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 is responsible for the two beamlines BioMAX and MicroMAX and the fragment screening facility FragMAX, all 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 persons.

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

MAX IV are looking for an engineer who will maintain and develop the beamline instrumentation at BioMAX and MicroMAX. You will work with the other members of the BioMAX and MicroMAX teams to make sure the beamlines are functioning and ready to serve the research conducted by our users. Your will also be involved in or lead projects to develop and improve instrumentation at the beamline. You will work in a complex technical and scientific environment, but your skills will be complemented by the skills of others in the group and by other groups at MAX IV. 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

  • Verify and test equipment functionality during commissioning time
  • Solve issues with the equipment, independently and in collaboration with other staff or vendors
  • Take part in or lead instrumentation and controls development projects
  • Support users during their experiments in collaboration with other beamline staff.

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

  • Bachelors or PhD or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, or another field relevant to the beamline
  • Knowledge and experience of instrumentation such as electronics or motion systems
  • Basic knowledge of programming
  • 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

  • Knowledge of designing electronics or mechanics
  • Knowledge of Python scripting
  • Experience of working with vacuum or cryo equipment
  • Experience of equipment synchronization
  • Experience of working with lasers
  • Experience with synchrotrons or X-ray experiment instrumentation.

As a person you are a good team member, quality conscious, service minded, structured 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!

For further information, please visit:

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 PA2024/2178
  • 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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