Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Modelling of Relativistic Laser-matter Interaction

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden has an opening postdoctoral associate position in material sciences. This position is closed on November 22, 2018.

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Information about the project

The Department of Physics seeks a highly motivated and talented individual to join the Plasma Theory group at the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics and work on theoretical modelling of laser-matter interaction. The position is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant “Running away and radiating’‘, which is about understanding the characteristics and dynamics of particle acceleration in plasmas.

Major responsibilities

The postdoctoral project will be focused on theoretical modelling of laser-plasma based ion acceleration and radiation generation in plasma accelerators, mainly via numerical simulations and comparisons with experimental observations. The successful candidate is expected to interact closely with members of the Plasma Theory research group at Chalmers and with experimentalists at the Lund Laser Center.

Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your research in a research group. The candidate will be employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited until 2020-09-30.


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in physics or in a closely related field. Previous experience in theoretical modelling of relativistic laser-matter interaction with Particle-in-Cell codes, in particular modelling of laser-driven ion acceleration as well as radiation emitted by laser-plasma accelerated charged particles is considered as a strong advantage.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180589 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 22 November, 2018

Professor Tnde Flp,, +46 31-772 3180

Assistant professor Istvan Pusztai,, +46 31-772 3236


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