968 jobs - 2 added today
Recruiting? Call us on 01772 639042
Email me jobs relevant to my job search
9 months ago
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Salary: £19404 - £19404
Location: Warrington
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Brief Description

Salary: £19,404
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 27th October 2019
Interview Date: Interviews will be held during the week commencing: 25th November 2019

STFC - ASTeC - Physicist Industrial Placement

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 - javascript:void(0);

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.

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 placement students 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 of our current Industrial Placements here.

The Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC), based at Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire, 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.

Particle accelerators require high-strength magnets to steer and focus the beam, as well as to provide critical information about the beam properties. Free electron lasers (FELs) – the next generation of accelerator-based light sources – rely on arrays of alternating polarity magnets known as ‘undulators’ to generate light. The field produced in these undulators must be of the highest quality to enable the production of short-pulse, high-brightness, spatially-coherent FEL light. The Magnetics and Radiation Sources 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.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to several of the MaRS group’s world-leading research projects, including:

* Development of tunable permanent magnet solutions for accelerators, and construction and testing of prototype PM-based magnets
* Design of magnets for the CLARA and FEBE beamlines at Daresbury Laboratory
* Design of PM-based solenoid magnets for radiotherapy linac machines and RF klystrons
* Research and development into cutting edge X-ray free electron laser schemes, including working towards a UK-based XFEL accelerator

The exact details of the final project will be decided taking into consideration the abilities and interest of the student and the status of projects within the group.The work may involve basic conceptual design studies, detailed design, computer simulations, and experimental work on the accelerators at Daresbury. The candidate will be expected to work closely with other MaRS group members plus other scientific and engineering groups as part of a wider team.

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.
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 Criteria & Interview Criteria


* 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 (S)
* Right to live and work in the UK (S)
* Studying for an undergraduate degree in Physics or a closely related subject (S)
* Demonstrate achievements consistent with a 2:1 degree classification (S)
* The willingness to learn new skills, both technical and non-technical (S&I)
* Good general computing skills (S&I)
* Good verbal and written communication skills. (S&I)


* Degree contains a component relating to electromagnetic simulation (S)
* Experience in using computers for data analysis and/or simulations of physical systems. (S&I)
* Programming experience in any of: Matlab, Mathematica, LabVIEW, Python, or other codes. (S&I)
* Previous project work in scientific research either in University or elsewhere. (S&I)
* Broad interest in science (S&I)
* Open minded and flexible in relation to the type of work assigned to them (S&I)
* Good team working skills (S&I)

Special requirements:

This role may require occasional out of hours working and travel within the UK and oversees.

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.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

To apply please download the application form and save it to your pc. You must upload a CV and completed copy of the application form. Please save include the IRC reference number and your name in the filename of all documents uploaded to your application.

Please right click on this link and select ‘save target as' to save the application form to your desktop .

STFC Industrial Placement Application form

To be eligible you must be studying a recognised degree that requires you to undertake an Industrial Placement or have permission from your University to take a year out of your studies to undertake a placement. You must also have the right to work in the UK.

You can apply for up to two Industrial Placements; You will only need to complete ONE application form. However please ensure that you upload the application form to all applications and ensure the relevant reference number (e.g. IRC205817) is included the filename of each document that you upload.

Closing date: 27th October 2019

Interview/assessment date: 25th– 28th of November 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.

If you would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), are unable to apply online or do not wish to create an account but would still like to apply for a specific role, please contact us by telephone.

If you have not already logged into iRecruitment (including as a current employee)you will be re-directed to the login/register page by clicking the "apply now" button. If you don't have an account with us, by choosing to register you consent to UK SBS processing the information you provide as part of the Recruitment Service. You can select appropriate job alerts and notifications as part of your account preferences, and you are able to close your account (withdraw consent) should you wish to do so. Before starting your online application and inputting your personal details, please read our Privacy Notice which contains full details of how your information is processed once you have made an application.

Email me jobs relevant to my job search

  Back to the top