Postdoc – Ultrafast Optical spectroscopy and vibration spectroscopy of molecules and biomolecule

Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic
Apr 26, 2024
Posting live until
Jun 25, 2024

The Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC (ELI ERIC) is the world’s largest and most advanced high-power laser research infrastructure. As an international user facility dedicated to multi-disciplinary science, ELI provides access to world-class high-power, high-repetition-rate laser systems and enables cutting-edge research, as well as breakthrough technological innovations. The ELI ERIC operates as a single multi-site organization with two complementary facilities specialized in different fields of research with extreme light: ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany (Czech Republic) and ELI ALPS in Szeged (Hungary). 

ELI Beamlines Facility operates four cutting-edge high-power femtosecond laser systems reaching unprecedented intensities. The operational laser systems make unique femtosecond sources of X-rays and accelerated particles available to scientific users for pioneering research in physical, chemical, materials, life and medical sciences as well as physics of dense plasmas, warm dense matter, and laboratory astrophysics. The ELI Beamlines Facility employs over 350 researchers, engineers and other professionals from more than 38 countries.

In our team we have the following position available:

Postdoc – Ultrafast optical spectroscopy and vibration spectroscopy of molecules and biomolecules (209)

Job description:

  • participation in the implementation of the research program in the direction of femtosecond optical spectroscopy, in particular fs few cycle spectroscopy, 2D IR vibration spectroscopy, femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy and 2D Electronic spectroscopy, pulse shaping and sample delivery system development
  • work specifically with the development and use of new methods for bio molecular dynamics in proteins, protein crystals, nuclear acids, photosynthetic systems and related sample systems 
  • play an active role in establishing a national and international user community for the ELI Beamlines optical spectroscopy station
  • assist in setting up and realization of experiments when optical spectroscopy is connected to X-ray sources
  • participate in experiments abroad when it is required
  • support users in data acquisition and primary data processing
  • participate in the development of the general experimental capabilities of RA4
  • participate in the procurement of RA4 experimental equipment


  • practical hands-on experience with building experimental optical set- ups
  • experience with fs laser amplifier systems (at least 2 years)

Nice to have:

  • knowledge of nonlinear optics or ultrafast and coherent spectroscopy
  • practical and/or theoretical experience with generation and analysis of entangled photons
  • MSc or PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Physical chemistry, Optics, Laser-science or related
  • practical experience with time correlated single photon counting experiments
  • LabVIEW, Matlab, Python, C++ or related essentials
  • background in molecular physics, biophysics or chemistry

We offer: 

  • possibility to work in a state-of-the art lab where highly innovative techniques are being developed
  • work place where people with new ideas and passion for realization can try new things
  • open space for interdisciplinary studies
  • competitive salary
  • highly motivating fresh friendly international team environment
  • Unique Chance to spend some years in the beautiful ancient city of Prague while building a carrier in top notch experimental Science
  • access to excellent Czech beer for student prices as a natural aspect of the environment 

Anybody interested is encouraged to mail his or her questions or application, ideally including CV and motivation latter, to:

Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková, HR Senior Specialist (, +420 601 560 322). 

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