Paid summer internship vacancy

I have an opening in my group for an internship this summer.

You’ll be analysing and  visualising X-ray imaging data from our microtomography equipment. We create large datasets of the internal micro-structures within natural and human-made materials, and want someone with curiosity, enthusiasm, and dedication to come and work with us. You’ll be working with a diverse team, on a broad range of materials, from marine biomaterials to jet engine alloys. High-quality videos and flythroughs produced by you during the internship will be showcased at the British Science Festival in September 2016, with full credit.

You’ll get to work within the £10 million Advanced Imaging of Materials (AIM) facility in the College of Engineering at Swansea University’s Bay Campus, learning how to use different software packages (Drishti, Avizo, VGStudio, ImageJ). Our lab around 250 feet from the beach, so you’ll be encouraged to take lunch while sitting on Swansea Bay. You’ll also be working with the research team, using X-ray micro/nanotomography equipment, light microscopy, and 3D printers.

You can be involved in writing lab blogs, tweeting, and engaging different audiences with your work while in the lab.

Laura North s

The position will be for 8-10 weeks between June and September 2016, and provide a stipend of £220 per week. Start and end dates are negotiable. You must be in the middle years of a first degree, and fulfil all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have settled status in the UK, i.e. no restrictions on how long you can stay
  • Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for two years prior to the start of the internship. i.e. must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

Applicants will be currently studying for a degree in engineering or science, and be on course for a 1st class degree, with an average of >70%.

If you have any questions, email me. Apply by email with a paragraph of no greater than 350 words stating what you hope to gain from the internship, and also attach your CV.

Closing date: 9th June 2016



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