Year in Industry Placement

Malvern, UK
About this position:

We are looking for ambitious Year in Industry students to join our Development team in Malvern, Worcestershire for a one-year placement, starting Summer 2020. We have a wide range of roles on offer and are looking for bright students with a STEM background and a desire to be challenged. You must be a self-starter and a good team player with excellent communication skills.

Environment and Hours

• Based at our headquarters in Malvern, Worcestershire
• 37.5 hours per week
• Flexi-time
• 1-year placement starting July 2020
• 23 days’ paid holiday + UK bank holidays
• Salary of £18,000 per annum

During the placement you will be part of a development team and help with ongoing project work. In addition to this you will be assigned an individual project to be completed over the year with us.

Alongside the other Year in Industry students, you will also be a STEM Ambassador for the company, lead on STEM activities and represent Malvern Panalytical at STEM events throughout the year.

2020-21 Projects Include:

  • Assistant Electronics Engineer (2 Roles available)
    Assisting in the development of new electronics capabilities which could be used to enhance the performance of our scientific instruments.
  • Assistant Scientist (Chemistry), Advanced method development for particle characterisation
    High finesse method development to provide scientific understanding and machine learning training data for a disruptive innovation.
  • Assistant Scientist/Engineer, Analysis and data interpretation methods
    Investigating and implementing new techniques and approaches for assessing stability of nanomaterials.
  • Assistant Software Engineer, Improving the software build infrastructure
    Investigating and implementing new techniques, approaches or technologies to improve the automated software build infrastructure, to speed up release times and reduce defects.
  • Assistant Scientist/Engineer, Towards Industry 4.0 Optical Digital Twin
    Developing underlying physical understanding, tools and simulation methods to provide a predictive specification of a crucial light scattering component.
  • Assistant Engineer/Scientist, Morphologi Auto-Measure mode development
    Investigate, prototype and evaluate new methods, algorithms, and/or hardware to automate multiple steps in the imaging and spectroscopy of microscopic particles.
  • Assistant Application Development Scientist (Physics/Natural Science/Chemistry), Effect of laser wavelengths on sample imaging
    Assessing the effect of laser wavelength on the concentration accuracy of materials showing Surface Plasmon Resonance and evaluation of variable laser power on fluorescence particle imaging and tracking capability.

In addition, we have two more roles which are being advertised separately as they are more specialised roles and have additional requirements:

  • Assistant Technical Author, Creating innovative content
    Creating innovative user assistance and learning content to help customers realise the full value potential of our solutions.
  • Assistant Data Scientist, based in Bristol, Advanced method development for particle characterisation
    Developing new machine learning models to enable advanced particle characterisation. This role is based at our new Data Hub in central Bristol.


About Us

Malvern Panalytical technologies are used by scientists and engineers in a wide range of industries and organizations to solve the challenges associated with maximizing productivity, developing better quality products and getting them to market faster. Our mission is to create superior, customer-focused solutions and services to deliver tangible economic impact through chemical, physical and structural analysis of materials. 

Malvern Panalytical has multiple locations all over the world and employs over 2,000 people worldwide. When you join us, you become part of the Malvern Panalytical family, a group of talented women and men who drive innovation, embrace change, and celebrate global community. Malvern Panalytical is proud to create an environment for its employees in which they can learn, be challenged, and reach their maximum potential.

The R&D department consists of a large number of scientists and engineers covering all STEM disciplines. We work closely together in cross discipline teams following agile methodologies with a focus on customer-centric design. Our use of ground-breaking technologies and culture of innovation continue to contribute to our success and growth.

How to Apply

Candidates will be considered for all the placement roles above but if you have a strong interest in one or two of the projects please clearly state that on your application.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, have a UK passport or hold the appropriate Work / Student Visa to allow work placements.  Malvern Panalytical is unable to sponsor Visa applications for our Year in Industry roles.

This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a talented team within a successful company, with a competitive salary complimented by an excellent benefits package.
Please note that owing to the high number of applications received we will ordinarily only contact you if you are invited to interview. All data is processed in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR.

Malvern Panalytical is an ethical employer and we ask candidates not to share confidential information about other organizations, including their current employer, during any interview for a position within our organization.

If you are interested in an exciting, challenging and fast-paced
opportunity with a company who understands that their employees are truly their
most valuable resource

please click APPLY and submit your CV and cover letter.


Our Fields of Expertise

  • Research & Development
  • Customer Support
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Integrated Supply Chain
  • Staff (HR, Finance, Legal, IT)