Research Engineer Electronics HW, Beamline Endstation

  • Electronics specialist
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Lund, Sweden

Website MAXIVLaboratory MAX IV Laboratory

Lund University, MAX IV , Controls & IT

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.

Your team
Control and IT System, Hardware is a group dedicated to the electronics part of the control system for the entire facility. The group consists of 14 people with different background working with a broad spectrum of electronics and associated software.

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

MAX IV are looking for people interested in engaging in beamline development.  MAX IV now has 16 beamlines in or close to operation, meaning that more and more attention is focused on optimizing these beamlines and their end stations to meet the requirements of advanced experiments. There is a never ending need to add, rebuild and improve functionality to higher and higher level of complexity and extreme performance. Also, beamlines with one branch are expanding to two branches. If you have such experience or want to engage this might be the place for you.

Your main work tasks will be 
to work with many tools and techniques while interacting with many groups. Even if the electronics theme is a common thread running through the web of tasks we do, knowledge in signal measurement and triggering, software, e.g. python and C variants, detector knowledge, experience from motion, e.g. stepper motors and nano positioning, building, commissioning, and supporting instruments, scientific experience of experiments are appreciated. Maybe you would like to, but have not yet, worked in this type of environment.

To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications 
•    Relevant university degree
•    Experience of analog or digital electronics hardware
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Fluent in spoken and written English

Below are seen as merits
•    Hardware and Electronics: Small signal measurement, motion technology, configuration and maintenance tool development, error probing, time sensitive measurements
•    Software: tests, integration and deployment of electronics in control systems, general linux skills, python
•    Network and System infrastructure: TCP/IP layers, fiber, OS configuration
•    Previous experience in working at a research oriented facility

What we offer

When you join our MAX IV family, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientist 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.

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 PA2022/2371
  • Peter Sjöblom, +46702999397
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 01.Jul.2022
Last application date 21.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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