28. January 2016 - ISIS Neutron Spallation Source
ISIS summer student scheme
ISIS summer student scheme
28. January 2016 - ISIS Neutron Spallation Source
ISIS summer student scheme
ISIS summer student scheme
Employer
ISIS Neutron Spallation Source
Location

Harwell Campus, UK

Introduction

ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials.

Job description

The ISIS summer student placement scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a degree in Science, Engineering, Computing or Media/Communications to gain experience working in the scientific environment at ISIS, a large scale international research facility. The 6-12 week placements are paid positions and will provide successful students with an opportunity to work on a research or development project within ISIS. The placements will be paid at a rate of £14,168 per annum on a pro-rata basis. They are available to students eligible to work in the UK, who are registered as undergraduate students at the time of the placements – typically during the summer of their penultimate year.

Projects:

You can apply for up to 3 projects.

  • Project 1: Optimise data acquisition on an ISIS time of flight neutron reflectometer
  • Project 2: New Perspective for SasView
  • Project 3: Structural and magnetic characterisation of magnetite nanoparticles
  • Project 4: Mantid development support
  • Project 5: Deuterated Chemcials Synthesis
  • Project 6: Communications team placement

For further information about each project please go to For further information please go to http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/vacancies/isis-summer-student-scheme15681.html .

Contact
How to Apply

For further information please go to http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/vacancies/isis-summer-student-scheme15681.html

How to apply:

  1. Read through the offered projects below and make a note of which projects you would like to apply for. You can apply for up to 3 projects.
  2. Prepare your CV in pdf format, don’t forget to include your GCSE and A-level results (or equivalent for students from outside the UK). Make sure you list skills relevant to your chosen projects.
  3. Get an electronic copy of your university transcripts (pdf/png).
  4. Fill in the online application form. This will ask you for a short paragraph on why you would be keen to work on each of your chosen projects. Make sure you list skills relevant to your chosen projects. The application form can be found here: link
  5. Now send an email with your CV and transcripts to . Include your name and the projects you have chosen in the message.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked for a short interview (usually by phone or skype) at the beginning of March 2016. Good luck!

Deadline
20. February 2016
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