Experimental Co-ordinator - Physical Sciences

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Job Title Experimental Co-ordinator
Job Reference DIA0780/TH
Post Type
Division Science
Salary information Circa £65k
Application deadline 04/01/2013
Date of interviews 29/01/2013


Job Description

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, we enable world-leading research across a wide range of scientific disciplines and industrial applications.

The growth of Diamond creates the need for another Experimental Coordinator within the Science Division. Your role will be to coordinate operations and upgrade developments primarily in Physical sciences. You should have exceptional experience and leadership qualities which will complement and enhance the activities carried out by the current team of coordinators.

You will be expected to carry out a research programme of international standing and also to contribute to the operations of one beamline at Diamond.

To assist in the management, co-ordination, support and development of delegated responsibilities and activities within the Science Division.

To be responsible for the:

  • management of assigned resources e.g. budgets, teams, activities;
  • preparation of operational and annual scientific reports;
  • assistance to the Physical Science Director as required;
  • leading of Infrastructure groups as required
  • leading of new initiatives in instrumentation development in Physical Sciences;
  • coordination of the beamline design, construction and operational upgrades in Physical Sciences;
  • assistance  in coordination of the science programme within Physical Sciences;
  • liaison with the Technical and Life Science Divisions in relation to Physical Science requirements including attendance at the TDCC (Technical Division Coordination Committee);
  • representation of Physical Sciences requirements by attendance at meetings as required;
  • organisation of nominated committees within the Science Division as assigned ensuring implementation of actions as appropriate;
  • organisation of the beamline review meetings in Physical Sciences including responsibility to follow up actions as required;
  • pursuit of own world-class research programme using synchrotron radiation;
  • representation of Diamond at both national and international scientific meetings as appropriate;
  • participation in the operations of a physical sciences beamline at Diamond.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • Appropriate PhD degree or equivalent qualification;
  • Significant scientific achievement in the Physical Sciences at international level;
  • Substantial experience of synchrotron radiation research and beam line design and delivering an excellent service to users in areas which complement those of the other Diamond Experimental Coordinators ;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of overseas synchrotron radiation facilities;
  • Demonstrated relevant leadership and line management experience of a synchrotron related project;
  • Ability to encourage teamwork and innovation within the division;
  • Ability to promote science and to communicate with other experts and the wider public;
  • Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff and users at all levels;
  • Self motivated;
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams across a number of sites;
  • Must be able to travel within the UK and overseas including overnight absences.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Good knowledge of the UK scientific community with the ability to inspire their confidence and represent Diamond to them;
  • Experience of working with UK funding agencies with the ability to work to deadlines and within funding constraints.

Further Information

  • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Trevor Rayment on 01235 778405.

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to recruitment@diamond.ac.uk



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