Scientific Research Sector Guide
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  • The scientific research sector designs, develops and evaluates new products and technologies that can change the way we live our lives.
  • It can also lead to new findings and discoveries which shape the way we see and understand the world around us.
  • Numerous industries, from healthcare to energy generation, rely on the ideas and research this sector provides. Because of this, scientific research has the potential to help save lives and the planet, but it can also have an impact on countless other aspects of life too.
  • Technological advancements have led to many breakthroughs in scientific research. Technology has facilitated scientific studies and experiments, but also enabled people to gather, analyse and cross-examine the data collected.
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Science & Technology
  • The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation.
  • It is involved in an incredibly diverse array of research, technology and engineering projects.
  • Its research impacts on many aspects of daily life – from cancer research to clean energy, and from powering transport to cultural heritage.
  • STFC has many functions: supporting university-based research, innovation and skills development; providing access to facilities across a range of sciences; promoting academic and industrial collaboration; and inspiring young people with an interest in STEM.

Science & Technology Facilities Council Hub on Gradcracker

Would you like to learn what life is really like at one of the UK’s leading scientific research facilities?

And find out how its work impacts upon day-to-day life, from curing super-bugs to developing world- wide computing projects?

Then watch the Gradcracker/STFC webinar on their hub – it gives a truly fascinating insight into the company and the work that it does.

World-leading science

If you’re interested in what it would be like to join STFC, take a look at their ‘Our People’ page. Here, you can find out what employees such as Senior Mechanical Technician, Luke, have to say about working on world-leading science projects and doing things that have never been done before.

Make an impact from day one

STFC’s current placement and graduate roles can all be found on their Gradcracker hub, along with lots of useful information about why you should join the company and what you can expect in terms of professional development.

Help drive knowledge and innovation with STFC.

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