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Research Engineer to Beamline Office

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.

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.

Your team
The Beamline Office is a group within the Science Division at MAX IV that consists of three teams that address different tasks and responsibilities.

This position is in the coordinator team that primarily focus on organizing support to the beamlines in project management, beamline installation and maintenance.

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

MAX IV are looking for a versatile Research Engineer that can support various activities on the beamlines.

Your main work tasks will be

- Various coordination activities between the beamlines and support groups within or outside the MAX IV laboratory.
- Direct support to beamlines in technical questions concerning service, installations and maintenance.

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

- This position requires a deep understanding of beamlines and their related technical systems.
This experience can only have been obtained by working for several years at synchrotrons, close to beamlines, e.g.
as a research engineer on one, or preferably several, beamlines or in a central support function at a synchrotron facility.
- You are familiar with many different X-ray based experimental methods and
their special technical requirements.
- You are used to communicate with scientific personnel and technical personnel and you can translate their [individual] needs to the support functions while keeping an overview of the wider facility demands and deadlines.
- You communicate without any hindrance in English, both written and spoken, additionally it is also preferred that you can make yourself understood in Swedish.
- You have an Engineering background.

Below are seen as merits

You are expected to have experience of beamline related support and infrastructure systems.
These typically include e.g.
vacuum, cryogenics, ventilation, gases, cooling water, PLC and motor
We also expect you to take an active role as project manager for different equipment design and integration projects for the beamlines.
It is therefore an advantage if you have experience in project management and installation coordination.

As a person you are outgoing, convincing and someone who pays attention to details.
In addition, you enjoy interacting and collaborating with people from different groups in order to provide excellent service.
You are structured and able to establish new routines and procedures when needed.
You enjoy being present on the experimental hall floor and at the beamlines and you are excited about not knowing which challenges the day might bring.
You like finding solutions where there are no established routines yet.

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.

On call services may apply in the future.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Lunds Universitet

P.O Box 118
22100 Lund
publicerad: 2021-09-17
Forskningsingenjör, maskin
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start: Vanlig anställning
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referens: PA2021/3003
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sista ansökningsdag: 2021-10-10
erfarenhet: must have work_experience:Forskningsingenjör, maskin - erfarenhet efterfrågas