STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC250678
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £31432
Date Posted 02 September 2019
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 27 October 2019
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £31,432 (Inclusive of Recruitment and Retention Allowance)
Grade: UKRI - C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 27th October 2019
Interview Date: Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centres: 12th and 16th December 2019 and 21st and 28th January 2020

 

STFC - Technology - Microelectronic, Nanoelectronic and Electronic System Graduate Engineers

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. For more information on STFC please view one of our videos - https://youtu.be/k9gaDSDzRQQ

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 consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for graduates with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these. See all our current graduate vacancies here.

Within STFC, 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 & consultancy for the latest electronic design tools and flows
  • Design of advanced CMOS Image Sensors using state-of-art microelectronics technologies

Our Graduate Engineers are offered permanent contracts and will work on real projects from day one.  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 required 

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 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 in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020 (S)
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above in a relevant discipline (eg Electrical and Electronic Engineering or other subjects with significant electronics content). Equivalent qualifications also acceptable. Degree(s) must meet IET educational requirements for CEng (S&I)
  • The right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • 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)
  • Degree content (and projects) that are relevant to the posts available (S)
  • Clear, comprehensive, credible and coherent application (S)
  • Good written communication skills (in English) (S&I)
  • Aptitude for problem solving and diagnosis of challenging problems (I)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence people effectively at all levels with internal and external colleagues and customers (I)
  • Good verbal communication skills (in English) (I)
  • Conscientious, reliable, hardworking and flexible (I)
  • Dedication to maintaining relevant technical knowledge and committed to Continuing Professional Development (I)
  • Demonstrate good team working capabilities (I)
  • Genuine interest in electronics, microelectronics or image sensor design (I)
  • Ability to use unmodified computing equipment and complex design tool packages for extended periods of time (I)

Desirable:

  • IET membership (S)
  • Relevant industrial experience or directly relevant university project (S)
  • Ability to travel within UK, Europe and US as required (I)
  • Current starting salary of £26,932, plus annual incremental increase, a £1,000 welcome bonus and a £2,000 salary increase after the first year
  • Subject to performance you will be promoted after two years with us, resulting in a further salary increase
  • STFC’s Graduate scheme is accredited by: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics. STFC is also organisational member of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • 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.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

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, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020
  • 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.

The assessment centre for this vacancy will be in December 2019 or January 2020 and will be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

Closing Date: 27th October 2019

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

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