Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Imaging

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.

NanoMAX is a nanoprobe beamline designed to take full advantage of MAX IV’s exceptionally low emittance and the resulting coherence properties of the X-ray beam. The use of diffraction-limited optics allows producing tightly focused, coherent nanobeams enabling imaging applications at unprecedented resolution. Available techniques include scanning X-ray diffraction and coherent imaging in the Bragg geometry, forward ptychography and coherent diffraction imaging, as well as fluorescence mapping. The NanoMAX beamline has been in operation since late 2017.

The successful candidate will join the team at NanoMAX and contribute to the daily operation. You will use and develop state-of-the-art nanoprobe methods involving scanning coherent x-ray diffraction, and be instrumental in implementing, testing and developing more advanced analysis routines, such as needed for 3D inverse imaging. This will also involve collaboration with the KITS (Control & IT) group of MAX IV. You will furthermore apply these methods to samples of scientific interest and support users in need of these tools. Finally, you will have the chance to present your work at national and international scientific meetings, have the opportunity for your own scientific research and develop collaborations with other beamlines, method experts, and expert users in both academia and industry.

To summarize, we are looking for a creative and motivated person to help us further increase the functionality of the NanoMAX beamline, with an ultimate goal of implementing user friendly software tools and ensuring their impact in a number of scientific challenges.

PhD in relevant field (Physics, Applied mathematics, or Engineering).

Essential requirements:
- Several year's experience with X-ray diffraction techniques.
- Several year's experience in X-ray data analysis.
- Scientific computer programming skills, with demonstrated experience in python.
- Solid mathematical background.
- Fluent in English (written and spoken).
- Demonstrated ability to work in teams and interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff in a dynamic environment..

Additional requirements are considered assets:
Experience of
- Nanoscale characterization.
- Coherent imaging and phase retrieval.
- Collaborative software development for scientific applications.

 Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the doctoral degree or equivalent is completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. For candidates with longer experience, appointment will be as a temporary scientist.

This is a 2 year temporary employment.

Probation time may apply.

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 PA2019/570
  • Marjolein Thunnissen, +46766320417
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 20.Feb.2019
Last application date 17.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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