Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Controls & IT

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team (KITS) deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organisation in the areas of control system hardware, controls software applications, infrastructure and networking, information management and scientific software. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment and requires close collaboration with the staff in order to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in 5 domains in a well organised and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.


At MAX IV we have 16 beamlines under construction or commissioning and 3 open for visiting users. We expect to continuous develop and probably increase the number of beamlines. With this in mind we are looking for a person with a large experience of working with end stations either in hard or soft x-ray domains. The work will be to assist in designing, building and commissioning systems that integrate timing, motion, detection, and positioning, data collection and eventually metadata collection in a form that is scientific usable. We are typically using equipment developed in collaboration with other facilities. Experience of any of these collaborations is of course an advantage. The hardware team work in an agile way in close collaboration with all other IT teams, beamline staff and scientists, also with other groups in an open and friendly environment.


  • Master degree or higher in electronics, system engineering, circuit design, timing or equivalent
  • Several years of experience from a synchrotron facility or similar, preferably a beamline.
  • Experience from systems integrating motion, timing, and detectors/cameras.


  • Experience of working in a research oriented large facility.
  • Experience as a researcher that has an understanding of synchrotron end stations.
  • Experience of any of the following:  IcePAP, Alba Electrometer, PandABox, Sardana, Tango or other community developed systems.
  • Experience from any of the topics: stepper motors, piezo motors, nanometer precision encoders, timing and event handling, detectors / cameras both for beamline surveillances as well as photon and electron detection, measurements with synchrotron beamline equipment, python programming and fpga programming, network configuration, circuit design.
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1209
  • Darren Spruce, +46462223941
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 30.May.2018
Last application date 13.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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