Beamline Scientist at NanoMAX

Beamline Scientist at NanoMAX


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Your team
NanoMAX is currently the only hard x-ray nanoprobe beamline at MAX IV.

It is primarily designed for imaging and scattering experiments that require a focused coherent beam to achieve ultimate resolution, such as ptychography and coherent diffraction imaging. Secondly, the nanofocused beam also provides prime spatial resolution for scanning diffraction and fluorescence mapping experiments.

Your role
We are now looking for a researcher with a strong background in (coherent) scanning probe-based x-ray techniques to join the NanoMAX team, and together ensure optimal operation of the beamline and its two end-stations ‘Diffraction’ and ‘Imaging’ for users and own experiments. You will take an active role in the further development of the beamline and its instruments, as well as driving your own projects within science and/or x-ray nanoprobe method development.

Main work tasks

- You will actively help maintain and develop the beamline, the end-stations and data processing tools, as part of the NanoMAX team, with a primary focus on one of the end-stations, depending on your expertise
- You will support users during the planning, setup, and execution of experiments, and be available to participate in the development of eg. user sample environments or analysis code for nanoprobe experiments
- As a scientist, you are expected to take a leading role within a scientific research area or novel nanoprobe method(s) relevant to the NanoMAX beamline, and promote this program within the (prospective) user community and at conferences.

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

- PhD in natural sciences in a subject relevant to NanoMAX
- Demonstrated knowledge of experience with nanoprobe scanning and/or coherent techniques
- Good Python programming skills, working knowledge of collaborative software development tools, and considerable experience with the implementation of data acquisition or analysis algorithms
- You have a good track record of published articles in peer reviewed journals highlighting findings from your research and experimental activities
- Demonstrated ability to work independently
- Good command of English, good communication skills and you are a good fit within the team.

Qualifications below are seen as merits

- Experience in instrumentation development, including timing, novel optics, in-situ environments, cryogenics, nano-positioning and/or scanning set ups
- Experience in x-ray fluorescence mapping, diffraction and/or tomography on other length scales.

As a person you are interested in interdisciplinary and collaborative research and able to work effectively with research groups of very diverse backgrounds as well as engineers and technicians.

Read more about NanoMAX at:

What we offer
When you join MAX IV, you step into a world of frontline science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientists from all over the world, and generating scientific results for the benefit of society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development, and 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!

For further information, please visit:


Probationary period may apply.

On call services may apply.

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. It will receive up to 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

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  • Arbetsplats: Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Imaging
  • 1 plats
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 5 december 2023
  • Ansök senast: 14 januari 2024

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