Support Diagnostics Physicist/Engineer
Diamond Light Source
£25881 - £30,449 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,016)
Diamond Light Source is a world class science facility and produces exceptionally bright X-ray beams for scientific research. The X-rays beams are focused down to micron-sizes to probe the atomic structure of everything from biological cells and proteins, to semiconductors and phone batteries.
Our X-ray beamlines make use of cutting-edge detectors to take images of scientists’ samples at 1000s of frames a second, and innovative robotics that can automatically place and align hundreds of samples an hour. In order to make the best use of these highly focused, intense X-ray beams we must be able to accurately monitor their position and intensity at all times. We must ensure that vibrations from the ground or from beamline optics do not spoil the images and data being taken, and that the X-ray beams are stable and consistent from experiment-to-experiment.
In order to meet this challenge, the Diagnostics Group works to design, install, and operate transparent instruments such as X-ray Beam Position Monitors (XBPMs) that can measure the X-ray beam properties, but without disturbing the beam itself.
We are seeking individuals who have a physics, engineering, or related degree who can join us in the Diagnostics Group in order to measure and improve the stability of our X-ray beams. The role will involve working with our beamlines, and with teams of scientists, engineers, and technicians. Ultimately this work is to improve the quality of the research that can be carried out at Diamond Light Source. The role will offer opportunities for learning and for career development. Diamond is committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance for all its employees and operates a flexi-time scheme in order to promote this.
- Support the installation, maintenance, and operation of X-ray beam position monitors (XBPMs).
- Provide assistance to Diamond Light Source beamlines in their use of X-ray beam diagnostics instruments, and to help beamlines investigate sources of X-ray beam movement.
- Support the development of new X-ray diagnostic techniques, and the improvement of existing techniques.
- Support the development and implementation of X-ray beam stabilisation using feedback techniques.
- Contribute to other activities of the Diagnostics Group.
- Contribute to the overall operation and development of Diamond Light Source.
For further information and to apply, please click on the apply button, to visit our website.
Closing date: 24 February 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.