Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines.

The candidate will be part of the team responsible for commissioning and operation of the soft X-ray beamline (MAXPEEM) which houses state-of-the art aberration corrected low energy electron microscope.The candidate will be responsible for coordinating and conducting practical work related to the operation of the beamline. As part of his/her tasks the candidate is also expected to help users to perform their experiments at the experimental end-station (SPELEEM microscope). 

The successful candidate has a PhD or equivalent in Physics or a similar field of relevance for the MAXPEEM beamline. The candidate must have demonstrated experience with as many as possible of the following areas:

- Beamline optics and experimental equipment for soft X-ray beamlines
- Infrastructure of relevance for the MAXPEEM beamline
- Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM)
- Programming skills 
- Planning, coordination, and implementation of equipment build-up projects
- Ultrahigh vacuum systems
- Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)

Good communication and teamplaying skills are mandatory as well as very good command of English both oral and written.

Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Unbefristete Anstellung
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1188
  • Conny Såthe, +46709323673
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 12.Apr.2018
Last application date 03.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

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