The ELI Beamlines Facility is a leading laser research centre and part of ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) pan-European Research Infrastructure hosting the world’s most intense lasers. ELI provides unique tools of support for scientific excellence in Europe. ELI Beamlines developed and operates four leading edge high-power femtosecond laser systems reaching unprecedented intensities. ELI Beamlines offers to its users unique femtosecond sources of X-rays and accelerated particles. These beamlines enable pioneering research not only in physics and material science, but also in life science, laboratory astrophysics, chemistry with strong application potential. ELI Beamlines is a part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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.

The ELIMAIA (ELI Multidisciplinary Application of laser-Ion Acceleration) user beamline has been recently installed by the Research Programme 3 (Particle Acceleration) team, along with its key system ELIMED (ELI MEDical Applications) for ion beam transport and dosimetry. The mission of ELIMAIA is to provide stable and well-characterized beams of ions for users interested in exploring a wide range of applications.

For this purpose we are seeking a suitable candidate able to work in a R&D project as: Junior Physicist (159)

Main responsibilities include:

  • design of novel acceleration schemes based on the use of high rep. rate lasers within the IMPULSE project
  • perform numerical studies, using PIC, HD, and/or Monte Carlo codes, to study the optimal implementation at the ELIMAIA Ion Accelerator for user operations
  • cooperation with RP3 researchers for the operation of high repetition rate ion diagnostics at the ELIMAIA beamlines
  • data analysis of the achieved experimental results
  • preparation of technical and scientific reports, including publications in peer-reviewed journals

Required skills:

  • degree in physics or physical-engineering
  • basic knowledge of the most important laser-driven ion acceleration mechanisms
  • knowledge on the use of  diagnostics for laser accelerated ion beams
  • knowledge of Particle in cells, hydrodynamic and/or Monte Carlo numerical codes
  • knowledge of LabView and/or Python
  • fluency in English (both oral and written)
  • good communication skills
  • working experience research and/or academic institution is an advantage

We offer:

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • nice working environment
  • career growth
  • pension contribution
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 personal leave 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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