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Research Associate in Printed (Opto)electronics (Fixed Term)

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are electrochemical synthesis of 2D materials and their hybrids, formulation of functional inks and fabrication of printed optoelectronic devices on different substrates. The devices will primarily, but not exclusively, be gated with electrolytes. Characterisation of these devices will be a key responsibility. Mentoring and working with other project students in the group will also be a part of the responsibility.

The project will be in collaboration with several academic partners in the UK and EU. Excellent time management, teamwork, scientific communication and technical report writing skills will therefore be essential. The role holder will be a part of the Hybrid Nanomaterials Engineering group at the Graphene Centre, under the supervision of the PI, Dr Tawfique Hasan.

Applicants must have a PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or Chemistry. To perform the role, the applicants are required to have proven expertise in in fabrication and characterisation of printed (opto)electronic devices, practical experience and understanding of electrolyte gating of porous nanostructures, understanding of printed electronic devices and circuits and proven experience in functional ink formulation. Practical experience in chemical modification and electrochemical exfoliation of 2D material, experience in synthesis and optical characterisation of semiconducting nanostructures and experience in optical lithography is also important.

The applicant must be able to work independently, mentor project students, and have excellent organization, communication and time-management skills.

Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter, research publication list and a portfolio of previous works 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 technical questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr Tawfique Hasan, email: For administrative questions, please contact Sue Murkett, email:, Phone: +44 1223 760304.

Please quote reference NM22850 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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