Join the next generation of synchrotron experts and advanced X-ray scientists!

PRISMAS programme for doctoral students provides an exceptional opportunity for you to explore and exploit advanced synchrotron methodologies within interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international research and R&D.

As a PRISMAS PhD student, you will have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research in your field, taking advantage of state of the art tools that will bring to attractive future job opportunities in academia or industry. Moreover, you are part of designing the future of synchrotron technology and instrumentation in academic and industrial research and using these to tackle some of the most significant global challenges the world faces today.

Read more on what opportunities PRISMAS offers to you and relevant information for your application in the Guide for applicants, which can be downloaded here: Applicants guide.pdf

The first call for applicants was open in March-April 2023, the second call in September-October 2023. See the offered positions here and read more about the Calls.

Secondment at MAX IV

The programme includes a 3-12 months mandatory secondment in the inspiring atmosphere at the world’s first 4th generation MAX IV in Lund, Sweden. On-site, you will get hands-on training in advanced synchrotron skills and first-hand experience in synchrotron methodology.

Your capabilities will be applicable in various research areas, ranging from experimental and theoretical physics, accelerator science, materials science, life science, medicine and health, environmental science, and clean energy to cultural and geological heritage.

The PRISMAS program is designed to build a career platform for mentorship programs and allows peer-to-peer networking within the synchrotron community.

PRISMAS offers you

  • Customised training in advanced synchrotron methods and techniques – all 16 beamlines at MAX IV are open to host PRISMAS fellows.
  • A one-of-a-kind experience of the research journey from basic findings to applied solutions and innovations.
  • A unique way to develop your capabilities to identify and solve challenges using synchrotron research methods.
  • To shape the further development of MAX IV.
  • To be part of maximising the societal benefits of synchrotron techniques as a research method.
  • A network of interdisciplinary scientists.
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