PHD and/or POST-DOC Position in Molecular Femtosecond Spectroscopy, ELI Beamlines, Prague, Czech Republic

Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is a major European initiative experimenting with large scale laser facilities. One of the major targets is to develop laser driven fs X-ray sources that can be smaller and substantially cheaper alternative to free electron lasers (FEL) and synchrotrons.

ELI Beamlines is a branch of ELI initiative currently entering full operation mode in the Prague region of Czech Republic.

 ***Advertised job position*** 

In the name of the Research program 4 “Material and (bio)-molecular research”:

 WE ARE OFFERING A PHD AND/OR POST-DOC POSITION IN MOLECULAR FEMTOSECOND SPECTROSCOPY, COHERENT VIBRATION SPECTROSCOPY AND FS FEW CYCLE PULSE-SHAPING 

Description: Development and upgrade of stations for fs optical spectroscopy (fs stimulated Raman spectroscopy, fs mid-IR spectroscopy, fs THz spectroscopy) with implementation of few cycle pulses and polarization control as a major objective.

 Requirements for the ideal candidate (candidate should have at least some of the listed skills):

 - MSc or PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Physical chemistry, Optics, Laser-science or related

- Experience with 1 kHz fs laser systems

- Basics of nonlinear optics or spectroscopy

- Experience with handling sub 10fs optical pulses

- Experience with pulse shaping

- Practical hands-on experience with building experimental set- ups

- LabVIEW, Matlab or related essentials

- Background in molecular physics or chemistry

- Knowledge of molecular spectroscopy (visible, infrared, Raman..)

- Desire to learn new things and work in dynamic international team environment

 (Since there are also other positions in the field of femtosecond pulses available, interested candidates are encouraged to contact us even if the spectrum of their qualification matches only loosely with the listed description)

 We offer:

 - Possibility to work in a brand new lab where highly innovative techniques are being implemented

- Work place where people with new ideas and passion for realization can try new things

- Open space for interdisciplinary studies, ideal for people who want to get in contact with fs X-ray experiments

- Competitive salary

- 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

- Access to excellent Czech beer for student prices as a natural aspect of the environment

 

Anybody interested is encouraged to mail his or her application including CV and motivation latter to:

 

Miroslav.Kloz@eli-beams.eu