Lund University, MAX IV , MX group

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

Your team
The macromolecular crystallography (MX) group is responsible for the two beamlines BioMAX and MicroMAX and the fragment screening facility FragMAX, supporting structural biology research aiming at understanding biology at a molecular level with applications in drug development and biotechnology. The international and interdisciplinary MX group consists of around 15 people.

BioMAX is in user operation since 2017 with world class performance thanks to the high-performance optics, experiment setup instrumentation, control system and computing resources.

MicroMAX is focusing on serial crystallography and time-resolved experiments but also high-throughput crystallography. MicroMAX is now starting user operation.

Would you like to work at one of the brightest lightsources in the world?

MAX IV is looking for a Postdoc in Serial Crystallography

Your main work tasks will be

  • Drive the implementation of specific sample delivery system for serial crystallography based on fixed-target or flow based methods
  • Contribute to the development of serial and time-resolved crystallography at MicroMAX together with the MicroMAX team and the MX group by conducting own research and research in collaboration with user groups
  • Prepare and test the functionality needed for the experiments and take care of for example sample delivery systems in the context of user collaborations.

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

  • PhD in a relevant area (structural biology, chemistry or physics preferred)
  • Knowledge of macromolecular crystallography
  • Experience of serial crystallography
  • Experience of high-viscosity injectors for serial crystallography
  • Experience of microfluidics
  • Work experience from a synchrotron beamline
  • Ability to cooperate and work in a team, but also an ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills, and an excellent command of English, both oral and written.

Below are seen as merits

  • Knowledge and experience of time-resolved methods

As a person you are good team member but also autonomous, performance oriented, structured, quality minded

Appointment to the position of postdoc requires that the applicant has a PhD or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Under special circumstances the PhD can have been completed previous to the aforementioned three years.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. A postdoctoral fellow is employed under a period
of at least two years and at most three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor-2022-02-01” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow, 2022-02-01”)

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV team, 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!

For further information, please visit:
Compensation & benefits – MAX IV (

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 PA2023/3567
  • Thomas Ursby, +46-733439551
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 19.Nov.2023
Last application date 03.Dec.2023 11:59 PM CET

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