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Research Associate in Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 6th October 2021
Job Ref: NM28008
Department/Location: Department of Engineering, Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

We are looking to appoint a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Graphene Centre on Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials, within the Graphene and Quantum Flagships.

The aim is to perform Raman spectroscopy investigations of samples ranging from amorphous carbon to graphene and layered materials and hybrid systems, including plasmonic systems, working down to ultra-low and high frequencies, with multiple laser lines from IR to UV, with low and high temperature and magnetic field. The role holder will be expected to provide a full data analysis and interpretation, using a variety of analytical and computational tools, including group theory and density functional theory.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, or Material Science with a proven track record on optical physics and spectroscopy of graphene and related materials. Proven expertise in building or working with custom-made optical setups, as well as a strong understanding of the optical properties of layered materials is required. Proven expertise in Raman spectroscopy (experiment and theory) of graphene and layered materials is mandatory.
Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to frequent project meetings is essential. The candidate will also have the ability continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development; have experience of managing own workload.

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

The salary range for a Research Associate is between £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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) and a covering letter publication list 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 of a techical nature about this vacancy, please contact Professor Andrea C Ferrari ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Cambridge Graphene Centre Administrator Anna Gurowska (

Please quote reference NM28008 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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