Postdoctoral fellow – LPA electron beam diagnostic instrumentation (139)

ELI Beamlines research center in Dolni Brezany (near Prague, Czech Republic) is a part of pan-European Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) 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 intensive laser system in the World and to operate it on a long-term basis. Basic information about the lasers development at ELI Beamlines is available at the following website: ELI Beamlines is part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The Department 86 of ELI Beamlines is a combination of four teams (ELBA, LUIS, X-ray, HiFI/ERT), dedicated to the laser wake-field electron beam acceleration and generation of the various types of X-ray sources.

The LUIS team of Dept. 86 at the ELI Beamlines develops experimental setups to be used for acceleration of the electron beam with unique parameters, suitable for the incoherent/coherent undulator-photon radiation. This development aims at using a compact Laser Wake Field Accelerator as a driver for the table-top Free Electron Laser. Detailed information about the LUIS development and the research activity is available at the website:

In the LUIS team we have a full-time position available: Postdoctoral fellow - LPA electron beam diagnostic instrumentation (139)

The candidate is supposed to conduct the following research activity related to the LUIS development program:

  • development of the basic and advanced electron beam diagnostics (hardware and software) suitable for LUIS
  • participate at development of the electron beam transport of the LUIS setup aiming high-quality electron beam required for laser-driven free-electron-laser operation
  • participation in the LUIS experimental program aiming high-quality high-energy electron beam parameters required to produce incoherent/coherent undulator photon radiation for users
  • conduct implementation of advanced diagnostics of the electron beam in to the LUIS experimental setup


  • PhD in beam diagnostic instrumentation
  • minimum 3 years of experience in research/development of the beam instrumentation
  • good knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary
  • team player with good communication skills

We offer:

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • career growth, professional education
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 days of personal leave
  • challenging and tolerant work environment
  • meal allowance, pension contribution
  • support of leisure time activities

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 (Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript., +420 - 601560322).

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