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Scientific Software Web Applications Expert (2 years)

MAX IV Laboratory is looking for a Scientific Software Web Applications Expert to join its scientific software team

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Sweden | MAX IV Laboratory
  • Date posted: 12 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Computational science & software engineering 

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Controls & IT

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 2000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team (KITS) deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organization in the areas of control system hardware, controls software applications, infrastructure and networking, information management and scientific software. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment and requires close collaboration with the staff in order to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in five domains in a well-organized and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.

MAX IV scientific software is small team developing and supporting scientific software projects for data analysis at the new-generation light sources. It is challenging high-data rates and large data volumes using modern software frameworks and computing infrastructure, integrating them into effectivehigh-performance and sustainable services. Team members have to work closely together with MAX IV scientists, engineers, users, HPC experts and with MAX IV partners from the Nordic academia, industry and other large-scale facilities. 

Data Storage and Management Project (DataStaMP) project aims to improve overall MAX IV data management infrastructure, extend data-storage capacity and related e-Services.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

Due to increasing data rates, prolonged archiving periods and complexity of data analysis at large-scale Photon and Neutron (PaN) infrastructures there is a need for extending e-Services for remote scientific data visualization and analysis. From various reasons web applications are getting increased attention from both developers and synchrotron user communities. 

The essence of this position within the DataStaMP project is to develop and extend such services, and in particular scientific web applications at MAX IV, in order they fit specific needs of MAX IV scientific staff and user community as well as the highest standards for sustainable developmenteffective maintenance and operation.

This includes implementation and prototyping of new scientific applications, adjustments and extension of existing ones as well as development of completely new features. Good communication and collaboration with other team members, MAX IV scientists, other MAX IV unitsEuropean PaN facilities and HPC experts will be needed. The work is done in synergy with other projects, in particular ExPaNDS.


  • Master or PhD in e-sciences, physics, mathematics, natural or computer sciences.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in scientific web application deployment and development (at least on the level of a project or consecutive projects for a period of 1.5 years).
  • Good practice in scientific computing and sustainable software development.


  • Participation in a similar web application or e-infrastructure project, ideally in relation to PaN sciences.
  • Knowledge and experience from PaN sciences.
  • PhD in e-sciences, physics, mathematics, natural or computer sciences.

Collaboration with other facilities and partners may require occasional short international travels, if possible with respect to the situation. 

The successful candidate is creative, performance oriented, a problem solver, takes initiative and has the ability to cooperate.

On call services may apply in the future.

Watch our ExPaNDS video here.


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