Skip to content

ISIS Instrument Scientist

View Full Job Details

We would love to hear from you if you are educated to PhD level in science, or a related field, and have experience in performing, and analysing the data from, neutron scattering or X-ray diffraction experiments of liquids or amorphous materials.

Instrument Scientist

Salary: £39,748 to £44,166 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)

Grade: UKRI Band E

Contract Type: Open-Ended

Hours: Full Time

Our team has a great opportunity for you to join our Disordered Materials Group, as an Instrument Scientist at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source! We specialise in the use of neutron diffraction methods and modern computational and analytical methods, to characterise the structure of liquids and amorphous materials, over atomic, molecular and nanometric length scales. We are a small team looking for someone to join us who is highly motivated, wants to be part of a specialist group that undertakes nationally and internationally recognised science, and has an interest in supporting an active community of academic and industrial researchers.

At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), we give you flexibility, freedom and the world-class facilities to allow you to focus on what you do best, and play your part in breakthroughs and achievements that will give you lifelong pride!

About the role

The core components of your role will be to provide a high level of local expertise to support visiting research teams using our Small Angle Neutron Diffractometer for Amorphous and Liquid Samples (SANDALS), and to contribute to an active programme of scientific and technological developments. You will also assist us expand the research programme of the Disordered Materials Group. The responsibilities of your role will typically be split between the three core activities of instrument operations and development, conducting scientific research, and visiting-user support, with a degree of flexibility in proportion, derived from your balance of skills and interests. As an ISIS Instrument Scientist you will also be able to interact and build relationships with key partners and staff, as well as work collaboratively to support the team and the user community.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you are educated to PhD level in science, or a related field, and have experience in performing, and analysing the data from, neutron scattering or X-ray diffraction experiments of liquids or amorphous materials. We are also looking for someone with knowledge of large-scale facility instrument operations. Additionally, it will be beneficial for the successful candidate to have experience in atomistic modelling of liquids or structurally disordered materials.

Our benefits

As part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days' annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery and an exceptional pension scheme. To ensure the welfare of our staff, we have a dedicated wellbeing team, specialised support groups and all employees have 24/7 access to our employee assistance programme.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please ensure you showcase your skills in relation to the defined criteria. Early applications are encouraged, as candidates may be invited for interview ahead of the closing date.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board.

The closing date for applications is 9th May 2021.

Share: