Scientific Software and Computing Graduates

About Us

Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world.  It houses the UK’s synchrotron light source, producing beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun, to probe the structure and composition of matter. From viruses and vaccines, to alternative energy solutions and nanotechnology, it underpins research and innovation for more than 8000 scientists.

The Diamond Scientific Software, Controls and Computation (SSCC) department consists of several specialist groups and is critical to our scientific output.

About the Roles

We now have excellent opportunities for Scientific Software and Computing Graduates for our 2021 Graduate intake.

Working within the Diamond Scientific Software, Controls and Computation department, you will work in a research focussed environment alongside world leading scientists and professional engineers addressing technically challenging problems for the good of mankind. 

To help you get started in your career, in this exciting and challenging environment, we offer a two-year-long rotational development programme in software technologies, development methodologies, and personal growth. During this you will gain hands-on experience and exposure to a wide range of cutting edge technologies, including:-

  • Big Data Technologies
  • High Performance Data Acquisition
  • Scientific Data Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualisation
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Web Services
  • Distributed Controls Systems
  • Robotics, Remote Control and Automation

 

On completion of the development programme, a review will be undertaken with a view to a promotion and increased contribution to the science and research carried out at Diamond.

About You

You will have recently achieved, or be expected to achieve, a 2:1 or above in Computer Science or a STEM subject.

You will be passionate about science or engineering and have a strong understanding and interest in software and computing technologies.

Benefits

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, along with flexible working hours 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.

 

We take an active approach to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our activities at Diamond, with a dedicated commitment to ensuring we provide a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work, where all staff feel valued and recognised for their individual contribution.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process.

The closing date for applications is 15th November 2020 with interviews scheduled for week commencing 30th November.

Business Area
Software
Full Time Salary
Salary £32,922
Post Type
Full time / Permanent
Provisional Interview Dates
Interviews scheduled for week commencing 30th November.
Closing Date
15/11/2020
Ref No
10433

 

Other information

 

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 Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.