Scientist Summer Placement

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Job Details

Real Living Wage
Full-time - Fixed term
Science and Engineering
01 Mar 2020 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI’s Printable Electronics department are providing an opportunity for a summer placement student to join its Photonics team. The opportunity will allow the student to gain valuable hands on experience and insight into working life to take on to future employment. In return, we have the benefit of your hard work and initiative, bringing fresh ideas into the organisation. 

Our summer placement scheme has also been proven to help find CPI’s employees of the future. We currently have 10 employees who were previously employed as summer placement students.

The person we are seeking

We are ideally seeking to recruit a candidate who is educated to A‑Level or equivalent in Chemistry or Physics and has existing practical skills in Chemistry and 3D CAD. The successful candidate should have an interest in additive manufacturing (3D Printing). 

Duties of the role include:

  • Design and run experiments independently
  • · Be self-motivated and have the confidence to drive own work 
  • · Operate 3D Printer equipment
  • · Handle chemicals within a lab environment
  • Present work by means of presentation and reports

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Additional information

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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