The macromolecular crystallography group at Diamond comprises 7 beamlines dedicated to life science studies, from high throughput highly automated facilities through to world first, technically challenging macromolecular crystallography beamlines. Significant advances in automation have been made which drive a demanding and diverse user programme and which require further developments and support to fully exploit.
Diamond is looking to recruit an Operations Support Technician to join the Life Science Division. The position will provide general assistance for our scientific user programme organising the receipt, registration, storage and distribution of samples delivered to Diamond on a daily basis and maintaining the storage facilities and tools associated with this. A majority of the samples received are at cryogenic temperatures. The successful applicant will have good IT (Word, Excel, etc) and administration skills. During periods where the facility is providing experimental access to users there is an expectation that the post holder will provide basic support to users in the early evening (17:00 – 19:00).
This post provides an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to contribute to the continued success of a world-leading scientific facility.
To handle logistics of receiving and returning user samples delivered to Diamond for the MX village to ensure efficient use of the beamlines. Oversee maintenance of associated tools and equipment and provide basic support to users starting at 17:00/18:00.
Duties / Responsibilites
To support the MX Village in the following areas: