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ISIS Excitations Group - MERLIN Instrument Scientist

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Didcot
Salary: £39,375 to £53,682 per annum (dependent on skills and experience).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: 230001CK

Come and do the kind of science that made you want to become a scientist. Explore the unknown and get to grips with the biggest challenges in Big Science. Alongside world class engineers and technologists, use everything you've learnt to find real-answers that shape society and improve lives.
Discover the kind of impact you can make when you work with some of the best facilities and brightest scientists in the world.
We are looking to recruit an instrument scientist to work on the MERLIN spectrometer, one of the suite of instruments operated by the ISIS Excitations group. The role is varied, and includes supporting and collaborating with users to run inelastic neutron scattering experiments as well as conducting your own research program on instruments at ISIS and other neutron sources. You will work with international teams and will be involved with experiments covering a wide range of scientific research disciplines.

The duties of the position include:

  • Conduct a scientific research program that includes the use of the spectrometers in the group (MAPS, MARI, MERLIN and LET) as well as other instruments at ISIS.
  • Help guide the scientific program on the group’s instruments.
  • Provide support to users on MERLIN, from proposal submission through experimental time to data analysis, as well as being responsible for the safety, maintenance, and calibration of MERLIN.
  • Contribute to developments and improvements on MERLIN, including on the instrument itself, sample environment and data reduction and analysis methods.
  • Participate fully in the scientific life of the Excitations group, as well as that of the facility more widely.
  • Represent the group’s interests on occasion at meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Promotion of the Excitations group’s capabilities with new user groups and communities.

About us

The ISIS Neutron & Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials at the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into a number of subjects.

The Excitations Group operates four world-class inelastic neutron spectrometers; MAPS, MARI, MERLIN and LET. They are used for investigations of the dynamics of materials covering timescales from the femto-second to the nano-second range.

Person specification

  • Educated to PhD level in physics, chemistry, materials science, or similar discipline (or imminent award of a PhD)
  • A track record of published research in magnetic or vibrational dynamics commensurate with career stage
  • Demonstrable potential (Band D) or proven ability (Band E) to pursue an independent research program
  • Proven expertise and experience in conducting inelastic neutron scattering experiments
  • Demonstrable experience of inelastic neutron scattering data analysis techniques
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills in English.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

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