Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Imaging

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

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

NanoMAX is currently the only hard x-ray nanoprobe beamline at MAX IV, designed for imaging and scattering experiments that can utilize a focused coherent beam to achieve ultimate resolution, such as eg., ptychography and coherent diffraction imaging, or where the nanofocused beam provides prime spatial resolution to scanning diffraction and fluorescence mapping experiments.

The successful candidate will join the NanoMAX team to ensure optimal operation of the two NanoMAX instruments, including functional data acquisition and analysis workflows. You will take part in the commissioning and development of the beamline plus its end-stations, as well as driving your own projects within science and/or method development.

Your role:

  • You will actively help maintain and develop the beamline, the end-stations and data processing tools, as part of the NanoMAX team
  • You will support users during the planning, setup, and execution of experiments, and be available to participate in the development of user sample environments for nanoprobe experiments
  • As a scientist, you are expected to take a leading role within a scientific research area or novel nanoprobe method(s) relevant to the beamline, and promote this program within the (prospective) user community and at conferences

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in natural sciences in a subject relevant to NanoMAX
  • Demonstrated knowledge of x-ray techniques appropriate for NanoMAX and experience with the use of scanning or coherent imaging approaches
  • Good Python programming skills, working knowledge of collaborative software development tools, and extensive experience with the implementation of data acquisition or analysis algorithms
  • You are interested in interdisciplinary research and able to work effectively with research groups of very diverse backgrounds as well as engineers and technicians
  • You have a good track record of published articles in peer reviewed journals highlighting findings from your research and experimental activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Good command of English, good communication and team working skills

The following qualification is considered an asset:

  • Experience in instrumentation development, particularly including timing, nano-positioning and/or scanning

Probationary period may apply.

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 PA2021/557
  • Karina Thånell, +46709323020
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 03.Mar.2021
Last application date 28.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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