Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Engineering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Your team
The vacuum team is responsible for providing support in vacuum technology to MAX IV accelerators and beamlines. The duties of the vacuum team include: design, simulations, procurement, installation, commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting and follow up of ultra-high vacuum systems of the accelerators and beamlines. The team consists of engineers and technicians who are experienced in vacuum technology.

Would you like to work at one of the brightest lightsources in the world?

MAX IV is looking for a person to assist the vacuum team in the preparation and execution of installation activities planned for 2023 summer shutdown. Summer shutdown is a technical stop of accelerators and beamlines for maintenance and installation of new equipment.
As a summer worker, you will work together with the vacuum team and your task will be to provide hands-on (practical) support during installation, testing, and conditioning of vacuum systems inside the accelerator tunnels and/or beamlines.

The work requires focus, patience, attention to detail and may involve work in tight spaces. Furthermore, you should be able to work with mechanical (tools, supports) and electronic (controllers) hardware.
The person will gain experience in vacuum technology, for example: operation of vacuum pumping systems (example: turbomolecular and ion pumps) vacuum measurement basics (vacuum sensors). Furthermore, will gain basic knowledge of MAX IV accelerator complex and beamlines.

The position is full time, 100%, starting from 12th June and ends 11th August 2023

Your main work tasks will be

  • Hands-on support (together with vacuum team members) to install, pump down, test and condition new vacuum hardware in accelerators and beamlines.

To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications

  • The applicant must have studied at least two years in an engineering degree.
  • The work will be hands-on in different location across MAXIV and requires work in a team.
  • Good command in English.
  • Good communications skills.

Below are seen as merits

  • Interest in technology, physics, particle accelerators.
  • Hands-on experience with technical hardware (example: work in a laboratory).
  • Basics knowledge of particle accelerators or synchrotron light source facilities.

As a person you are taking initiative, flexible, able to cooperate and service minded. 
You must be minimum 18 years and fluent in English to apply. 

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV team, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientist from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development with respect for a healthy work-life balance.

Would you like to work in a challenging and supporting environment? Then join us and take the opportunity to make a real difference!

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Type of employment Summer job
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/853
  • Eshraq Al Dmour,
  • Marek Grabski, +46725721337
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 16.Mar.2023
Last application date 02.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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