Magnet Engineer / Senior Magnet Engineer / Physicist

Harwell, Didcot
33,963 to £39,955 or £43,790 to £51,517 per annum for the Senior level
16 Nov 2021
12 Dec 2021

Magnet Engineer / Senior Magnet Engineer / Physicist

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Salary 33,963 to £39,955 or £43,790 to £51,517 per annum for the Senior level

Full time / Flexible hours considered.

Reference: 10677

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth, and environmental sciences.

At Diamond we are currently planning a major multi-million pound upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II. Diamond-II will combine a new machine and new beamlines with a comprehensive series of upgrades to optics, detectors, sample environments, sample delivery capabilities and computing, which will ultimately generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for a Magnet Engineer/Physicist or Senior Magnet Engineer/Physicist to design, procure and test the many different types of high quality accelerator magnets that will be needed for the Diamond-II project.

The key duties of the role will include:

  • Carrying out 2D and 3D magnetic designs of high-quality accelerator magnets, covering the full range of d.c., a.c. and pulsed magnets, both permanent magnet and electromagnet, using sophisticated commercially available software.
  • Creating detailed magnetic/mechanical/electrical procurement specifications.
  • Supervising procurement contracts for the supply of magnets.
  • Set-up, operate and maintain high precision magnetic measurement systems.
  • Undertake magnetic measurement of accelerator magnets and analysis of data to assess field quality.
  • Keeping abreast of worldwide developments in magnet technology.
  • The major focus of this role is pulsed magnets i.e. kickers and septa.

About You

If you have experience in the field of magnet design, construction, and testing, preferably of accelerator magnets, then we want to hear from you.

You will have experience of design, production and testing of high-quality accelerator magnets, as well as supervision of procurement contracts.

You will also need experience of magnetic measurement systems and of data analysis, as well as a good basic knowledge of electromagnetism.

You should hold a Degree in Engineering or Physics, or demonstrate significant equivalent experience, with PhD qualified candidates desirable particularly at the senior level.

You will demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with staff at all levels.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent 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.

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

Diamond is a thriving international organisation, attracting a diverse range of talented individuals from around the world. Our staff currently comprises 44 nationalities and we welcome applications from everyone interested in joining us.

The closing date for applications is 12th of December 2021 with interviews scheduled for the early-mid January 2022

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