The Diamond Spectroscopy Group is built around four state-of-the-art beamlines dedicated to the use of X-ray Spectroscopy, including X-ray absorption and emission techniques and X-ray fluorescence, to determine the geometrical and electronic structure of materials. 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 spectroscopy group. 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 spectroscopy village 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 team 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 the Spectroscopy Group.
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 in 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, have experience and understanding of X-ray spectroscopy experiments and simulations. 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 Spectroscopy Group
The Diamond Spectroscopy Group is formed by four beamlines; the Microfocus Spectroscopy beamline, I18, the Core EXAFS beamline, B18, and the two independently operating branches of the Versatile X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy beamline, I20-Scanning and I20-EDE. The four beamlines use complementary approaches in X-ray Spectroscopy to study the chemical structure of many different materials, although each has its unique characteristics for which they are optimised for performing different types of experimental studies. Thanks to the complementarity of the beamlines, the Spectroscopy Group supports a science programme that makes use of a very broad range of X-ray energies to perform experiments across diverse time and length scales. This diversity of capability allows the village beamlines to contribute to many different scientific disciplines, from Chemistry and Catalysis to Environmental Science, Materials Science, Physics, Biology, Medicine, and Cultural Heritage.
Support and develop the data analysis software used on Diamond’s beamlines. Work closely with beamline scientists and users of Diamond to help them express and prioritise their needs. Work in collaboration with software engineers and scientists to implement new functionality, and enhance and streamline existing functionality. Look for opportunities to automate and improve experiment workflows.