Working at ISIS

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An industrial placement at ISIS will give you the opportunity to be a part of this vibrant scientific community whilst developing many skills benefitting your future career.

ISIS training courses

Muon Spectroscopy Training School

ISIS runs training schools on how to use muons as a research tool. These include a variety of lectures and workshops on the muon technique given by experienced researchers, and also the chance to perform muon experiments.

ISIS Neutron Training Course

The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques at ISIS. We stress that this is a hand-on course using the ISIS neutron instruments aimed at complete beginners.


Steve Cox, part of the ISIS experiment support staff
STFC- The work of technicians

Thursday 12 April 2012

Technicians play a vital role at ISIS and the rest of STFC. They work in a wide range of areas including: ISIS, lasers and cryogenics.

Philip King explains how muons are made in TS1.
Backstage Science: Muons

Friday 13 July 2012

Muons are exotic particles which exist for millionths of a second. They are used at ISIS to study materials at the atomic level.

Sean Langridge on the Offspec instrument
Backstage Science: Neutrons and Nanoscience

Thursday 12 April 2012

Neutrons are incredibly useful particles. They are used in a wide range of problems which are useful to academic researchers and industrialists.

Engineers install the detector tank of Polaris
Building the Polaris instrument at ISIS

Thursday 12 April 2012

On November 11 2011, Polaris, one of the most advanced neutron instruments in the world was installed at ISIS.

Living in a material world

Living in a materials world

It is an amazing fact that your world and the atomic world are intimately connected by materials and their properties, even though you are about one thousand million times bigger than an atom! At ISIS we are fascinated by this idea.

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