Post-Doctoral Research Assistant - Laser Physics, Optics

Laser Gamma Experiments Department


    Scope of work:
    Post-doctoral research assistants will ensure part of the scientific expertise needed to prepare the ELI-NP experiments. Post-doctoral research assistants will pursue their activity in the working groups led by Research Scientists. Personal initiative concerning scientific research will be also encouraged.
    Main Responsabilities:
    Main Tasks:
    • Improving scientific knowledge and competencies in ELI-NP research topics
    • Performing tasks within Laser Gamma Experiments Department (LGED) related to one or more of the following subjects: Laser physics, optical systems for experiments with short pulse lasers, diagnostics for the laser beam and experiments
    • Participating in scientific meetings and conferences
    • Participating in the implementation of the setups foreseen in the Technical Design Reports (TDRs) for ELI-NP experiments
    • Participating in specific activities during the installation and commissioning phase;
    • Providing support for the preparation of the technical documents for the acceptance of Project's deliverables
    • Actively and efficiently involving in the dialog and communication within the ELINP team and promoting a harmonious collaboration framework
    Professional background:
    • PhD degree in laser physics or optical systems for laser applications
    • Hands-on experience in laser systems development, OPCPA, or optical-optical synchronization of laser oscillators and amplifiers to fs accuracy or ultrashort pulse diagnostics
    • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
    • Goal-oriented attitude
    • Taking ownership of handled tasks
    • Willingness to continuously improve and develop new skills
    • Proven teamwork experience, communication and efficient collaboration skills
    • Availability to travel and perform work stages abroad
    • Would be a plus, but at least one required:
    • Experience in numerical PIC simulations for laser acceleration processes in gas targets
    • Familiar with experiments (setups, detectors, beam optimization) with short pulse lasers
    • Experience with optics software (such as ZEMAX), design and optimization of optical systems for laser beam propagation
    Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
    • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania, for a period 1 (one) year with the possibility of extension. .
    • Included: private medical coverage, paid annual leave.
    • Motivating salary, at European level, based on qualifications and experience.
    • The candidate should be available to travel abroad for scientific collaboration at various research infrastructures, for part of their time.
    Applications:
    The applications shall be accompanied by the documents requested in the Rules of Selection for this position.
    The applications shall be sent to the Human Resources Department at human.resources@eli-np.ro

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