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.
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.
Welcome to STFC
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide.
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.
Qualifications and skills
Obtained 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 in a relevant discipline (E.g. 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)
Degree content (and projects) that are relevant to the vacancy.
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.
The existing right to live and work in the UK.
Clear, comprehensive, credible and coherent application demonstrating good written communication skills (in English).
Aptitude for problem solving and diagnosis of challenging problems.
Conscientious, reliable, hardworking and flexible.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence people effectively at all levels with internal and external colleagues and customers.
Good verbal communication skills (in English).
Dedication to maintaining relevant technical knowledge and committed to Continuing Professional Development (S&I)
Demonstrate good team working capabilities.
Genuine interest in electronics, microelectronics or image sensor design.
Ability to use unmodified computing equipment and complex design tool packages for extended periods of time.
Ability to integrate and work effectively within the existing team based environment at STFC - RAL.