Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually. 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.


We are now looking for a postdoctoral fellow for our BioMAX team. The tasks will include:

- Assistance within the commissioning and the development of BioMAX at its initial stage for the beginning user operation.
- Characterization of the Eiger detector, the ISARA sample changer and the diffractometer.
- Develop experimental procedures to determine the performance of the beamline components.
- Collect high quality low resolution data and investigate its potential utilisation.
- Collaborate with the iNEXT partners on the scientific task of low resolution data investigtions.
- Support of the user operation of BioMAX.


The successful candidate must have a PhD within a relevant area and
hands on experiences in carrying out synchrotron based, x-ray diffraction experiments. Hands on experiences in protein crystallization and sample preparation
and ability to evaluate experimental data, including data processing, phasing and structure refinement are also required. 

The following qualidfications are considered as an asset:

- Proven knowledge of X-ray instrumentations for x-ray diffraction techniques.
- Previous work at other MX-beamlines.
- Proven track of carrying out and publish extensive research programs.

As a person you have excellent communication- and team working skills as well as the ability to work independently. Excellent command of english both oral and written is required.

This is a 1 year temporary position.

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 PA2016/4230
  • Uwe Müller, +46730655268
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 24.Nov.2016
Last application date 15.Dec.2016 11:59 PM CET

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