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

ELI Beamlines
Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic
Posting live until
12 Jul 2024

Job Details

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). 

Information on the processing of personal data can be found on We are an equal opportunity employer.


ELI Beamlines profile imageELI Beamlines is part of the European ELI laser centre, the world’s first international laser facility. ELI Beamlines is open to an international and interdisciplinary user community from academia and industry. Mandated by the international scientific laser community and implemented in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania, ELI drives international laser research and laser-based applications to new frontiers, and fulfils important missions for regional socio-economic development.

About us
The main mission of ELI Beamlines is to provide a user-oriented infrastructure for performing revolutionary scientific experiments across many different disciplines. It combines advanced synchronized ultra-intense short-pulse lasers with secondary sources of particles and X-rays.

The ELI Beamlines facility provides research opportunities at a number of world-class secondary sources, each one driven by ultra-intense lasers. These secondary sources, partially based on entirely new concepts, produce pulses of radiation and particles of the highest intensity and beam quality, including electromagnetic radiation over a broad spectral range and charged particles such as electrons, protons and ions. These will enable a wealth of novel applications.

The ERIC is a specific legal form designed to facilitate the establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. ERICs are participated by States and international organizations as members. As a main statutory mission, ELI ERIC is responsible for making the ELI facilities available to the scientific community as a single international organization, with unified governance and management.

The Czech Republic hosts the ELI ERIC statutory seat in Dolní Brezany, in the South of Prague, at the ELI Beamlines facility. A second facility, ELI-ALPS, is hosted by Hungary in Szeged. The Czech Republic and Hungary are joined by Italy and Lithuania as founding members, while Germany and Bulgaria are founding observers. A third ELI facility is under construction in Romania in the field of nuclear photonics and is expected to complement the current ELI ERIC facilities in the future. More information can be found on the ELI ERIC websites.

Why work for us
The ELI Beamlines brings together people from all over the world. If you want to participate in the largest laser research project in the world, apply through the offer of employment at We are interested in people of various professions and specializations. We can offer interesting and challenging work, dedicated training, plus the chance to work with smart people in a pleasant working environment.

The future is in laser technologies. Are you interested? Join us!

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Scientists, engineers, PhD students and technicians

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

Eligible to work in the EU

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round

Tel +420 601560322

Company info
+420 601560322
Za Radnicí 835
Dolní Břežany

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