Senior FEA Analyst / FEA Analyst

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary £33,297to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048), or £42,931 to £50,507 per annum (Discretionary range to £58,083) for the Senior level
Post Type Full time / Permanent
Closing Date 04/08/2019
Ref No 10231


Diamond Light source uses X rays to carry out ground breaking research. Often the X rays need to be focussed to a small spot using mirrors and one particular wavelength of X ray selected by using crystals and gratings. There is significant energy in the X-ray beam and this energy heats the mirrors and crystals creating unacceptable distortion. Cooling using water and liquid nitrogen is required. Sounds easy but even the smallest amounts of distortion create significant changes to the focal spot shape and uniformity of the beam. There is continued need to improve our opto mechanics and to do this we need to perform Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS software. To meet the future needs of Diamond and investigate the implications of Diamond operating at higher energies we need to carry more FEA analysis than existing team can manage.

We are therefore looking for a FEA analyst to come and join our team of Engineers. You do not need to be knowledgeable about synchrotrons or X rays but we are looking for someone who has a background in Finite Element Analysis and a good understanding of thermos mechanics and can help build up our teams expertise.

This is a full time position but a part time or reduced hours position could be considered.

Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). 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 the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

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