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PostDoc/Senior Researcher (166)

ELI Beamlines
nr Prague, Czech Republic
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

Job Details

The ELI Project is an integral part of the European plan to build the next generation of large research facilities. ELI-Beamlines as a cutting-edge laser facility is currently being commissioned near Prague, Czech Republic. ELI will be delivering ultra-short, ultra-intense laser pulses lasting typically a few tens of femtoseconds (10-100 fs) with peak power projected to reach 10 PW. It will make available time synchronized sources ranging from IR to hard X-rays for multi-disciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology, material science etc.

The group devoted to Laser driven X-ray sources within the department 86 (Radiation physics and electron acceleration) is expanding and recruiting physicists in relevant fields for implementation and further development of the laser-plasma X-ray sources.

In our team we therefore have the following position available:

POSTDOC/SENIOR RESEARCHER (166) - High-repetition rate laser-driven X-ray sources

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

  • user operation of an X-ray source based on interaction of high-power laser with high-density target and its coordination;
  • further development of the X-ray source, its diagnostics, and application experiments;
  • development of a user research program centred on this type of source.


  • PhD in physics or related field;
  • experience with laser-driven X-ray sources;
  • good knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary;
  • excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team;
  • ability to lead a relatively independent research programme.

Job conditions:

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project;
  • career growth, professional education;
  • competitive and motivating salary;
  • 5 weeks of holiday and other employee benefits.

Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková, HR Project Manager ( Please include the following text in your cover letter, to allow us to process your personal details:

I agree that, according to the decree 101/2000 coll.(Czech Republic), my personal details sent to FZU AVCR, v.v.i. , Na Slovance 2, 18221 Praha 8, Czech Republic can be used for the purpose of obtaining employment and management of database of employment candidates. This permission is given for the period of one year and can be at any time withdrawn by giving a notice in writing.


ELI Beamlines profile imageELI Beamlines is part of the European ELI laser centre, the world’s first international laser facility. ELI Beamlines is open to an international and interdisciplinary user community from academia and industry. Mandated by the international scientific laser community and implemented in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania, ELI drives international laser research and laser-based applications to new frontiers, and fulfils important missions for regional socio-economic development.

About us
The main mission of ELI Beamlines is to provide a user-oriented infrastructure for performing revolutionary scientific experiments across many different disciplines. It combines advanced synchronized ultra-intense short-pulse lasers with secondary sources of particles and X-rays.

The ELI Beamlines facility provides research opportunities at a number of world-class secondary sources, each one driven by ultra-intense lasers. These secondary sources, partially based on entirely new concepts, produce pulses of radiation and particles of the highest intensity and beam quality, including electromagnetic radiation over a broad spectral range and charged particles such as electrons, protons and ions. These will enable a wealth of novel applications.

The ERIC is a specific legal form designed to facilitate the establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. ERICs are participated by States and international organizations as members. As a main statutory mission, ELI ERIC is responsible for making the ELI facilities available to the scientific community as a single international organization, with unified governance and management.

The Czech Republic hosts the ELI ERIC statutory seat in Dolní Brezany, in the South of Prague, at the ELI Beamlines facility. A second facility, ELI-ALPS, is hosted by Hungary in Szeged. The Czech Republic and Hungary are joined by Italy and Lithuania as founding members, while Germany and Bulgaria are founding observers. A third ELI facility is under construction in Romania in the field of nuclear photonics and is expected to complement the current ELI ERIC facilities in the future. More information can be found on the ELI ERIC websites.

Why work for us
ELI Beamlines brings together people from all over the world. If you want to participate in the largest laser research project in the world, apply through the offer of employment at We are interested in people of various professions and specializations. We can offer interesting and challenging work, dedicated training, plus the chance to work with smart people in a pleasant working environment.

The future is in laser technologies. Are you interested? Join us!

Czech Republic

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Scientists, engineers, PhD students and technicians

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

Eligible to work in the EU

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +420 601560322

Company info
+420 601560322
Za Radnicí 835,
252 41 Dolní Břežany

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