Research engineer mechanical stability

Lunds universitet, 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.

SAM (survey, alignment and mechanical stability) is a team within the engineering groups, responsible for providing the support for the accelerators and the beamlines within the survey, alignment and mechanical stability fields.

Working in SAM provides the opportunity to collaborate with different teams within the whole facility.

We are looking for an engineer with education and experience in mechanical vibrations or instrumentation in related fields. In addition, as a SAM team member, you will apply technical, mathematical and computer related knowledge and skills to complete survey, alignment and mechanical stability tasks for the accelerator and the beamlines.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop and apply know-how in alignment, survey and mechanical stability.
  • Provide support during the whole lifetime of MAX IV projects, from design to maintenance, in which you provide the needed supports in alignment, survey and stability, as per request and alignment and stability standards.
  • Carry out mechanical vibration measurements using various tools and analyse measurement data.
  • Assist Stability Task Force in stability problem solving for accelerator and beamlines.
  • Keep a maintenance program for the instruments and keep the storage for stability and alignment components under control
  • Work closely and actively with MAX IV personnel and users, understand their need and translate them into working tasks for the SAM team.
  • Procurement of items needed for the daily work of the SAM team.


  • University degree in engineering, preferably in mechanical engineering or related fields.
  • At least one-year experience in mechanical stability/vibrations or a closely related field.
  • Hands-on experience in the measurement of mechanical vibrations using e.g. seismometers, accelerometers, vibrometer, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in survey and alignment.
  • Good command in English.
  • Flexible, performance oriented, have the ability to cooperate, service minded and structured.


  • Experience in survey, alignment and metrology related to particle accelerators
  • Knowledge and experience with CAD, FEA, mechanical design and precision mechanics.
  • Hands-on experience working with coordinate measurement instruments such as CMM, Laser tracker, etc.

Probational period may apply.

The interviews for this position are planned for weeks 18-19 and 20-22.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/821
  • Eshraq Al Dmour, +46732326525
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 04.Mar.2020
Last application date 07.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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