Jobs
Research Associate in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites (Fixed Term)

Deadline:
open until filled
Area:
Natural Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology
Institution:
University of Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salary:
£32,816-£40,322 GBP
URL:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk

A position exists, for a Research Associate to work on Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The aim is to develop a new class of composites able to exploit the mechanical, thermal, optical and electrical properties of graphene and related materials. The role holder will be responsible for: testing the materials in transparent and conductive composites for photovoltaics, smart windows, touch screens, and flexible electronics devices in general; developing stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles and developing composites by combining two or more inks of different materials to fine-tune their properties. The role holder will also develop conducting polymer/graphene-coated microfibers and characterise their structural, physical, electrochemical properties and electrobiological functionality, 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, and will require the optimization of inks and solutions based on graphene and related materials, as well as their incorporation in a variety of host substances, ranging from polymers, to glasses, metal, concrete, etc. with the aim of augmenting the mechanical, thermal, optical, or electronic properties of the host material. The post holder will undertake the optimization of inks, dispersions and composites based on graphene and exfoliated layered materials for a wide range of printing and coating techniques.

The successful candidate 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 also highly desirable, as well as experience of managing own workload.

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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please 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 NM21618 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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