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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) Graphene Flagship Press and Communications Coordinator

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

 

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. Graphene Flagship Press and Communications Coordinator.

Based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre in West Cambridge, a position exists for an experienced Press and Communications Coordinator to run the communications activities of the European Graphene Flagship and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

The EU-funded Graphene Flagship is a 10-year, 1 billion- Euro research initiative, aiming to take graphene and related materials from laboratories and into commercial applications. The consortium consists of over 150 academic and industrial partners in 23 countries. Communication and dissemination of the results of this public investment is of paramount importance to justify the unprecedented level of funding and to ensure the results are widely known outside the specialized scientific community.

The Cambridge Graphene Centre is one of the founding members of the Graphene Flagship. The Press and Communications Coordinator will join a team of communication experts, working to disseminate Graphene Flagship messages via branding, marketing, events and research communications. The role-holder will work closely with the Science Writer, also based in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, while the rest of the dissemination team is based in Sweden. The Graphene Flagship is an international community, and this role will involve working closely with teams across Europe.

The successful candidate will:

  • develop and maintain links with media, the European Commission and members of the Graphene Flagship;

  • raise the profile of the Graphene Flagship by communicating to a variety of media the outcomes from partner institutes and demonstrating impact to diverse audiences and stakeholders, furthering the reach of the Graphene Flagship key messages and results;

  • support the Graphene Flagship research community by enhancing reach of results, with particular emphasis on results with industry and consumer relevance;

  • develop and execute media strategies and initiatives that support the above aims and have measurable outcomes;

  • develop and lead the Network of National Press Officers initiative across Europe.

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.

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.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 February 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). Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Andrea Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM14545 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

Apply online

 

3. Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials.

A position exists for a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials.

The aim is to set up a new Raman spectrometer working at ultra-low and ultra long frequencies, with multiple layer lines from IR to UV and with low and high temperature and magnetic field capabilities. The role holder will also perform Raman measurements on a variety of samples ranging from amorphous carbon to graphene and related layered materials and hybrid systems, including plasmonic systems. 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 will have a PhD in Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry or Materials Science. The candidate will have sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Expertise in low frequency Raman spectroscopy of graphene and related layered materials is an essential requirement, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also essential. 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.

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

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.

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 NM14759 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.

Closing date for applications is 15 March 2018.

Further information

 Apply online