Lund University, MAX IV ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

The core of the MAX IV facility are three sources of synchrotron radiation: a 3 GeV electron storage rings that provides ultra high brightness X rays, a 1.5 GeV ring providing soft X rays and UV radiation and a 3 GeV linear accelerator that serves as an injector to the two storage rings and also generates electron bunches that drive the production of ultra-short X ray pulses.

MAX IV is a pioneer in a number of developments in accelerator physics and engineering and hosts, in particular, the first ultralow emittance storage ring based on a multi-bend achromat, a design which is currently being followed by many other laboratories worldwide. A number of high power radio-frequency (RF) systems both in S-Band (pulsed) and UHF(CW) frequency ranges are crucial to the MAX IV accelerators. Even though already functional, these RF systems still need to be expanded and improved to cope with growing needs of synchrotron radiation users as well as the need to deliver high reliability operation.

Job Description

  • Maintain RF system performance
  • RF system performance upgrades capability
  • Take part in further developments and improvements of RF systems and RF-based diagnostics.


  • A Masters degree or equivalent experience in RF engineering or related technical area
  • Good command of both written and spoken English
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with RF instrumentation like Network and Spectrum analyzers, Power Meters


  • Experience with Q/A and testing
  • Experience with high-power RF systems 
  • Experience with low phase-noise/low-jitter RF systems
  • Experience with Linux systems and programming

On call services will apply.

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 PA2020/4225
  • Robert Lindvall, +46462221598
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 05.Feb.2021
Last application date 28.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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