Postdoctoral Research Associate, beamline I06

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source Ltd

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate, I06
Job Reference 009/18/TH
Post Type Full time, 3 year fixed term
Division Physical Science
Salary information £32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)
Application deadline 21/02/2018

Job Description

Beamline I06 operates a leading polarised soft x-ray beamline for research exploiting x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and resonant soft x-ray diffraction. The beamline houses a PhotoEmission Electron Microscope (PEEM), a high-field low-temperature superconducting magnet and a soft x-ray diffractometer. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated new member of the team. Research interests should be clearly presented in the application. Candidates with interests in soft x-ray diffraction from highly-correlated systems or nanomagnetism studied using XMCD/XMLD combined with a PEEM or superconducting magnet are encouraged to apply.

To work within the I06 team to undertake research.

Work in the I06 team in the following areas:

  • carrying out in-house research activities using polarised soft x-rays;
  • carrying out experiments, analysing data and publication of results ;
  • maintenance of the beamline during operations;
  • development and testing of new equipment and software for research;
  • support of users in performing their experiments at Diamond;
  • assisting users with data analysis;
  • keeping up with latest results and research directions internationally.

Qualification & Experience – Essential

  • Appropriate Science Degree;
  • Appropriate PhD and three years relevant experience;
  • Experience in the use of scientific instrumentation;
  • Experience in scientific data collection;
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills;
  • Ability to interact with staff and facility users at all levels;
  • Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion;
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Good organisational and planning skills;
  • Self motivation;
  • Ability to work flexibly with occasional weekend and out-of hours working;
  • Must be available to travel occasionally within the UK and abroad, including overnight absences.

Qualification & Experience – Desirable

  • Experience with Windows/Linux/Unix;
  • Experience in synchrotron radiation based research;
  • Expertise in at least one of the following techniques: polarised x-ray spectroscopy (XMCD,XMLD), soft x-ray diffraction, PEEM
  • Experience in supporting scientists in the conduct of research in a synchrotron or equivalent facility;
  • Good background in X-ray instrumentation and  X-ray detectors;
  • Capability of full data analysis.

Further Information

  • Must be available to travel occasionally within the UK and abroad, including overnight absences;
  • Ability to work flexibly with occasional weekend and out-of hours working.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Careers/Vacancies/All/008_18_TH.html →