Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular Femtosecond Spectroscopy (151)

Prague, Czech Republic
22 Nov 2022
21 Jan 2023

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 HR strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions.

In the name of the Research program 4 “Material and (bio)-molecular research” we would like to announce an open position:

Postdoctoral Fellow - Molecular Femtosecond Spectroscopy (151)


development and upgrade of stations for fs optical spectroscopy (fs stimulated Raman spectroscopy, fs mid-IR spectroscopy, fs THz spectroscopy) with implementation of few cycle pulses and polarization control as a major objective

Requirements for the ideal candidate (candidate should have at least some of the listed skills)

  • MSc or PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Physical chemistry, Optics, Laser-science or related;
  • experience with 1 kHz fs laser systems;
  • basics of nonlinear optics or spectroscopy;
  • experience with handling sub 10fs optical pulses;
  • experience with pulse shaping;
  • practical hands-on experience with building experimental set- ups;
  • LabVIEW, Matlab or related essentials;
  • background in molecular physics or chemistry;
  • knowledge of molecular spectroscopy (visible, infrared, Raman);
  • desire to learn new things and work in dynamic international team environment.

(Since there are also other positions in the field of femtosecond pulses available, interested candidates are encouraged to contact us even if the spectrum of their qualification matches only loosely with the listed description)

We offer

  • possibility to work in a brand new lab where highly innovative techniques are being implemented;
  • work place where people with new ideas and passion for realization can try new things;
  • open space for interdisciplinary studies, ideal for people who want to get in contact with fs X-ray experiments;
  • competitive salary;
  • highly motivating and friendly team environment;
  • possibility of long term employment for proven experts;
  • flexible working hours;
  • meal allowance, pension contribution;
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 days of personal leave.

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 (, +420 - 601560322).

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