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 November.​

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​
Vacancies​ will be advertised on the UKRI careers portal, and you can find out more detail about STFC's student oppertunities on the STFC Career's website.  
Find out more about the sandwich student scheme by reading about what previous students have done​.