Junior chemist - Biophysics group

Laser Gamma Experiments Department

    Scope of work:
    The junior chemist will provide technical support for scientific research in the ELI-NP areas, especially in the biomedical field and in the Biophysics workgroup. In the operational phase, the chemist will participate to the implementation and operation of research equipment and to the implementation of the scientific strategy of ELI-NP, exploring new applications in Biophysics and biomedical sciences of the high power lasers and gamma beams.
    Main Responsabilities:
  • Participating in the development of new biological applications of the ELI-NP photonic beams
  • Installation of instrumentation and preparation of experiments
  • Implementation of the Technical Design Report for experiments and definition of experimental arrangements in the field of biophysics at ELI-NP (Laser-TDR4) and the program of the biophysics group (Asavei et al., Rom. Rep. Phys. 2016, Asavei et al., Med Phys 2019)
  • Spectroscopic characterization of the biomolecular effects of radiation
  • Development of areas dedicated to experiments and laboratories for biological applications within ELI-NP
  • Main Tasks:
    • Specific tasks for the development of ELI-NP within LGED: - participates in the development of the biology laboratory and the framework for ELI-NP users for biological applications; - helps to implement experimental setups, especially for biophysics applications, in the ELI-NP experimental areas; - installation and adjustment of instrumentation
    • Calculations for estimating the biochemical effects of radiation; support for scientific research activities
    • Fulfilling specific tasks in a working group led by a senior researcher, assistance with administrative tasks
    • Characterization of molecules
    • Participation in scientific meetings and conferences
    • Writing reports on the activities in which he/she is involved
    • Assistance in the development of the biological characterization laboratory for ELI-NP and a framework for ELI-NP users to study the biological effects of radiation
    Professional background:
    • Bachelor's degree in chemistry
    • Familiar with the spectroscopic applications pertaining to ELI-NP research relevant for biological studies
    • Fluency in English
    • Demonstrated experience of teamwork and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
    • Availability to travel and perform work and training stages abroad
    • Would be a plus: - Experience with programming; - Experience with Mathemathica, Matlab, C++, Linux and Windows
    Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
    • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania .
    • 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.
    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