Lund University, 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.

We are now looking for our new Control System Hardware Research Engineer - Timing

MAX IV has several critical systems, where timing and beam positioning is two of them. Without them, measurements and particle acceleration in a circular pattern is impossible. We are looking for someone willing to learn and continue to develop the systems we have so MAX IV can continue to improve its design and performance.

We are looking for a person with a large experience of working with experimental instrumentation. The work will consist of designing, building and commissioning systems that integrate timing, motion, detection, positioning, data and metadata collection in a form that is scientifically usable. We are typically using a mixture of equipment developed in collaboration with other facilities and commercial equipment.

As a professional you will bridge science and state of the art hardware and software development. You will help to maintain a community and support the researcher to be autonomous in synchrotron development. Being part of the KITS group means to participate to different international collaborations about control and acquisition, Scandinavian and European, Scientific and Industrial.

As a team member you will join a trusted and open team where continuous improvement and mentorship is part of our DNA. In addition, you will improve your technique and spread the knowledge within the organization.

Finally, this is the opportunity to learn and to increase your skills, competence and experience. In an international facility such as MAX IV you will meet open minded people from different perspectives.


In order to apply for this position you are required to have:

  • A university degree and an extensive working experience
  • Proven experience working with analog and digital hardware
  • Proven experience working with timing or feedback systems
  • Experience and capability to coordinate projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

Additional meriting requirements:

  • Hardware and Electronics: MRF, Libera, FPGA, DAC, ADC and other GPIO, motion, robotics, PLC, electrical installation drawings, E-Plan
  • Software engineering: test, continuous integration and deployment
  • Network and System infrastructure: TCP/IP layers, fiber, OS configuration
  • Previous experience in working at a research oriented facility

Probationary period may be applied.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3177
  • Peter Sjöblom, +46702999397
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Published 09.Oct.2020
Last application date 01.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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