Support Scientist, Beamline I11

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science Division
Physical Science: Salary range (Full Time)£25,881 to £30,449 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,016)
Term: 1 year
Provisional Interview Dates: 6th March 2019
Closing Date: 13/02/2019
Ref No: 10133

We are seeking a suitable candidate to provide maternity cover as a support scientist who will primarily work on our synchrotron instrument for long duration experiments (LDEs). The position will be based on Beamline I11 at Diamond, which is a dedicated high-resolution and time-resolved powder diffraction facility. It is a versatile and flexible instrument catering to diverse types of experiments using a wide range of sample environments. These include LDEs to study slow dynamics such as capacity loss in Li-ion batteries, mineral formations in cold environments and structural degradation of materials under non-ambient conditions. Candidates should have appropriate qualifications and experience in the use of X-ray powder diffraction. Experience of synchrotron methodology, laboratory analysis (SEM, Raman and IR) and data refinement would be an advantage. S/he will be required to work with the beamline team and with other support staff to ensure efficient beamline operation, user support, maintenance of sample cells and testing new software.

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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.

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