STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC245025
Location Warrington See on Map
Salary £48202 - £53558
Date Posted 26 April 2018
Grade RC-F
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 03 June 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £48,202 to £53,558 (dependent on skills and experience)
Grade: Band F
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 3rd June 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 18th June 2018

Background

At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) you belong to a community of experts who are driving science and technology forward. Our incredible diversity of research, technology and engineering projects truly fire the imagination and lead to real-world solutions which shape societies and transform lives.

Technology Department provides technology, engineering and support to STFC’s current and future facilities and programmes. The Department has 325 technical and scientific staff acting as a single department across three sites at the Daresbury Laboratory, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and UKATC. Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour is only possible with dedicated teams of engineers that are capable of turning scientific objectives into reality.

A vacancy exists for an experienced nuclear physicist in the Nuclear Physics Group, which sits within Technology Department at STFC Daresbury Laboratory. The group’s principal role is to provide scientific, technical and engineering expertise to support and co-ordinate the programme of research and projects funded by STFC in the field of nuclear physics. This programme is carried out at a number of overseas accelerator facilities and requires the design, construction and installation of specialised equipment at those facilities. The group undertakes this design and development work for both existing programmes and new initiatives.

The Role

You will be responsible for leading and developing programmes of research in nuclear physics that align with the STFC roadmap for the subject. You will be leading an internationally competitive research programme in the field of nuclear physics. Interacting regularly with members of the UK nuclear physics community and their overseas collaborators, in order to stay at the forefront of the field.

We are looking for an experienced physicist with an established track record of research with leadership in the science and associated experimental projects and grant income. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to work with a range of colleagues and stakeholders both in UK and overseas including: Nuclear Physicists, Engineers and support staff. 


Organization 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. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

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.

Shortlisting Criteria

Essential: 

  • a PhD in experimental Nuclear Physics
  • post doctoral experience in the field of experimental nuclear physics
  • a track record of leadership of an experimental programme in the field of nuclear physics.
  • a track record of grant income or equivalent
  • an excellent publications record.
  • leadership of experimental projects in nuclear physics 
  • a well written CV and cover letter.

Desirable:

  • a track record of leadership of an experimental programme in the field of nuclear physics that aligns with the UK STFC Roadmap for the subject
  • leadership of an international nuclear physics project.

Interview Criteria

Essential:

  • evidence of post doctoral experience in the field of experimental nuclear physics
  • evidence of a track record of leadership of an internationally competitive experimental programme in the field of nuclear physics.
  • evidence of a strong track record of grant income or equivalent
  • evidence of  effective leadership of experimental projects in nuclear physics
  • evidence of ability to manage and develop people
  • evidence of ability to manage large research projects and deliver them successfully on time, to budget and to specification
  • good communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate and interact with scientific, technical and engineering staff
  • organisational skills and time management with a flexible approach to changes in the work programme
  • able to travel in UK and overseas.

Desirable:

  • knowledge of the UK experimental nuclear physics programme
  • a track record of leadership of an experimental programme in the field of nuclear physics that aligns with the UK STFC Roadmap for the subject
  • leadership of an international nuclear physics project
  • working knowledge of any of the following languages: German, French, Italian, Finnish.

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. No Agencies.

The closing date for applications is 3rd June 2018. The interview/assessment date for this vacancy will be the week commencing 18th June 2018 and will be held at Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington.

We want to make our application process as easy for you as we possibly can. If you experience any problems in applying for this job, or have any feedback for us about the application process, please contact our Recruitment Hotline on 01793 867000 (8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Please quote the appropriate IRC reference number when calling.