Lund University, MAX IV , Engineering

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.

The mechanical design team is part of Engineering I group and responsible for providing support to all MAX IV and its users, the main tasks done by the team are: mechanical design work, feasibility studies, mechanical and thermal simulations, support during design review meetings with the suppliers and procurement of mechanical parts. The team is consisting of designers and engineers who have outstanding experience in designing complicated and challenging parts for the machine and the beamlines.

The tasks include:

  • Producing a mechanical design based on input from machine and beamline engineers and scientists
  • Apply and follow up the general design standards as well as MAX IV standards, in relation of ultra-high vacuum, stability, precision mechanism and general design of scientific equipment.
  • Produce preliminary design, conceptual design, layout, detailed assembly drawings, installation drawings and manufacturing drawings
  • Participation in the design review meetings for beamlines and machine projects.
  • Performing FEA and mechanical studies for proposed designs, or per need for machine and beamlines.
  • Procurement of the mechanical parts from suppliers, or requests to MAX IV mechanical workshop.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the design software.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • Education in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Knowledge in mechanical designs: studies, 3D modelling, parts design, assembly, etc.
  • Demonstrated skill with CAD.
  • Knowledge with 3D CAD SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is preferably.
  • Technical understanding and ability to propose solutions.
  • Good command in spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of design for Ultra High Vacuum application, cryogenic, high temperature, FEA, fine mechanics, high precision is preferable.
  • Soft skills: creative, quality conscious, service minded, problem solving analytical ability and have the ability to cooperate.

We specially encourage newly graduated and young professionals to 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 PA2021/707
  • Eshraq Al Dmour,
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 12.Mar.2021
Last application date 12.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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