The ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Project is an integral part of the European Union plan to build the next generation of large research facilities. ELI-Beamlines was opened in 2015 as a cutting edge laser facility and currently is starting to offer open access beamtime to users. ELI-Beamlines is delivering ultrashort, ultra-intense laser pulses lasting typically a few femtoseconds (12-150 fs) with peak powers ranging from 5 TW up to 10 PW. It will make available time synchronized laser beams over wide range intensities for wide range of interdisciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology, material science etc. The high laser electric field intensities of the laser pulse is also used for generating secondary sources of e- and p+. ELI Beamlines is a part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it was open in 2015.

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. It is awarded by the European Commission to institutions which put significant effort into improving their human resources strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions.

We are looking for a qualified candidate for the following position: Postdoc on Laser Plasma Electron Acceleration

The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:

  • design of high power laser plasma diagnostics and implement them in the ELBA and LUIS electron acceleration beamlines
  • development of the diagnostic tools needed
  • integration of the solutions in the ELBA DAQ system
  • analysis of the experimental data and publication of the results on peer-reviewed journals
  • close and active cooperation with collaborating Institutes


  • Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering
  • experience in laser and optical physics
  • fluency in English (both written and spoken)
  • ability to proficiently work both independently and in a team

Desired additional qualifications:

  • experience in laser wakefield acceleration driven by high power fs lasers
  • knowledge of laser-plasma interactions, plasma-based acceleration, and/or advanced accelerator concepts
  • experience working in an international scientific laboratory

We offer:

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • nice working environment
  • career growth
  • lunch vouchers, pension contribution and 5 unjustified sick days
  • support of leisure time activities


Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková, HR specialist (jana.zeniskova@eli-beams.eu, +420 – 601560322).

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