Beamline Scientist – Advanced Diffraction & Scattering Beamline (ANSTO)

30 July 2019

(Closes 25 August)


An excellent opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic professional to assist in delivering new beamlines for ANSTO at the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton VIC

Recruiting the following position now!
Beamline Scientist –Advanced Diffraction & Scattering Beamline (5 years fixed term)

  • Fixed Term Position Available with a possibility of long term appointment
  • A Competitive Salary Package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience | Generous Employer Superannuation Contribution
  • Exciting and challenging opportunity to apply your expertise and professional skills at one of Australia’s landmark scientific facilities
  • Join a flexible workplace culture that values and respects diversity and inclusion.

BRIGHT is the exciting new ANSTO program that will design, install and commission 8 new beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron over the next 7 years.  The BRIGHT Program’s objective is to deliver to ANSTO new world-class research infrastructure.

The ADS BRIGHT beamlines

The Advanced Diffraction and Scattering (ADS) beamlines will provide the Australian and New Zealand synchrotron User communities with high-energy synchrotron X-rays to for dedicated diffraction and imaging experiments.  A range of white and monochromatic X-ray techniques will be possible and will fulfil an important role for the materials, engineering, chemistry, energy and Earth science research communities particularly when coupled to a broad range of sample stages and environments.  In situ capability will be a powerful feature of the ADS beamlines.

Two simultaneously operating ADS beamlines (ADS-1 and ADS-2) will facilitate experiments using X-rays produced by a powerful superconducting multipole wiggler.  ADS-1 will have tunable focussing/collimating optics that will combine with a fixed exit double-crystal Laue monochromator (DCLM) to provide monochromatic X-ray beams (50 keV – 150 keV) of varying size, band-pass and intensity to a large endstation.  The endstation will be comprised of motorised sample stages capable of positioning large and heavy samples (up to 300 kg) in the beam.  A range of sample environments can be accommodated to increase flexibility and expand the in situ capabilities of the ADS beamlines.  The use of tuneable optics and a state-of-the-art solid-state energy dispersive detector will permit probing of bulk materials using energy dispersive diffraction that can provide microstructural information such as bulk strain.  The second ADS beamline, ADS-2, will take a deflected beam from the main beam using a side-bounce monochromator (SBM) that produces up to three selectable monochromatic energies up to 90 keV and will be optimised for low-energy resolution techniques such as Total Scattering experiments.

About this position

The Beamline Scientist – Advanced Diffraction and Scattering (ADS) Beamlines is a new position.  This role is the second scientist position to join the BRIGHT ADS Beamline Project and will work alongside and report to the Lead Scientist for the Beamline.  The role will:

  • aid in the scientific design of the beamline;
  • contribute to the procurement and acceptance testing of major beamline components;
  • assist in the integration of components and systems into the ADS1 and ADS2 beamlines and endstations;
  • assist in the development of associated software and computing systems;
  • contribute to the development of the ADS User Community via outreach activities;
  • contribute to the cold and hot commissioning of the ADS1 and ADS2 beamlines;
  • perform the duties of the Beamline Scientist in support of the operational User Program on the ADS1 and ADS2 beamlines at the conclusion of hot commissioning.

The skills required for these roles are encompassed within the Beamline Scientist Position Description (PD-1916).  Please view the attached Position Information Package.

There is potential for this role to continue beyond the post implementation phase of the project and transition to long term appointment.

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