Scientific Software Student

Location
Lund (Stad), Skåne (SE)
Posted
06 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Part Time

Scientific Software Student

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Controls & IT

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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 Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team (KITS) deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organisation in the areas of control system hardware, controls software applications, infrastructure and networking, information management and scientific software. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment and requires close collaboration with the staff in order to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in 5 domains in a well organised and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.

MAX IV scientific software is a small team developing and supporting scientific software projects for data analysis at the new generation light-sources. It is challenging high data rates and large data volumes using 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, 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 scientific software team at MAX IV are covering 1) acquisition and basic processing of data from X-ray detectors and other sensors, 2) development of visualization and data analysis software and methods for Photon and Neutron (PaN) sciences, and finally 3) supporting and developing scientific software infrastructure for analysis of data from synchrotron experiments. 

Requirements 

  • Student of Bachelor or Master degree program in e-Sciences, Mathematics, Physics or Natural Sciences
  • Good knowledge of fundamentals of mathematics and scientific programming  
  • Good practice in sustainable software development 

Desirable 

  • Knowledge and experience in relevant scientific techniques: X-ray scattering, imaging or spectroscopy 
  • Proficiency in Python 
  • Practical experience in data acquisition (DAQ), optimally an involvement in existing DAQ or scientific project 
  • Scientific software project related to PaN sciences or experiment at MAX IV 

Other 
Participate in team meetings and activities once a week on a mostly regular basis. 

The successful candidate is creative, flexible, performance oriented and has a problem solving analytical ability and the ability to cooperate.

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. 

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