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Beamline Scientist / Senior Beamline Scientist

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £33,963 to £59,245 per annum. See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 10624

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire.

Salary £33,963 to £39,955 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,949), or £43,790 to £51,517 per annum (Discretionary range to £59,245) for the Senior level, dependent upon skills and experience.

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

About Us
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.

About the Role
As one of the four beamlines in the Surfaces and Structures Group, I09 delivers undulator radiation of both soft and hard x-rays for research employing photoelectron spectroscopy (SXPES and HAXPES), absorption spectroscopy (XAS), photoelectron diffraction (PhD), x-ray standing waves (XSW) and soft x-ray angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (SX-ARPES). The beamline supports a strong user community conducting studies of a wide variety of materials ranging from electron correlations in oxides, cationic/anionic redox in Li-ion batteries, to geometric structures of monolayers of two-dimensional materials.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill the role of a beamline scientist to develop and lead in-house research exploiting the capability (particularly HAXPES and SX-ARPES) and exploring the new opportunities of I09 and the available off-line facilities. The role involves operating the beamline and supporting the user community and other staff members in the group, who the scientist is encouraged to engage and collaborate with. The role also requires the scientist to contribute to the technical development and future upgrade of I09. In particular, the scientist is expected to be actively involved in the commissioning of a SX-APRES end-station and a HAXPES end-station as well as the development of UHV sample preparation and characterisation facilities within the group.

About You
The post holder should have a PhD degree in physics or a related field with a good record of conducting high quality original research, preferably in the area of electronic structures of correlated oxide heterostructures. Experience and background in synchrotron research using HAXPES and/or (SX-)ARPES is essential.

Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, 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.

To Apply
Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

The closing date for applications is 3rd October 2021.

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