Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Technical Division


    Scope of work:
  • The post-doctoral research assistant will work in the Technical Division, the Target Laboratory, and will collaborate with the technical and experimental teams within the laboratory and within ELI-NP for implementing the experimental programmes, operating and maintaining the experimental systems in his/her charge
  • The post-doctoral research assistant will use his/her competences in research and development for developing new materials used as targets in the experiments at ELI-NP, for producing the materials used as targets in high power laser and gamma beam experiments, for drawing up procedures for the production of these materials and for using and maintaining the equipment in his/her charge
  • Main Responsabilities:
    Main Tasks:
      In the Technical Division of the ELI-NP research infrastructure the post-doctoral research assistant will have the following duties:
    • will ensure routine operation for part of the production and analysis equipment in the laboratory (ultra-high vacuum coating system via RF/DC sputtering; optical lithography equipment - mask alignment equipment, spin coater, X-ray diffractometer);
    • will train the laboratory personnel in using the above mentioned equipment
    • will plan, under the guidance of the laboratory coordinator, an equipment operation schedule, so as to ensure continuous support for the research activities
    • will plan, under the guidance of the laboratory coordinator, the maintenance schedule for the equipment in his/her charge
    • will take part in devising the production procedures
    • will propose new research topics for developing new materials
    • will attend conferences and will write articles or patent proposals with the research results
    • will take part in the public procurement procedures, in all their stages (writing the technical specification document, technical evaluation procedure and follow contract performance);
    • will attend professional training courses/internships at the request of the Target Laboratory Coordinator
    Professional background:
    • PhD in science: physics/physics-engineering/chemistry/materials science
    • Experience in research & development or higher education, of at least 1 year in materials science, physics-engineering or experimental physics
    • Work experience in research teams
    • Experience of working in research project teams
    • Capacity to train other users in using the equipment in his/her charge
    • Ability to take part in complex research activities, ability to use complex research equipment, characteristic to the laboratory
    • Highly-developed technical skills, disciplined, positive, result-oriented, keen observer, punctual, responsible, fair, balanced, self-controlled, accurate information communicator
    • Fluent in English
    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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