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RF Group manager

About this job

Company & location
MAX IV, Operations, Sweden
Last updated
Nov 8, 2017

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, RF

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 core of the MAX IV facility are three sources of synchrotron radiation: a 3 GeV electron storage rings that provides utrahigh brightness X rays, a 1.5 GeV ring providing soft X rays and UV radiation and a 3 GeV linear accelerator that serves as an injector to the two storage rings and also generates electron bunches that drive the production of ultra-short X ray pulses. MAX IV is a pioneer in a number of developments in accelerator physics and engineering and hosts, in particular, the first ultralow emittance storage ring based on a multi-bend achromat, a design which is currently being followed by many other laboratories worldwide.

A number of high power radio-frequency (RF) systems both in S-Band (pulsed) and UHF (CW) frequency ranges are crucial to the MAX IV accelerators. Even though already functional, these RF systems still need to be expanded and improved to cope with growing needs of synchrotron radiation users as well as the need to deliver high reliability operation. In addition to being responsible for the RF systems, the MAX IV RF group also has responsibility for maintaining and improving electron beam diagnostics and feedback systems, such as beam position monitors and the fast bunch-by-bunch feedback system. We are now looking for an RF Group manager.


To lead and develop the Radiofrequency (RF) group at MAX IV in order to:

  • Deliver high reliability RF systems and RF-based diagnostics and feedback systems for the accelerators.
  • Further develop, propose and implement improvements and upgrades to RF systems and RF-based diagnostics and feedback systems for the accelerators
  • Develop new high voltage pulsed devices for applications in accelerator injection systems


  • A PhD or equivalent experience in RF engineering or related technical area.
  • Several years of experience with particle accelerator RF systems.
  • Experience in leading groups.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to lead and develop people.
  • Experience with Q/A and testing is advantageous
  • Experience with project management is advantageous

This will be a permanent position as "Research Engineer" with a renewable 3 year assignment as RF Group manager.

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.

Type of employment Probationary period
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/3413

Pedro Fernandes Tavares, Accelerator Director, +46462221601,

Union representative

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

Last application date 06.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

Please apply online here