Postdoctoral Research Associate, I05 - Harwell Innovation Centre, Oxfo

Diamond Light Source
32480.00 - 38211.00 GBP Annual + (Discretionary range to 43,943)
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate, I05
Diamond Light Source
Harwell Innovation Centre, Oxfordshire
GBP32,480 - GBP38,211 (Discretionary range to GBP43,943)
Full time, fixed term contract 3 years
Ref: 090/17/TH

Beamline I05-ARPES consists of two branches. HR-ARPES is a high resolution, low temperature instrument of angle-resolved photoemission studies of cleaved single crystal samples as well as thin film samples prepared in the attached surface science facilities. Nano-ARPES is a new scanning photoemission spectro-microscope with spot size well below 1 ??m. The photon energy range is 18 - 240 eV with variable polarization and high photon flux from a 5m long undulator.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to perform experiments and analysis of the data on the beamline or similar facilities within the science program of the beamline team as well as external collaborations. You are expected to have experience in electron spectroscopy experiments or other relevant high-resolution probes of the electronic structure of solids with a focus on strongly correlated electron systems.

The PDRA will be responsible for running a strong experimental research program under the supervision of the Principal Beamline Scientist. Experiments can be done within the beamline team or in collaboration with external partners from sample preparation through to publication in high impact journals.

Working with the ARPES beamline team in the following areas:

  • Perform internationally competitive experiments on either the HR-ARPES end station or the new nano-ARPES instrument using synchrotron radiation from beamline I05;
  • Help with maintenance and development of surface science sample preparation facilities on HR-ARPES;
  • Perform state-of-the art analysis of ARPES data using both existing as well as newly developed tools;
  • Presentation of the in-house research, beamline developments and scientific papers at meetings, conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.

For further information and to apply, please click on the 'Apply' button, to visit our website.

Closing date: 30 September 2017.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.