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Summer Internship **Internal Only** - QMUL8520

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £17,328 per annum pro rata (Grade 1)
Reference: QMUL8520
Date posted: 28-Apr-2016
Closing date: 29-May-2016

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The School of Physics and Astronomy has a highly active outreach and recruitment team, delivering a wide range of activities to widen participation in higher education, enhance science education and strengthen the relationship between Queen Mary and the wider community.


Post Information:

The School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to award a summer internship offering experience in web programming and particle physics. The Intern will contribute to the development of a prototype web app for enhancing science teaching delivery in secondary schools. The internship is full time (35 hours per week) and will run for up to 10 weeks over the summer of 2016. The pay rate for the internship is £9.50 per hour (£17,328 per annum pro rata).


The project involves developing and testing a working prototype - suitable for initial trials in a school - of a web based application that guides A-level students through the different steps of carrying out a measurement in particle physics using simulated particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.


Post Requirements:


Applicants should have successfully completed, or be about to complete at least one year of undergraduate study in physics at level 4 or above. Experience in programming is essential and knowledge of javascript and related technologies for web programming is desirable.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jonathan Hays at or on 020 7882 6150.


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The closing date for applications is 29th May 2016.


Short informal interviews are expected to be held during June 2016.



Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women.


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