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Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Beamline I06
Job Reference DIA0742/CG
Post Type
Division Science
Salary information Circa £33k
Application deadline 23/09/2012

Job Description

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

We seek candidates with experience in polarised soft x-ray techniques such as x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, resonant soft x-ray diffraction or photoemission spectroscopy. Candidates with experience in time-resolved research using soft x-ray or laser based spectroscopies are particularly encouraged to apply.

Working on the Nanoscience beamline in the following areas:

• Day-to-day responsibility for own in-house research programme including the analysis and publication of the results;
• testing and commissioning of beamline end-station equipment;
• support of user research projects from a diverse scientific background;
• presentation of the in-house research, beamline developments and scientific papers at internal and external meetings and conferences;
• assist with the general commissioning of beamline hardware and the development of data acquisition, visualisation and analysis software;
• assist in maintaining and running the beamline peripheral laboratories

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion.;
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills;
  • 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;
  •  Experience or knowledge of polarised soft x-ray techniques;
  • Appropriate first degree;
  • PhD

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Good organisational and planning skills;
  •  Ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Experience or knowledge of lasers;
  • Experience or knowledge of ultrafast science;
  •  Experience of ultrahigh vacuum methods for surface science studies;
  •  Experience or knowledge of Surface Science Techniques;
  •  Experience of sample environment equipment;
  • Experience of synchrotrons / x-ray beamlines;
  •  Experience with Windows/Linux/Unix;
  •  Experience of programming, especially Python, and Java


Further Information

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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