Lunds universitet, MAX IV, MX group

Lunds universitet grundades 1666 och rankas återkommande som ett av världens 100 främsta lärosäten. Här finns 40 000 studenter och 7 600 medarbetare i Lund, Helsingborg och Malmö. Vi förenas i vår strävan att förstå, förklara och förbättra vår värld och människors villkor.

MAX IV är ett svenskt nationellt forskningslaboratorium med Lunds universitet som värduniversitet. Det tillhandahåller toppmodern instrumentering åt forskare från såväl Sverige som internationellt, för forskning inom områden som teknik, fysik, strukturbiologi, kemi och nanoteknik. Fullt utbyggd kommer MAX IV att ta emot mer än 2 000 forskare årligen vilka genomför banbrytande experiment inom material och biovetenskap med hjälp av det briljanta röntgenljuset. Som ett nationellt laboratorium drivs MAX IV i enlighet med statliga föreskrifter och i överensstämmelse med villkor från stora bidragsgivare som Vetenskapsrådet och Wallenbergstiftelsen. 250 personer är för närvarande anställda vid MAX IV. Anläggningen befinner sig i en uppbyggnadsfas med 16 strålrör finansierade varav tre tar emot användare idag, resterande 13 strålrör kommer att ta emot användare inom de närmaste åren. Anläggningen är dimensionerad för 25-28 strålrör.

BioMAX is the first operational beamline for macromolecular crystallography at MAX IV, which runs for the last 3 years within the MAX IV user program. The beamline comprises a state-of-the-art instrumentation with high performance x-ray transport and control systems, goniometry, x-ray detectors and a cryogenic sample changer (see also: http://www.maxiv.se/biomax).

The beamline is operated by the interdisciplinary BioMAX-team which is part of the MX-group. Within this group we are also jointly developing a new beamlines project: MicroMAX, a serial crystallography beamline for studying protein dynamics.

The MX-group is now looking for an expert, with a strong interest in developing, operating and maintaining complex scientific instrumentation of the BioMAX beamline.

This position offers ample possibilities to work with and to develop scientific instrumentation and methodologies, which can be used later together with the BioMAX users for basic and applied research tasks. Due to the broad spectrum of activities, this position is ideal to develop a related portfolio of expertise and knowledge by the candidate.

Tasks

  • Operation and maintenance of the beam line technical infrastructure, in close cooperation with the team of scientists and engineers of the MX-group and MAX IV
  • If applicable, develop own in house research activities which are related to BioMAX & MicroMAX 
  • Shared tasks and responsibilities within the constant beamline development and upgrade
  • Regular beamline commissioning tasks
  • Develop strategies and methods for diagnostics and control of the BioMAX technical infrastructure and implement those
  • Contribute to the design, purchase and installation of new beamline and experimental station components to ensure availability of an internationally competitive and reliable beamline environment
  • Shared responsibilities for the scientific/technical support of external users during their beamtime
  • Cooperation with the MicroMAX team on the design, construction and future operation of this new beamline

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in engineering or natural sciences in subjects of relevance for BioMAX
  • Proven ability to cooperate well within a team
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated experiences with synchrotron radiation instrumentation
  • Significant experiences in managing complex instrumentation projects at all stages

Additional desirable qualifications

  • Experience of X-ray optics and its integration into setups such as synchrotron radiation beamlines
  • Demonstrated experiences in mechanical engineering including 3D-CAD/CAM
  • Demonstrated experiences in mechatronics
  • Solid knowledge in software development
  • Experience of microfluidic design, development and use
  • Experience of nano-positioning systems
  • Interest and experience in scientific use of techniques of interest for BioMAX (i.e. experiments, data analysis, publication and presentation of results)

MAX IV operates 24/7 and you will be part in on-call service of the MX-group for user support, including weekends and bank holidays in accordance to the working hour regulation.

You will be invited to visit partner facilities, attend workshops and conferences to disseminate the acquired knowledge. This means that you must be willing to travel occasionally.

Probationary period may apply.

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde Enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100
Ort Lund
Län Skåne län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer PA2019/2877
Kontakt
  • Uwe Müller, 0462229872
Facklig företrädare
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Publicerat 2019-09-16
Sista ansökningsdag 2019-10-20

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