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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)

There is no open Research Assistant / Research Associate position at CGC at this moment. Please check this page regularly for academic vacancies as they are added.

Please visit to see currently available vacancies at the University.

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

CGC Cleanroom Process Technician (Fixed Term)

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. The CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology, and the Layered Materials Research Foundry (LMRF), as well as the Quantum and Advanced Materials technologies for a Sustainable Society (QAMSS) Strategic Research Initiative (SRI). The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia. The LMRF provides wafer-scale integration of Layered Materials (LMs) on up to 8" substrates, and silicon photonics multi-project wafers, in collaboration with CORNERSTONE at the University of Southampton. The CGC SRF caters for well over 100 users from academia and industry, both within and outside Cambridge, and the UK.

As part of the Electrical Engineering (EE) Division facilities support staff, the Cleanroom Process Technician will be responsible for the handling and use of processing equipment. They will assist the CGC Principal Technician and the EE Laboratory 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. They will also assist with the building operations, including close monitoring of temperature, water supply, solar energy generation and AV facilities. They 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, boardrooms and atriums according to the users' needs. They will 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 and academic partners. This will require following precise procedures developed by the CGC researchers. They will train staff and students on a variety of procedures and processes used in the CGC facilities.

They 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. They will maintain and update a database of all purchases to ensure easy accounting and traceability.

Applicants should have a level 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.

They 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. Experience in handling chemicals, gasses and clean room processing equipment is necessary.

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM42158 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.

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