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High Repetition Rate Targetry Development Industrial Placement

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ūü§Ď ¬£21.6K

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  • The ideal candidate for this industrial placement must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree course with a focus on Physics, Robotics, Engineering, or closely related field. They should have a good understanding of physics fundamentals, knowledge of robotics or automation, and experience with 3D CAD design software. Additionally, they should possess good knowledge of engineering materials, familiarity with the Windows operating system, and the ability to work independently and write reports. Desirable skills include basic knowledge of high-power laser experiments, programming experience with control systems, 3D printing experience, and a track record of working in a team and presenting project work.
  • The candidate will be responsible for the rapid manufacture of targets using automated assembly, programming control systems, improving yield of objects, integrating CLF Tape drive system, working in a clean-room environment, documenting project progress, running 3D printing technology, and using CAD skills to assist with 3D design.

Placement Program

Research & Development, Science



Apply by Oct 29


  • The facility has a key deliverable in the next 3 years of supporting high-repetition rate laser experiments; delivering thousands of batch produced targets to experiments on the new EPAC laser facility. 
  • The placement student in the group will be developing the capability to provide targets for these high rep rate experiments through the ongoing development of its automated target assembly project using pick and place robots, automated glue dispensing and palletisation of targets. The student will also support the scientific and engineering development of other high rep rate technologies such as liquid targets, additive manufacturing and tape target developments. 
  • In addition to these projects, you will support the more general operational delivery of target to experiments on the Vulcan and Gemini laser systems. 
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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
  • Subject of degree to be Physics, Robotics, Engineering, or closely related
  • Good knowledge on the basics of physics, A-level Physics (or equivalent) minimum
  • Knowledge of robotics or automation (university project or individual interest)
  • Working experience with 3D CAD design software
  • Good knowledge of how different materials are suited to different applications in an engineering context
  • Familiarity with Windows operating system
  • Good understanding of the terms repeatability, accuracy and tolerance in an engineering context
  • The ability to work individually on a project, plan effectively and write reports
  • Can identify hazards and work safely in a challenging environment.
  • Desirable:
  • Basic knowledge of the type of experiment that could take place with a high-power laser
  • Some relevant programming experience with control systems for robotics
  • Experience using a 3D printer
  • Has used Solid Edge or Autodesk Inventor
  • Proven examples of working in a team to complete a technical or scientific project
  • Has presented project work to their academic supervisors or peers.
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Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Demonstrate rapid manufacture of targets using automated assembly using existing technologies
  • Program control systems responsible for the pick and place of a variety of objects
  • Improve yield of picked and placed objects by implementing engineering solutions and testing outcomes
  • Integrate the CLF Tape drive system into the robotic assembly project.
  • Work in a clean-room laboratory environment
  • Complete project documentation by tracking progress against milestones
  • Run 3D printing technology for the benefit of the wider group
  • Use CAD skills to assist the wider group with 3d design
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Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Oct 29, 2023




21600 GBP

Apply by Oct 29