Lund University, MAX IV , Controls & IT

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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Are you a current student in the Physical Sciences or Engineering? Would you like an opportunity for part time work in an exciting scientific environment?

Your team

The MAX IV Detectors and Scientific Software group develops and supports software projects for data acquisition and analysis from the beamline experimental stations. We deal with state of the art photon detectors, challenging high data rates and large data volumes using modern software frameworks and computing infrastructure, integrating them into effectivehigh performance and sustainable services. Team members have to work closely together with MAX IV scientists, engineers, beamline users, HPC experts and with MAX IV partners from the Nordic academia, industry and other large-scale facilities. 

Work duties and areas of responsibility

The main activities of the Detectors and Scientific Software team cover the acquisition and basic processing of data from X-ray detectors; the operation and performance of such detectors themselves; the development of visualisation and data analysis software and methods; development and support of scientific software infrastructure for analysis of data from synchrotron experiments. There are opportunities for project work in all of these areas depending on the abilities and interest of the successful candidate.


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

  • Be a current student (Bachelor or Master degree program) in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, e-Sciences, or similar field and have completed at least one year of studies.
  • Have a good knowledge of fundamentals of scientific programming in a high level programming language, ideally in a Linux environment
  • Be comfortable working in an English speaking group

Any of the below are seen as merits

  • Knowledge and experience in relevant scientific techniques or technology: X-ray scattering, imaging or spectroscopy; X-ray detectors
  • Proficiency in Python 
  • Practical experience in data acquisition
  • Practical experience in a scientific software project related to PaN sciences in general or an experiment at MAX IV
  • Any experience in FPGA programming using VHDL


As a person you take initiative to solve problems, are curious and not afraid to ask questions if something is unclear. You will be facing a complex environment hopefully love a challenge.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 20%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2172
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Published 01.Aug.2022
Last application date 28.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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