Support Scientist / Senior Support Scientist - B18

Diamond Light Source Ltd

  • London & South East England
  • £25,881.00 - £30,449.00
  • Research facilities

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£25,881 to £30,449 pa (Discretionary range to £35,016) or £33,297 to £39,172 pa (Discretionary range to £45,048) for the Senior Level
Full time |3 year fixed-term

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located on the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire a 20-minute drive south of Oxford in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Diamond Light Source conducts world-class research in virtually all fields of science and offers rewarding career opportunities covering both technical and scientific disciplines.

B18 – Core XAS is a general purpose, high throughput beamline dedicated to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at Diamond. B18 is installed on a bending magnet section, is equipped with a continuously scanning monochromator and optical elements to provide focused X-rays in the energy range 2.05-35 keV, to cover the K and/or L edges of most elements. B18 supports a multidisciplinary user community and in-house research, with most common applications in the chemistry, catalysis, energy materials and the environmental sciences areas.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated support scientist to join the interdisciplinary beamline team. The post involves designing, commissioning, and testing components of the beamline, including sample environments and data analysis methods, helping users with their experiments, maintaining the beamline during operations and participating to the management of the peripheral laboratories. Candidates will have an appropriate degree/experience in an area relevant to the beamline research themes, experience in XAS data analysis, synchrotron radiation instrumentation and data collection.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 27 October 2019

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