Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

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 Science division is divided into a number of supporting groups and three scientifically oriented groups, Imaging, Diffraction and Scattering, and Spectroscopy. These groups are further divided into teams based on beamline or scientific technique. Each team has the task to develop and support the instrumentation and scientific activity at the different beamlines. The aim is to maintain and develop state of the art equipment at stable operation.

We are looking for postdoc to work as a part of the Veritas beamline team. The Veritas beamline on the 3 GeV ring of MAX IV is dedicated to Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) covering many different applications. The beamline is currently in a mix of build-up and commissioning phase. Having seen first light during spring of 2017 we expect to have the RIXS instrument ready to go into commissioning/early user operation during spring of 2018. The work tasks of the postdoc include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Active participation in the commissioning of the beamline and end station in collaboration with the entire beamline team.
  • Interaction with and support of expert users (early stages of operation) and regular users (at a later stage)
  • Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline and collaboration with user groups.

The scientific project of the postdoc can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities.

The active collaboration with users to forward the postdoc's own research project as well as the projects of users is highly desirable as is the collaboration with the SPECIES beamline for RIXS on the 1.5 GeV ring of the MAX IV Laboratory.

- The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline when the position starts.
- Documented experience of performing and interpreting spectroscopic experiments.
- Documented experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
- Documented experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy is considered an advantage, soft X-ray RIXS in particular

The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English language are mandatory.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3000
  • Conny Såthe, +46709323673
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 04.Sep.2018
Last application date 14.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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