Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Communication

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 Communications Group at MAX IV Laboratory is responsible for supporting internal and external communications, including press and research communication, branding, projects and events as well as the MAX IV web site and social media presence. We advise on what should be communicated, where and when and to whom as well as providing training and certain operational assistance in communication issues to employees and management. The group consists of the Head of Communications and two Communications Officers.


As a science communications officer with digital competence, your main responsibility will be to support staff and users at MAX IV Laboratory with your knowledge and hands-on skills to produce and publish scientific results from MAX IV. Your role is to help disseminate research findings and in-house developments to the general public, decision makers and potential users that are not yet familiar with synchrotron light and its benefits.

The material we produce is to be easy accessible, educating and inspiring in the form of texts, photos, videos and infographics. Our main platform for outreach is our web site but we also do it through social media as well as at visits, seminars, conferences and events. You will be the main responsible for

Our goal is to meet the public where they are, in a way that makes them interested in learning more as well as strengthening the brand of MAX IV Laboratory. In your role as science communicator you will take part in various projects, groups and events, both internally and with external collaborators.


As a person, you are outgoing, persuasive and pay attention to details. You have a certain entrepreneurial spirit and knows how to drive ideas and projects from start to finish. You are easy-going, have a winning personality and enjoy explaining science during study visits, seminars and conferences both for high-school students and for kings.

You have a keen interest in science in general and science communication specifically and you keep track of the latest trends and tools that will enhance our work. Your ability to have a close cooperation with staff and users at the laboratory is essential to ensure highest possible efficiency and redundancy in our communication activities.

Qualifications necessary:

  • University degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • University degree in Communications or equivalent education and experience
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Proven experience working with WordPress, Google Analytics, Adobe, and video production
  • Proven experience in communicating complex science in a pedagogically way tailored to different audiences

Meriting qualifications:

  • Fluent in Swedish, written and spoken
Type of employment Provanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3852
  • Tutti Johansson Falk, Head of Communication, +46-766 32 33 26
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 21.Nov.2018
Last application date 14.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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