SPIN - GaAs Optical Modulators with large Temperature Range for Satellite Communications

Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN)

Internship 8 weeks Sedgefield, UK

Uploaded 13 Apr 2019

Job Description

The Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for those considering employment in the space sector and space sector organisations looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses. The scheme is managed by the UK Space Agency and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The value of practical experience in the workplace has long been recognised to offer benefits to the spintern, providing valuable experience of the work environment and the skills that are crucial to a successful career, and benefits to the sponsor or host organisation who can identify a project that might otherwise not be achievable, carried out with a fresh pair of eyes and perhaps a fresh perspective on their own organisation and possibly provide an informal extended interview of a potential employee.

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Open Position:

GaAs Optical Modulators with large Temperature Range for Satellite Communications -  aXenic - NetPark Plexus, Sedgefield - Closing date: 17/05/2019

Person Specification

Applicant Specification: 

Penultimate or final year undergraduate in Physical Science or Engineering.

Minimum Requirements: 

Candidate should have an interest in and some experience of one or more of the following topics: 

  • Semiconductor physics
  • Optics, such as ray optics, lenses
  • Electronics, design and test
  • Photonics, such as optoelectronic devices including lasers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials science

Candidate should have good practical skills as well as a strong theoretical background in Physical Science or Engineering.

Preferred Additional Requirements:

Interest in optical communications and satellite applications. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and pro-actively. 

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