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Trainee Research Technologist (2014)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This role is placed within Research & Development which is part of BBC Future Media Division. R&D has a worldwide reputation for contributing to and leading the engineering research and development of many of the key broadcast technologies that have been introduced over the last 50 years. The research work is mainly on new technologies which are expected to be rolled out over a 1 to 5 year timescale and they require both in-depth theoretical knowledge and also a practical approach to potential deployment.

The Department has three laboratories - two in London and one in Salford and traineeships will be offered at all sites.

Role Responsibility

To develop the technical and innovation skills required to contribute to and steer future technical developments within the BBC. This includes undertaking both technology research and the leadership of technology development throughout the BBC on a variety of projects; either as stand-alone smaller projects or as parts of larger projects where the Trainee Research Technologist will work with teams of more senior Technologists.

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The Ideal Candidate

The following are essential to the role:

Either a good degree (1st , good 2:1 or higher degree, by September 2014) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science, together with an A Level in Mathematics or strong demonstrable equivalent knowledge and experience.

An informed knowledge of and passion for the technologies involved in a broadcasting organisation. This might include: Radio, TV, On-line, Mobile or Interactive, in terms of production and delivery.

The following are desirable and some of these will be developed during training progression;

  • Understanding of future trends that will affect how the BBC produces and distributes its content
  • Proven commitment to working in a technology innovation/implementation environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrate resilience to ensure the optimum solution is used with a full understanding of the costs, timescales and risk involved.
  • Appreciation of the need for, and the ability to develop, excellent communication skills.
  • Able to take a technical need or solution and explain it to a non-technical audience.
  • Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

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