|Location:||Didcot, Harwell, Oxford|
|Salary:||£30,782 to £45,576 per annum (depending on skills/experience, inclusive of annual allowance)|
|Placed On:||16th September 2019|
|Closes:||28th October 2019|
About the role
We are seeking an Instrument Scientist to join the Excitations & Polarised Neutrons Group at STFC’s ISIS facility, on a permanent basis, to work on the LET spectrometer.
You will be joining a collaborative working environment with a focus on research excellence. As well as prosecuting your own research programme you will spend time supporting users of the group’s instruments before, during and after their experiments so that the scientific output from experiments conducted at ISIS can be maximised.
We are keen that you work towards expanding the user base of the Excitations group’s instruments. It is also a priority for the group to ensure that the recently commissioned polarisation analysis option on LET is fully exploited by the user community.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
You will have (or will soon obtain) a PhD level in physics, chemistry or materials science, or have equivalent experience.
Your scientific background should be well matched to the group’s activities, either in functional materials or strongly correlated electron systems / magnetism.
Evidence of a scientific publication record at PhD or post-doctoral level is required, as well as proven expertise in inelastic neutron scattering and neutron scattering data analysis techniques.
Previous post-doctoral experience in a physical sciences research environment, experience in the design and/or modelling of neutron instruments and a working knowledge of either Python or Matlab would be advantageous but is not essential.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.
What we offer
As part of UK Research and Innovation, STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at https://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc250978_9994.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
The closing date for applications is 28th October 2019.
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