The ISIS pulsed neutron source at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory in Harwell is a world-leading facility that uses neutron scattering techniques to study materials at the atomic level. Applications exist across a broad range of research areas in chemistry, physics, biology, geology and material sciences, as well as in the engineering and pharmaceutical industries. Amongst the many neutron instruments at the ISIS facility, SXD alone is dedicated to single-crystal neutron diffraction, which is generally recognised as the ‘gold standard’ technique for structural characterisation of materials.
About the role
We require a highly motivated and independent scientist to work in the Scientific Computing Department in a cross-facility collaboration, alongside the SXD team at ISIS and the development teams of DIALS and Mantid at Diamond Light Source and ISIS. The project is to develop the computational methods required for the treatment of diffraction data from SXD and to support the scientific programme on the instrument. You will have good programming knowledge for the development of scientific analysis algorithms, and the ability to adapt existing software packages for use at the SXD beamline. An understanding of crystallography and diffraction methods is highly desirable, in order to develop new routines dealing with complex crystallographic cases and the automation of the data processing flow. An ability to work collaboratively is fundamental. You will interact closely with a postdoc at ISIS on the development of crystallographic correction algorithms, and other colleagues in various groups and departments.
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