Research Assistant/Associate in CVD Process Development for 2D materials (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Research Associate to work on the development of scalable chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process technology for graphene and related novel 2D materials. The post is funded under EPSRC project "GRAPHTED" which aims to address key questions of industrial materials development for 2D materials, including front and back end integration routes for a diverse set of near-term as well as future applications, ranging from advanced transparent conductors for organic light emitting diodes and liquid crystal devices, to opto-electronics, spintronics and lab-on-a-chip devices. The post holder will join an established team of researchers and focus on understanding the growth mechanisms of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride and transition metal dichalcogenide layers to advance their scalable crystal growth. The work will involve designing and running CVD reactors, capture the growth process in-situ by a range of techniques incl. electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and characterise as-grown nanomaterials in detail right through to complete device integration.

The successful applicant is expected to have or is close to obtaining a PhD in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry or materials science and must have a very good working knowledge and a publication record of 2D material CVD and related characterisation and process techniques. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience and track record in metal-organic (MO) CVD and atomic-layer deposition (ALD).

For further information on the tasks of the post holder please see the HR7 'Further Information' document (link given at the bottom of the advert).

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,023 - £28,982 Research Associate: £28,982 - £37,768

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2018 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 and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), full publications list 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 or the application process, please contact, Mrs Ann Martin, who is responsible for recruitment to this position, by email on or by telephone 01223 748334.

Please quote reference NM10418 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.

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