Laser Wakefield Acceleration specialist for ELI-ELBA

ELI Beamlines

  • Czech Republic
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  • Research facilities

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ELI Beamlines research centre in Dolní Břežany 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 (1 petawatt = 
1,000,000,000,000,000 watts) and concentrated intensities of over 1022 W/cm2, we can offer our users a unique source of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The so called beamlines will enable groundbreaking 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 HR strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions. 
ELI-ELBA is the group responsible for laser wakefield acceleration at ELI-Beamlines, and works under the supervision of Prof. S. Bulanov, as part of the research program on “Radiation Physics and Electron acceleration”. The aim of ELI-ELBA is to develop a GeV electron beamline driven by 1 PW laser, and to establish a program to enable experiments to address fundamental aspects of the nature, such as vacuum polarization and radiation friction using high intensity laser light colliding with high energy electrons produced by laser wakefield acceleration.
In our team we have the following position available:
Laser Wakefield Acceleration specialist for ELI-ELBA
The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:
  • experiments on laser wakefield acceleration with ELI-Beamlines unique laser systems
  • design, development and testing of diagnostics to be implemented in the laser wakefield acceleration beamline
  • analysis of the experimental data and publication of the results on peer-reviewed journals
  • close and active cooperation with collaborating Institutes
  • Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering
  • experience in laser and optical physics
  • fluency in English (both written and spoken)
  • ability to proficiently work both independently and in a team
Desired additional qualifications:
  • experience in laser wakefield acceleration driven by high power fs lasers
  • Knowledge of laser-plasma interactions, plasma-based acceleration, and/or advanced accelerator concepts
  • experience working in an international scientific laboratory
We offer:
  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • flexible working hours
  • nice working environment
  • career growth
  • lunch vouchers, pension contribution and 5 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 (jana.zeniskova@eli-beams.eu, +420 - 601560322).
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