Support Scientist / Senior Support Scientist I19

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science
Division: Physical Science
Salary range (Full Time): £25,499 to £29,999 per annum (Discretionary range to £34,499), or £32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382) for the Senior Level
Provisional Interview Dates: Dec 2018
Closing Date: 04/11/2018
Ref No: 10068

The position will be based on Beamline I19 at Diamond, which is designed for small-molecule single-crystal diffraction using an intense x-ray beam (5-30 keV) to study the structural properties of materials in detail. The successful applicant will work on this state-of-the art beamline which is designed to study small and weakly diffracting crystals, for time resolved studies, for anomalous dispersion studies and for studies involving complex crystallography.

Suitable candidates should be familiar with the principles of synchrotron x-ray single-crystal diffraction, and should have a strong interest in a specific area of materials science, physics, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and pharmaceuticals. The position will involve participating in beamline development, equipment commissioning and user support. Experience of single-crystal diffraction instrumentation and methodology, structure solution and refinement would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will help maintain the beamline including the end-station, and to provide user support by assisting visiting scientists carry out a wide range of experiments The selected candidate will be encouraged to participate in individual or collaborative research activities on the beamline and elsewhere.

Other information

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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