STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC250703
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26932
Date Posted 02 September 2019
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 27 October 2019
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £26,932
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type:  Open Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 27th October 2019
Interview Date: Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centres: 12th and 16th December, 21st and 28th January

 

STFC - BID - Graduate Innovation Analyst

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. For more information on STFC please view one of our videos - https://youtu.be/k9gaDSDzRQQ

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. See all our current graduate vacancies here.

STFC Innovation is the technology transfer department of STFC.  Working as part of the Business and Innovation Directorate, it is responsible for the commercialisation and transfer of technology from the National Laboratories to Industry.  Our facilities provide a range of research techniques using neutrons, muons, lasers and x-rays, and high performance computing and complex analysis of large data and the expertise of our engineers and scientists cover a broad range of STEM disciplines.  It is the role of the Innovation Team to work with the 1000plus National Laboratories staff to identify novel technologies and capabilities that have an application outside of a research environment.  Then to develop these as business opportunities, either as a new company or as a licence to an existing organisation.  Through technology transfer, the Innovation Department aims to deliver economic growth and societal impact as well as maximise the return on public investment. 

Summary of key duties & responsibilities

As an Innovation Analyst, you will interact with the researchers and scientists within the STFC to understand their research and to determine whether there is any commercial potential.  You will research the novelty behind an invention, the potential market, and whether there are any competing technologies.  You will present commercialisation options to the Innovation team and contribute to the business case for technology exploitation.  You will have a portfolio of projects that will require both commercial and technical development and you will help secure funding to your projects to enable them to progress.  This role requires extensive communication with technical staff and all levels of personnel from across the organisation. 

There will be a requirement for occasional travel to other STFC sites and stakeholders’ locations.


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.

The following will be assessed at Shortlisting (S) or Interview (I) stage, or both (S&I)

Essential:         

  • Obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a science or engineering discipline in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020 (S)
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above (S&I)
  • The right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • Excellent communication skills (S&I)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (I)
  • Ability to communicate clearly with scientific team (I)
  • Ability to present opportunities to non-technical audiences (I)
  • A commercial or entrepreneurial outlook and attitude (S&I).

 Desirable:

  • Business, economics or management electives/course (S)
  • Ability to describe intellectual property rights (I)
  • An understanding of technology transfer (I)
  • A keen interest in the science performed at STFC (I).
  • Current starting salary of £26,932, plus annual incremental increase, a £1,000 welcome bonus and a £2,000 salary increase after the first year
  • Subject to performance you will be promoted after two years with us, resulting in a further salary increase
  • STFC’s Graduate scheme is accredited by: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics. STFC is also organisational member of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • You’ll get the chance to work on cutting-edge projects with international collaborators
  • STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours and an exceptional pension scheme
  • Every graduate is provided with a mentor to help support them through the graduate scheme and to become chartered

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.

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. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. No Agencies.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our assessment centres are filled.

Closing Date: 27th October 2019

To find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/graduates/

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