Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering, Cambridge Graphene Centre

A position exists for a Research Associate in Ultrafast Photonics based on Graphene and Related Materials.

The aim is to create a new range of wideband ultrafast photonics devices and systems using graphene and related materials (GRMs), combining the versatile properties of GRMs with conventional optics and ultrafast optics, sustained by the convergence and co-integration of photonic and optoelectronic components, based on GRMs and GRM-polymers, including: lasers, polymer waveguides, optical frequency converters, amplifiers, polarizers, filters, cavities, switches, modulators and photodetectors. The developed ultrafast photonic systems, will then be used in a variety of applications, such as medical and biological and material processing, among others. This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physics, material science, nanotechnology and medicine.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics or Material Science with a proven track record in ultrafast photonics and nanotechnology, including processing, fabrication, characterization, integration and application of materials and nano-materials for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in ultrafast lasers based on GRMs and fabrication, characterization and integration of GRMs for ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of ultrafast and non-linear optics and the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

A proven track record in handling collaborations within EU/UK projects, including reporting with frequent and strict deadlines and attendance to project meetings is mandatory.

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

Salary range: Research Associate - £31,604 - £38,833.

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: 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) 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 NM13973 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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