ELI Beamlines research centre in Dolní Břežany is part of pan-European infrastructure ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe by making available its capacities to the best scientific teams across the world. The aim of ELI Beamlines is to establish the most intensive laser system in the world and to operate it on a long-term basis. Due to ultra-high performances of 10 PW (1 petawatt = 1,000,000,000,000,000 watts) and concentrated intensities of up to 1024 W/cm2, we can offer our users a unique source of radiation and beams of accelerated particles. The so called beamlines will enable groundbraking research in the area of physics and science dealing with materials, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields. ELI Beamlines is part of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it was open in 2015.

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. It is awarded by the European Commission to institutions which put significant effort into improving their HR strategy and ensuring professional and ethical working conditions.

Vacuum/Mechanical Designer (IV-23)

The candidate is supposed to work predominantly on the following topics:

  • design of vacuum vessels and components (flanges/feedthroughs/pipes)
  • design of cooling systems and cryogenic systems
  • support and participate on installation activities with laser, experimental and systems engineering teams
  • preparation of technical specifications for vacuum devices


  • proven experience in the field (min 3 years)
  • expert knowledge of 3D CAD software (Autodesk Inventor or NX)
  • university education in mechanical engineering
  • good knowledge of English language
  • ability to work in a team as well as independently

We offer:

  • the opportunity to participate in this unique scientific project
  • pleasant work environment
  • competitive and motivating salary
  • five weeks of holiday and other employee benefits

Applications, containing CV, cover letter, contacts of references, and any other material the candidate considers relevant, should be sent to Mrs. Jana Ženíšková, HR specialist (+420 - 601560322).

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Informace o pozici

Fyzikální Ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. - projekt ELI-Beamlines
Za Radnicí 835, Dolní Břežany
Required education: University
Required languages: English (Advanced)
Benefits: Meal tickets / catering allowance, Holidays 5 weeks, Educational courses, training, Sick days
Listed in: Mechanical engineering, Technology and development, Research and development, Research worker, researcher, Design engineer, Development engineer, Research and development worker, CAD / CAM specialist
Employment form
Employment form: Full-time work
Contract duration
Contract duration: Limited (temporary)
Employment contract
Employment contract: employment contract
Employer type: Employer