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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) Research Associates in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials x 2 (Fixed Term)

(3) Research Associates in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials x 2 (Fixed Term)

(4) Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites x 2 (Fixed Term)

(5) Research Associate in High Energy and High Power Density Battery Pouch Cells (Fixed Term)

(6) Research Associate in Graphene-Based Battery Materials and Electrochemistry (Fixed Term)

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


 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. Research Associates in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials x 2 (Fixed Term)

Positions exist for Research Associates in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

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 essential.

The post holder will be located at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge. CB3 0FA.

Salary range: Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833

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. Please 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 admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM15946 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


3. Research Associate in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials x 2 (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint Research Associates to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials.

The successful candidates will investigate the large area production of graphene, BN, MoS2 and other layered materials, optimize their transfer process, in view of their application in energy, electronics and photonics. This will include design, commissioning, assembling and optimization of new growth/production and transfer equipment.

Successful candidates will already have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Material Science or Electrical Engineering or closely related disciplines and must have proven experience, as evidenced by publications in leading journals, in growth/transfer of graphene and layered materials, as well as device manufacture and characterisation. Applicants lacking a proven track record in graphene growth/transfer will not be considered. Applicants must be highly motivated, capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and with the ability to perform effectively under pressure and deadlines, have good communication skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail and to deal successfully with a wide variety of people and having a willingness to learn.

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.

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 CV (including a publications list) and a covering letter by midnight on the closing date. Additional documents that have not been requested will not be considered as part of your application. If you have any questions of a technical nature 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 NM15958 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. Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites x 2 (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint two 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 post 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. The role holders will be responsible for testing the materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general. They will develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. They will develop composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties. The role holders will also 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.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related disciplines. 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 and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is also highly desirable, as well as experience of managing own workload.

Salary Range: £31,604 - £38,833

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 Curriculum Vitae, covering letter, two reference letters 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.

For questions about this vacancy, contact Professor A C Ferrari (). For questions about the application process, contact .

Please quote reference NM15966 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 High Energy and High Power Density Battery Pouch Cells (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Associate to work on High Energy and High Power Density Battery Pouch Cells.

The aim is to develop high energy density, high power density, long cycle life battery pouch cells using graphene-based hybrid anodes, especially silicon-graphene hybrids. The role holder will work on electrode coating/processing, cell assembly, measurements, and characterization using the CGC dry room facility and battery lab. They will have practical skills in designing and assembling battery pouch cells, and a working knowledge of cathode materials for developing pouch cells. They will be expected to characterize the pouch cells under normal operating and stressed conditions based on voltage, temperature, and cycling rates using a variety of techniques, including post-mortem analysis, to understand factors and processes that determine the cycle life and safety of the battery. The role holder will be expected to provide a full data analysis and interpretation of the data, using a variety of analytical and computational tools.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in engineering, chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, applied physics, or related disciplines. They will have sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programs. The candidate must be creative, ambitious, self-driven, interested in working in a team and participating in collaborations within a large consortium. Expertise in battery electrode fabrication, cell assembly, and battery measurements is required, demonstrated by publications in major journals. A strong background in electrochemistry is essential. They will work in an interdisciplinary environment, interacting with a team of researchers with a wide range of expertise, including materials science, battery science, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, electronics, photonics. They will have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area, engage in continuous professional development, and have experience of managing own workload.

Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833

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.

Upload your Curriculum Vitae, covering letter, two reference letters 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.

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

Please quote reference NM16043 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 Graphene-Based Battery Materials and Electrochemistry (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint a Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on Graphene-Based Battery Materials and Electrochemistry, especially hybrids of silicon and graphene, and electrochemistry of half-cell and full-cell batteries. The aim is to develop high energy density and long cycle life hybrid graphene-based battery materials, with a particular focus on silicon-graphene hybrids and interfaces. The role holder will conduct research on graphene and synthesis of graphene and silicon hybrid materials, surface coating/modification, characterization, electrode coating/processing, cell assembly and measurements. The role holder will have practical skills in designing, assembling, and characterizing half-cells and full-cells using both two-electrode and three-electrode configurations. The role holder will have a working knowledge of cathode materials for developing full-cells. The role holder will be expected to develop an understanding of structural transformations and interfacial processes in the materials during and after electrochemical battery cycling, including crystal structure analysis, phase identification, strain/stress analysis, etc. The role holder will be expected to provide a full data analysis and interpretation of the data, using a variety of analytical and computational tools. The role holder will take leadership roles and initiatives in managing the energy storage group and laboratory, oversee equipment, supervise and train PhD students, and write periodic reports. The successful candidate must have a PhD in engineering, chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, applied physics, or related disciplines. The candidate will have sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programs. The candidate must be creative, ambitious, self-driven, and interested in working in a team and participating in collaborations within a large consortium. Expertise in graphene and graphene hybrid electrode synthesis and characterisation, silicon-based battery anode chemistry, battery electrode fabrication and cell assembly, and battery measurements is a requirement for this position, and it should be demonstrated by publications in major journals. A strong background in electrochemistry, solid state chemistry, and/or solid state physics is essential. Experience with material characterization techniques, such as Raman spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, surface area and porosity analysis, XRD, XPS, and/or electrochemical dilatometry, etc., is desirable. Knowledge in pouch cell assembly will be advantageous. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment and interact with a team of researchers with a wide range of expertise, including materials science, battery science, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, electronics, and photonics, which will be part of the candidate's support network. The candidate will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development, as well as 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 CV (including a publications list) and a covering letter by midnight on the closing date. Additional documents that have not been requested will not be considered as part of your application. If you have any questions of a technical nature 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 NM16117 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


(7) 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 Monday 10 September 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. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@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