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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) Cambridge Graphene Centre Business Developer

(3) Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics Based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

(4) PA to Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

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

(6) Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (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) Cambridge Graphene Centre Business Developer: Research & Innovation Engineer in Optoelectronics and Photonics

A position exists for an experienced Business Developer/Research & Innovation Engineer (BD/RIE) who will work with and support both the Graphene Flagship (GF) and the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) to identify and promote commercialisation of research and new technologies originating from the Graphene Flagship (GF) and the CGC in the fields of optoelectronics, photonics, flexible and wearable electronics.

The EU-funded Graphene Flagship is a 10-year, 1 billion- Euro research initiative, with over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 countries. The Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is one of the founding members of the Graphene Flagship. The Mission of the GF and CGC is to take graphene and related materials (GRMs) from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple industries. This may bring a new dimension to future technology, with a manifold return on the investment in terms of technological innovation, economic exploitation and societal benefits. This requires the focus of the GF and CGC to evolve over the years, placing more resources in areas where this transition is more likely.

We wish to appoint a professional dedicated to develop collaborations with industry to facilitate and maximize impact. 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. The role-holder will work in the broad areas of optoelectronics, photonics, flexible and wearable electronics and will be required to get familiar with the intellectual assets developed within the GF and CGC relevant for these application domains. The BD/RIE must be proactive in developing connections with industry players, identifying company needs and facilitating the generation of proposals for efficient transfer of assets and know-how. The BD/RIE is expected to communicate business needs and market drivers from industry to the GF and CGC and to generate co-creations activities.

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. 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 knowledge of CAD and other relevant design software. Knowledge of IP management criteria and experience in negotiation and handling collaborations and reporting within EU projects is highly desirable.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 November 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, 01223 332615) or Dr Luigi Occhipinti (technology@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM17085 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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(3) Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics Based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

Positions exist for Research Associates in the Department of Engineering, to work on Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

The post holders will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

The aim is to create a new range of wideband ultrafast photonics devices and systems using graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional optics and ultrafast optics, sustained by the convergence and co-integration of photonic and optoelectronic components, based on GRMs and GRM-polymers, including: lasers, polymer waveguides, optical frequency converters, amplifiers, polarizers, filters, cavities, switches, modulators and photodetectors. The developed ultrafast photonic systems will then be used in a variety of applications, such as medical and biological and material processing, among others. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physics, material science, nanotechnology and medicine.

The successful candidates 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 materials and nano-materials for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics. Preference will be given to candidates with 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 the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

A proven track record in handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is mandatory.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions 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 on admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM17308 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information:


(4) PA to Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre

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 partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology aims to development people able to stimulate the sustainability of engineering research and commercialisation of graphene and related materials across a variety of sectors.

We seek an experienced PA to provide a comprehensive PA service to the Director, Deputy Director and Administrators of the Cambridge Graphene Centre. The key responsibility of the role-holder will be the management of the Director's, Deputy Director and Administrators' diary and dealing in an efficient and timely manner with a very high daily volume of emails and calls (by phone and in person) from hundreds of collaborators and academic and industrial partners in UK and worldwide, in coordination with the diary and daily activities of all the CGC and CDT members. The role holder will be instrumental in ensuring the effective operation of the daily schedule of all personnel and students in the CGC and CDT, as well as updating databases, and scheduling personnel recruitment. The role-holder will co-ordinate and plan the Centre's events, meetings, workshops, seminars and relative finances, and organise and prepare the agendas and minutes. This will be done in person or by delegating responsibilities to the most appropriate CGC/CDT staff members. We seek a team player who is able to prioritise work and build positive relations with work colleagues.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least A level standard with advanced diary management, IT skills (inclusive of web page management) and with experience of financial accounting. The applicant must have excellent administrative and organisational skills and a proven track record in working under very tight and overlapping deadlines. The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and to organise and prioritise a wide range of tasks.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 November 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM15652 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information:

 


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

Two positions exist for Research Associates in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, Related Materials and Hetero Structures.

The post holders will be located in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge (West Cambridge), Cambridgeshire, CB3 0FA, UK.

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 candidates 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 candidates will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development; have experience of managing own workload.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please 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, 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 Anna Gurowska (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM17355 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information


 

(6) Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint Research Associates in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on solution processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

The aim is to develop a new class of composites able to exploit the mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties of graphene and related materials. The role holders will:

  • undertake the optimization of inks, dispersions and composites based on graphene and exfoliated layered materials for a wide range of printing and coating techniques
  • test the materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general
  • develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles
  • develop composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties
  • develop conducting polymer/graphene-coated microfibers and characterise their structural, physical, electrochemical properties and electrobiological functionality, for electronic interconnection, surgical handling and chronic implantation

This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physical, chemical and soft matter sciences, and will require the optimization of inks and solutions based on graphene and related materials, as well as their incorporation in a variety of host substances, ranging from polymers, to glasses, metal, concrete, etc. with the aim of augmenting the mechanical, thermal, optical, or electronic properties of the host material.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Material Science or Electrical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in preparation, optimisation, characterization of composites and inks based on graphene and related materials.

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

The role holders will be located in Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Ensure that you upload your CV, covering letter, two reference letters in the Upload section of the online application. Additional documents not requested, will not be considered as part of your application. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

For questions about this vacancy, contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk). For questions about the application process, contact Anna Gurowska (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM17337 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information