Lund University, 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 succesful candidate will finish the implementation of the synchronization of gas pulsing to electron detection on hardware and software level at SPECIES beamline, especially for TAPXPS experiments. The candidate will participate in the commissioning of the SPECIES beamline and its APXPS end station. The candidate will participate in TAP experiments at University of Oslo and related beamtimes at MAX IV and other facilities. The candidate will participate in designing equipment for TAPXPS and related experiments at MAX IV.


The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

- PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or another field relevant for the project / beamline
- At least 5 years of experience in APXPS (especially working with APXPS cells) and commissioning, operation and maintenance of APXPS system(s)
- Experience in catalysis research with APXPS
- Experience in working at SR facilities as a user and/or member of staff
- Programming skills (Python etc
- Good English language skills
- Working with and maintenance of UHV equipment
- Electronics skills (basic)
- Good knowledge and experience in XPS data analysis (preferrably Igor Pro)

The following qualifcations are considered to be an asset:

- Experience in performing TAP experiments
- Knowledge of TAP technique
- Experience in working with delay line detectors

This is a 6 months temporary employment.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Employment expires 2019-01-01
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/4178
  • Samuli Urpelainen, +46722190152
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 03.Dec.2018
Last application date 14.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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