Student Worker for Detectors & Scientific Software Project at Lund University

Are you a current student in the Physical Sciences or Engineering? Would you like an opportunity for part time work in an exciting scientific environment?

Your team

The MAX IV Detectors and Scientific Software group develops and supports software projects for data acquisition and analysis from the beamline experimental stations. We deal with state of the art photon detectors, challenginghigh data rates and large data volumesusing modern software frameworks and computing infrastructure, integrating them into effective, high performance and sustainable services. Team members have to work closely together with MAX IV scientists, engineers, beamline users, HPC experts and with MAX IV partners from the Nordic academia, industry and other large-scale facilities.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

The main activities of the Detectors and Scientific Software team cover the acquisition and basic processing of data from X-ray detectors; the operation and performance of such detectors themselves; the development of visualisation and data analysis software and methods; development and support of scientific software infrastructure for analysis of data from synchrotron experiments. There are opportunities for project work in all of these areas depending on the abilities and interest of the successful candidate.
To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications
  • Be a current student (Bachelor or Master degree program) in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, e-Sciences, or similar field and have completed at least one year of studies.
  • Have a good knowledge of fundamentals of scientific programming in a high level programming language, ideally in a Linux environment
  • Be comfortable working in an English speaking group

Any of the below are seen as merits

  • Knowledge and experience in relevant scientific techniques or technology: X-ray scattering, imaging or spectroscopy; X-ray detectors
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Practical experience in data acquisition
  • Practical experience in a scientific software project related to PaN sciences in general or an experiment at MAX IV
  • Any experience in FPGA programming using VHDL

As a person you take initiative to solve problems, are curious and not afraid to ask questions if something is unclear. You will be facing a complex environment hopefully love a challenge.

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