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.

Your role within the MAX IV Controls and IT group is to assure the delivery of the “data storage and management” by working with the group manager and team leaders to deliver the various components according to the vision. You will need to develop a deep understanding of this vision and be able to help decide the scope of the various work packages that take into account the impact and value for MAX IV researchers to get the most value from their data. While there are many simultaneous activities being worked on by the 5 Controls and IT teams, you will need to keep track and report on the "data management and storage" project status to all the stakeholders, including external organisations.

Responsibilities of the project manager
- Manage the “data storage and management” project at MAX IV according to specification submitted.
- Coordinate MAX IV KITS internal resources available for project activities.
- Define milestones, deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor project progress.
- Regularly communicate all aspects of project management necessary to meet project goals to management.
- Evaluate and manage risks to minimize risk of project failure/non-completion.
- Develop a comprehensive plan to keep track and be able to report project progress.
- Create and maintain project documentation in accordance with updated goals.
- Develop and implement IT project management structure and tools at MAX IV.
- Work on engaging researchers who are committed to improve the data management of their data.
- Work on outreach to let external stakeholders be informed, with the help of the MAX IV communications group.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of data management of scientific data within research and the ability to participate in and manage large projects management skills and several years of proven track record.
- Extensive experience working with a large and diverse team of professionals.
- Organisational skills including attention to details and multitasking.
- Previous experience of establishing a well-functioning project organisation.
- Ability to make and execute project-critical and timely decisions within given mandate.
- Communication skills, verbal and written.
- It is seen as a merit if you have experience working on multiple projects and have an appreciation of the agile development process.

As a person you are performance oriented, setting high goals for yourself and others but still aware that being successful in this role you will need to have a talent for leading and motivating others, creating commitment and participation so that the goals will be reached.

Probation period might apply. 

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/118
  • Darren Spruce, IT Manager, +46462223941
  • Anna-Lena Torstensson, HR,for questions regarding , the recruitment process +46462224008
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 04.Feb.2019
Last application date 14.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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