Lund University, 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.

As a member of a forming team you will participate in developing and supporting scientific software projects for data analysis from a new generation light sources. You will challenge high data rates and large data volumes coming from them. Beside other team members you will work closely together with beamline scientists, MAX IV users, industry, HPC experts and with MAX IV partners from the Nordic academia and other large scale facilities.

In supporting data analysis from a wide range of scattering techniques you will learn new methods and master applications of the scientific software. You may also strengthen your competence in project management when coordinating software projects. As a member of the large KITS team you will develop your agile and team work skills and as a part of MAX IV you will cultivate the MAX IV scientific World.

You are not obliged to develop your own research program but you are strongly encouraged to keep and develop your project, collaborations and participate in experiments in MAX IV or other facilities in order to connect software experts and scientists.


  • Development and coordination of scientific software projects for scattering experiments
  • Support in data analysis
  • Participation in related experiments

Required qualifications

  • Expertise in Physics, Mathematics and/or e-Science.
  • Good knowledge of X-ray scattering techniques including diffraction and at least 3 years’ strong experience in processing data from them.
  • A documented significant contribution to the development of a scientific software related to X-ray scattering during the last three years.
  • Experience of processing data from a wide range of experiments including X-FELs, resonant scattering and hard X-ray spectroscopies is an asset.
  • Experience with python, MATLAB, C++ or Fortran

Additional desirable qualifications

  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics and/or e-Science.

Probation period may 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 PA2019/550
  • Darren Spruce, +46462223941
  • Zdenek Matej, 046-2229872
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 13.Feb.2019
Last application date 07.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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