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Senior Postdoc Position and Teaching Fellow in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites

A new postdoctoral researcher position in nanotechnology is available at University of Cambridge. The funding allows successful candidate to work for 24 months. Applicants should apply before January 11, 2019.

We wish to appoint a Senior Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in solution processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites.

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 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 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. The role holder will develop stable, jettable inks based on such materials suitable for printing on a broad range of substrates including flexible, paper and textiles. The role holder will develop 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 glass, metal, concrete, etc. with the aim of augmenting the mechanical, thermal, optical, or electronic properties of the host material.

The role holder will also be appointed as Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. The successful applicant will be expected to teach relevant subjects to the CDT students, supervise at least one MRes student per year and one or more PhD student over the duration of the appointment.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related disciplines as well as research associate experience in Solution Processed Graphene and Related Materials and Composites. 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 handling 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.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and three reference letters 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).


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