Microelectronics and Electronic System Graduate Engineers


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science 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 and technology.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together withtechnical 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 whole 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 solutions range from single ASICs to large systems that use tens of thousands of custom ICs and hundreds of multi-million gate FPGAs. Our systems can be found throughout the world and even in space.

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Summary of Key Duties

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

  • Mixed signal ASIC design using the latest deep sub-micron 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.

Graduate Microelectronics 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 in a dynamic, creative and collaborative culture. 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 microelectronics engineer, have good awareness of basic microelectronic 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 microelectronics 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.

These posts are based at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: February 26, 2018
  • Salary: £26,297 plus £4,500 Recruitment and Retention Allowance
  • Location: Didcot
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Systems

How To Apply

Job ID Number: IRC242616

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