Lund University, MAX IV , Accelerator operations

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.

Would you like to operate one of the brightest light sources in the world?

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

We are looking to hire for a 50% position. Probationary period may apply.

Your tasks will include:

  • 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 operators on shift changes
  • Act as the on-site radiation safety officer when required


  • You have a Bachelors degree in physics or an engineering discipline and/or have experience in the operation of large, complex facilities.
  • Previous experience in the operation of accelerators in synchrotron facilities is a considerable advantage.
  • You enjoy programming, and have experience with Python, and/or Matlab.
  • You perform well as a shift worker, and are happy to work during evenings, nights, as well as during the weekend.

As a person you have strong communications skills and are comfortable solving problems 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.

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 scientists 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.

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.

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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Compensation & benefits

Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1911
  • Stephen Molloy, +46-722400088
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 10.Jun.2024
Last application date 23.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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