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.
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.
Good technical skills.
About HIL Applied Medical
HIL, a Hebrew University spinout, is developing a new class of compact, high-performance particle accelerators and ancillary technologies for cancer proton-beam radiotherapy.
We apply a patented laser-based, nanotech-enabled approach to particle acceleration; we are also developing high field, ultra-short pulse, light-activated magnets – thus paving the way for truly cost-effective single-room proton therapy systems.
Affordable single-room systems are key to widespread adoption of this important therapy, and an enabler of a $10BB market (US).
HIL Applied Medical is a privately held, VC-backed early stage medical device company. We are headquartered in the Hi-Tech Park, Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel. We work out of two R&D centers – one
in Jerusalem, Israel; the other in the US (Reno, Nevada).
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