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Diamond Light Source
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
21 days ago
Diamond Light Source
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
21 days ago


Beamline Scientist/Senior Beamline Scientist - I06

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Salary £33,963 to £39,955 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,949), or £43,790 to £51,517 per annum (Discretionary range to £59,245) for the Senior level

Full time/ 3 years fixed term

Reference: 10751

About us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth, and environmental sciences.

About the role

We have an opening for a dedicated and enthusiastic scientist working in the area of condensed matter physics research. The position is based on beamline I06, which offers polarised light microscopy using x-rays and optical light. Experience with use of scientific instrumentation is and operating lasers and optimizing optics from wavelengths 250 nm to 800 nm would be an advantage.

Responsibilities’ will include:

  • Provide operational support for research conducted using electron microscopes using x-rays and optical light.
  • Act as a single point of contact for a proportion of user experiments providing specialist technical/scientific advice.
  • Collaborate on equipment upgrades and development projects, including taking specific responsibility for certain components of the equipment.
  • Develop own research in an area relevant to the facilities and disseminate the results.

About You

You will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, an ability to collaborate in large and complex cross-disciplinary groups and have a passion for enabling the best science.

An appropriate science or engineering degree, or equivalent qualification or an appropriate PhD and proven relevant experience is required for this position.

For the Senior position you will have experience/knowledge in conducting research at large scale facilities facility along with an established research programme in condensed matter physics.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62937028
  • Location:
    Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Diamond Light Source
  • Position Title: Beamline Scientist/Senior Beamline Scientist - I06
  • Job Function: Scientist in Imaging and Characterization
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