Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Safety

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 looking for an experienced scientist to join the Radiation safety team, part of the Safety group,  at MAX IV Laboratory. The Safety group is responsible for promoting, developing and enabling a safe work environment for staff, users and visitors. The work conducted by the Safety group ranges from radiation safety, chemical safety, experimental safety, and environmental safety, to systematic work environment and security. The work culture in the Safety group is open and transparent and every group member is encouraged to take own initiative and contribute to further development of the Safety group and MAX IV Laboratory.    

The candidate will be working with radiation safety with focus on:

  • Radiation safety simulations with CombLayer and Fluka software for beamlines and accelerator
  • Design of radiation safety shielding components for beamlines and accelerator
  • Radiological risk assessments according to regulations by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
  • Daily radiation safety operation of the facility 

The successful candidate has a PhD degree in physics or other subject of relevance for the position as well as documented work experience from a large scale facility, such as a synchrotron light facility or a neutron facility. In addition to this, the candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • At least five years of working with radiation safety
  • Performing simulations in CombLayer and Fluka software with focus on radiation safety
  • Knowledge in radiation safety legislation and experience from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority would be considered a merit
  • Documented experience in working with scientific and technical projects
  • Ability to work in a team, good communication skills, and a good command of English is necessary
  • Ability to work in a group with flat organisation structure and ability to take own initiative is necessary
Type of employment Provanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3623
  • Katarina Norén, +46709323423
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 08.Nov.2018
Last application date 29.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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