Lunds universitet, MAX IV, MX

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 Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) group at MAX IV operates two beamlines: BioMAX and MicroMAX. BioMAX that started user operation in 2017 is a highly versatile state-of-the-art beamline, geared towards high-throughput protein crystallography and automated experiments. BioMAX can handle most conventional MX experiments, room temperature data collection and Synchrotron Serial Crystallography (SSX).  See also: MicroMAX that recently started user operation is optimized for microfocus applications and SSX for the study of protein dynamics. The MX group also operates FragMAX, a platform for crystallographic fragment screening. The international and interdisciplinary MX group consists of around 15 persons.

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

MAX IV are looking for a Beamline Scientist who enjoys working in an international and creative environment to join the MX team. You will contribute to and drive inhouse projects for the development of beamline instrumentation, software tools and methods for multi-crystal data collection and high-throughput fully automated data collection, including data analysis and structure determination. User support will be an important part of the work activity. The MX environment will provide opportunities for collaborative work at the frontiers of the field. You will work in a group of friendly, curious and skillful staff with different backgrounds. The first round of interviews is scheduled in mid-September and the second round in mid-October.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Participation in in-house method development research and internal and collaborative science projects in the field of macromolecular crystallography
  • Shared responsibilities for operation of BioMAX and MicroMAX in close collaboration with the team of scientists and engineers of the MX group and MAX IV staff
  • Support (technical and scientific) of external users during their experimental beam time
  • Dissemination and education activities directed to MAX IV users and the wide MX community.

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

  • PhD or equivalent in Structural Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or another field relevant to the beamline
  • Documented research activities using chemical or macromolecular crystallography, or in crystallography methods development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, but also the capacity to work independently.
  • Good communication skills, and an excellent command of English, both oral and written.

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience in operation and use of instrumentation for protein crystallography or related techniques at either synchrotrons or XFELs is a significant merit
  • Experience and knowledge in programming is a significant merit

As a person you are a good team member, creative, quality conscious, service minded and able to handle complex issues.

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!

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Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Permanent 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 PA2024/2026
  • Ana Gonzalez, +46462226621
  • Thomas Ursby, +46-733439551
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 02.Jul.2024
Last application date 01.Sep.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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