The ISIS pulsed neutron source at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory in Harwell is one of the world-leading facilities that uses neutrons to study materials at the atomic level across various disciplines in chemistry, physics, biology, geology and material sciences, as well as in the engineering and pharmaceutical industries. The Crystallography Group at ISIS contributes to the international success of ISIS by operating 9 neutron instruments for diffraction and imaging studies.
SXD is the only instrument dedicated to single crystal diffraction, which is recognised as the ‘gold standard’ technique for structural characterisation. SXD works in time-of-flight with polychromatic neutron beams, i.e. collecting large volumes of diffraction data at each crystal orientation. Unfortunately, the treatment of the diffraction data from a pulsed source, and in particular the wavelength-dependent corrections for extinction and absorption effects, are much more complex than on monochromatic steady-source instruments. In this context, we are looking for a highly motivated and independent scientist to extend and develop the necessary software for correction and processing of single crystal neutron diffraction data, in order to provide even more accurate and detailed structural information and boost the scientific output of the SXD user community.
Your responsibilities will include:
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