Job ID 21043
Sector Data Analytics
Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire – primarily based onsite
Full time / flexible hours considered
Software helps to enable the world-leading science performed at Diamond. Our software systems facilitate operations at all levels, including the low-level control of synchrotron and beamline hardware, the planning, execution and monitor of experiments, data archiving and retrieval, data processing and visualisation, the application for beamtime, and capture of remote experiment plans and samples. Our software engineers work alongside our scientists to develop innovative and robust solutions to keep Diamond at the forefront of scientific research.
About the Role
We now have an opportunity for a Data Analysis Scientist to assist us to incorporate new methods, technologies, and ways of working wherever possible. We are also looking to exploit cloud resources and incorporate Machine Learning techniques to help automate and predict associated trends in experimental data, so we need your help to form new software.
The development of synchrotron technology proceeds at a blistering, relentless pace and requires a cutting edge and exceptionally resilient technical estate to facilitate its critical work, turning theoretical science into practical and often life-changing discoveries. To help drive this innovation forward, we now require a Data Analysis Scientist to join the Diamond Data Analysis Group, specialising in the analysis of data acquired from beamlines within the Structures and Surfaces Science Group.
The Data Analysis Group provides a very comprehensive, imaginative, and often complex suite of bespoke software tools written in Python, C++ and Java. Our role is to help our scientists capture experimental information, process, and visualise terabytes of multidimensional data on the fly, and apply complex mathematical, fitting, or theoretical models to interpret their results.
You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent, ideally with a background in using advanced mathematics and software engineering techniques.
You will also have experience or knowledge in the following areas:
- Software development in a modern programming language such as Python, C++ and/or Java
- Synchrotron experimentation and data interpretation in each scientific field
- Data management, describing data and exploiting databases for scientific work.
Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 26 days annual leave plus Christmas closure, public holidays, 2 annual volunteering days and flexible working hours. We also offer an excellent defined benefit pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.
The closing date for applications is 5th November 2023, however, we encourage early applications as some candidates may be interviewed before this date.
- Further company benefits
- Life at Diamond
- Nuvos Pension Scheme
Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements, secondment and job share opportunities.
Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 44 different nationalities. Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (77% men and 23% women as at March 2021). Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.
If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Disability Confident 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 Two.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £37,087.00-£40,754.00 per year
Work Location: In person