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Research Associate in Growth and Transfer of Graphene and Layered Materials (Fixed Term)

One position exists for a Research Associate to work on growth and production of graphene and layered materials.

The successful candidate 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 have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemistry 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 handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also essential. The role holder will also have the ability to continually update knowledge in this specialist area and engage in continuous professional development.

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

Salary range: £29,301 - £38,183

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 ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene centre administrator (

Please quote reference NM11868 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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