Research Associate on Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Graphene Centre, Department of Engineering

Research Associate on Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term) (2 posts)

Two positions exist, for EU-funded Research Associates in the Cambridge Graphene Centre, to work on solution processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

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

The aim is to develop a new class of composites to exploit the mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties of graphene and related materials. The post holders will undertake the optimization of inks, dispersions and composites and test the resulting materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general. They will develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. They will develop composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties. They will also develop conducting polymer/graphene-coated microfibers and characterise their structural, physical, electrochemical properties and electrobiological functionalities, for electronic interconnection, surgical handling and chronic implantation. This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physical, chemical and soft matter sciences.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in preparation, optimisation, and characterization of composites and inks based on graphene and related materials.

Experience in handing collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is needed, 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 and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12258. 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.

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 (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk). If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator (admin@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM10853 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy 

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