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[ccp4bb] Job advertisement: Researcher/Postdoc BioMAX (2 years employment)

For the collaboration at the BioMAX beam line at MAX IV Laboratory, Lund, Sweden, we are opening this position: 

Researcher/Postdoc BioMAX (2 years employment)

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 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. 


The tasks include:

- Shared responsibility for the support of academic and industrial users during their experimental beam time
- Shared activities in the commissioning of the beamline and its end-station 
- Development and implementation of new sample environments for serial crystallography 
- Development of the scientific computation environment of BioMAX
- Development of the beamline in close collaboration with the MX team and and MAX IV staff 
- Carrying out experiments and data evaluations using the new serial crystallography environments 
- Participation within the training program of the BioMAX/MicroMAX user communities 
- Contributions to the in house research activities alongside the goal settings and activities of the MX group
- Development of the BioMAX user communities


The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

- PhD in natural sciences 
- Practical experiences in carrying out synchrotron based single crystal x-ray diffraction experiments of bio-macromolecules 
- Proven track in completing structural biology projects 
- Solid knowledge and experiences in scientific computing 
- Demonstrated ability to work independently 
- Excellent oral and written command of English 
- Very good communication and team working skills 

The following qualifications are considered as an asset:

- Experiences with serial crystallograhy sample environments and their applications at synchrotron beamlines or XFEL 
- Knowledge of synchrotron instrumentations 
- Programming skills for controling scientific instruments and data evaluations 
- Experiences in synchrotron related user support 
- Proven track of proposing and executing research projects

This is a 2 year temporary employment.

For further information, please visit:

Uwe & the BioMAX team

Uwe Mueller
Group manager diffraction & scattering beamlines
BioMAX beam line manager

MAX IV Laboratory
Lund University
P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Fotongatan 2, 225 94 Lund
Mobile:  +46(0)730-655268
E-mail: uwe.muller@maxiv.lu.se