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Location:  Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, SG8 7SL

Number of Placements: 1

Special Requirements for those choosing this placement: Will only accept students who have completed the first two years of their studies by the start of the internship. Must have strong interest in practical work.

Period of Placement: A continuous period of 8 to 12 weeks is expected, anytime between June to September.

Accommodation Arrangements: ION Science does not arrange accomodation. Students are usually able to arrange their own accommodation (e.g., in College) and commute from central Cambridge.

Travel options:

  • Free on site parking 
  • Car share from central Cambridge could be arranged
  • Nearest train station is Shepreth

Profile of firm:

Our Vision: “To protect lives and preserve the environment”

ION Science has over 30 years of industry experience designing, manufacturing, and supplying photoionisation detection (PID) gas sensors, gas detection instruments, and leak detectors across a wide range of industries and applications.

Manufactured at our UK headquarters, our sensor technology and gas detection instruments are designed and developed by a talented in-house team and supplied worldwide via a global network of distributors.

Experts in PID technology, we manufacture and supply more PID sensors than any other gas detection manufacturer in the world. Our sensor is used by major, global gas detection manufacturers and found within most PID gas detection instruments available today for the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

In 2022, ION Science was delighted to be awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the category of Innovation, for its pioneering MiniPID sensors.

We provide customers with pioneering gas sensing technology and reliable monitoring capabilities even in the harshest of environments.

Find out more about ION, our products and company values here.

What are ION Science looking for?

We’d like to hear from motivated, interested and interesting candidates with an enthusiasm for practical work and problem solving who’d like to make a meaningful contribution to our ongoing R&D whilst gaining valuable work experience in a commercial environment. 

Successful candidate(s) will work independently on their own projects and will be expected to report their findings to R&D colleagues and potentially the wider business. Your efforts will count!

Project Areas / Typical Projects: Experimental research and literature review on VOC gas sensors exploring areas such as materials science and properties, sensor performance and reliability.

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