Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Insertion Devices

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.

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

MAX IV is looking for a Insertion Device Engineer to join the ID group. As a member of the Insertion Devices group, you are responsible for contributing to the design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, and operation of insertion devices at the MAX IV facility with the best quality and standards.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Contributing to designing, constructing, commissioning, maintaining, and operating insertion devices at MAX IV laboratory
  • Precision electromechanical equipment assembly, modifications, troubleshooting, and upgrades
  • Provide essential technical support during operations, ensuring uninterrupted functionality through on-call services
  • Collaborate in the mechanical design and realization of equipment and setups using 3D printing, CAD, and exchange with our in-house mechanical workshop
  • Project Management support for current and future Insertion Device projects and upgrades
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting installed motion control equipment in the insertion device motion control system, such as encoders, electrical motors, and mechanical switches.

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

  • University degree (Bachelor / Master) in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering plus at least 3 years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks Software
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing.

Below are seen as merits

  • Knowledge of design and materials for use in ultrahigh vacuum environments
  • Knowledge in permanent magnet handling and assembly requirements
  • Knowledge of PLC systems
  • Knowledge of cryogenics
  • Experience in performing risk analysis regarding personal safety and machine safety.

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 (

Probationary period may apply.
On call services will 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
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 PA2024/2135
  • Hamed Tarawneh, +46727214400
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 31.Jul.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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