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Postdoc/temporary scientist CoSAXS

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  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    28 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    18 mars

Om jobbet

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 3 000 scientists annually. 250 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

The CoSAXS beamline will be a state-of-the-art multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument with opportunities to use the inherent high coherence properties of the MAX IV machine through X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) experiments.

It will offer high brilliance, monochromatic and tuneable X-rays, with outstanding performance in low beam divergence and high X-ray flux. This high-performance X-ray beam will be complemented by an exceptional pool of sample environments and detector systems. Several techniques will be available through modular operation: USAXS/SAXS/WAXS, protein solution SAXS, time resolved SAXS and XPCS amongst others. It will meet the demands of a large and broad community of users.


The successful postdoc/temporary scientist will join the team at CoSAXS, as the beamline moves from installation through commissioning and user operation. The candidate will strengthen the IT skills within the beamline team. You will develop software projects, working closely with the Controls and IT (KITS) team at MAX IV, to implement advanced data acquisition strategies (detectors data stream, preprocessing, live view, data and meta storage) and integrate sample environment controls. The candidate will implement data reduction pipelines for simultaneous SAXS/WAXS data from materials science and biological scientific experiments. You will explore the potential for virtual experiments to support the SAXS experiments. The candidate will lead these developments from design and implementation through to testing, documentation and publication, ensuring that solutions are delivered in a timely and effective manner, adopting the strategies and software methodologies already in place within the KITS environment at MAX IV.

To summarize, we are looking for a self-motivated person to increase the functionality and reliability of the CoSAXS beamline, through the development of IT projects within the beamline team. You should have a strong knowledge of SAXS/WAXS techniques and will have the opportunity for scientific research and to form collaborations with different beamlines, method experts, and expert users in academia and industry.


PhD in relevant field (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biology, IT).

Essential requirements:

- Demonstrated experience of SAXS and WAXS
- Experience of synchrotron techniques
- Computer programming skills, with demonstrated experience of programming python, matlab, java, or GUIs.
- Documented experience of automation and control of, for example, sample environments
- Fluent in English (written and spoken)
- Demonstrated ability to work in teams and interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff in a dynamic environment.

Additional requirements are considered assets:

Experience of:
- Image processing and 2D detectors
- Data storage and distributed file systems
- GIT, Unit tests, CI/CD
- Other programming languages: C, C++14, LUA, GO…
- Electronics: DAC, ADC, CCD, CMOS ...
- Parallel Computing such as DASK, OpenCL, GPU or FPGA.
- Network and System: TCP/IP, Linux, GPFS, Infiniband
- An Open source project collaboration
- A Software development for scientific applications
- An Agile team environment

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the doctoral degree or equivalent is completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. For candidates with longer experience, appointment will be as a temporary scientist.

This is a 2 year temporary employment.

On call services may apply in the future.

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.


Ann Terry