Welcome to the Diamond Light Source Hub

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.

We work to ensure we are well run, economic, safe and efficient; always seeking to improve what we do and how we do it, both as individuals and as an organisation, to provide the best service possible.

We recruit from most STEM disciplines.


Currently closed - opening September 2021.

Graduate Jobs

Currently closed - opening September 2021.

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron.
One of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, our pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.
We're a not-for-profit limited company.
The synchrotron is free at the point of access through a competitive application process, provided that the results are in the public domain.
Over 14,000 researchers from across both academia and industry use Diamond to conduct experiments.
Hundreds of students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

David Bond

Computer Systems Administrator

"I enjoy the diversity of the role, as well as the constant chance to improve skills and develop professionally. It is a very unique environment to work in, and the issues this presents are often welcome challenges."

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Lorraine Bobb

Beam Diagnostics Physicist

"The summer internship I did at Diamond allowed me to make an informed decision on whether a career in beam diagnostics was right for me."

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