Data Analysis Scientist

Diamond Light Source

The Optics and Metrology Group provides expert support in the design, testing, and optimisation of X-ray optics for Diamond’s beamlines. We are eager for a data analysis scientist to join our team to expertly analyse data acquired by our nano-metrology instruments. This position will contribute to the Horizon 2020 CALIPSOplus-MooNpics project which aims to push the fabrication and metrology testing of X-ray mirrors to beyond current state-of-the-art. This international collaboration involves 10 research facilities and 2 industrial partners (

Duties, to develop, manage and implement data analysis and mathematical software for metrology instruments in the Optics and Metrology Group.

  • Working with the metrology scientists and the data analysis group to identify and define requirements for the data analysis software for nano-metrology;
  • Management, development and implementation of required software including appropriate documentation and project plans;
  • Use scientific and technical knowledge to understand and implement data analysis and mathematical software;
  • Write higher level controls software (Matlab, Labview, etc) to interface with scientific instruments;
  • Create user-friendly software (scripts & GUIs) to mathematically analysis and process scientific data;
  • Using the above mathematical tools, “stitch” together overlapping fields-of-view to create composite, panoramic images of the surface topography of X-ray optics;
  • Operate computer controlled metrology instruments (including Fizeau- and micro- interferometers, and slope measuring profilers) to measure the surface topography of X-ray mirrors. Prior knowledge of such instruments is not necessary as full training will be provided.
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