The Diamond Student Summer Placement scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a degree in Science, Engineering, Computing or Mathematics (and who expect to gain a first or upper-second class honours degree) to gain experience working within a scientific environment at Diamond. These 8-12 week placements are paid positions and will provide successful students with an opportunity to work on a research or development project within Diamond. The placements will be paid at a rate of £14,168pa on a pro-rata basis. They are available to students within the European Union, who are registered as undergraduate students at the time of the placements – typically during the summer of their penultimate year.
In addition to working on a specific project, the students will have an opportunity to visit research teams based at Diamond and other facilities on site. Training will be provided to allow the students to give a short presentation on their work and to summarise their activities in a poster.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a student day on 1st or 2nd March 2016, where they will visit Diamond to be interviewed for one or more projects and find out more about our scientific and technical activities.
When applying, please pay particular attention to the experience required, and ensure this is demonstrated in the application form. Projects are usually designed to run through the summer vacation months, starting from July - please note on the form if you have a preferred start time, and any dates you are unavailable.
The placements have been split into three categories:
- Scientific Computing
- Physical Sciences
- Life Sciences
Applications are now closed.