Job Opportunities

Online applications are invited for following positions at Extreme Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC), jointly established between UK’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) and India’s Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to develop the control systems for the next-generation high powered laser accelerators.
Data/Machine Learning Scientists
Are you a data scientist with experience in machine learning techniques looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding project?

The UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) have just announced a joint UK-India project that can potentially revolutionize our understanding of cancer, combining cutting-edge techniques in bioimaging with Machine Learning. As part of this, STFC’s Scientific Computing Department and the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and DAE’s Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai are developing Machine Learning-based solutions to assist cancer imaging at all length scales. This work will be carried out as part of our joint innovation centre (EPIC – Extreme Photonics Innovation Centre) based at TIFR Hyderabad and Mumbai.

As part of this collaboration, we are looking for 4 highly skilled, motivated data/computational scientists with a robust background in Machine Learning (ML) or data science.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Strong technical background in one of the following domains coupled with relevant ML skills: computer science/engineering, mathematics, physics, material science, chemistry, or life sciences with PhD/MSc/BTech.
  • Strong background or experience in one or more of the following areas:
    (a) Using/customizing/developing large ML models for processing data with multiple modalities (e.g., imagery, text, and alike), (b) using or developing ML techniques for domain-specific tasks (e.g., image segmentation, denoising), (c) combining ML models with other theoretical or applied models.
  • Strong experience in Python (or any other scientific programming languages, such as C++).
  • Strong experience in one or more ML frameworks (e.g., PyTorch).
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: medical image processing, surrogate models, benchmarking, or signal processing techniques.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates will be expected to work in close collaboration with machine learning scientists in the UK as well as clinicians at TMC. The role requires excellent programming and logical skills. Candidates should be well organised, comfortable and productive working in a team but must also be able to operate independently. Candidates will need to be able to travel to the UK at a short notice; having a valid passport, therefore, is a must.

Senior Mechanical Technician

The Role :
The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the UK is building two new world-class high power
laser facilities – the Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC) and Vulcan 20-20. EPAC will use
lasers to drive new types of novel particle and radiation beams that can be applied to a wide range
of problems in science and industry while Vulcan 20-20 will expose matter to extreme intensities,
creating star-like conditions in the lab. TIFR has a strong collaboration with RAL and we have
established EPIC, a joint UK-India innovation centre in TIFR Hyderabad and Mumbai. Through EPIC,
we are jointly developing some of the technologies used in these facilities. TIFR is also building a high
power laser centre in its Hyderabad Campus so the technologies developed in this collaboration will
be used both in India and in the UK.
We are looking for senior technicians specialised in Mechanical Engineering to join our team in EPIC
at TIFR. They will be working closely with the scientists and engineers in TIFR as well as in the UK to
help build these world-class facilities in both countries.

Job Description :
The selected candidate expected to
• Working with vacuum chambers, vacuum pumps & gauges
• Procurement of engineering hardware and tools and devices required for mechanical
assembly and installation of scientific instruments, including inspection at vendor’s site.
• Assemble and install mechanical and electrical equipment as per engineering drawings
• Managing an installation plan and processes to meet project requirements.
• Ensuring safe and efficient operation of relevant plant and services.
• Making safety assessments according to laboratory safety codes and regulations and where
appropriate documenting testing or certification results.
• Reviewing and providing feedback on designs or manufacturing drawings.
• Communication with suppliers and facility stakeholders.

Essential Experience :
1) For DME Candidate – Minimum three years of experience / For B. E. Candidate – Minimum
one years of experience in precision manufacturing, design, and inspection methods as well
as vacuum engineering.
2) Hands–on experience on CAD packages (2D and 3D) such as AutoCAD/SolidWorks/NX etc.
3) Have a good understanding of mechanical engineering areas including:
• Materials
• Machining
• Mechanical Assembly
• Mechanical Engineering Drawings
• Vacuum systems
4) Have a good understanding of safe systems of work and associated documentation and
procedures including risk assessments, method statements and lifting plans.
5) Have good communication skills with staff and customers at variety of levels and disciplines.
6) Be a strong self-motivation individual with good teamwork skills, with an organised
approach to work.
7) Be Innovative and inquisitive with a desire to gain skills in a broad range of areas.

Desirable Experience :
1) Experience in ultra-high vacuum systems
2) Exposure to the Finite Element Methods for static and pressure simulation
3) Basic knowledge of Geometrical Dimensions & Tolerance for understanding and producing
engineering drawings
4) Maintenance of scientific instruments such as sputtering chambers, chillers etc.

Additional Requirements : Must be able to travel to the UK occasionally at short notice.

Essential Qualification : Diploma in Mechanical Engineering/B. E. Mechanical Engineering.

Project Technician – Three Posts : Temporary for one year and may be renewed each year up to a total period of three years depending upon performance and requirement.

Project Lab Assistant (B) Fitter/Turner/Machinist:

Essential Qualification & Experience :

National Trade Certificate (NTC) (with aggregate of 60% marks) awarded by National

Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) in Fitter/Turner/Machinist trade

(b) Two years’ experience in the relevant field.


(a) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) (with aggregate of 60% marks) awarded

by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) in Fitter/Turner/Machinist trade.

(b) One-year experience in the relevant field.

Project Lab Assistant – Two Posts : Temporary for one year and may be renewed each year up to a total period of three years depending upon performance and requirement.