Lunds universitet, kemiska institutionen (Nfak)

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Subject description
The NMX Macromolecular Diffractometer is one of the neutron instruments at the European Spallation Source (ESS) currently under construction and scheduled to receive first neutrons in mid 2024. Lund University is participating in commissioning of NMX as a Swedish in-kind contribution to ESS operations. The NMX Commissioning Scientist at the Department of Chemistry will spend 80% at the ESS.

Work duties
The NMX Commissioning Scientist will:

  • Participate in testing NMX functionality with and without neutrons
  • Prepare test samples for scientific commissioning
  • Participate in the NMX instrument documentation
  • Participate in method development for neutron macromolecular crystallography
  • Support user experiments at NMX
  • Perform research in neutron macromolecular crystallography

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. chemistry, biology, physics)
  • Experience in macromolecular crystallography
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • Experience in neutron macromolecular crystallography
  • Experience in crystallisation method development

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
Permanent position with preferred start date 5th August 2024.

Contact person: Esko Oksanen, +46721792036,

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • Résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • A letter of motivation
  • Contact information of at least two references
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-08-05
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1702
  • Esko Oksanen, researcher,,046-2220000
  • Tina Olsson, HR-partner,,+46462224853
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 16.May.2024
Last application date 30.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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