Beamline Scientist / Senior Beamline Scientist, BLI14 Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

Business Area:Science
Division: Physical Science
Full Time Salary: £33,297to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048), or £42,931 to £50,507 per annum (Discretionary range to £58,083) for the Senior level
Term: 3 years
Closing Date: 07/04/2019
Ref No 10151

We are looking for a Beamline Scientist/Senior Beamline Scientist to join the science team of the Hard X-ray nanoprobe at Beamline I14.

The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline is a dedicated facility for nanoscale microscopy , with a beam size of 50 nm, an energy range of 5-23keV, optimised for scanning X-ray fluorescence, X-ray spectroscopy (XANES) and diffraction. Ptychography, tomography and in-situ capabilities are currently in development and testing, to be offered to users in the coming months.  Beamline I14 welcomed first users in March 2017 and has a growing user community with a wide range of scientific interests, from environmental science, biological imaging, and catalysis through to energy and materials science.

The successful applicant should have an independent research program in a science area relevant to the beamline. We would particularly welcome applicants with a proven ability to develop and use software tools for data analysis to play a role in overseeing and coordinating the software activities provided by the beamline and our support groups. The appointed candidate will also participate in the development and commissioning of new equipment and techniques including, new instrumentation such as X-ray detectors, sample stages and novel sample environments. You will be expected to interact positively with the user community, developing active collaborations, and provide a high level of expertise to support visiting research teams using the beamline.

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Where appropriate for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities (e.g. for fixed-term contract positions).

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.  If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

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