Data Analysis Scientist - Diffraction
Join the Data Analysis Software Group to develop and support cutting-edge data analysis methods for Crystallography and Diffraction.
The Crystallography Science Group beamlines employ various X-ray scattering and diffraction techniques to study structural properties of crystalline, amorphous, and liquid materials at ambient and different nonambient conditions. These powerful facilities are used for a wide range of science disciplines, from Condensed Matter Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Earth and Materials to Life Sciences. Important research fields cover in situ studies of batteries, synthesis of new materials as well as structural studies at extreme temperature and/or pressure conditions. These different techniques require analysis using specialised software tools to extract the relevant chemical and structural information from the sample.
To help drive development, automation and information management further and to exploit arising opportunities within our facility, we are looking for a data analysis scientist to work closely with the scientists in the crystallography group and other related instruments. The position is within the data analysis software group, and involves close collaborative work with the data acquisition and the controls groups. Through a combination of collaboration and development, you will help refine existing data analysis methods and introduce new methods to enable scientists to process and visualise large volumes of multidimensional data, apply complex mathematical fitting or theoretical models to their results and capture experimental information.
This role will allow you to develop and further hone your expertise within an internationally renowned multidisciplinary environment driven by the pursuit of scientific excellence.
Your new team
You will work as part of an experienced team of researchers, within the crystallography science and data analysis software groups to add to the extensive expertise that the team has in experimental method development, data collection, data processing and analysis. You will collaborate with other group members and our internal and external scientific users. You will have the opportunity to help others develop professionally and to create and deliver new and exciting projects. We envisage that your experience and underlying knowledge will be an indispensable asset to ensure further development of the capabilities of Diamond instruments.
What you'll need to succeed
Your ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment (interfacing with scientists and software engineers in the pursuit of scientific excellence and delivering and designing innovative software) is a crucial component to the success of this project. You need to be proficient in technologies such as Java and Python and have experience and understanding synchrotron experimentation and data interpretation of diffraction, PDF and/or closely related scientific field. You will hold practical experience of the full software development lifecycle and above all, demonstrate a passion to learn and think creatively for the solutions we provide to enable science.
About the Crystallography Group
The Crystallography Science Group comprises beamlines I11, I15, I15-1, and I19, members of the former Engineering & Environment and the Materials Villages. The reorganisation of the beamlines into Science Groups will enhance the collaboration across Diamond. Furthermore, the technical and scientific expertise within the Crystallography Science Group can be fully exploited to provide the basis for future development and pioneering experiments. The Crystallography Science Group beamlines employ various X-ray scattering and diffraction techniques to study structural properties of crystalline, amorphous, and liquid materials at ambient and different nonambient conditions. These powerful facilities are used for a wide range of science disciplines, from Condensed Matter Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Earth and Materials to Life Sciences. Important research fields cover in situ studies of batteries, synthesis of new materials as well as structural studies at extreme temperature and/or pressure conditions.
Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.
Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities. Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.
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Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.