German Electron Synchrotron
Postdoc for Machine Learning in Laser-Plasma Accelerations
Novel methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence promise new possibilities to enhance the quality of laser-plasma electron beams to a level that supports real-worl applications. In this context, we are searching for a highly motivated self-driven Postdoc with an exellent background in laser-plasma acceleration working at the interface of experiments, laser development, particle-in-cell code development and application of machine earning methods to control the experiment, analyze data and predictive modeling.
•Apply methods of machine learning to improve the electron beam quality from a laser-plasma accelerator
•Develop methods of machine-learning based predictive modeling and active stabilization
•Coordinate and lead experiment campaigns at the LUX laser-plasma accelerator to demonstrate high-quality electron beams
•PhD in physics with a focus on laser-plasma acceleration
•Experience in experimental laser-plasma acceleration
•Experience in writing PIC simulation codes for laser-plasma accelerators
•Experience in machine learning tools such as keras, pytorch and others
•Proven scientific track record in machine-learning for laser-plasma accelerators
Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time and job-sharing. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH.
This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.