Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron and a leading scientific facility of its type in the world. Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire, we host research facilities supporting cutting edge research in all fields of science.
B21 is a tuneable bending magnet beamline dedicated to small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) which will provide a highly automated platform for users from all the major scientific disciplines; although it is recognised that there is an increased need for SAXS in the biological sciences and significant effort has been focused on provision of automated BioSAXS capabilities at Diamond. The endstation will have considerable flexibility whilst maintaining the primary goal of allowing a high level of automation and throughput.
The Principal Beamline Scientist will take overall responsibility for the operation, maintenance and development of B21 and assist in supporting academic and industrial users who visit the beamline. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally competitive research programme which aligns with the beamline’s capabilities. We particularly welcome structural biologists with experience in SAXS and its application to biological systems.
To provide the lead in the management of the operation, maintenance and development of the high throughput SAXS beamline B21, working closely with other SAXS scientists within the soft condensed matter village and the relevant support groups at Diamond. Pursue an internationally competitive research programme to complement the capabilities of the Diamond suite of SAXS beamlines.
Take a leading responsibility for the B21 beamline in the following areas:
Qualifications and Experience: Essential
Qualifications and Experience: Desirable
Must be available to travel occasionally within the UK and abroad, including overnight absences.
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