Senior Detector Scientist

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science
Division: Physical 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: 09/09/2018
Ref No: 10035

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Diamond Light Source is a world-leading synchrotron radiation facility. Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire, we host research facilities supporting cutting edge research in all fields of science.

The detector group is in charge of the construction, installation, commissioning, and operation of the detector systems of the beamlines of Diamond. In order to provide the best detectors the group is committed to a number of detector evaluation and development projects.

The availability of a test beamline at Diamond allows the detector group to evaluate the performance of innovating detector technologies and their application to synchrotron X-ray experiments. Close cooperation with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory enables access to other world-class facilities as well as the interaction with world-leading detector developers.

The successful candidate will join a highly dynamic group working at the cutting edge of detector technology. The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be the maintenance and further development of scintillator based detector systems and related light sensors (CCD, CMOS) including the optical layout used to collect the light emitted by the scintillators. The successful candidate will also take the responsibility of CCD and CMOS based detector systems working in direct detection of soft X-rays.

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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.

To apply for this job please visit vacancies.diamond.ac.uk.