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At the Franklin we are all about the science, but we can’t do this without great people. Creating opportunities for our people to fulfil their potential feel proud of their work is important to us. This goes for all our teams so whether you are a technician, scientist or one of the professionals which make up our operations team, everyone at the Franklin has a part to play in making us a success.

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There are many different opportunities to work & study at the Franklin, catering for many different career stages:

Current job opportunities

Through our careers portal you will be able to find all current vacancies from research scientists to operations.

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PhD studentships

Franklin students work on highly interdisciplinary projects across our Themes with real-world impact, world-leading research supervisors, access to industrial collaborations and top universities from across the UK and beyond-state-of-the-art technologies.

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We are open to hosting internships for UK students who are currently studying or who have recently finished their degree. As a partner organisation in the HDRUK Black Internship Programme, in association with the 10,000 Black Interns initiative, we recently hosted our first interns within the AI Theme, and aim to continue this opportunity on an annual basis. We also host PhD students in multiple doctoral training programmes in universities around the UK who are interested in using our Franklin technologies to benefit their own research.

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Work experience

At the Franklin we are keen to promote scientific training and careers to young people. Our work experience programme is currently in development, where successful students will complete laboratory projects supervised by PhD students, learn how a scientific business is run and have the opportunity to win a presentation prize. Students from local schools in Oxfordshire will be invited to apply to this prestigious opportunity for July 2022.
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Working at the Franklin

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