ELI Beamlines

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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 up to 1024 W/cm2, we can offer our users a unique source of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The so called beamlines will enable groundbraking 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. 
The ELIMAIA (ELI Multidisciplinary Application of laser-Ion Acceleration) ion user beamline has been recently installed along with the key system ELIMED (ion beam transport and dosimetry section). The mission of ELIMAIA is to provide stable and characterized beams of ions for users interested in multidisciplinary application of laser-driven ions.
For this purpose we are seeking a suitable candidate able to work in a R&D project as a:
Main responsibilities include:
  • installations of various technologies in the experimental hall dedicated to ion acceleration, including technical support and coordination activities with ELI technicians
  • operation of the ion beam transport line in preparation of commissioning experiments and later on user  experiments
  • operation of dosimetry detectors (passive and active), data acquisition and analysis, and comparison with numerical simulations results (ion beam transport, FEA and MC GEANT4 codes)
  • modelling and prototyping of advanced target scheme (cryogenic target for high repetition rate) using dedicated FEM codes for flow, heath transfer and turbulence
  • preparation of user samples for their irradiation in a dedicated end-station (part of ELIMED)
  • supporting users during experiments
  • supporting RP3 researchers for design and prototyping of experimental devices
  • cooperation with RP3 researchers for design and development of ion beam transport line devices (upgrades)

Required skills:

  • master degree in physics or engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of work experience in industrial or scientific environment
  • experience in installations of large experimental devices for research or industrial applications, operation of diagnostics devices for characterization of ionizing radiation
  • knowledge of FEA, FEM, Monte Carlo codes is a plus
  • fluency in English (both oral and written)
  • good communication skills
  • working experience obtained in research, scientific, or academic institution is an advantage

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 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).
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: https://www.fzu.cz/en/processing-of-personal-data

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