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Job details

Junior/Senior Engineer/Experimental Physicist (ELI-RP3 ELIMAIA)

About this job

Company & location
ELI - Beamlines, Czech Republic
Last updated
Aug 29, 2017

The ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Project is an integral part of the European plan to build the next generation of large research facilities. ELI-Beamlines is a cutting-edge laser facility that is currently being constructed in Dolní Brežany (on the southern border of Prague); its commissioning is scheduled for end of 2017. ELI will be delivering ultra-short, ultra-intense laser pulses lasting typically a few tens of femtoseconds (up to 150 fs) with peak power projected to reach 10 PW. It will make available time synchronized laser beams over a wide range of intensities for multi-disciplinary applications in physics, medicine, biology, material science etc. The high laser electric field intensities of the laser pulse will be also used for generating secondary sources of e- and p+ and high-energy photons.

The research group RP3 is expanding and recruiting physicists in relevant fields for the design/development of the facility and for preparation of future experimental activities.

In our team we therefore have the following position available:

Junior/Senior Engineer/Experimental Physicist

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

  • Implementation of various optical devices (mirrors, focusing optics, cameras, microscope objectives, and laser diagnostics) in vacuum chambers where initial commissioning RP3 experiments (particle acceleration by lasers) will be carried out with 100-TW class lasers (and later PW-class).
  • Operation of laser alignment and diagnostic systems, including data acquisition and transfer to local control systems.


  • University degree in optical engineering or experimental physics
  • Experience in high power laser laboratories
  • Engineering skills concerning alignment of optics and targets, as well as vacuum and electrical installations.
  • Knowledge in the use of codes for optical simulations is a plus.
  • Fluent in English for speaking and writing; knowledge of Czech is a plus
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently

Job conditions:

  • The opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • Career growth, professional education
  • 5 weeks of holidays and other employee benefits
  • Pleasant work environment

Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková (, +420 601 560 322). Please include the following text in your cover letter, to allow us to process your personal details:

I agree that, according to the decree 101/2000 coll. (Czech Republic), my personal details sent to FZU AVCR, v.v.i, Na Slovance 2, 18221 Praha 8, Czech Republic can be used for the purpose of obtaining employment and management of database of employment candidates. This permission is given for the period of one year and can be at any time withdrawn by giving a notice in writing.