Mechanical Beamline Technician, Senior Beamline Technician, I05

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Division: Physical Science
Salary range (Full Time): £25,499 to £29,999 per annum (Discretionary range to £34,499), or £32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382) for the Senior Level
Closing Date: 16/08/2018
Ref No: 10031


We require either a Mechanical Beamline Technician or Senior Beamline Technician to work on the beamline I05 within the Structures and Surfaces Group. The state of the art beamline is dedicated to the study of the detailed electronic structure of materials including superconductors or two-dimensional materials such as graphene. It consists of two branch beamlines with fully equipped ultrahigh vacuum end stations containing an extensive suite of surface science instrumentation. The end stations include sample growth capabilities as well as cryogenic (liquid Helium) sample manipulators allowing micron, and sub-micron positioning capabilities combined with large rotation ranges.


The main duty of the Mechanical Beamline Technician/Senior Beamline Technician is to support the scientists and technical support groups associated with the beamline during beamline maintenance, commissioning and operations. The technician will help maintain the equipment already existing on the beamline, and will work with the beamline scientists and engineers in designing and installing new beamline equipment as part of upgrades. The individual will also help users to carry out experiments on both branches of the beamline, machining small pieces of equipment such as sample holders, and integrating ancillary equipment into the experimental areas. The position requires a good knowledge of ultrahigh vacuum chambers including assembly of components for use inside the chamber. Cryogenics experience would be well suited to the role. You will need to ensure that all beamline work is carried out in a safe manner, and that the equipment is appropriately integrated and installed. Due to the operational needs of the beamline for investigating atomically clean surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum, the successful candidate will be required to maintain a clean and tidy working environment.

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