Graduate ID Physicist/ID Physicist/Senior ID Physicist/

Website DiamonLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Division: Technical
Salary range (Full Time): £25,881 to £30,449 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,016), or £33,297 to £39,172(Discretionary range to £45,048) for the Senior Level
Closing Date: 27/01/2019
Ref No: 10091

The development of the Diamond facility is key to maintaining its world-class, and in many areas, world-leading standing. One such development that is underway is to further increase the brightness of its X-ray sources in order to improve and extend Diamond’s scientific output. This is an exciting opportunity for a bright and motivated physicist to help us in this important task, joining the Insertion Device Group as a Graduate Physicist, Physicist or Senior Physicist depending on the level of your skills and experience. You will work on the development of innovative electromagnetic and permanent magnet devices that operate at the core of the Diamond facility, generating its high quality X-ray beams, involving a mixture of analytical, simulation and practical work in a highly international context.

The key duties are as follows:

You will contribute to the physics aspects of the design, construction, commissioning and operation of permanent and electromagnetic (including superconducting) insertion device systems for Diamond through a variety of tasks (at a level commensurate with grade of the post):

  • contributing to the determination of parameters for new devices by calculating and optimising the expected synchrotron radiation emission;
  • carrying out computer modelling to optimise magnetic designs;
  • carrying out magnetic measurements, data analysis, and magnetic field optimisation procedures for actual devices;
  • assisting with the commissioning and future operation of new devices in the Diamond storage ring;
  • calculating the final performance of the devices and comparing with the results of direct measurements of the emitted synchrotron radiation.

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