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Postdoctoral Fellow - Ultrafast spectroscopy and Imaging (IV-116)

ELI Beamlines
Czech Republic
Posting live until
3 Apr 2023

Job Details

We are now looking for a junior researcher/instrument scientist to contribute to the development of the unique experimental capabilities of the MAC user end-station. The successful candidate will work both on independent research topics focused on ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging of nano-particles and molecular beams as well as provide support for members of an international user community who come to perform experiments at the scientific end stations.

The work will be predominantly focused on following topics:

  • development of experimental capabilities of the MAC user end-station;
  • participation in the support of user experiments at the MAC user end-station as well as in-house research and development programmes;
  • contribution to the relevant research activities of the department of Structural Dynamics within national and international collaborators at synchrotrons and X-ray free-electron laser facilities.


  • PhD in physics, biophysics, chemistry or related field is desirable. Highly motivated candidates with a M.Sc. degree are also encouraged to apply (in that case the position will be transferred to a PhD student position);
  • strong interests in development and operation of advanced scientific instruments;
  • programming skills in Phyton, Matlab are beneficial;
  • experience from working with lasers and/or other pulsed light sources and/or vacuum equipment is beneficial;
  • strong interests in scientific fields related to biophysics, ultrafast spectroscopy and dynamics, coherent diffractive imaging, physics with ultra-short pulses, interaction of light with matter, atomic and molecular physics;
  • good networking and communication skills, capability to work in a team;
  • a good knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary as the work environment is highly international.

We offer:

  • the opportunity to contribute to a unique scientific project and to develop a strong scientific profile in an interdisciplinary research field;
  • career growth, professional education;
  • competitive and motivating salary;
  • 5 weeks of holidays and other employee benefits;
  • pleasant work environment in highly motivated international research-team.

Project related questions can be addressed to Maria Krikunova (e-mail: and Jakob Andreasson (e-mail:

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).

Information regarding the personal data processing and access to the personal data at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences can be found on:



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
The 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
Apply online at

Closing date
All year round

Tel +420 601560322

Company info
+420 601560322
Za Radnicí 835
Dolní Břežany

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