Support Scientist / Senior Support Scientist – B18

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science
Full Time Salary: £25,881 to £30,449 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,016), or £33,297 to £39,172 (Discretionary range to £45,048) for the Senior Level
Term: 3 years
Closing Date: 27/10/2019
Ref No: 10264

B18 – Core XAS is a general purpose, high throughput beamline dedicated to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at Diamond. B18 is installed on a bending magnet section, is equipped with a continuously scanning monochromator and optical elements to provide focused X-rays in the energy range 2.05-35 keV, to cover the K and/or L edges of most elements. B18 supports a multidisciplinary user community and in-house research, with most common applications in the chemistry, catalysis, energy materials and the environmental sciences areas.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated support scientist to join the interdisciplinary beamline team. The post involves designing, commissioning, and testing components of the beamline, including sample environments and data analysis methods, helping users with their experiments, maintaining the beamline during operations and participating to the management of the peripheral laboratories. Candidates will have an appropriate degree/experience in an area relevant to the beamline research themes, experience in XAS data analysis, synchrotron radiation instrumentation and data collection.

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 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.