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Microelectronics Design Summer Placement

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The ASIC design team based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory has a world-class reputation for delivering advanced Integrated Circuit designs to implement the most challenging science applications.

From ‘big science’ facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, to exploring the solar system with space probes such as Rosetta and Bepi Colombo, our microelectronics help make possible the scientific discoveries of tomorrow.

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Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervised design of transistor level electronic circuits using Cadence IC6 design tools
  • Schematic entry and simulation
  • The layout of circuits along with verification checks
  • Simulation of layouts including extracted parasitic elements
  • The presentation of design work for review by members of the ASIC Design Group.

In order to apply for this role you must have:


  • Are in full time education at university and returning to university following the placement
  • The right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement
  • A knowledge and understanding of basic analogue circuit theory 
  • A knowledge and understanding of basic digital circuit theory 
  • Ability to apply basic electronics knowledge to more complex situations.


  • A basic knowledge and understanding of Verilog or VHDL 
  • A good general awareness of modern microelectronics technologies and practices 
  • Experience of using design software for Microelectronics (such as Cadence) 
  • Experience of transistor level design of analogue circuits (Labs/project).

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