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Beam Diagnostics Engineer Industrial Placement - STFC

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210000WT Requisition #

Science and Technology Facilities Council 

ASTeC is engaged in a number of projects requiring development of accelerator diagnostic systems using novel electronic and optical techniques. The activities range from undertaking design studies, developing systems, designing prototypes, undertaking performance tests to installation and commissioning for final operations. 

Below is a list of current and anticipated activities the placement will be involved in, including a range of assignments within the scope of this list, and at various levels depending upon the progress of the projects and requirements.  

During 2022/23, substantial CLARA Phase 2 development and implementation work will be underway as well as a range of other opportunities within the department. Our placement could play a key role in assisting with this work, and would additionally acquire skills and training in the following critical areas. 

  • Development of electronics and infrastructure for non-destructive electron beam measurement 
  • Development/improvement of systems for optical beam imaging, and processing of image data 
  • Development of synchronisation systems for Laser, diagnostics and electronic sub-systems 
  • Development of analogue and digital low level RF systems 
  • Development of microcontroller electronic systems and supporting electronics/interfaces 

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Design and development of Electronics using ECAD facilities 
  • Design and development of Mechanical systems using ECAD facilities 
  • Production and testing of designs 
  • Analysis of experimental data 
  • Development and implementation of operational procedures 
  • Gain an understanding of engineering in multi-disciplinary environments 

In order to apply for this role you must have: 


  • At university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry 
  • Right to live and work in the UK  
  • Enrolled in an accredited STEM degree course 
  • Understanding of electronic circuit theory, such as passive components, operational amplifiers and transistors 
  • Experience with simulation and computer aided engineering for electronic circuits  
  • Ability to solve problems independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to tackle new problems and learn new skills  
  • Good technical and non-technical communication skills  
  • Flexibility and passion to work on projects in different disciplines as needed  
  • Ability to follow-through on projects from start to finish and work to timescales  
  • Familiarity with ICT, such as Windows and Microsoft Office or equivalent programs  
  • Willingness to seek advice and guidance  
  • Interest in science and engineering  


  • Knowledge of computer aided engineering packages, such as Solidworks  
  • Knowledge of modelling and control packages, such as MATLAB  
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting, such as Python  
  • Knowledge of embedded electronic systems, such as Arduino, either programming or design, or both  
  • Knowledge of electronic laboratory tools, such as oscilloscopes, multimeters and function generators  
  • Understanding and application of practical project management 

About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 

The STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. 

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake ground-breaking projects in an outstanding diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving progressive advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 

For more information about STFC please visit 

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About UK Research Innovation (UKRI) 

UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

Supporting some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation. 

More information can be found at  

How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion – a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us. 

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