STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC249335
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £41818 - £46076
Date Posted 07 May 2019
Grade UKRI-Band E
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 07 June 2019
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £41,818 - £46,076 (dependent upon qualifications and experience and inclusive of annual allowance)
Grade: E
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 7th June 2019

Background

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.

ISIS is the spallation neutron source located at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the UK. The role will be within the Electronics and Embedded Systems section of the Accelerator Controls group, which is responsible for the control of the high intensity proton source synchrotron accelerator.

The Electronics and Embedded Systems section are responsible for the design, development and maintenance of electronics interface cards and associated embedded systems that form part of the whole ISIS Controls system.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team involved in the design, manufacturing, test and installation of electronic equipment for the ISIS accelerator.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • designing and developing mission critical electronic systems (analogue and digital) and associated hardware
  • advising on the best electronic/electrical solutions for projects, being considerate of budgetary/time constraints, while delivering optimum performance and reliability
  • redeveloping or upgrading the remaining legacy electronic/electrical systems still used on ISIS as directed by the sustainability programme
  • assist in the installation and maintenance of electronic systems and related hardware within the accelerator environment. This will require the candidate to become a monitored radiation worker
  • UK and overseas travel will be required for conferences and collaboration work.

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • an innovative and resourceful person with good problem solving skills
  • able to demonstrate a good balance between theoretical and hands-on work
  • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

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 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • a strong knowledge/experience in some of the following areas:
    • digital electronics/embedded systems – including design of digital, programmable logic devices and/or micro-controller based designs
    • analogue electronics – including filter design, signal conditioning, signal acquisition/ processing and circuit analysis techniques.

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree
  • chartered member of the IET or evidence of working towards achieving this
  • knowledge of Compact PCI/PCI architecture
  • VHDL for FPGA design/verification
  • C/C++ programming experience
  • PCB layout of complex multi-layer boards
  • use of CAD tools, especially schematic capture and circuit simulation
  • EMC knowledge
  • management experience
  • project management experience.

Interview Criteria

Essential:

  • a strong knowledge/experience in some of the following areas:
    • digital electronics/embedded systems – including design of digital, programmable logic devices and/or micro-controller based designs
    • analogue electronics – including filter design, signal conditioning, signal acquisition/ processing and circuit analysis techniques
  • excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to explain technical concepts effectively
  • ability to work as an effective member of a team
  • required to become a monitored radiation worker.
 UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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