Basing yourself at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility enables you to conduct research in a world-leading academic environment with proximity to industry whilst enjoying this unique and beautiful setting
The Dalton Cumbrian Facility combines academic excellence with proximity to the nuclear industry in a truly collaborative environment. Our world-leading radiation equipment and purpose-built facilities are situated in the exceptionally scenic West Cumbrian countryside.
Our researchers also benefit from our international standing and global collaborations, with travel bursaries available. As a UK-flagship radiation sciences laboratory, we directly influence national policy decisions. This is one of the ways in which our work makes a difference to people’s lives.
We welcome talented graduates from a wide range of STEM backgrounds to our multidisciplinary research program; our expertise locally includes nanotechnology, geology, radiation-physics, radiation-chemistry and nuclear engineering.
We value inclusivity and co-operation, and welcome applications from all backgrounds to join our diverse team.
Applications are now closed for 2019.
Check back here later in the year for 2020 opportunities.
One of The University’s key objectives is to be socially responsible; to engage with our community, to add value and inspire young minds. This extends to West Cumbria through the Dalton Cumbrian Facility’s programme of placements and outreach activity.
Paid summer research placements
- Start date: June 2019 (dates negotiable)
- Duration: 8-10 weeks
- Location: Dalton Cumbrian Facility, Westlakes Science Park
Those taking up the placements will have an opportunity to engage in our world-leading radiation equipment and purpose-built facilities situated in the exceptionally scenic West Cumbrian countryside. This is a stunning and very special environment in which to work, with a low cost of living and easy access to the coast and Lake District National Park. The successful candidate must have their own accommodation in West Cumbria for the duration. The University of Manchester cannot provide or subsidise living costs for this placement. Own transport would be advantageous.
- Applicants should be studying a STEM subject at University and also be eligible to work in the UK. A-Level students may be considered.
- Good laboratory skills
- Competent user of MS Office (Excel, Word etc)
- Good analytical thinking
- Patience, dedication, time management skills and the ability to work under own initiative
- Effective communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
The successful candidate will be paid £9.04 per hour based on a 35 hour working week.
How to apply
Applications should be made by sending a cover letter stating the projects of interest in order of preference and a copy of your CV. See below for a description of each project. Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header <Summer Placements>< by 20 May 2019 for consideration.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in mid-May. Dates can be flexible to accommodate exams and other commitments. Interviews may be in person at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility or via an appropriate digital platform, e.g. Skype or FaceTime.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
The Infinity Festival
The Dalton Cumbrian Facility played a key role in designing and delivering the Infinity Festival, a collaborative STEAM event hosted at West Lakes Academy in Egremont.
We are currently unable to accommodate requests for individual or tailored work experience where it does not fit within our existing programme of outreach.