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

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

We look 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 down to 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 a full data analysis and interpretation, using a variety of analytical and computational tools, including group theory and density functional theory.

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 (experiment and theory) of graphene and layered materials is mandatory.

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.

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) and a covering letter publication list 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 any questions about the application process, please contact the Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator Pasquale Riola (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM29839 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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