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.
Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills training 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 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.
A vacancy exists within the Control Systems & Safety Interlocks Group for a talented graduate to contribute to the design and development of complex distributed digital control systems.
The group is based at Daresbury Laboratory and forms part of the Engineering Technology Centre (ETC), which provides advanced mechanical, electrical and control system engineering solutions for a wide range of world-leading projects. The group is responsible for the design and development of state-of-the-art control and safety systems for several accelerators and scientific facilities both within STFC and in collaboration with other national and international organisations.
You will have an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills covering real-time and embedded computing systems, system and application level software development, and device interfacing and integration techniques. You will work closely with a team of experienced engineers on the design of new systems as well as helping to provide support to existing installations.
The post will suit a graduate with an interest in developing hardware and/or software systems to control real-world devices in a scientific environment.
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.
In order to apply for this role you must have:
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: 27th October 2019
Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centres in December or January.