Graduate Opportunity

Scientific Computing Graduate

2020

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STFC

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

Executive Chair Mark Thomson talks about the exciting research being done at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The Science and Technology Facilities Council is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. Through research fellowships and grants, it is responsible for funding research in UK unive

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills and 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.

Scientific Computing Department

In the Scientific Computing Department, we research, develop and support leading edge high-performance computational & data storage infrastructures and scientific software to perform and support world class science. We have over 180 staff in roles such as systems management, research software engineers and computational scientists developing projects and services to make a real difference to the scientific communities we support. We help our communities by providing systems and software to help analyse, simulate and visualise research data.

Summary of Key Duties

As a SCD graduate you’ll work on real life projects and services to help SCD in the development of new research data management systems, scientific software, compute, cloud and ‘Big Data’ services.

Working in a series of teams through the first two years you will make a real impact and be able to develop your expertise in:

  • Linux, cloud and high performance computing systems management and hardware
  • Data storage and management of large complex scientific datasets
  • Software engineering and scientific software development
  • Project Management
  • Working with scientists to deliver to their requirements.
  • We use a large range of technologies and training is offered to ensure you have the right skills for the work.

Responsibilities

As a graduate in SCD you’ll undertake four 6 month projects with the outputs being used beyond the end of each project. You will work in operational teams and will be responsible for the technical development and outcomes of your project.

Past project have included:

  • Deploying and running private Clouds using OpenStack
  • Software engineering of new tools to manage large scale data
  • Developing and installing new system tools to monitor 10,000s CPU cores and 100 Petabytes of data
  • Programming of new scientific analysis and simulation applications.

As your skills and abilities develop your level of responsibility will increase.

Job Requirements 

  • Obtained 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 
  • The willingness to learn new skills, both technical and non-technical 
  • Open minded and flexible in relation to the type of work assigned to them 
  • Good communication skills, able to influence people at all levels
  • Demonstrate good team working capabilities
  • At least one of the items listed below. These may have been gained as part of a final year project
  • Experience of Linux system management, clouds, PC/server hardware or networking
  • Programming experience, preferably in one of Javascript, C, C++ and Python, or similar 
  • Experience of Software engineering methodologies.

Organisation 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.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: IRC250719

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.

Closing date: 17th November 2019
Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centres in December or January.

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 27th, 2019
  • £26,932 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Didcot (Oxfordshire)
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  • Computer Science
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  • Data Science
  • Hardware
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