Placement years at ISIS

​​​​​​​Beth Penrose - Sandwich Student at ISIS.
ISIS is a world-leading research centre using neutrons and muons to study the structure and dynamics of materials at the molecular/atomic level. It is based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). ISIS has over 30 research beamlines supporting an international community of over 2000 scientists. Each year over 500 scientific papers are published based on ISIS research. 

Placements usually last for 12 months as part of a sandwich degree course. Projects are announced in September, the year before the placement is due to start. Applications are accepted in the Autumn, and interviews are held during December and January. For more information about the scheme, visit the STF​C careers website.​

The benefits of taking a placement at ISIS include:​​
  • Being part of world leading projects
  • Access to job specific training
  • 30 days paid holiday per annum
  • 10.5 days paid public and privilege holiday per annum
  • Flexible working hours
  • Informal working environment​
Find out more by reading our collection of case studies below. ​