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Applied Sciences Summer Intern

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Become part of the team

PA Consulting works with clients who want to gain a commercial edge by using new technologies in both new and established markets. The Applied Sciences team uses fundamental science to support early stage and proof of concept projects, ultimately answering the question, “Is this possible?” For this we need scientists, with a background in materials science, physics, chemistry, or biomedical engineering who want to go further than just ask the questions, but actually want to go from building prototypes to working with engineering teams to bring new products to market.

  • We translate science and technology into commercially viable break-out products and processes
  • We give our clients a true competitive edge by providing the data to make rational product development decisions
  • We do this by the practical application of applied fundamental science to prototype, characterise and explore technology

Do you get excited about working out how to peel pineapples moving at six metres per second? Do you want to build a machine to cool a can of beer to -2°C in less than 10 seconds? Can you put together an experiment to measure the electrical impedance of human skin in an afternoon?

In your internship you might find yourself getting involved in developing a new medical device, new diagnostics or a new consumer product. And because we think (and work) fast, you could see a product at any stage from concept through prototype manufacture and even launch.  

During your 10 weeks as an intern at PA, you’ll learn some of what it takes to be a top-notch consultant. You’ll be coached and guided by experts and have countless opportunities to broaden your experience on challenging projects and programmes. Whatever you work on, you’ll be part of the team and free to build your networks, both here at PA and far beyond.

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy five additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Start date is July 2021.

What we are looking for

  • Passion for turning new technology to a commercial purpose
  • A keen interest in hands-on technology development
  • The ability to think without constraint and the hunger to take on new challenges
  • Talent and enthusiasm to work as part of a team of scientists on technical projects 
  • Adaptability, initiative and confidence 
  • The flexibility to solve problems logically as well as creatively
  • Numeracy, an analytical mind and exceptional deadline-driven organising skills
  • Exceptional communication skills

Qualifications

  • You’ll be on track fora first or 2:1 degree in a biological science, chemistry, material science or physics (or equivalent).
  • This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university. If you intend to return to university after the internship to complete an MSc, you will also be eligible for this position.

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • materials science

Additional job details

Location
Cambridgeshire
Royston
Salary
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Full-time

How to apply

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 February 2021

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Closing date:  28 February 2021

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