Experienced scientist for the ForMAX project - Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering - Fysikjobb i Lund
Experienced scientist for the ForMAX project
Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering / Fysikjobb / Lund
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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 2 000 scientists annually. 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

ForMAX - a research infrastructure portal and a beamline

The forest is a valuable, renewable resource that could provide society with advanced wood based materials helping to lower society's dependence on fossil raw materials and thereby reduce the climatic and environmental impact.

The ForMAX beamline is part of an effort to develop a world leading research infrastructure portal supporting the investigation of novel materials at MAX IV and train a new generation of scientist that will exploit this portal in their research.

The ForMAX beamline will be designed to support the techniques that are most appropriate to address research questions within the field of wood based materials such as SAXS, WAXS and X-ray imaging. They will be used to study the structure and properties of nano-cellulose, wood fiber structures, fiber joints and bio-composites, as well as to study industrial processes such as wood dissolving and pulping. The project includes the development of tailor-made experimental environments that will enable unique experiments for materials characterization and to follow complex processes in real time.

The ForMAX platform will also include other beamlines at MAX IV that after adaption can be used to support research within bio-based materials. The ForMAX beamline and portal is a close collaboration between academic research communities and the Swedish forestry industry. The beamline is expected to come into operation in 2022.

Job description

MAX IV aims to build the ForMAX beamline, a new SAXS/WAXS/imaging beamline and we are now looking for an experienced Scientist that can act as Project Manager and lead the design, procurement and construction of the beamline and, in the future, be part of the operation team.

The Project Manager's tasks include:

To secure the necessary internal and external resources and competences to form a beamline project team
To conduct work-, time-, and resource planning for the beamline project in collaboration with the MAX IV Beamline Office
To communicate and cooperate with external and internal stakeholders. Examples of external stakeholders are the Treesearch research platform, representatives from the forest industry, and academics. Internal stakeholders are the management, the Beamline Office, procurement, engineering etc.
To take the detailed design report (DDR) (including the technical specifications and budget) forward into procurement and construction.
To initiate and coordinate activities to strengthen the ForMAX portal i.e. build a strong user community of both academic and industrial scientists


The following qualifications must be met:

* PhD in a scientific area relevant for the ForMAX project and documented post-doctoral experience within such area.
* Experience within synchrotron based research on soft or biomaterials.
* Project management skills.
* Strong social and communication skills.
* Good command of written and spoken English.
* Experience with design, construction or at least expert use and development of sample environments or endstations relevant to ForMAX.

The following qualifications are considered an asset:

* Experience in design, construction and operation of x-ray beamlines.
* Documented experience in planning of and participation in outreach activities for academia and/or industry.
* Experience from forest based research or industrial experience within the forest industry.
* Experience in interacting with funding agencies and science policy-making organizations.
* An extensive academic network, preferentially within the Nordic and Baltic countries.

For questions regarding the ForMAX project please contact; Magnus Larsson +46 725 546309

For questions regarding working at a beamline project at MAX IV and other technical questions please contact; Yngve Cerenius +46 709 997941

For other questions contact; Ann Terry +46 703 264498

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.

Varaktighet, arbetstid
100 %. Tillträde: As per agreement Provanställning t.o.m.


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Sista dag att ansöka är 2018-11-28
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Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering
P.O Box 118
22100 Lund

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