Laser–Plasma interaction theoretician (Physicist, R&D)

Website HIL Applied Medical

About HIL Applied Medical:

HIL Applied Medical is a fast-growing, VC-backed, MedTech startup.

We aim to make proton beam therapy affordable for every hospital and accessible to every patient.

Proton beam therapy is widely recognized as one the most advanced, focused and precise form of radiotherapy for treating cancer. Affordable systems are key to widespread adoption of this important therapy, and an enabler of a $30+ billion per annum market.

We are always looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team; to fulfill our mission we need the best scientists and engineers – from around the world, who want to change the world.

Description of the Position:

The Laser-Plasma-Interaction theoretician is an R&D physicist conducting a numerical and theoretical research of the interaction of short pulse High Intensity Laser with plasma. The Laser-plasma interaction is a highly non-linear phenomenon that involves relativistic electrodynamics, plasma physics, hydrodynamics, atomic physics and non-linear optics. The study is conducted through variety of Particle In Cell (PIC) and Hydro-dynamic simulations. The theoretical physicist will work closely with HIL’s experimental group providing theoretical support for experiments, revealing the dominant physics of laser-plasma interaction and aiming to uncover novel experimental designs that are preferential for proton acceleration. S/he works with a high level of autonomy, implementing currently-available simulation tools and developing new simulation capabilities. S/he is expected to be knowledgeable of the relevant scientific literature and to follow the progress of the scientific community in the relevant fields.


·         Msc in physics, PhD or post doctoral experience are strongly preferred (or other equivalent experience).

·         Demonstrated experience in plasma physics / PIC simulation.

·         Experience in conducting large-scale parallel computations.

·         Expertise in high intensity laser physics – strong advantage.

Soft Skills:

·         A desire to work in a challenging, dynamic startup environment.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·         Simultaneous work on several projects.

·         Creativity.

·         Good technical skills.

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