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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials
 

(1) PhD Positions

(2) EPSRC DTP Studentship - Saturable absorbers based on graphene and related materials and dual-wavelength self-synchronized fiber laser sources for coherent Raman microscopy

(3) QAMSS SRI Coordinator and Business Developer

(4) Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene & Related Materials (Fixed Term)

(5) Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures (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)

Prof. Tawfique Hasan (th270@cam.ac.uk) and Dr Luigi Occhipinti (lgo23@cam.ac.uk) 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

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


(2) EPSRC DTP Studentship - Saturable absorbers based on graphene and related materials and dual-wavelength self-synchronized fiber laser sources for coherent Raman microscopy

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 our partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.

We are looking for candidates to work on development of graphene and related materials to be used as saturable absorbers (GSAs) for ultrafast mode-locked lasers. The GSAs will be used to passively mode-lock and synchronize two fiber-laser cavities sharing a common arm to realize turn-key, compact laser sources, as needed for coherent Raman microscopy, where compactness, ease of use and speed are key. These will be used in medical histopathology, where coherent Raman yields chemically sensitive information on tumour tissues, providing decision support to clinicians.

The ideal candidate should have experience in nonlinear and ultrafast optics, with a particular emphasis on mode-locked lasers and fiber lasers. The candidate will work closely with Cambridge Raman Imaging Ltd. Its mission is to provide clinically actionable knowledge of disease processes, diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic response from cell and tissue samples using quantitative and spatially resolved spectroscopic analysis to identify and characterise tumours with high sensitivity, specificity and staging.

The successful candidate will have a first class degree in Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics or Material Science.

The EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible UK students. EU and international students may be considered for a small number of awards at the UK rate. Full eligibility criteria can be found via the following link; https://www.ukri.org/councils/esrc/career-and-skills-development/funding-for-postgraduate-training/eligibility-for-studentship-funding/

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg, with Professor Andrea C. Ferrari identified as the potential supervisor. Please note there is a £75 application fee.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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(3) QAMSS SRI Coordinator and Business Developer

The Quantum and Advanced Materials technologies for a Sustainable Society (QAMSS) Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) brings together Cambridge minds to facilitate collaboration across disciplines, improve Cambridge visibility, and coordinate large strategic grants. QAMSS facilitates collaborations via working group members representing complementary activities. Examples include: Interdisciplinary Research Centres (Cambridge Centre for Data Driven-Discovery, Energy, Neurosciences, Synthetic Biology); Strategic Research Initiatives (Global Challenges, Trust in Technology); Strategic Research Networks (Digital Humanities); and Cross-School Initiatives (Cambridge Digital Humanities, Cambridge Zero, Centre for Digital Built Britain). These are distinctive in supporting a sustainable society.

The QAMSS-SRI Coordinator and Business Developer reports to, and supports, the SRI Co-Chairs (Professors Atature, Ferrari and Gibson, based at the Departments of Physics and Engineering) and the QAMSS Steering Committee to develop the ongoing strategy for the initiative and manages the SRI team to implement and deliver the required activities. The role-holder actively grows and manages relations with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the mutually agreed aims are met. A key element of the role is to communicate business needs and market drivers from industry. This includes business development work for the Graphene Flagship and the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC), accounting for 50% of the time.

Based in West Cambridge, the SRI coordinator will be expected to spend part of their time in the departments and centers supporting the SRI initiative and organize inclusive activities and meetings using their local facilities. The SRI Chairs and Steering Committee members will ensure office and meeting spaces are available for the SRI Coordinator to use.

The successful applicant will hold a degree level qualification in a scientific or technical subject relevant to the role's remit, at PhD Level or equivalent. Significant experience in dealing with new product and/or process development for industry is required, as well as previous exposure to company dynamics and the capability to bridge the gap between research and business goals. Knowledge of the patenting process, licensing or other aspects of technology transfer and experience in new business development and setting B2B or academic-industry collaborations is needed. Excellent communication and IT skills are essential, including the ability to produce and update webpages. Knowledge of IP management criteria and experience in negotiation and handling collaborations and reporting within UK and EU projects is highly desirable.

The QAMSS SRI and CGC actively promote policies to address historic under-representation of women and minority groups in the Cambridge workforce. The departments of Physics and Engineering are proud to hold Athena-SWAN Gold and Silver Awards, respectively, for our work on equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I). Applicants from under-represented groups, as well as candidates with a track record in addressing ED&I issues in research and education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27 June 2022. If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Andrea Ferrari (acf26@cam.ac.uk), Professor Val Gibson (gibson@hep.phy.cam.ac.uk) or Professor Mete Atature (ma424@cam.ac.uk) For any questions on 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 NM30534 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.

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(4) Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene & Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Associate in Integrated Photonics of Graphene and Related Materials.

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional three-dimensional semiconductors. Such devices will then be used in a wide range of applications such as on-chip optical routing, flexible optoelectronics, light emission, optical sensing and quantum communications. 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 a wide range of applications such as photodetectors, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, lasers, biosensors etc. based on integrated GRMs.

The successful candidate will hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Applied Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in photonics, optoelectronics in graphene and related materials, physics of low dimensional systems, plasmonics, near-field optics, CMOS technology and nanofabrication including, e-beam lithography and laser writing, on-chip optical and electrical characterizations, pump-probe and fast electro-optical measurements. Preference will be given to candidates with a 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, the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

The role holder would possess sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. The candidate will also have the ability continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development; and have experience of managing own workload. The candidate would possess sufficient administrative skills to manage EU project/s including financial management, experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings.

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

Salary Ranges:  £33,309 - £40,927

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.

Upload your CV and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload additional documents not requested, they will not be considered as part of your application. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

For questions of a technical nature about this vacancy, contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@cam.ac.uk). For questions about the application process, contact Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM31402 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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(5) 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 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 already 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.

Salary Ranges: Research Associate: £33,309 - £40,927

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), publications list and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we may 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 related to the role please contact Prof Andrea Ferrari (acf26@cam.ac.uk) and for queries about the application process, please contact admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM31494 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