Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering

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.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced scientist with expertise in X-ray microtomography, who can help us deliver the ForMAX beamline. In the future the scientist will be part of the team operating ForMAX.

The tasks include:

  • Lead the development of X-ray microtomography capabilities at ForMAX.
  • Be involved in the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the beamline.
  • Initiate and participate in activities to strengthen the future ForMAX user community, for example through research collaborations and active participation in meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Participate in the development of courses and workshops to train new users.



We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • PhD in a scientific area relevant for the ForMAX project and documented post-doctoral experience within such an area.
  • Expertise in X-ray microtomographic imaging, preferably on soft or bio-based materials.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

The following qualifications are considered a merit:

  • Past work experience at a synchrotron beamline.
  • Experience in design, construction, and operation of synchrotron beamlines and/or complex sample environments.
  • Project management skills.

This is a permanent position. 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 PA2019/1049
  • Ann Terry, +46703264498
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 03.Apr.2019
Last application date 19.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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