Lunds universitet, 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.

Your team
The Accelerator Operations Group works at the front-line of the MAX-IV facility, controlling and optimising the electron beam in each of our three world-class accelerators.

Would you like to work at the brightest lightsource in the world?

MAX IV are looking for an Accelerator Operator-Assistant who will… in the Accelerator Control Room to keep the electron beam properties within the desired envelope.

You will work with experts in many different technical fields to get the desired performance out of the accelerators.

Note that this position consists entirely of shift work.  On-call responsibilities may apply in the future.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Work in the control room to maintain the necessary beam conditions
  • Document issues as they arise, and troubleshoot system failures
  • Handover to incoming operators on shift changes
  • Radiation safety tasks when necessary
  • Work on various machine development, automation, and documentation tasks

To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications

  • You perform well as a shift worker, and are happy to work during evenings, nights, as well as during weekends.
  • You have a Bachelors degree or equivalent in physics or engineering, and/or significant experience in the operation of large, complex, scientific facilities.
  • You have significant programming skills and/or experience in relevant technical areas.

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience of working in an accelerator facility is a significant advantage.
  • Knowledge of Python and/or Matlab is advantageous.
  • Experience in working with modern control systems is a major plus.

As a person you have strong communications skills, and are comfortable solving problems within a team.

You consider yourself to be a careful and efficient problem solver, naturally balancing the risks and rewards of various solutions to find the best way forward.

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

Would you like to work in a challenging and supporting environment? Then join us and take the opportunity to make a real difference!

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Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 75%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2902
  • Stephen Molloy, +46-722 40 00 88
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 13.Sep.2021
Last application date 26.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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