Job Description:

The postdoc will work on development of a high power mid-IR (2-12) ultrashort beam. We have developed multi hundred watt high power picosecond near-IR laser. This lasers is based on chirped pulse amplification and thin-disk laser concept. The high power laser beam will serve as a pump laser of a mid-infrared optical parametric amplifier, which will be developed during the internship. Studies of supercontinuum generation, optical parametric amplification, and difference frequency generation in the mid-IR wavelength region will be pursued. The ultrashort mid-IR output beam will extend the application potential of the Hilase laboratory.


What is ahead of you:

  • Active participation in the development of experimental setups and in performing research experiments;
  • Preparation of scientific publications; delivering oral and written reports/presentations.



  • Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Materials Science or other relevant discipline

Qualifications Required:

  • Practical experience with lasers and nonlinear optics
  • Ability to build complex laser and nonlinear optical systems
  • Familiar with diagnostics of laser pulses and beams
  • Basic experience in simulation of nonlinear optical processes and laser physics
  • Publications in the field
  • Good written and oral communication skills (English);
  • Ability to learn new scientific areas;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

 Conditions under the Mobility project:

  • Time-limited contract – duration of up to 24 months;
  • Full time job (1,0 FTE)
  • Fulfillment of Postdoc definition, i.e. up to 7 years from completion of Ph.D. study
  • Minimum of 2 scientific publications within the period of last 3 years, listed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS

What we offer in return:

  • Opportunity to participate in a unique scientific project
  • 5 weeks of vacation, 5 Sick Days, flexible working hours, and other employee benefits
  • Family allowance funded by the Mobility Project
  • Creative young team, Social Events, Teambuilding
  • A place with a team spirit where it is a pleasure to work

If you are interested in this offer, please send your CV, motivation letter, and names/addresses of 1-2 potential referees in English by email to olga.lakoma@hilase.cz

Please, include the following text in your e-mail / letter:

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Ms. Olga Lakomá, HR Partner

Tel: (+420) 702 086 170; 314 007 702

e-mail: olga.lakoma@hilase.cz