Applied Physicist

ELI Beamlines
Czech Republic
03 May 2022
19 May 2022

ELI Beamlines research centre in Dolní Brezany is part of pan-European infrastructure ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe by making available its capacities to the best scientific teams across the world. The aim of ELI Beamlines is to establish the most intensive laser system in the world and to operate it on a long-term basis. Due to ultra-high performances of 10 PW and concentrated intensities of up to 1024 W/cm2, we can offer our users a unique source of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The so-called beamlines will enable ground-breaking research in the area of physics and science dealing with materials, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields. ELI Beamlines is 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.

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: Applied Physicist (142)

Main responsibilities include:

  • operation of the ion beam transport and dosimetry line (ELIMED) in preparation of commissioning experiments and later on user experiments
  • operation and development of dedicated LabView solutions for data acquisition and analysis and control of specific hardware devices
  • cooperation with RP3 researchers for design and development of ion beam transport line devices (upgrades)
  • installations and maintenance of various technologies in the experimental hall dedicated to ion acceleration, including technical support and coordination activities with ELI technicians and ELI safety team, as well as cooperation with the Monte Carlo group
  • general user support during experiments with ELIMED

Required skills:

  • degree in physics or physical-engineering or equivalent research experience (at least 3 years after master degree), candidates with MSc in physics or physical-engineering with extensive experience are also encouraged to apply
  • basic knowledge of FEA, FEM, Monte Carlo codes is a plus
  • knowledge of LabView is required
  • fluency in English (both oral and written)
  • good communication skills
  • working experience obtained in research, scientific, or academic institution is an advantage

We offer:

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • career growth, professional education
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 days of personal leave
  • challenging and tolerant work environment
  • meal allowance, pension contribution
  • 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 Zenísková, HR specialist (, +420 - 601560322).

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