Lund University, MAX IV ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

Your team
The Communications Group at MAX IV Laboratory is responsible for supporting internal and external communications, including press and research communication, branding, projects and events as well as the MAX IV website and social media presence. We advise on what should be communicated, where and when and to whom as well as provide training and certain operational assistance for communication issues to employees and management. The group consists of the Head of Communications two Communications Officers, and a webmaster.

Would you like to work at the brightest lightsource in the world?

MAX IV are looking for a science communications officer for six months to complement our team

Your main responsibility will be to support staff and users by producing and disseminating scientific results from MAX IV. Your target groups are the public, decision-makers and potential users who are not yet familiar with synchrotron light and its benefits.

You will assist the webmaster in the work of developing and maintaining the external and internal websites as well as coordinate the public outreach and engagement efforts of MAX IV. You will be the project leader of our annual Open House event, as well as manage our team of student employees who works as guides for visits to MAX IV.   

Your main work tasks will be

  • write news articles and publish social media messages about the science being conducted at MAX IV
  • coordinate public outreach activities at MAX IV
  • assist with graphic design and illustration tasks
  • assist the webmaster with developing and maintaining the external and internal websites

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

  • University degree in Communications or other relevant experience in the field of communication
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • At least limited working proficiency in Swedish, written and spoken
  • Proven experience with Social Media, Wordpress and Adobe CC
  • Proven experience in communicating complex science in a pedagogical way tailored to different audiences

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience in UX design
  • Experience in organizing complex processes and projects
  • Work experience from a synchrotron radiation laboratory

As a person you are thriving in a team situation and in the interaction with lots of different people, well organized, resourceful, curious and have a keen interest in science and science communication


What we offer

When you join our MAX IV family, 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 Special fixed-term employment
Employment expires 2022-07-31
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 PA2021/4130
  • Emelie Hilner, +46462224228
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 20.Dec.2021
Last application date 29.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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