Research Engineer for the MX beamlines

  • Engineer
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Lund, Sweden

Website MAXIVLaboratory MAX IV Laboratory

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
The macromolecular crystallography (MX) group is responsible for the two beamlines BioMAX and MicroMAX and the fragment screening facility FragMAX, all supporting structural biology research aiming at understanding biology at a molecular level with applications in drug development and biotechnology. The MX group consists of around 15 persons.

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

MAX IV are looking for an engineer who will maintain and develop the beamline instrumentation at BioMAX and MicroMAX. You will work with the other members of the BioMAX and MicroMAX teams to make sure the beamlines are functioning and ready to serve the research conducted by our users. You will take care of daily duties such as checking equipment status, fixing minor issues, do regular maintenance and also be involved in different development projects. You will work in a complex technical environment, but your skills will be complemented by the skills of others in the group and by other groups at MAX IV. You are expected to be part of the on-call service for the beamlines during maximum one week per month. You will work in a group of friendly, curious and skillful staff with different backgrounds.  

Your main work tasks will be

  • Verify and test equipment functionality during the weekly commissioning time.
  • Take care of daily support tasks such as making sure that liquid nitrogen is available for the users.
  • Solve issues with the equipment, independently and in collaboration with other staff.
  • Take part in development projects and be responsible for these when suitable.
  • Contribute to developing the beamline software by for example writing scripts automating different tasks
  • Be part of the on-call support of users

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

  • You have a Bachelors degree or equivalent in physics or engineering, and/or significant experience with maintaining scientific instrumentation.
  • Knowledge and experience of instrumentation such as electronics or motion systems
  • Basic knowledge of programming
  • You are able to communicate fluently and effectively in English with both speaking and writing.

Below are seen as merits

  • Knowledge of designing electronics or mechanics
  • Programming knowledge, understanding of Python scripting
  • Knowledge of synchrotrons and x-ray experiments
  • Experience of working with vacuum or cryo equipment

As a person you are

  • Able to work efficiently in a diverse team of different experts
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Able to listen and respect others
  • Independent
  • Service minded
  • Structured
  • Quality minded

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!

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 PA2022/1725
  • Thomas Ursby, +46-733439551
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,
Published 16.Jun.2022
Last application date 14.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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