Lund University, MAX IV , Controls & IT

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.

Join Our Dynamic Electronics Team at MAX IV!
Are you ready to be part of the team that powers the brightest light source in the world? MAX IV's Electronics Team, within the Technical Division, is seeking passionate individuals to contribute to beamline development.

About Us: The Electronics Team is a diverse group of 12 professionals with varying backgrounds, dedicated to the electronics aspect of our cutting-edge facility. We work with a broad spectrum of electronics and associated technical aspects of it.

Opportunity: MAX IV currently operates 16 beamlines, and as attention shifts towards optimizing and expanding these beamlines, we are on the lookout for individuals interested in engaging with the challenges of advanced experiments. The role involves constant innovation, adding, rebuilding, and enhancing functionality to achieve extreme performance levels. If you have experience in this domain or are eager to dive in, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities: As a team member, you'll be involved in utilizing various tools and techniques, collaborating with diverse groups. While electronics and control system software is the common thread, tasks includes signal measurement and triggering, software development (especially in Python), detector knowledge, motion technology (stepper motors and nano positioning), optics and lasers, building, commissioning, and supporting instruments. In addition, share and gain technical as well as scientific experience in experiments.

Qualifications: To excel in this role, you need:

  • A relevant university degree.
  • Experience in analog or digital electronics.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written).

Merits: The following will be considered as additional merits:

  • Hardware and Electronics: Small signal measurement, motion technology, configuration and maintenance tool development, error probing, time-sensitive measurements, optics and laser experience.
  • Software: Tests, integration, and deployment of electronics in control systems, general Linux skills, Python.
  • Network and System Infrastructure: TCP/IP layers, fiber, OS configuration.
  • Previous experience working in a research-oriented facility (e.g., as a postdoc).

As a person, you are curious, eager to learn, and possess problem-solving skills. You can address various aspects of a problem, ensuring a holistic approach without compromising one aspect over another.

What we offer
When you join the 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.

If you are ready to be part of a team driving innovation in beamline development at MAX IV, apply now!

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

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 PA2024/2107
  • Peter Sjöblom, +46702999397
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 25.Jun.2024
Last application date 18.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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