STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC246512
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26560
Date Posted 31 August 2018
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 28 October 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £26,560
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type: Open Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 28th October 2018

Background

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and under take pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering.

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. To find out more about STFC please see one of our videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlxetSlMSDoZoEOG0M9G4g.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a new level in a dynamic,creative, collaborative culture.

The STFC Remote Sensing Group (RSG) has world-class standing in satellite sounding of atmospheric composition. The Group has developed state-of-the-art schemes to produce multi-year global data sets on atmospheric constituents important to climate and air quality (ozone, methane, aerosol and cloud) in NERC’s National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), ESA’s “Climate Change Initiative” and the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. Current research centres on resolving ozone, methane and carbon monoxide near to the Earth’s surface, along with surface biophysical variables, and deriving particulate matter and surface radiation fluxes for applications including air quality and solar energy.

The Group collaborates closely with partners in the UK and international science community. A near-real time processing chain has been established on the JASMIN super-data-cluster to support operational applications. The Group also provides scientific direction and expert support to develop future satellite missions and precursor airborne instruments.

Your role as an Earth Observation Data Scientist within the STFC-RSG will be to:

  • contribute to development and maintenance of new computer code for production and visualisation of STFC-RSG satellite datasets
  • support the scientific exploitation and operational applications of satellite data, through interaction on data handling with colleagues in scientific institutes and commercial companies
  • contribute to development of software tools to monitor near-real time data production.

Organization Description


UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria

Essential:

  • obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019
  • expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • the right to live and work in the UK
  • degree in a physical science, computer science or maths
  • accomplished computer programming skills, preferably in Python, IDL, C++ or Fortran
  • knowledge of webpage and web tool development
  • aptitude for working and communicating effectively within a small team.

Desirable:

  • motivation to work in Earth Observation from space and climate science
  • experience of webpage and web tool development (HTML, JavaScript)
  • experience of Linux/Unix operating systems
  • experience working with a large computer cluster and/or handling large datasets
  • experience in developing, maintaining or using complex computer codes
  • ability to manage own time effectively and multi-task.
  • STFC’s Graduate scheme is accredited by the; Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Physics and the British Computer Society
  • you’ll get the chance to work on cutting-edge projects with international collaborators
  • STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours and an exceptional pension scheme
  • every graduate is provided with a mentor to help support them through the graduate scheme and to become chartered
  • providing you perform well and make good progress with your training plans, you will be promoted after two years with us, receiving a significant salary increase.

In order to apply for this role you must have:

  • obtained your first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019
  • expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • the right to live and work in the UK

Please apply online only. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Please ensure that your name and the IRC reference are included in the file name description of each document uploaded. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. No Agencies.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our assessment centres are filled.

Closing Date: 28th October 2018

To find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/graduates/

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