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Scientist position in Physics, Chemistry – FemtoMAX – Lund, Sweden

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MAX IV laboratory hosted by Lund University invites applications for a Scientist position in Physics, Chemistry, at FemtoMAX, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Scientist
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 28, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

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Qualification Details

- A PhD degree in a relevant subject (Physics, Chemistry or similar degree)

- Experience in using ultrafast X-ray sources- Documented experience in pump and probe studies

- Experience in working with hard X-rays-

Research experience in fields of relevance to the user program at FemtoMAX

- Documented track-record of using femtosecond lasers and short-pulse technology

- Documented track-record in carrying out pump-probe experiments at large-scale X-ray facilities

- Experience in maintaining a laser system is a merit (this includes high-level tasks as well as necessary maintenance such as water and filter changes)

- Demonstrated computing programming skills

- Excellent command of English (both written and oral)

- Ability to work independently and in small teams

As a person you are

  • Able to work well and communicate effectively within a team.
  • Willing to support others to achieve their scientific goals.
  • Thorough and capable of analysing and solving complex issues.
  • Able to work on multiple tasks whilst achieving your goals and maintaining the quality of your work.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Contributing to the development of the MAX IV FemtoMAX beamline, including:
  • helping with the commissioning of FemtoMAX
  • being part of a research team carrying out experiments using femtosecond time-resolved X-ray techniques
  • developing the capabilities and performance of the beamline
  • Provide user support (in particular in Scattering experiments)
  • Maintaining the laser systems at FemtoMAX
  • Carrying out own research up to a level may be possible depending on the research experience of the candidate.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: PA2021/2386
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Documents required to complete the online application process

Recommendation letters will be important to verify the care and skill of the candidate. First round interviews will be held at the beginning of November.

About the Project

FemtoMAX is an ultrafast beamline on the Short Pulse Facility (SPF) at MAX IV, utilizing femtosecond time-resolved X-ray techniques to enable studies of the structural dynamics of materials. You will join a team of scientists and research engineers who are developing the capabilities and performance of the beamline, which is currently within its commissioning phase of development. We are looking for highly motivated scientists to complement our team.

About the Department

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.

About the Employer: Lund University

Note or Other details

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.

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Contact details

Ann Terry, +46703264498

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