Senior laser physicist at ELI Beamlines, Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic

ELI Beamlines has an open position available for a Senior Control Systems Engineer

Job description:

  • As a member of the L3-HAPLS laser group, you will contribute to the operation and development of the L3-HAPLS laser system. Your main responsibilities will be:

    • Laser operations and execution of user experiments driven by the L3-HAPLS laser:
      • provide oversight on laser operations
      • adapt concept of operations to the needs of users and capabilities of the laser system
      • manage configuration of the laser including optical path, diagnostics, support systems and machine safety systems
      • perform routine and advanced maintenance, develop maintenance procedures
    • Development and improvement of the L3-HAPLS laser:
      • support improvement of the output parameters and operational reliability
      • test new parts and commission new operating regimes
      • design new optical components and setups, prepare manufacturing specification, perform acceptance tests, and implement the final products
      • contribute to the development of control systems
      • provide requirements specification, test new software, and develop automation of operations
      • plan and execute supporting measurements
      • process and interpret data and use the results as an input for further design and optimization


  • hands-on experience with operating/building/maintaining lasers and optical systems
  • university degree in area of Laser physics, Quantum Electronics, Optics or Optoelectronics
  • fluent communication in English

We offer:

  • opportunity to work in this unique international scientific institution
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • flexible working hours
  • good working environment
  • career growth, professional education
  • meal allowance, pension contribution
  • 5 weeks of holidays and 6 days of personal leave
  • 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 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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