Senior / Data Acquisition Scientist DIAD

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This is an exciting opportunity, as a Data Acquisition Software Scientist (Software Engineer) or Senior Data Acquisition Software Scientist (Senior Software Engineer), to participate in this cutting edge facility. Working on client-server applications your task will be to work closely with a team of scientists and engineers to specify and develop software to orchestrate experiments; to provide a user interface and experiment workflow that helps users to get the most out of Diamond. We are currently integrating faster and higher capacity detectors and robotics, providing faster and more advanced analysis in real-time and improving the workflow and usability of the facility. Through automating and streamlining more-and-more of the experimental process, you will play a key role in helping Diamond perform more and better science. You will be working in a Linux computing environment with access to well supported, high performance computing and distributed control systems. Our main server application is built using Java and Python and our client applications in Java.

You will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of software development and support and the ability to work with Diamond’s scientists; together with a good honours degree in maths, science, electronic engineering or computer science. For the right candidate the position offers a relaxed non-commercial environment full of motivated individuals and comprehensive benefits.

Business Area: Science
Division: Life Science
Salary range (Full Time):
£32,805 to £38,593 per annum (Discretionary range to £44,382), or £42,297 to £49,761 per annum (Discretionary range to £57,225) for the Senior level
Post Type:  Full time / Permanent
Closing Date: 26/07/2018
Ref No: 10005

Other information

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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