Post Doctoral Research Associate, Beamline I09

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science
Division: Physical Science
Full Time Salary: £33,297 to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048)
Post Type: Full time / Fixed term
Closing Date: 11/06/2019
Ref No: 10197


I09 is an undulator beamline delivering both soft and hard x-rays for research exploiting x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, near-edge absorption spectroscopy and x-ray standing waves. The beamline supports a strong user community conducting studies of a wide variety of materials ranging from electron correlations in oxides, cationic/anionic redox in Li-ion batteries, to geometric structures of monolayers of two-dimensional materials.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to carry out studies exploiting hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES) in the field of transition metal oxide heterostructures. Candidates are encouraged to describe their research interests and proposed projects in their applications. The successful candidate is expected to interact with the beamline users and support their experiments in the science areas relevant to his/her projects and will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development and commissioning of the beamline end-stations.

The post holder should have a PhD degree in physics, chemistry or related field with a good record of conducting high quality original research. Experience and knowledge of x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) or angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) is desirable.

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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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