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Head of Accelerator Control Systems

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £56,199 to £76,036 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 11236

£56,199 to £76,036 per annum dependent upon skills and experience

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire – primarily based onsite / some home working available.

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

Reference: 11236 

 

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron, a hub of scientific discovery. Our mission is to generate intense X-rays, infrared, and ultraviolet light to support a wide range of research, from medical breakthroughs to engineering innovations.  Diamond II, a £500M upgrade of the facilities, has recently been approved and includes the design and construction of new accelerators to maintain Diamond’s competitiveness as a world class facility. 

Join our team and contribute to the forefront of scientific progress and play a leading role in the Diamond II project. 

About the Role

We're on the lookout for a dedicated and experienced group leader to take the lead of our Accelerator Control Systems team at Diamond Light Source. If you're passionate about advancing scientific research in a supportive and collaborative environment, we encourage you to explore this exciting opportunity. 

As the Head of Accelerator Control Systems, you'll play a vital role in our success. Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Leadership & Direction: Lead a talented team in developing and maintaining software and distributed control systems for our electron accelerators.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other software and computing teams to ensure seamless integration and service delivery.
  • Technical Advancement: Contribute to the development and support of control system software, supporting our research initiatives. 

Impact: Make a meaningful contribution to the UK's scientific landscape. 

Experience and knowledge, you should have:

  • Proven experience in leadership within distributed control systems or software developments.
  • Familiarity with EPICS Control System or similar distributed control systems.
  • A collaborative and forward-thinking mindset. 

Benefits

Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 26 days annual leave plus Christmas closure, public holidays, 2 annual volunteering days and flexible working hours. We also offer an excellent defined benefit 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

Ready to lead a team that shapes the future of scientific research? Apply now and become a part of Diamond Light Source's mission to advance scientific knowledge. 

The closing date for applications is 7th January 2024 with interviews scheduled for 15th January 2024

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