Mechanical designer

Website MAXIVLaboratory MAX IV Laboratory

Lund University, MAX IV , Engineering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines.


The taks include: 

  • Producing a mechanical design based on input from machine and beamline engineers and scientists.
  • Apply and follow up the general design standards as well as MAX IV standards, in relation of ultra-high vacuum, stability, precision mechanism and general design of scientific equipment.
  • Produce preliminary design, conceptual design, layout, detailed assembly drawings, installation drawings and manufacturing drawings.
  • Participation in the design review meetings for beamlines and machine projects.


We believe that you have an education within the field of Mechanical design/engineering.

The successful candiate must have the following qualifications:

  • 3D cad, drawings – parts -assemblies
  • 3D cad SolidWorks, SolidW. Prof. PDM, preferably
  • Technical understanding and ability to propose solutions
  • Good command of spoken and written English

The following qualifications are considered a merit.

  • Knowledge of design for Ultra High Vacuum application
  • Knowledge of environment from 4 K to 1500 K
  • Experience in finite element analysis is a merit

As person you are used to taking initiatives, are flexible, serviceminded and have the abiltiy to cooperate.

This roll offers a rare environment within science, particle accelerator and X-ray light in a development stage.

This is a two year temporary position.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 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 PA2019/1517
  • Eshraq Al Dmour, +46-732 32 65 25
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 02.May.2019
Last application date 23.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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