MAX IV Laboratory – the workplace

MAX IV Laboratory is located in the city of ideas – Lund – a place where academia, business, culture and nature thrive within cycling distance from each other. In addition it is only  a 30 minute train ride away from the capital of Denmark –Copenhagen and its international airport Kastrup – Hub of Northern Europe” with 160 destinations worldwide.

The MAX IV facility, the largest and most ambitious Swedish investment in research infrastructure, will be the brightest source of X-rays worldwide and it replaced the existing laboratory MAX I-III accelerators in 2016. The opportunity to be a part of building MAX IV is for many reasons enough to make you want to join the team, but it is not the only reason.

Working at MAX IV Laboratory means entering a unique place at a unique time. About 230 people currently work at the facility and it has a friendly and familiar atmosphere. We cover a wide range of professions: researchers, engineers, finance officers, and more. MAX IV Laboratory is a highly international environment with researchers visiting from all over the world and more than 30 nationalities are represented among our employees.

The working language is English, but  if you would like to learn Swedish, MAX IV Laboratory offers all international employees courses in Swedish. We also have a MAX IV friendship club which organises several activities for the staff. We promote health and wellness and a work-life balance.



As an employee at MAX IV Laboratory you are also an employee of Lund University. Lund University has about 7 400 employees and approximately 40 000 students each year. Lund University is an international workplace where over 50 different languages are represented. Few workplaces are as stimulating as Lund University, with its continuous contact with new knowledge and new generations of students heading out into life.


  • name Anna-Lena Torstensson
  • name Therese Oppliger