Head of Accelerator Operations Group

Diamond Light Source Ltd

  • London & South East England
  • £54,017.00 - £63,550.00
  • Research facilities
  • Closing date 19 May 2019

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Job ref: 10179

Head of Accelerator Operations Group

Diamond Light Source

Didcot, Oxfordshire

£54,017 - £63,550 per annum (Discretionary range to £73,083)

Ref: 10179

Diamond Light Source is the national synchrotron facility serving the UK and international academic and industrial scientific communities and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

At the heart of the Diamond facility, electrons are accelerated through a chain of three accelerators, a 100 MeV linear accelerator, a 3 GeV booster synchrotron and a 3 GeV storage ring, to produce extremely bright X-rays for use by scientists in 33 independent experimental stations. The accelerators are operational 24/7 for several weeks at a time, 250 days per year. Reliability of the accelerators is crucial for the scientific output and the success of the facility.

We are seeking a Head of Accelerator Operations to manage the operations team of 9 people and all aspects of the operation of the accelerators, liaising closely with the relevant groups that are responsible for the various technical systems. If you have experience of operating a 24/7 facility, ideally in a research environment, the drive for continual improvement in performance and the tenacity to get to the root cause of problems, then we want to hear from you.

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To apply, please visit our website by clicking on the red apply button.

Where appropriate for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities (e.g. for fixed-term contract positions).

Closing date: 19 May 2019.

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women. If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

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