Lund University, MAX IV , Diffraction & Scattering

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
You will join the ForMAX beamline, which is designed for multiscale structural characterization of materials from nm to mm length scales by combining SWAXS and full-field tomographic imaging. A particular focus of the beamline is the development of new materials and specialty chemicals from forest raw material, contributing towards our transition to a sustainable, bio-based economy.
You will also be part of the Smart Science Cluster at ReMade@ARI, a team of 18 scientists at European analytical research infrastructures.

Would you like to work at one of the brightest lightsources in the world?

MAX IV is looking for a postdoctoral candidate for the EU project ReMade@ARI.
ReMade@ARI is a project under Horizon Europe, aiming at accelerating the transition to a circular economy by initiating a paradigm shift in research on materials with a high reuse potential. Forty operators of world-class analytical research infrastructures from the ARIE network have joined forces to create a unique platform for materials research for the circular economy, providing unprecedented all-round services for users from academia and from industry. You will be responsible for supporting these user projects with SWAXS.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Support of user projects within ReMade@ARI in terms of planning and carrying out experiments as well as analyzing the data
  • Lead a research project related to SWAXS, that will lead to scientific publications and foster the career of the postdoctoral researcher
  • Participate in the operation and further development of the beamline, together with the rest of the ForMAX team.

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

  • PhD degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, or another relevant subject.
  • Documented expertise in SWAXS, including data analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

Below are seen as merits

  • Working experience with materials relevant for ReMade@ARI.
  • Experience in scanning SWAXS imaging and/or full-field tomographic imaging.
  • Skills in programming.
  • Previous work experience at a research facility.

As a person you are a team player, valuing supporting others in their work. You should have an interest in the science being carried out at ForMAX.

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV team, 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.
This is a 3-year temporary position as PostDoc.

Appointment to the position of postdoc requires that the applicant has a PhD or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Under special circumstances the PhD can have been completed previous to the aforementioned three years.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. A postdoctoral fellow is employed under a period
of at least two years and at most three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor-2022-02-01” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow, 2022-02-01”) 

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 Temporary 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 PA2023/2468
  • Ann Terry, +46703264498
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 14.Aug.2023
Last application date 17.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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