Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Controls & IT

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 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. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team (KITS) deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organisation in the areas of control system hardware, controls software applications, infrastructure and networking, information management and scientific software. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment and requires close collaboration with the staff in order to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in 5 domains in a well organised and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.

As a member of the hardware team you will be involved in the process of defining/designing, installing, configuring and debugging hardware devices that a beamline needs to successfully operate and reach it’s research goals. When there are no commercial  hardware suitable for our needs, we develop what we need, preferably together in collaboration with other synchrotron facilities that faces the same challenges as we do. You will come in contact with motors, position detectors, electrometers, power supplies, cameras, electron and photo detectors and much more. We work in close collaboration with many groups, especially the controls software group. Your work will overlap with theirs with a common goal of building world class research beamlines. 
The role includes On-call support a few weeks per year.  

This is the opportunity to learn and to increase your skills, competence and experience. In an international facility such as MAX IV you will meet open minded people from different perspectives. Inside the KITS group, composed of network, system, hardware engineers and scientific software experts, we promote a devops style cross functional team.

In order to apply for this position you are required to have:
- A university degree and at least 2 years of working experience
- Proven experience working with analog or digital electronics.
- Good communication skills.

- Previous experience in working at a research oriented facility.
- Hardware and Electronics: FPGA, DAC, ADC and other GPIO, motion, robotics.
- Software engineering: Python, test, continuous integration and deployment.
- Network and System infrastructure: TCP/IP layers, fiber, OS configuration.

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 2
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/859
  • Darren Spruce, +46462223941
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 12.Apr.2018
Last application date 03.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

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