STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC246573
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26560
Date Posted 29 October 2018
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 18 November 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £26,560
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type: Open Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 18th November 2018

Background

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake 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, please view 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 anew level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

ISIS is the Spallation Neutron Source located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. Operation centres on a high intensity proton synchrotron, which accelerates protons for delivery onto a heavy metal target for neutron production.  Efficient operation of the accelerators requires a comprehensive knowledge of the proton beam dynamics.  This beam information is obtained from a suite of beam diagnostic systems which provide information such as transverse beam position, beam intensity, beam profile and beam loss.  The Software Section is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance and operation of all beam diagnostic software including hardware control, signal DAQ and processing.

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to:

  • design and develop software for new diagnostic systems in suitable programming language
  • drive the adoption of software development best practices within the section, e.g. source code control, requirements tracking, unit testing, development of reuse libraries and production of high quality documentation
  • upgrade legacy applications and integrate them with the ISIS controls system
  • assist with keeping the diagnostics DAQ systems operational. This includes providing out of hours on-call support, bug fixing and integration of new features to existing applications.

In addition to the above, you will:

  • will be required to become a monitored radiation worker
  • should be self-motivated and self-reliant but also have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • should be able to work under pressure and to meet agreed deadlines and standard
  • must possess good written and oral communication skills with the ability to converse with other members of staff at all levels
  • willingness to travel, nationally and internationally, for conferences, workshops and collaboration work would be beneficial.

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 (S) and Interview Criteria (I)

Essential: 

  • obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019 (S)
  • expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above (S&I)
  • the right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or a related subject (S)
  • A/B grade A level results in Mathematics and Physics (S)
  • strong interest in software development and associated hardware (S&I)
  • in depth knowledge in one or more of the following programming languages: C, LabVIEW,Python, HTML (S&I)
  • must possess good written and oral communication skills with the ability to converse with other members of staff at all levels.(S&I)
  • should be self-motivated and self-reliant but also have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (I)
  • able to work under pressure and to meet agreed deadlines and standards (I).

Desirable:

  • good understanding of the software development life cycle (I)
  • you will be required to become a monitored radiation worker (I)
  • work experience(possible industry placement) in software engineering (S&I)
  • willingness to travel, nationally and internationally, for conferences, workshops and collaboration work. (I)
  • 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 on going basis until our assessment centres are filled.

Closing Date: 18th November 2018

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

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