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 7 600 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. 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.

We are offering summer work for up to 8 weeks within the CoSAXS team at MAX IV.

In this role, you will design and build a laser alignment tool to enable tracking of the position of the small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) detector within a vacuum vessel.  The alignment tool should be based on a laser and photodiode system.  This task requires experience of small angle scattering, Bragg’s Law and the configuration of X-ray experiments. The student should have knowledge of electronics and opto-electronics. Engineering, design and 3D CAD software experience are desired. Computer programming in matlab and a good command of English are essential.

Type of employment Temporary position shorter than 3 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 PA2018/1026
  • Ann Terry, +46703264498
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 25.Apr.2018
Last application date 13.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

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