Senior Researcher in Laser-plasma Undulator Illumination Source (LUIS) development (204)

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.

The LUIS research group (Laser-plasma based Undulator Illumination Source) of Department 86 is recruiting an experimental physicist in relevant fields for implementation, commissioning, operation and further development of the LUIS infrastructure at ELI-beamlines. In our team we therefore have the following position available for experimental activities aiming development of the laser-plasma based compact free-electron laser:

Senior Researcher in Laser-plasma Undulator Illumination Source (LUIS) development (204)

Job description

  • lead research activities in plasma sources, laser-plasma interaction aiming high-quality electron beam and dedicated electron beam transport with relevant electron beam diagnostics, as well as incoherent photon beam generation;
  • lead the preparation, commissioning and user operation of the relevant technologies;
  • active role in international collaborations in the relevant fields;
  • record, analyse and document results for communication through publications in peer-reviews journals and presentations at conferences and workshops;
  • contribute to the supervision of PhD students and work closely with other members of the plasma accelerator community at ELI-Beamlines.


  • PhD in physics (at least 5 years of work after defense) with practical experience in plasma-source development and development of relevant plasma and electron beam diagnostics;
  • ability to take initiative and perform tasks independently;
  • ability to lead activities of PhD students;
  • good track record in publications and participation in international collaborations in relevant fields;
  • good knowledge of spoken and written English.

We offer

  • opportunity to work in this unique international scientific institution;
  • flexible working hours;
  • nice working environment;
  • meal allowance, pension contribution;
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 days of personal leave.

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). Please include the following text in your cover letter, to allow us to process your personal details.

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