Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Operations

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.

Would you like to run the world’s brightest light source?

The Accelerator Operations Group works at the front-line of the MAX-IV facility, providing optimal beam conditions for each of our three high energy accelerators.

As an Accelerator Operator, your tasks will include:
- Operation of the MAX-IV accelerators
- Maintaining the necessary beam conditions
- Troubleshooting system failures Documenting issues and actions as they arise
- Handover to incoming operators on shift changes
- Act as the on-site radiation safety officer when required

The role of Accelerator Operator consists entirely of shift work, with operator coverage needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are looking for part-time employees (at least 50%), and will agree on the fraction as part of the hiring process.

This role is time-limited to 6 months.

You have experience in the operation of large, complex facilities, and/or have started a Bachelors degree in physics or an engineering discipline. Previous experience in the operation of accelerators in synchrotron facilities is a considerable advantage.

You have experience in programming, with experience in Python, C++, Matlab, and/or Javascript, being advantageous.

You perform well as a shift worker, and are happy to work during evenings, nights, as well as during the weekend.

As a person you have strong communications skills, and are comfortable solving problems within a team. You consider yourself to be a careful and efficient problem solver, naturally balancing the risks and rewards of various solutions to find the best way forward.

Type of employment Befristeter Arbeitsvertrag 3-6 Monate
Employment expires
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 4
Working hours 50%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/430
  • Stephen Molloy, Head of accelerator operations, +46-722 40 00 88
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 04.Feb.2019
Last application date 13.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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