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🚀 Internship

Diagnostics Physicist Industrial Placement

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £21.6K

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  • The candidate must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree course, have completed at least 2 years with an average 2:1 grade, possess experience using computers in physics or engineering, have strong grasp of physics concepts, ability to gain new skills independently, work well in a team, and have strong communication skills. Desirable qualifications include completing 3 years of the degree course and background knowledge or interest in particle accelerators.
  • The candidate will research diagnostic equipment, design a Faraday cup, optimize electron suppression and thermal design through simulations, provide regular updates, maintain project documentation, and produce a detailed write-up of the final design.

Placement Program

Research & Development, Science


Apply by Oct 29


  • The ISIS Neutron and Muon source is a world-leading research facility based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. Scientists from around the world use our advanced suite of instruments to probe materials on the atomic scale; conducting experiments designed to push the frontiers of clean energy, pharmaceuticals, materials engineering and many other subjects.
  • At the heart of the facility is an 800 MeV synchrotron particle accelerator, producing intense proton beams that go on to create muons and neutrons for experiments. ISIS-II is a proposed successor for ISIS, and its driving accelerator is currently an exciting area of research. The successful candidate will join a small team of physicists and engineers and design a new diagnostic sensor for a prototype accelerator, the FETS-FFA.
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  • Essential:
  • Currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
  • Are required or have requested to take an industrial placement year
  • Able to commence employment in summer 2024
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement
  • Completed at least 2 years of degree course
  • Have achieved at least an average 2:1 grade in current university course so far
  • Have experience with using computers in the context of physics or engineering
  • Strong grasp of basic physics concepts and ability to perform calculations
  • Ability to gain new skills independently
  • History of working well within a team
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Good computer-based written communication skills
  • Willingness to undertake occasional entry to and/or work in radiation environments
  • Desirable:
  • Completed 3 years of degree course
  • Background knowledge of, or interest in particle accelerators
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Education requirements

2:1 or higher
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Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Research relevant diagnostic equipment from other accelerators
  • Initial design of a Faraday cup
  • Optimisation of secondary electron suppression with finite-element simulations
  • Optimisation of thermal design with finite-element simulations
  • Provide regular updates at team meetings
  • Keep project documentation up-to-date
  • Produce detailed write-up of final design
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Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Oct 29, 2023




21600 GBP

Apply by Oct 29