Postdoc (3 years) at MAX IV, MAXPEEM

  • Fixed Term
  • Full Time
  • Postdoc
  • Lund, Sweden

Website MAXIVLaboratory MAX IV Laboratory

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Imaging

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

MAXPEEM is a photoelectron spectromicroscopy beamline (30-1500 eV) at the 1.5GeV ring, which hosts a state-of-the-art aberration corrected low energy electron microscope capable of imaging with high spatial resolution, down to less than 10 nm. MAXPEEM is used for surface sensitive research in a wide range of solid state fields, including magnetism, 2D correlated materials and graphene, as well as industrial research. Read more at:

We are now looking for a post-doc who enjoys working in an international and creative environment to join our team working at this advanced instrument. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program exploiting the unique possibilities of the microscope. Collaborative projects with users at the frontiers of their field are highly encouraged, as well as side projects connected to instrument development and/or automation. At the beamline you will take a share of the user support and you are invited to participate in the development of the spectromicroscopy beamline, with an aim to widen the scope of techniques available for our user community.

•    The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in physics or another field relevant to the beamline.

Essential requirements
The candidate should demonstrate experience in several of the following areas:
• Defining and exploring novel research directions, especially within low energy (photo)electronmicroscopy, or in closely related techniques
• Managing instrumentation projects and reaching highest possible level of performance
• Experience in control and/or advanced data analysis & programming
• Manuscript preparation and scientific presentation

Additional requirements that are considered assets
• Experience in development and/or operation of a low energy (photo)electron microscope
• Experience in providing user support
• Experience in related synchrotron or electron spectro/microscopy techniques

Other qualifications that are important are independence and an ability to take initiative. The work requires very good communication and interpersonal skills, and a solid command of English, both oral and written.

Appointment to the position of postdoc requires that the applicant has a PhD or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Under special circumstances the PhD can have been completed previous to the aforementioned three years.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. A postdoctoral fellow is employed under a period
of at least two years and at most three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor-2022-02-01” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow, 2022-02-01”)

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 PA2022/2550
  • Karina Thånell, +46462226553
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 06.Jul.2022
Last application date 21.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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