A world-changing career at Diamond

Be a part of the world-changing science at the UK's National Synchrotron. Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world. It houses our synchrotron light source, a giant microscope that can produce beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun, to probe the structure and composition of matter.

From viruses and vaccines, to alternative energy solutions and nanotechnology, it underpins research and innovation for more than 8000 scientists, engineers, researchers, and more. Your career at Diamond is key to maintaining our facility's world-class, and in many areas, world-leading standing, delivering impactful science that can change the world.

Browse our latest vacancies, and learn more about how you can be a part of our state-of-the-art facilities, with a great range of benefits, too, including:

Company Benefits

      Work Life Balance: We offer an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This may include flexible or compressed hours, a reduced hours contract or job sharing. Please contact Diamond’s recruitment team to discuss this further. 

    Learning & Development: we support relevant personal and professional courses and other forms of learning to enhance your skills and development.

     Annual Leave: we offer a generous leave allowance of 26 days along with a further 13 days statutory and company holidays.

     Pension: we offer a choice of an industry-leading public sector pension or partnership pension. This includes employer contributions and life cover.

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Our Values

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Diamond’s aspiration is to be a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; where all staff regardless of grade, role, location, race, religion, age and other personal attributes feel valued and recognised for their individual contribution in helping us to achieve our objectives and priorities; and become an employer of choice and a great place to work. Our values help us to do this. 




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“Diamond endeavours to be a leading edge facility for scientific research, supporting a wide range of users from both academia and industry, thereby delivering benefits to the UK society and economy. To achieve this, it is essential we attract people in STEM roles from the largest possible pool of talent and provide an environment that supports and stimulates staff and students to achieve their full potential. Diamond recognises the need to remove barriers to career development, particularly those that affect women more than men."

"Diamond Light Source is a thriving international organisation. Our staff currently comprises 39 nationalities. We welcome everyone from around the world who wants to apply for beamtime, collaborate with our staff and those interested in joining our team and nothing will ever change this approach, Brexit or not."

Professor Andrew Harrison, CEO of Diamond Light Source

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