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Job posted by institutul national de cercetare-dezvoltare pentru fizica si inginerie nucleara Horia Hulubei (IFIN) (24/02/2014 12.27)

Senior Researcher at Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) [Research Scientist II (CSII) and Research Scientist I (CSI)]

Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), a new Center for Scientific Research for a broad range of science domains: fundamental physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, applications in material science, life sciences and nuclear materials management.
•Building the facility (2013-2014)
•Purchasing the two major pieces of Equipment: two high power lasers and the gamma beam system (2013- 2017)
•Preparing the TDRs for the experiments and auxiliary laboratories
•Promoting the future multidisciplinary research opportunities of ELI-NP to users
•Defining and implementing the conditions necessary for the future operation
Implementation phase of the Project: to ensure the timely delivery and the commissioning of the two systems, their integration with the construction. The design and development of the ELI-NP experimental areas will be performed.
Operational phase: pursuing the scientific program of ELI-NP and maintaining the best performance of the systems.


The Senior Researcher will perform scientific experiments and technological development in one of the above mentioned directions, create and lead scientific working groups, guide junior researchers and PhD students. Each of the research directions, led by a coordinator (Head of Research Activities), will gradually evolve during the implementation of the project in terms of researchers’ expertise, technological needs and scientific development. Main responsibilities: During the implementation phase, Senior Researchers will:
•collaborate with the Heads of Research Activities for building-up the research teams and defining the scientific topics;
•participate in the decision-making process regarding the scientific strategy of ELI-NP;
•elaborate the Technical Design Reports (TDRs) for experiments and participate in the development of the experimental set-ups; During the operational phase, Senior Researchers will:
•lead the research teams in performing the research experiments;
•foster the collaboration with external research teams;
•identify topics of scientific interest, correlating the knowledge and experience in the fields of ELI-NP and shaping the main directions of research;
•contribute to the creation of a new pool of specialists in a unique field of research which is at the top border of scientific knowledge. Main tasks: •Proposing topics of research relevant for ELI-NP; •Advising the Head of Research Activity on the specific research field(s) within their areas of expertise;
•Coordinating the activity of PhD students; • Participating in the scientific strategy meetings of ELI-NP, and in scientific events;
•Participating with leading roles in the elaboration of the Technical Design Reports (TDRs) for the experiments of ELI-NP;
•Maintaining and enhancing the existing scientific collaborations and establishing new ones;
•Leading teams of researchers and engineers in measuring the equipment’s parameters and assessing the fulfillment of the technical requirements.

Nr of positions available : 10

Research Fields

Physics - Other

Career Stage

More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)

Research Profiles

Leading Researcher (R4)


motivating salary, based on qualifications and experience; social insurance, medical insurance

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PhD degree in fields related to the research activity at ELI-NP;
•At least 10 years of experience in research and development or higher education, out of which at least 4 years of experience in laser, nuclear physics or other fields related to ELI-NP;
•Excellent references in research;
•Proven research team leadership;
•Fluent in English;


Required Education Level
Degree PhD or equivalent
Degree Field Physics
Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Physics
Sub Research Field Other
Years of Research Experience 10
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
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Horia Hulubei National Institute for Research&Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)




Ilfov county


Bucharest - Magurele


Reactorului Street, no.30

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Horia Hulubei National Institute for Research&Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)

Reactorului Street, no.30
- Bucharest - Magurele
Ilfov county - ROMANIA