MAX IV Laboratory recruits from all over the world. All our vacancies are advertised on the websites of MAX IV Laboratory and Lund University’s web as well as thorugh various media outlets and networks.
As an employee, you are the most important resource for us to reach our goal becoming world-class research facility. Therefore it is important for us to ensure that we recruit the most qualified candidates on the basis of competence.


After the last day of application we are screening all applications within 1-4 weeks. Our criteria for the selection can be found in the advertisement. We then compare the application against these criteria’s. The candidates who have the best match against the profile will be contacted over e-mail or phone to be invited for an interview. The candidates who are not successful in this part of the screening will get an auto generated e-mail once the selection process has been completed.

First interview step

The interview will be conducted either at MAX IV Laboratory or as a Skype interview if  the candidate is located away from Lund.

An interview panel of 2-3 persons will conduct the interview focusing on the candidate´s technical qualifications and previous experiences. The first interview will last for about 1 hour.

Second interview step

If you are successful in the first inteview you will be invited to a second interview. The other candidates will receive feedback via  e-mail or phone within 2 weeks.

The second interview is always held at MAX IV Laboratory in Lund and lasts from 2 hours to a full day. MAX IV Laboratory will cover all associated travel expenses and accommodation costs. Further information about arrangements will be included in the invitation.

The second interview will be conducted by an interview panel of 2-5 persons consisting of internal staff and responsible Director.  Some recruitments will also include external experts. Depending on the work duties of the position, you might be asked to hold a seminar, prepare a presentation or do a work sample.

An HR representative will meet the candidate to conduct a competence-based interview and provide inform about terms of employment and relocation packages, ect. For management positions, you will also meet with union representatives.

In most cases candidates will be taken on a tour of the facility and meet with team members. Some positions require a personality test. For management position it is mandatory with a five hour assessment focusing on the candidates personality. As a final step we will also contact your references.

Appointment decision

If you are offered a position and you accept, you will receive an appointment decision. In cases of relocation you will receive support from HR and be contacted by our external relocation agency Human Entrance. We will do our best to support you and your family for a smooth transition to Sweden.


  • name Anna-Lena Torstensson
  • name Therese Oppliger