PDRA in Graphene (Opto)-Electronics

Submitted by Roni Peleg on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:08

A position for a Research Associate in (Opto)-Electronic Devices Based on Graphene, related Materials and hetero structures, as part of the European Graphene Flagship and an European Research Council Synergy grant.

The aim is to develop a new class of integrated photonic and optoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional (2d) materials, 2d heterostructures and hybrid platforms, combining the versatile properties of 2d materials with conventional 3d semiconductors. Such devices will then be used in a wide range of applications, such as on-chip optical routing, flexible optoelectronics, light emission and optical sensing.  This is an ambitious research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across photonics, plasmonics, device physics, electrical engineering and nanotechnology, and it will require the realization of novel devices for wide range of applications such as photodetectors, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, lasers, biosensors etc. based on integrated 2d materials and hetero-structures.

The required candidate will hold a PhD in Applied Physics, Material Science, Nanotechnology or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in photonics, optoelectronics of low dimensional systems, plasmonics, near-field optics, CMOS technology and nanofabrication, including on-chip optical and electrical characterizations, pump-probe techniques and fast electro-optical measurements. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record in silicon photonics, fabrication and optoelectronic characterization of graphene, related layered materials or other nanoscale photonic devices, as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of device physics and the physics of graphene and related materials is required.

Experience in handing collaborations within EU projects, including reporting and attendance to project meetings is also 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.

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

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.