Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC247148
Location Warrington See on Map
Salary £19136
Date Posted 09 January 2019
Contract Type Student - Sandwich Course
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 03 March 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £19,136
Grade: UKRI - STU
Contract Type: Fixed Term 12 months
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 3rd March 2019


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.

Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate sandwich students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer an invaluable experience with exposure to world class science and technology, and the opportunity to develop working relationships that continue well after your placement has finished.

ASTeC is engaged in a number of projects requiring development of accelerator diagnostic techniques using novel electronic and optical techniques. The activities range from undertaking design studies, developing systems, designing prototypes, undertaking performance tests to installation and commissioning for final operations.

Below is a list of current and anticipated activities and you will be given a range of assignments within the scope of this list, and at various levels depending upon the progress of the projects and requirements. During 2019/20, substantial CLARA Phase 2 development and implementation work will be underway as well as a range of other opportunities within the department. You could play a key role in assisting with this work, and would additionally acquire skills and training in the following critical areas:

  • development of electronics and infrastructure for non-destructive electron beam measuremen
  • development/improvement of systems for optical beam imaging, and processing of image data
  • development of synchronisation systems for Laser, diagnostics and electronic sub-systems
  • development of analogue and digital low level RF systems
  • development of micro-controller electronic systems and supporting electronics/interfaces.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • design and development of Electronics using CAD facilities
  • design and development of Mechanical systems using CAD facilities
  • design and development of conventional and laser optical systems
  • production and testing of designs
  • analysis of experimental data
  • development and implementation of operational procedures
  • gain an understanding of engineering in multi-disciplinary environments.

Contacts and Communication

You will work, communicate and learn both within the ADIG, and will also liaise with other technical and science groups within the laboratory. You will keep a log book of your work and be regularly interviewed by your Year in Industry Supervisor to ensure consistency across the scheme, and that your personal development is progressed.

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

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.

To be considered for the role you must:

  • be at university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry
  • have the right to live and work in the UK
  • enrolled on an undergraduate degree course with some electronics content
  • expected Grades of at least 2:2
  • 3  A-C grades at A levels ( including Science or Technical Subjects)
  • electronic Skills/interests
  • problem Solving ability and ‘can do’ nature
  • familiarity with ICT (MS Office)
  • good communicator
  • the willingness to learn new skills, both technical and non-technical.

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services. To apply please download the application form and save it to your pc. You must upload the completed form and a copy of your CV. Please save all your documents with the IRC reference number in the filename and your name.

STFC Sandwich Student Application Form

You must be on a sandwich degree and be taking the industrial placement as a recognised sandwich year to be eligible. You must also have the right to work in the UK. Please ensure that you include a reference from your University as part of your application form.

You can apply for up to three Sandwich student placements; this will require you to complete ONE application form however please ensure that you upload the application form to all three placements and save the relevant reference number (e.g. IRC205817) in the filename of each application that you upload.

Closing date: 3rd March 2019

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.  At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

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