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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 ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator (

Please quote reference NM15958 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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