Graduate Opportunity

Microelectronic, Nanoelectronic and Electronic System Graduate Engineers

2020

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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. 

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

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 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.
Within STFC, 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.

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 in a relevant discipline (eg Electrical and Electronic Engineering or other subjects with significant electronics content). Equivalent qualifications also acceptable. Degree(s) must meet IET educational requirements for CEng.
  • The right to live and work in the UK 
  • 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.

Opportunities include:

  • Analogue and digital ASIC design using the latest IC 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.

Our Graduate 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. 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 required

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.

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.

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: IRC250678

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: 27th October 2019
Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centres in December or January.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 27th, 2019
  • £31,432 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Didcot (Oxfordshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Systems
 

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