Research Engineer in Front End Systems
Lund University

Research Engineer with focus on Front End systems

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, BO

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 8 000 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.

Your team

The Beamline Office is a group within the Science Division at MAX IV that consists of three different teams with different tasks and responsibilities. This position is within the optics team that is supporting the beamlines with questions related to X-ray optics, Beamline Front Ends and X-ray diagnostics.

Would you like to work at the brightest lightsource in the world?

MAX IV are looking for a Research Engineer that will strengthen the optics team with expertise related to Beamline Front end and X-ray diagnostics systems.  

Your main work tasks will be

  • Plan and partake in the installation, commissioning, maintenance and support activities of the Front End units in collaboration with the team and other support functions at MAX IV.
  • Take part in the detailed design and engineering of the front ends, in collaboration with suppliers and the MAX IV Engineering group.
  • Collaboration with the X-ray Optics team to continually improve beam delivery and stability to the experiment and innovate new methods to achieve these goals.
  • Create and maintain documentation.

Additional tasks depending on your experience

  • Support beamlines with expertise regarding different X-ray diagnostics systems.
  • Develop the monitoring systems in the front ends to increase beam stability.
  • Present technical presentations at national and international workshops and conferences.

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

  • A PhD within a relevant field or you have obtained the corresponding knowledge by combining e.g. a Master in Engineering with several years of working within this field.
  • Demonstrated experience with Beamline components and control systems at synchrotron radiation sources, or similar facilities.
  • Experience in managing complex technical projects in all stages: i.e. planning, design, construction, procurement, commissioning, operation & maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of 3D-CAD/CAM software.
  • Excellent command of English, well-developed communication skills and team working skills

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience in developing and implementing photon diagnostics for synchrotron or FEL beamlines.
  • Experience in procurement processes and good negotiation skills.
  • Experience and willingness to be involved in the practical aspects of installation and commissioning of relevant systems.
  • Understanding of design principles for mitigating heat load and scatter from intense x-ray sources in a Ultra-High-Vacuum environment.
  • Working knowledge of computational analysis tools e.g. numerical programming, finite element analysis, raytracing

You have a demonstrated ability to work independently, being service minded, take the initiative as well as having the ability to cooperate with different teams and functions.

What we offer

When you join our MAX IV family, you step into a world of state-of-the-art science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientists 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!

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Probationary period may apply.

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 Permanent position
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 PA2021/849
Yngve Cerenius, +46462220170
Union representative
OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 29.Mar.2021
Last application date 25.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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