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 overall tasks will be to work together with the current laser specialist to ensure reliable operation of gun laser and handle the laser safety related tasks at the laboratory. The tasks include:

-Preventive as well as routine maintenance of the gun laser
-To evaluate and implement upgrades to the laser
-To assist in other laser related activities at the laboratory
-Setting up safety routines for laser work
-Control of new and modified laser setups
-Instructing and approving high power laser operators


The position requires prior laser work experience and an MSc degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent. PhD is an asset. It´s an advantage if you have practical femtosecond laser work experience as well as laser safety experience and laser theory knowledge.

To be successful and perform well in this position you have a thorough and systematic way of working and are quality oriented. You should be risk aware but also solution focused. You have the capability to work independently but you also like to work and contribute in a team. Since this position will involve many contacts with different stakeholders in the organization it requires that the candidate has demonstrated very good cooperation skills. A very good command of English both oral and written is required. Swedish is an advantage.

The position is a 2 year temporary position with the possibility to become permanent after 2 years.

Great emphasis will be placed on your personal characteristics.

Salary is determined on an individual basis, within certain guidelines for this type of position. Please state requested salary in your application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Individual basis
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2015/128
  • Filip Lindau, +46708445194
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 19.Mar.2015
Last application date 17.Apr.2015 11:59 PM CET

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