Postdoctoral Fellow - Physics of Inertial Fusion Energy (134)

ELI Beamlines
Czech Republic
Closing date
22 Oct 2022

Job Details

ELI Beamlines research centre in Dolní Břežany is part of the pan-European infrastructure ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe by making available its capacities to the best scientific teams across the world. The aim of ELI Beamlines is to establish the most intense laser system in the world and to operate it on a long-term basis. Due to ultra-high performances of 10 PW and focused intensities of up to 1024 W/cm2, and we can offer our users unique sources of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The beamlines will enable ground-breaking research in the area of physics and science dealing with materials, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields. ELI Beamlines is part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it was opened in 2015. 

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 HR strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions. 

In the department 89 (Plasma Physics and Ultra-High Intensity Interactions) we would like to announce an open position: Postdoctoral Fellow - Physics of Inertial Fusion Energy (134)


The candidate is expected to work on the development of new physics models for high-power laser-matter interaction in the context of laser fusion, such as novel targetry, non-local transport processes of particles and radiation, parametric instabilities, absorption etc. He/she will perform simulations for the preparation of upcoming experiments on large-scale facilities and participate in data interpretation.

Requirements for the ideal candidate (candidate should have several of the listed skills):

  • PhD in Physics, preferentially theoretical physics
  • a good background in plasma physics
  • knowledge of high-power laser-plasma interaction
  • experience with microscopic/macroscopic simulation tools for plasmas
  • analytical abilities

We offer:

  • possibility to work in a brand-new lab where highly innovative techniques are being implemented
  • workplace where people with new ideas and passion for realization can try new things
  • competitive salary, flexible working hours
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 days of personal leave
  • meal allowance, pension contribution
  • profit from worldwide connections of the team
  • highly motivating and friendly team environment
  • possibility of long-term employment for proven experts
  • unique chance to spend some years in the beautiful city of Prague while building a carrier in science

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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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.

Since its very beginning, ELI Beamlines has been closely connected with various scientific institutions around the world.

This scientific exchange has risen since ELI started to work as a user facility. And beyond its scientific co-operation, ELI Beamlines will promote aggressive technology transfer.

Why work for us
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!

Czech Republic

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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

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All year round

Tel +420 601560322

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+420 601560322
Za Radnicí 835,
252 41 Dolní Břežany
Czech Republic

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