Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light, which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.
About the Role
Diamond is seeking to recruit a hands-on, technically experienced individual to join an existing team. The team works a 24-hour, 7-day shift pattern (3 shifts Mon-Fri, 2 shifts Sat/Sun) which involves night and weekend shifts on a rota.
The main duties of this role will be to provide technically based support to scientists, visitors, and users of the Diamond Synchrotron, undertaking fault diagnosis & resolution and providing comprehensive support for remote access experiments.
You will also monitor activities within the Experimental Hall to ensure compliance with company Safety and statutory requirements, undertake the duties of a Radiation Protection Supervisor and act as a Diamond Emergency Controller responding to safety alarms and incidents.
Successful candidate will have proven experience in working within a Technical / Science environment as well as the following areas: handling of hazardous chemicals, specialist gases and gas systems/equipment and the use of cryogens (including pressurised dewars).
The ability to operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment and carry out general electronic and engineering tasks and use general workshop equipment is essential.
Considerable experience of working in a Synchrotron environment or in a technical/technician role in addition to the above skills is required.
You should be highly motivated and able to work under your own initiative with excellent communication and IT skills.
There is a strong emphasis on Health and Safety so familiarity of risk assessments, COSHH and legislation along with safety qualifications would be desirable but not essential.
A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role.
Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.
Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.
Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 44 different nationalities. Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (77% men and 23% women as at March 2021). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, 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.
Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.
To apply for this job please visit vacancies.diamond.ac.uk.