Lunds universitet, MAX IV,

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
In the Automation team, we work with producing electrical schematics, functional documentation, and software integration for all equipment within the Lab. Supporting the research community in building and integrating their equipment to the facility, with focus on keeping people and machines safe.   

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

MAX IV is looking for an automation engineer to join our team. Main responsibility for this job is to develop, program, commission, and document new and existing machinery, supporting the research community with their work.

MAX IV focuses on Rockwell PLC’s, EPLAN for electrical drawings and Atvise SCADA for Safety and maintenance application. Experience in any of this specific software will be highly valued.  

Your main work tasks will be

  • PLC programming
  • Commissioning installations
  • Develop and improving existing installations & functions
  • Documentation work for functions and protocols

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

  • Knowledge in PLC programming
  • Good command in written and spoken English
  • Technical education relevant for the application

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience in process industry
  • Machine safety & Process safety programming
  • ATEX installations and applications
  • Good understanding of SS 436 40 00 and SS-EN 60 204-1
  • Javascript, HTML5, CSS3
  • Experience in SCADA / HMI
  • OPC UA
  • Documented work experience in the automation industry
  • Fluent in Swedish

As a person you must have the ability to cooperate, take initiatives, and be flexible, structured, and quality conscious. Also analytically inclined and good at seeing complete solutions in complex processes.

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!

In this position, on call services will apply. 

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.

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

Probationary period may apply.

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. It will receive up to 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
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 PA2024/891
  • Magnus Berglund, +46462228824
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 25.Mar.2024
Last application date 14.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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