Millimetre-Wave Technology


Internship Fixed Term Didcot, UK

Uploaded 11 Oct 2019

Job Description

You will be expected to work on a range of Group projects that include instrumentation development for ground-based, airborne and spaceflight experiments. This will typically necessitate working on the development of passive and active (radar) experimental instrumentation for Earth observation. Key duties will include assisting group staff with establishing related experimental set-ups, performing device and system test and measurement, assisting with system integration, and undertaking system performance data analysis. Where relevant, the student may also be called upon to assist with instrument deployment in the field.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual. The successful candidate will be expected to be responsible for accurate instrument data collection, and maintaining an excellent standard of laboratory documentation. She/he will also be expected to work in a laboratory environment and adhere to appropriate health and safety requirements.

Person Specification

Criteria be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I) or both (S&I)


  • At university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry (S)
  • Right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • Undertaken a first degree in either physics or electrical engineering (S)
  • Excellent standard of practical work(S&I)
  • Exhibit a good attention to detail and with a careful approach towards preforming measurements and interpreting data (I)
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills (S&I).



  • Knowledge of microwave engineering  (S&I)
  • Knowledge and interest in of Earth observation or radio astronomy and instrumentation (S&I)
  • Knowledge of programming languages (S&I)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word,PowerPoint and Excel) (S&I)

This role may require occasional travel within the UK and possibly overseas.