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Electronics Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
£25702 - £34709 per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Electronics Engineer

Salary: £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (UKRI Pay Band C) or £31,931 to £34,709 per annum (UKRI Pay Band D) dependent on skills and experience. A Specialist Allowance of up to £3000 per annum is available with this post.
Hours: Full time (37 Hours per week)
Contract Type: Open Ended
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire

We are inviting you to join us and to pursue a career in the very work that drove you to be an engineer. At STFC you will be encouraged to stretch your technical skills while building human understanding and promoting sustainability. Your work will ensure our world-leading scientists and technologists are able to conduct the research needed to improve lives in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, join us and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Electronics Engineer to join our Operations Support Section at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility, based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. The ISIS facility is a high energy proton synchrotron which produces thermal neutrons for science and engineering research. ISIS employs a suite of beam instruments (akin to very powerful microscopes) that can carry out high precision measurements on a wide range of samples. This will range from simple and complex compounds to new alloys, to engineering structures to biological samples and pharmaceuticals.

As an Electronics Engineer at this incredible facility, you will be part of the ISIS Electronic and Electrical User Support Group (EESUG), a small team of electronic engineers whose work is vital for the successful operation of the ISIS facility.

You will be responsible for maintaining a range of electrical and electronic equipment and systems that are an integral part of the ISIS experimental set ups. Typical systems that you would find yourself working on include

  • Temperature control systems
  • Complex wiring networks
  • Multi axis motion systems used to control the beam instruments
  • Interlock systems that ensure the safety of all our staff
  • High voltage systems.

You would find yourself working in both our electronics lab and on the 30+ beam instruments employed across ISIS.

When operational, the ISIS proton synchrotron runs on a 24/7 basis and so you will be part of the on-call system, where occasional working out of hours may be required. An on-call allowance is payable.

We are looking for someone with:

  • HNC level qualification, or above, in Electronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience
  • A wide range of technical experience outside of academia, including the maintenance, repair, and servicing of electronic systems.
  • Sound fault-finding skills and the ability to demonstrate a creative and adaptive approach to solving problems.
  • Previous experience of working within a team environment.

Our benefits

We offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work life balance including 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies and a subsidised restaurant.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. They turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.

How to apply

For full details on the role, please visit our careers site. Your application must include your CV and a Cover Letter that together showcase how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role. If you experience any difficulties with applying online, please contact us on or call us on 07840 857754.

Closing Date: 7th August 2022


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 and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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