Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

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.

We are looking for a Beamline Scientist to work as a part of the RIXS of MAX IV Laboratory. Currently, the RIXS team has 5 members, who work together on developing new capabilities, building up instruments, beamline and spectrometer commissioning and user support at Veritas and SPECIES-RIXS beamlines. Both beamlines are equipped with RIXS end stations, which cover different energy regions and resolving powers. At Veritas there is a 10 m Rowland type grating spectrometer for high resolution studies with a time resolved delay line detector (DLD). SPECIES (RIXS) is equipped with a small XES 350 Rowland type spectrometer for low resolution measurements and a high resolution plane grating spectrometer that is currently under build up. Both spectrometers at SPECIES also use time resolved DLD detectors. Both the Vertitas and SPECIES (RIXS) beamlines will provide a wide range of sample environments like, N2 cooling and He cryo cooling of solid samples, powder samples, electrochemistry-cell, gas-cell, moisture-cell, and liquid jets, that are currently commissioning. Most of the equipment, at both Veritas and Species (RIXS), are developed in house including control and data acquisition software and as such it is up to the beamline staff to make sure that they are operational for the users. This gives the staff the opportunities to develop unique instruments and experimental environments.

The successful candidate will be offered:

  • Excellent possibilities to drive scientific research or instrumentation development in collaboration with the beamline team, and the users.
  • A stimulating RIXS groups where we help each and push the limits of scientific instrumentation.
  • A unique chance to engage with a large number of research projects performed by our users.

The work tasks of the Beamline Scientist include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamlines and collaboration with user groups.
  • Active participation in the commissioning, support and maintenance of the beamlines and the endstations in collaboration with the RIXS team.
  • Active participation in the development of existing and new sample environments at the endstations in collaboration with the entire RIXS team.
  • Interaction with and support of user groups.

The person will be encouraged to take part in the scientific and development projects run at both SPECIES or VERITAS beamlines by either RIXS team or users.

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

  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
  • Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
  • Documented ample knowledge of and extensive experience of performing experiments in the field of Condensed Matter Physics using synchrotron based RIXS, ARPES, or Neutron Scattering techniques.

Below are seen as merits:

  • Extensive experience of designing, building, and commissioning complex scientific instrumentation or writing control and data acquisition software for complex scientific instrumentation.
  • Experience in user support at the synchrotrons.
  • Software development skills.
  • Experience in design and simulation software (Solidworks, Comsol, etc.). 

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English. 

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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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
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/404
  • Andrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 15.Feb.2022
Last application date 13.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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