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LabVIEW Software Developer

ELI Beamlines are inviting applications for a new group member for the development, delivery and support of the laser control systems

  • Closing date: 31 Jan 2021
  • Czech Republic | ELI Beamlines
  • Date posted: 30 Nov 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Computational science & software engineering 

The ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Project is an integral part of the European Union plan to build the next generation of large research facilities. ELI-Beamlines was opened in 2015 as a cutting edge laser facility and currently is starting to offer open access beamtime to users. ELI-Beamlines is delivering ultrashort, ultra-intense laser pulses lasting typically a few femtoseconds (12-150 fs) with peak powers ranging from 5 TW up to 10 PW. It will make available time synchronized laser beams over wide range intensities for wide range of interdisciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology, material science etc. The high laser electric field intensities of the laser pulse is also used for generating secondary sources of e- and p+. ELI Beamlines is part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. 
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.
For the development, delivery and support of the laser control systems, we invite applications for a new group member:
LabVIEW Software Developer
The suitable candidate will be responsible for:

  • assisting with the development, delivery and support of the control systems at ELI Beamlines
  • developing LabVIEW software for PC, real-time and FPGA/embedded platforms to interface a wide range of sensors, instrumentation and infrastructure using software frameworks and libraries developed by ELI Beamlines
  • designing and implementing graphical user interfaces to support and enhance laser operator tasks and to display status, trend and alarm information according to modern best-practices
  • supporting the daily operation of the laser and experimental laboratories, applying bug fixes and feature requests and responding to operator and user requirements


  • university degree with a focus on one or more of the following disciplines: electronic engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, automation, computer science, applied physics or mathematics
  • practical experience of LabVIEW software development, as a minimum from a major project or dissertation/thesis work
  • excellent working knowledge of English, verbal and written
  • at least one of the following would be also desirable:
    • LabVIEW qualifications such as CLAD and CLD
    • experience working in an experimental research facility
    • experience with lasers and laser diagnostics

We offer

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • good 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 (, +420 – 601560322).
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