Lund University, MAX IV , Accelerator Developement

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

Your team
The core of the MAX IV facility are three sources of synchrotron radiation: two storage rings and a linear accelerator (linac). The largest of these accelerators is the 3 GeV storage ring, which is the first in the world to employ a multi-bend-achromat lattice to deliver ultrahigh-brightness synchrotron radiation and the first of the new generation of storage rings, of which only three are currently in existence worldwide. The linac accelerates the electron beam up to 3 GeV for injection into the storage rings or short pulse operation. Short bunches are delivered to a dedicated ultrafast science beamline. The bunch compression includes magnetic linearization, which enables a combination of ultrashort bunches and low energy and arrival time jitter. You will work in the Accelerator Development Group, which studies and develops all the accelerators at MAX IV.

Would you like to work at one of the brightest light-sources in the world?

MAX IV is looking for a senior scientist in longitudinal electron beam diagnostics,
who will contribute to and drive the linear accelerator and diagnostics research and development. This is a temporary position for one year.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Developments and improvements of laser synchronization
  • Development of bunch arrival diagnostics
  • Development of longitudinal diagnostics
  • Contribute to the linear accelerator research and development.

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

  • A PhD in Physics
  • Extensive experience in laser based accelerator synchronization systems
  • Experience in optics research and design
  • Experience in design and commissioning of timing systems for linac driven FELs
  • Good command of both written and spoken English
  • Good communication skills

As a person you are eager to share your experience, open to new ideas and determined to get improvement concepts to work in practice.

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV team, you step into a world at the forefront of 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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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2853
  • Åke Andersson, +46462220414
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 14.Sep.2023
Last application date 28.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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