Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Safety

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

MAX IV is responsible for the systematic work environment (SAM) for all its employees. In addition, it has an important role in educating and supervising all external users and contractors in terms of safety. This work is led by the Safety Group at MAX IV, which comprises about 16 people organized in five areas: Security and Fire Safety, Radiation Safety, Environmental Safety, Chemical and Laboratory Safety, and Systematic Work Environment Coordination.

The MAX IV Fire Safety Engineer will have the responsibility to ensure our organization complies with fire safety laws and regulations, but also contribute to the design and safe operation of systems that use flammable liquids, gases, and material in an experimental environment.

Work duties:

  • Responsible for fire protection for the MAX IV laboratory and work to ensure that the organization meets the requirements and regulations regarding systematic fire protection work
  • Manager responsible for flammable goods and developing systems and procedures for handling flammable goods
  • Responsible for writing and verifying hot work permits
  • Responsible for developing and updating emergency and evacuation plans for the organization
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems requiring ATEX handling
  • Contact with relevant authorities


  • University degree or equivalent experience as a fire safety engineer
  • Experience in ATEX classification
  • Knowledge of Swedish law concerning fire safety and work environment
  • Fluent in speech and writing for both Swedish and English


    • Experience in the development and implementation of systematic fire protection work within a larger organization.
    • Experience of working with relevant authorities to develop emergency and evacuation plans
     • Documented experience in developing fire safety training programs

Personal abilities:

  • As a person, you are able to take initiative on your projects. MAX IV has a dynamic and innovative work environment that requires ingenuity to achieve results.
  • As a person, you are able to communicate effectively with others to solve problems and follow up on collaborations.
  • As a person, you possess specialized knowledge of fire safety environments that can be a resource of knowledge for others.

We request that CV and cover letter be submitted in English.

What we offer

When you join our MAX IV family, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientist from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of society.

Would you like to work in a challenging and supporting environment, in Sweden where we value equality? Then join us and take the opportunity to make a real difference!

We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development with respect for a healthy work-life balance.

Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/182
  • Peter Fuesz, +46725382879
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 20.Jan.2020
Last application date 16.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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