|Job Title||Support Scientist, JEEP Beamline I12|
|Post Type||Full time, 12 month fixed term|
|Salary information||Circa £25k|
|Application deadline||Open Vacancy|
|Date of interviews||TBC|
Diamond Light Source is a new synchrotron and a leading scientific facility of its type in the world. Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire, we host facilities supporting cutting edge research in all fields of science.
The Joint Engineering, Environmental and Processing Beamline (JEEP) at the Diamond Light Source (UK) is operating as a multi-purpose, high energy X-ray beamline providing flexibility in the type and complexity of the experiments it can accommodate. The beamline has been operational since October 2009 and serves research primarily in the fields of Engineering Science, Material Science, chemical processing and environmental studies.
The experimental techniques are high energy diffraction and imaging, both in monochromatic and white beam mode. For this purpose, the beamline is equipped with a super-conducting multi-pole wiggler, an in-house designed double crystal bent Laue monochromator, large area 2-D detectors, energy-dispersive detectors and cameras for high-resolution and fast imaging and tomography.
The set-up is split between two hutches, of which the second one is located in an external building adjacent to the internal beamline. In the second hutch, engineering or chemical processing samples with a mass up to two tonnes can be studied.
We require a support scientist to provide scientific support to the beamline and user operation programme. To assist in the:
- procurement, installation and commissioning of beamline components and instrumentation;
- maintenance of the beamlines during operations;
- development and testing of new equipment and software;
- support of users in performing their experiments at Diamond;
- testing of samples sent to Diamond by users;
- development of new instrumentation to upgrade the performance of the beamlines;
- support of in-house research activities.
Qualifications and Experience: Essential
- Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification or experience;
- Experience in the use of scientific instrumentation;
- Experience in scientific data collection;
- Knowledge of synchrotron radiation techniques;
- Experience in laboratory work;
- Experience with Windows/ Linux/Unix;
- Good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills;
- Ability to interact with staff and facility users at all levels;
- Ability to work flexibly with occasional weekend and out-of hours working;
- Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion;
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
- Self motivation;
- Must be available to travel occasionally within the UK and abroad, including overnight absences.
Qualifications and Experience: Desirable
- Appropriate PhD degree or equivalent qualification or experience;
- Experience in programming;
- Experience in the relevant area of science, eg engineering and environmental science;
- Experience in Synchrotron Radiation.
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