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Open positions within EuPRAXIA

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy with research stays at the European XFEL, Germany

'2 Post-Doctoral Positions in X-ray Free Electron Laser Science diffraction on protein fibrils'

Project: FELIX - Unraveling Protein Structures in Neurodegenerative Diseases

The FELIX project, hosted by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, invites applications for two postdoctoral positions focused on exploiting the capabilities of the European XFEL Free Electron Laser 
(FEL) to investigate the structures of protein fibrils and aggregates. This research is crucial for 
understanding the molecular underpinnings of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and 
Alzheimer's, with a specific emphasis on α-synuclein and β-amyloids protein


  • ​PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Structural Biology or a closely related field.

  • Experience in protein biochemistry and/or familiarity with X-ray diffraction techniques, 

  • preferably including experience with Free Electron Laser sources or synchrotron radiation.

  • Strong analytical skills, with proficiency in data analysis software.

  • Excellent communication skills, with proficiency in English, and the ability to work collaboratively in an international team

For more information, please contact

Application deadline: 20th June 2024

ELI ERIC (ELI Beamlines)

'Senior Researcher in Laser-plasma Undulator Illumination Source (LUIS) development (204)'

Job description:

  • lead research activities in plasma sources, laser-plasma interaction aiming high-quality electron beam and dedicated electron beam transport with relevant electron beam diagnostics, as well as incoherent photon beam generation

  • lead the preparation, commissioning and user operation of the relevant technologies

  • active role in international collaborations in the relevant fields

  • record, analyse and document results for communication through publications in peer-review journals and presentations at conferences and workshops

  • contribute to the supervision of PhD students and work closely with other members of the plasma accelerator community at ELI-Beamlines



  • PhD in physics (at least 5 years of work after defence) with practical experience in plasma-source development and development of relevant plasma and electron beam diagnostics

  • ability to take initiative and perform tasks independently

  • ability to lead activities of PhD students

  • good track record in publications and participation in international collaborations in relevant fields

  • good knowledge of spoken and written English

For more information and how to apply please visit: 

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