Scientist – Ultra-High Intensity Interaction (IV-13)

ELI Beamlines
Czech Republic
13 Dec 2021
18 Mar 2022

The ELI Beamlines Center is part of the international European Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project. The lasers at ELI Beamlines aim to provide unprecedented ultrashort, ultra-intense laser pulses for diverse interdisciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology and materials science. Currently, several of the main laser beamlines are operational and are being expanded and upgraded to reach their full performance and maximum availability. Other laser beamlines are in commissioning and new cutting-edge laser sources are in the design and development phase. ELI Beamlines is a part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it was opened 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 theory/simulation group RP6 is expanding and recruiting a theoretician in the field of ultra-high intensity laser-plasma interaction. In our team we therefore have the following position available:

Scientist – ultra-high intensity interaction (IV-13)

The position could also be on the junior level depending on the qualification and past experience of the candidates.

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

  • Develop research activities in high-intensity laser-matter interaction.
  • Prepare 10 PW flagship experiments from the theory/simulation side.
  • Willingness to guide young postdocs.
  • Ability to also engage in code development work.
  • Participate in outreach activities such as ELI summer schools.
  • The candidate has sufficient flexibility to work on other urgent tasks coming up.


  • PhD in theoretical physics or related field.
  • Past experience in laser-plasma interaction would be appreciated.
  • Good track record in publications.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary.
  • Experience in analytical work as well as simulation activities.
  • Ability to take initiative and perform tasks independently.

We offer

  • The opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project.
  • Competitive and motivating salary.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Nice working environment.
  • Career growth.
  • Lunch vouchers, pension contribution and 5 unjustified sick 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 (, +420 601560322).

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