Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Operations

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually. 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

As a member of the Operations Group you will work as an operator-assistant of the three MAX IV accelerators to provide the required beam conditions for our beamlines and machine scientists. This role consists entirely of shift work, with operator coverage needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your tasks will include:

  • Routine operation of the MAX-IV accelerators according to the agreed weekly plans.
  • Maintaining, as far as possible, the nominal beam conditions during delivery periods
  • Documenting issues and actions as they arise
  • Troubleshooting system failures
  • Handover to incoming staff on shift changes
  • Act as the on-site radiation safety officer when required


You perform well as a shift worker, and are happy to work during evenings, nights, as well as during the weekend.

You have a Bachelors degree or equivalent in physics or engineering, and/or significant experience in the operation of large, complex, facilities (scientific or industrial). You have experience in data analysis using computer tools; programmatic acquisition of data is an advantage.

As a person you have strong communications skills, and are comfortable solving problems and optimising systems within a team. You consider yourself to be a careful and efficient problem solver, naturally balancing the risks and rewards of various solutions to find the best way forward.

Type of employment PROJECT_POSITION
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 4
Working hours 50%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1251
  • Stephen Molloy, +46-722 40 00 88
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 09.May.2018
Last application date 26.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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