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Beamline Scientist/Senior Beamline Scientist

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £37,087 to £46,868, or £44,666 to £60,430 for the Senior level, dependent upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 11289

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

We now have an opportunity for a Beamline Scientist/Senior Beamline Scientist to join the I13-1 Coherence team. I13-1 specialises in high-speed, multimodal, and multiscale coherent X-ray imaging. We develop and deploy advanced imaging techniques such as spectral ptychographic tomography and Bragg ptychography, probing the structure and chemical state of materials at the nanoscale and measuring the lattice displacements and strain in crystalline materials.  

Coherent X-ray imaging is a rapidly moving and exciting field with significant importance to Diamond and the Diamond-II upgrade. To support growth and development in this area we have ambitious upgrade plans for the I13-1 beamline – improving and expanding its capabilities to meet emerging scientific challenges. For example, the beamline upgrade will deliver dynamic in-operando nanoscale imaging capabilities and a high-resolution large volume bio-imaging end station is proposed.

As a Beamline Scientist/Senior Beamline Scientist, you will be expected to have a research programme in an area relevant to the beamline, engage with the user community and contribute to the development and operation of the beamline. We are looking to drive both technical developments and scientific application areas and seek a motivated individual to contribute to different aspects of the I13-1 Coherence programme. For example, the development of: 

  • Novel coherent diffractive imaging methods (i.e. ptychographic spectroscopy and tomography).
  • Automated data analysis workflows (i.e. novel machine learning approaches).
  • Bio-imaging applications (i.e. low-dose cryo-ptychography).
  • In-operando applications (i.e. environmental cells for energy storage materials).

Occasional UK and overseas travel will be required, as well as occasional out of hours working.

Applicants will be considered at either Grade 5 or 4, depending on the strength of your skills, experience, and qualifications.

About You

The successful candidate will hold an appropriate Science Degree and PhD, along with proven relevant experience. You will have demonstrated experience in X-ray imaging, ideally within the area of coherent imaging, with a track record of peer-reviewed publications and experience of running a research project, including providing reports and demonstrating the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues.

Any further experience or knowledge from the following areas is desirable: 

  • Day-to-day operation of a synchrotron beamline.
  • Scientific programming in support of data collection and/or processing.
  • Beamline controls and data acquisition systems.
  • Sample preparation methods. 

You will display good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills, including the ability to interact with facility staff and users at all levels, and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary, international team. 

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. 

The initial closing date for applications is 10th March 2024 however applications will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis until this vacancy is filled.

 

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