STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC252799
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £15631
Date Posted 11 February 2020
Grade UKRI-STU
Contract Type Fixed Term Appointment
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 29 March 2020
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £15,631 (pro rata)
Grade: UKRI-STU
Contract Type: Fixed Term (4-12 Weeks)
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 29th March 2020

 

STFC – ISIS – Physicist - Radio Frequency -Summer Placement

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.

Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer an invaluable experience with exposure to world class science and technology, and the opportunity to develop working relationships that continue well after your placement has finished.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments give unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.​

A suite of diagnostic instruments is currently being developed to monitor beam properties in new Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (FFA) accelerator. A prototype beam position monitor has been constructed and will soon undergo lab-based testing.  The successful candidate will gain a wide range of experience including: working in a lab, designing equipment with CAD tools, assembly of mechanical equipment, performing simple RF calculations, constructing simple electronic circuits as well as experience with finite element simulation tools and accelerator concepts. The FETS FFA accelerator is a part of the ISIS-II feasibility study which is addressing the need for future neutron provision. Beam coupling impedances in the accelerator could cause beam losses and ultimately limit intensity. Verification of existing computer simulations will help to identify sources of impedance before they are installed in the accelerator and thereby prevent such instabilities from occurring.

This 7-9 week project is to perform a series of tests to characterise the monitor’s impact on beam stability using Radio Frequency (RF) techniques. This will involve designing a set of aperture plates using CAD software and having these manufactured, producing a series of matching circuits that can be connected to these plates, assembling the equipment for the test, performing the measurements and data analysis and comparing results with existing computer simulations.


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.

Essential

  • Currently be at university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK (STFC Placement vacancies do not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status, we will therefore be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK).

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 aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit 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.

Please submit a CV and Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. When writing your cover letter, please think about the following:

  • Why are you suitable for this project?
  • How can you contribute to the success of the project?
  • Why do you want to work at STFC?

You can apply for a maximum of two roles.

Note: To apply for more than one vacancy, you must actively select the apply now button on each applicable vacancy.

Closing Date: 29th March 2020

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y.

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