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Research Engineer for MAX

MAX IV Laboratory is looking to recruit a Research Engineer for MAX (two-year position)

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 17 Jan 2021
  • Sweden | MAX IV Laboratory
  • Date posted: 21 Dec 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Discipline: Engineering & instrumentation

Lund University, MAX IV

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40,000 students and more than 8000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

About ForMAX

The ForMAX beamline is designed for multiscale structural characterization of materials from macroscopic to molecular length scales, by combining x-ray microtomography with small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS). A particular focus will be the development of new materials and specialty chemicals from forest raw material, contributing towards our transition to a sustainable, bio-based economy.

We are now looking for a research engineer to strengthen the ForMAX team during installation and commissioning phases.

The main tasks include:

  • Installation and commissioning of the experimental station.
  • Commissioning of the beamline optics.
  • Design, integration, and commissioning of sample environments.

These tasks will be carried out together with the rest of the ForMAX team and in collaboration with technical teams at MAX IV.


We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Engineering degree in a relevant subject.
  • Documented experience in design/procurement/construction/commissioning and/or maintenance of complex scientific instrumentation, in particular synchrotron radiation instrumentation.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

The following qualifications are considered a merit:

  • Previous work experience at a research facility.
  • Experience in microtomography and/or SWAXS.
  • This is a two-year temporary employment.

On call services may apply in the future.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than six months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
City: Lund
County: Skåne län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: PA2020/4245
Contact: Ann Terry, +46703264498
Union representative: OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,; SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published: 18.12.2020
Last application date: 17.1.2021 11:59 PM CET


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