STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC247001
Location Warrington See on Map
Salary £26560
Date Posted 05 October 2018
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
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

The assessment centre for this vacancy will be in January 2019 and will be held at Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington.


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 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 anew level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

This is an opportunity for a graduate to join the Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC) working at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory in the North West of England. ASTeC is a centre of excellence for research and development on advanced particle accelerators.  We work with the top particle accelerator laboratories around the world to deliver innovative and cutting-edge research facilities, pushing the science and technology frontier forwards.

Magnet systems are at the heart of all modern particle accelerators, from STFC’s CLARA FEL test facility to the LHC at CERN and beyond. They are used to steer and focus the beam, and advanced magnet systems such as undulators are essential for the next generation of free electron laser (FEL) light sources. The Magnetics and Radiation Sources (MaRS) group within ASTeC is responsible for developing, building and testing advanced magnet systems for accelerators. These use a range of different technologies: electromagnets, permanent magnets, superconducting and pulsed magnets.

As a Magnet Physicist you will be part of a team responsible for designing, building and testing all of ASTeC’s advanced magnet systems. You will work closely with experienced staff, developing skills in using simulation codes as well as hands-on practical skills used in the laboratory. You will work in our magnet measurement laboratory, making the detailed and precise measurements required to characterise our magnet systems prior to use in particle accelerators. You will also take part in operational shifts on the CLARA electron accelerator, working with the accelerator physics team as they commission and operate this world-leading test facility.

This role is ideal for someone looking for a good balance between theoretical (including computational) and experimental work, with the opportunity to make a real difference to ongoing and future accelerator developments on the Daresbury campus.  There will be the opportunity to travel to international conferences to present your work, and collaborate with other leading international accelerator institutions.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • design, build and measurement of magnet systems for accelerators, involving:
    • computer modelling using electromagnetic simulation codes
    • mechanical design (in collaboration with professional engineers)
    • measurement and data analysis in our dedicated magnet test laboratory
    • working with industrial suppliers in the procurement of magnet systems
    • experimental and shift work on the CLARA particle accelerator, helping to understand the relationships between magnetic field quality and accelerator performance.

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.


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 (I) Criteria

Essential:

  • obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject (e.g. Physics) in either 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019 (S)
  • expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above (S)
  • the right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • good practical or experimental skills in engineering or physics (S&I)
  • sound theoretical understanding of electromagnetism (I)
  • good problem solving skills, showing a desire to achieve goals and meet deadlines (I)
  • willingness to learn and to seek advice and guidance (I)
  • be able to work as a team member and on self-initiative (I)
  • good communication skills, including the ability to explain scientific concepts effectively and write scientific reports (I)
  • enthusiasm for science and engineering (I)
  • willingness to travel in the UK and overseas (I)
  • willingness to work occasional shifts (I).

Desirable:

  • degree contains a component relating to electromagnetic simulation (S)
  • experience with data analysis tools (S)
  • programming experience using Python, Lab VIEW or other codes (S)
  • practical experience in electromagnetic simulation (I)
  • practical experience in laboratory-based measurement and testing (I)
  • understanding of basic practical project management techniques (I)
  • good planning and time management skills (I)
  • willingness to participate in Public Engagement activities, to engage the public with the work that goes on within STFC (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: 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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