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Diamond Light Source
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, we enable world-leading research across a wide range of scientific disciplines and industrial applications.
PDRA BL I16
Full time, 3 year Fixed Term
Beamline I16 (Materials & Magnetism) has been operational for five years and provides a World-class single crystal diffraction facility that is optimised for resonant and magnetic x-ray scattering in the 3-15 keV energy range. It provides variable photon polarization, a six-circle kappa diffractometer and a range of sample environments and advanced detectors, to support a vibrant UK and international research community and in-house team, focusing on electronic ordering in materials that are of topical interest in condensed matter physics.
Two posts are currently available. The first is to carry out experiments on the beamline, and subsequent data analysis, in the field of frustrated magnetism and multiferroic materials. The second post is to develop software for data analysis and modelling of resonant and magnetic scattering.
Day to day duties include:
• Day-to-day responsibility for the in-house research programme including the analysis and publication of the results;
• testing and commissioning of a range of sample environment equipment;
• support of relevant research projects of the users, who will come from a diverse scientific background;
• presentation of the in-house research, beamline developments and scientific papers at meetings and conferences;
• assist with the general commissioning of beamline hardware and the development of data acquisition, visualisation and analysis software;
• assist the beamline staff in maintaining and running the beamline peripheral laboratories.
• Develop and document an agreed set of physical definitions
• Develop and test Python code based on these definitions using professional coding practices and standards
• Work closely with beamline staff and users to ensure that the codes produced are appropriate for modelling data from the beamline
• Work closely with DLS Scientific Software and Data Acquisition groups to ensure that code is developed, maintained and documented using Diamond systems.
Essential Qualifications and Experience include:
• Appropriate first degree/ PHD;
• Skilled in computer programming, ideally Python;
• Proven track record in advanced data analysis;
• Ability and initiative to get to the heart of the problem and take it effectively through to completion;
• Good knowledge of x-ray diffraction and crystallography;
• Good knowledge of condensed matter physics, including magnetism.
Diamond is committed to equality of opportunities for all, and offer a competitive salary (dependent upon skills, qualifications and experience), comprehensive benefits, an index-linked pension scheme and flexible working hours.
For an application form and further information including work permit and visa requirements for non-EU nationals please visit our website at www.diamond.ac.uk , telephone our recruitment line on 01235 778218 or write to us at the address below, quoting the appropriate reference number.
For further information about this role please visit: www.diamond.ac.uk
Diamond Light Source Ltd, Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE