Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC246441
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £31060
Date Posted 06 March 2019
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 24 March 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £31,060 (inclusive of Recruitment and Retention Allowance)
Grade: UKRI - C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: 24th March 2019

About us

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. To find out more about STFC please watch one of our videos:

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.

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.

STFC Technology is the leading provider of electronic and microelectronic systems for many high-profile international projects.  Our systems can be found throughout the world and range from single ASICs to large systems that use tens of thousands of custom ICs and hundreds of multi-million gate FPGAs.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

Our leading facilities and varied projects will provide you with unique and challenging career opportunities. If you are an enthusiastic electronic, microelectronic or nanoelectronic engineer then we would be interested in you joining our team. Opportunities include:

  • analogue and digital ASIC design using the latest IC technologies
  • design of complex digital systems using embedded microprocessors and FPGAs
  • application engineering and consultancy for the latest electronic design tools and flows
  • design of advanced CMOS Image Sensors using state-of-art microelectronics technologies.

You will be given a wide variety of training in both technical and personal skills and supported to develop and achieve your full potential.  You will be part of both the STFC Graduate Scheme and our IET accredited Professional Development Scheme and actively encouraged in achieving Chartered Engineer status.

Personal Skills and Attributes

You should be interested in a technical career as a engineer, have good awareness of basic electronic principles and how these apply to modern circuit design.  A good honours degree in a relevant subject, which meets the IET’s requirements for CEng, is essential.

You must be self-motivated and dedicated to understanding the continuously evolving design tools and methods. You will be supported by experienced colleagues and a mentor, but will be expected to be able to act on your own initiative and be able to demonstrate a systematic and analytical approach to problem solving.

You will be reliable and flexible with good interpersonal skills and the ability to integrate and work effectively within the existing close knit team.  Good written and verbal communication skills (in English) and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, project partners and customers is essential.

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.

Shortlisting (S) and Interview Criteria (I)


  • 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 in a relevant discipline (E.g. Electrical and Electronic Engineering or other subjects with significant electronics content) (S&I) 
  • equivalent qualifications also acceptable. Degree(s) must meet IET educational requirements for CEng (S&I)
  • degree content (and projects) that are relevant to the vacancy (S&I)
  • minimum of three A-levels at grade C or above one of which must be mathematics, or alternative qualifications, (E.g. BTEC/international examinations) of an equivalent level (S&I)
  • the existing right to live and work in the UK (S&I)
  • clear, comprehensive, credible and coherent application demonstrating good written communication skills (in English) (S&I)
  • aptitude for problem solving and diagnosis of challenging problems (S&I)
  • conscientious, reliable, hardworking and flexible (S&I)
  • good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence people effectively at all levels with internal and external colleagues and customers (S&I)
  • good verbal communication skills (in English) (S&I)
  • dedication to maintaining relevant technical knowledge and committed to Continuing Professional Development (S&I)
  • demonstrate good team working capabilities (S&I)
  • genuine interest in electronics, microelectronics or image sensor design (S&I)
  • ability to use unmodified computing equipment and complex design tool packages for extended periods of time (S&I)
  • ability to integrate and work effectively within the existing team based environment at STFC - RAL. (S&I).


  • IET membership (S&I)
  • relevant industrial experience or directly relevant university project (S&I)
  • ability to travel within UK, Europe and US as required. (S&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
  • to find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit STFC Technology's website.

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.

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. Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. 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. No Agencies.

The closing date for applications is 24th March 2019.

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