UK Shared Business Services Didcot, UK
Salary: £19,136 (pro rata) Grade: UKRI STU Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 Months) Hours: Full Time Closing Date: 3rd March 2019 Interview Date: 2nd April 2019 The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); anew organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate sandwich students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer an invaluable experience with exposure to world class science and technology, and the opportunity to develop working relationships that continue well after your placement has finished. The ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. ISIS produces beams of neutrons and muons to study materials at the atomic level using a modern suite of neutron and muon instrumentation. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology. Computing lies at the heart of many ISIS activities, from user office management, experiment planning, data acquisition through to data analysis and management. ISIS raw data and meta information about these are automatically catalogued. Furthermore, treated versions of raw data are planned to get automatically catalogued. This role is to support a range of software that enables this and building data processing pipelines. The technologies used for this include Python, web services, Django, virtualisation, exposure to databases, applications HTTP servers, enterprise technologies such as Active MQ, and a wide range of Linux and Windows technologies. List of Duties & Responsibilities This placement will involve the design, programming, testing, deployment and documentation of data engineering pipelines and data systems to meet the data processing and data management needs of the facility and scientists. Personal Skills and Attributes You should be studying computer science, software engineering or any other IT related discipline, combined with significant exposure to software development. Experience with creating scripts in Python or similar and knowledge of object oriented software development are essential. The placement will be in the Scientific Software group at ISIS facility, and will involve contact with developers and project managers in Scientific Computing Department, as well as ISIS scientists and users. For further information about the position, please contact Anders.Markvardsen@stfc.ac.uk https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Meet-the-20182019-ISIS-Sandwich-Students.aspx https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/ISIS-Sandwich-Students-201718–12-months-on.aspx Organization Description UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org . The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.
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