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Research Associate in High Frequency Devices Based on Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

A position exists for a Research Associate to work on design, testing and modelling of high frequency active devices and integrated circuits based on graphene, related layered materials and their heterostructures. The aim is to demonstrate novel active devices for applications at microwave and mm-wave frequencies. Particular focus will be given to the design and implementation of new device architectures and the challenges of pushing the operation frequency of integrated circuits to the THz range.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or closely related disciplines. Essential requirement is a proven track record in design, measurements and modelling (linear and non-linear) of high frequency active devices and circuits, particularly FETs, HEMTs, MMICs and HMICs. Experience in simulations and CAD design of RF transistors and integrated circuits, as well as hand-on experience on microwave on-wafer measurement techniques (particularly by vector network analyser and mm-wave modules) are required. The candidate is expected to be competent in transistor and electromagnetic simulation tools such as ADS, CST, HFSS, Silvaco, etc. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in high frequency active devices based on graphene and related materials and/or mm-wave and THz active devices, such as THz detectors, amplifiers and oscillators. Experience in scanning microwave microscopy and/or noise analysis is desirable. It is also expected for the candidate to be experienced in optical setups for THz radiation, in particular for photodetectors and imaging.

Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is highly desirable. The candidate will also have the ability continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development.

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. Any additional documents which have not been requested will not be considered 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 Prof Andrea Ferrari at If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator at

Please quote reference NM11794 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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