Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Controls & IT

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team (KITS) deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organisation in the areas of control system hardware, controls software applications, infrastructure and networking, information management and scientific software. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment and requires close collaboration with the staff in order to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in 5 domains in a well organised and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.

The scope of the motion project will be to continue the development of our configuration management tool, IcePAPCMS, which is a Python based interface to control the IcePAP motion hardware and database. An important part of the scope is to identify the needs from the MAX IV facility and merge them with the ideas from other synchrotron facilities using the same system.  

The scope also includes to add functionality in the IcePAP FPGA to read a new type of encoder running the protocol EnDAT. The hardware have the required functionality, but the FPGA code lacks the needed blocks to handle the protocol. A successful implementation will be used in the facilities beamlines. 
We are now offering a 6 month employment as software developer with in MAX IV motion project.

In order to apply for this position you are required to have: 
A university degree and proven skills with Python and C++ programming.
Experience in Software development in a Linux operating system environment.
Good communication skills

Additional meriting qualifications:
Software programming skills: FPGA, C,
Software programming paradigms: functional, object, reactive …
Software engineering: test, continuous integration and deployment …
Hardware and Electronics: DAC, ADC and other GPIO, motion, robotic…
Network and System infrastructure: TCP/IP layers, OS configuration…

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/714
  • Darren Spruce, +46462223941
Union representative
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Published 07.Mar.2018
Last application date 26.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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