Industrial Liaison Scientist - MX

Industrial use of Diamond is rapidly growing with a client base ranging from global pharmaceutical giants to small biotech start-ups.  The Industrial Liaison team at Diamond provides a full consultancy service for industrial users of the beamlines from experiment design, through data collection to analysis and reporting.

We are currently looking to expand the team to meet the increasing demand from companies using our structural biology facilities, particularly focusing on macromolecular crystallography (MX).  This position is an opportunity to apply your MX knowledge to an array of projects with real-world impact on human health and great importance to the drug discovery business. Our team supports clients from around the world with a wide range of MX experience; from those first evaluating synchrotron-based methods for their start-up businesses to those routinely applying the technique in their discovery pipelines. Our state-of-the-art beamlines along with a full suite of preparation facilities and computing resources are at our disposal to drive client projects towards the atomic resolution insights they seek.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced structural biologist capable of contributing to the entire experiment from crystallisation to data analysis and model building. An understanding of structure-guided drug design and experience with protein production are also key to being able to consult effectively in this role. As this is a client-facing position you will need excellent communication skills with the ability to interact at both a technical and business level.

Business Area
Full Time Salary
£33,297 to £39,172
Post Type
Full time / Fixed term
3 years
Closing Date
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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. 

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.