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Research Associate in Graphene-Based Mode-Locked Lasers for Coherent Raman Imaging (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Graphene Centre, Department of Engineering, West Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd October 2019
Closes: 26th November 2019
Job Ref: NM21148

A position exists for a Research Associate in Graphene-Based Mode-Locked Lasers for Coherent Raman Imaging.

The aim is to develop an innovative mode-locked dual-colour fibre laser system for accurate fingerprinting of tumour tissues through coherent Raman imaging. The outcome of this project will have a significant impact on healthcare, as it will improve the accuracy of early-stage tumour detection and lead to better prognoses.  The ideal candidate should have proven hands-on experience in nonlinear and ultrafast optics, with a particular emphasis on mode-locked lasers and fibre lasers. The candidate will interact with a dynamic start-up company which aims at commercialization of the developed laser technology within a European Research Council Proof of Concept Grant.

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 graphene-related materials (GRMs) 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 GRM physics is required.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD.

Salary Range: Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

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 :

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and any additional documents related to the post 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 Andrea C Ferrari ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graphene Centre Administrator (

Please quote reference NM21148 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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