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RF Engineer in Lund, MAX IV Lab – High Power Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems

Lund University


Lund University invites applications for RF Engineer who is responsible for R&D and operations for a number of high power radio-frequency (RF) systems in MAX IV Lab, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: RF Engineer Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent Position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

RF Group
MAX IV research laboratory
Lund University

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Qualification Details

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

  • A Master's degree or equivalent experience in RF engineering or related technical area.
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English with good communication skills.
  • Teamwork skills
  • Experience with RF instrumentation: Network and Spectrum analyzers, Power Meters, Oscilloscopes.

Below are seen as merits

  • Experience with pulsed high-power RF.
  • Experience with high-power RF systems.
  • Experience with low phase-noise/low-jitter RF systems.
  • Experience with Q/A and testing.

As a person you are eager to learn, systematic, thorough, open to new ideas and determined to get an idea of improvement to work in practice.

Responsibilities/Job Description

MAX IV are looking for a RF Engineer who will...

take an active roll in MAX IV RF High-Power RF systems R&D as well as operational and maintenace tasks for these systems. Even though already functional, these RF systems still need to be expanded and improved upon to cope with growing needs of synchrotron radiation users as well as the need to deliver high reliability operation.

Your main work tasks will be

  • RF system performance and reliability with focus on pulsed high-power RF (S-band Klystrons and high voltage Modulators).
  • RF power distribution systems including wave-guides and coaxial lines.
  • RF system performance upgrades capability.
  • Take part in further developments and improvements of RF systems and RF-based diagnostics.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: PA2021/2872
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Documents required to complete the online application process

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.

The RF Group

Is responsible for R&D and operations for a number of high power radio-frequency (RF) systems operating in S-Band (pulsed) and VHF/UHF (CW 60kW) which are all crucial to the MAX IV accelerators. Other responsibilities include various diagnostics and feedback systems.

About the Employer: Lund University


When you join our MAX IV family, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientist from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development 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:

On call services will apply.

Probationary period may apply.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Contact details

  • Robert Lindvall, +46462221598

Union representative

  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,

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