Disordered Materials Research Scientist Industrial Placement
UK Research and Innovation
🚀 Placement Program
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- The candidate must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree course, have an interest in physical sciences, demonstrated academic achievement, the ability to lead and manage projects independently, an organized approach to scientific research, experience in scientific communication, and knowledge/experience in atomistic simulation techniques and coding (Python or C++).
- The Disordered Materials Research Scientist Industrial Placement will focus on learning and applying neutron diffraction techniques, creating atomistic simulations, writing scientific reports, pushing scientific software capabilities, providing input for software development, and engaging with the scientific community.
- The Disordered Materials group at ISIS study a huge range of scientific problems involving “disordered” systems, ranging from simple liquids to complex molecules in solution, to confined systems used for catalysis and battery materials and electrodes, and from high pressure studies of deep geological rocks to the formation of ice in deep space.
- The focus of the project will include pushing the limits of the current scientific capability of the group’s data analysis software, principally Dissolve (https://github.com/disorderedmaterials/dissolve), applying it to scientific problems of interest to the disordered materials community, creating best practice data analysis approaches, and highlighting existing limitations and areas for improvement through liaising with the development team. The data will have been collected prior to the start of the placement, but there will be ample opportunity for hands-on involvement in neutron scattering experiments.
- 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
- An interest in physical sciences
- Demonstrated a good level of academic achievement
- Ability to lead and independently manage projects
- Organised approach to scientific research
- Experience in scientific communication
- Knowledge of atomistic simulation techniques (e.g. Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics)
- Experience in either python or C++ coding
- Part of our application process involves submitting your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should address your suitability for the opportunity based on how you meet each essential criteria stated in this advert.
Area of Responsibilities
Research & Development
- Learning the basics of neutron diffraction and data processing
- Creating atomistic simulations of neutron data
- Detailed scientific report writing
- Pushing the boundaries of current capabilities within scientific software packages
- Interacting with developers to inform future software features
- Interacting with the current scientific community
Oct 29, 2023