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Diamond Light Source

Join us now for a world-changing career at Diamond

Located on the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, conducting word-class research. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines, in virtually all fields of science.

Now more than ever is an exciting time to join Diamond as we are currently planning a major upgrade of the facility. Diamond-II will combine a new machine and new experimental stations (known as beamlines) with a series of upgrades to optics, detectors, sample environments, sample delivery capabilities and computing. This will continue to build-on Diamond’s world-class position, and enable us to continue to deliver brilliant science, tackling some of the most challenging scientific questions of the 21st century.

By joining Diamond you will be part of a thriving international organisation. We recognise it is essential to attract people from the largest pool of talent and provide an environment that supports and encourages each and every one of our staff to achieve their full potential. Attracting global talent from currently 44 nationalities, and holding an Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality within careers in STEM subjects, Diamond is an equal opportunities employer, committed to selection on merit and welcoming applicants from all sections of the community.

We offer an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. Along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme, staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

Click on the individual roles currently available below and learn more about the unique opportunities the Diamond-II upgrade will bring, including a number of scientific, engineering and software and computing roles:

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