their application in electronic and photonic devices. This will include design, commissioning, assembling and optimization of new growth/production and transfer equipment, as well as fabrication of devices via laser writer, optical and ebeam lithography and their characterization in the DC to THz range, as well as optical and IR range.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Material Science or Electrical Engineering, or closely related disciplines. Applicants lacking a proven track record in GRM growth/transfer, electronic and photonic devices fabrication and measurements will not be considered.

The role holder will also be appointed as Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in graphene technology. The successful applicant will be expected to teach relevant subjects to the CDT students, supervise at least one MRes student per year and one or more PhD students over the duration of the appointment.

Experience in handling collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is also highly desirable, as well as experience of managing own workload.

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 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 queries of a technical nature please contact Prof Andrea C Ferrari on acf26@cam.ac.uk. For questions on the application process, please contact: Anna Gurowska Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator on admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM20545 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