Laser Physicist / Engineer

Energy generation through fusion is one of the most exciting technological developments of our time. A promising approach uses high-intensity laser systems, which, however, currently do not yet meet the requirements needed in a future power plant. In order to support these challenging developments on the critical path towards a commercially usable technology, our company was founded as a subsidiary of SPRIND (Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovations). 

SPRIND aims to create new disruptive innovations in Germany. This means products, services, and systems that noticeably and sustainably improve all our lives. To achieve this, it brings together innovative thinkers from science and business, people with outstanding ideas, special expertise, and passion.

In a joint project with Marvel Fusion, we will advance the ecosystem needed for the commercialization of a laser-driven inertial fusion approach. The main goal of this cooperation is to develop and manufacture a scalable, industrial diode-pumped ultra-high intensity laser system.  


By joining our company, you will be: 
  • Working at the forefront of laser-fusion-related science & ultra-high intensity laser system development
  • Support in solving one of the most complex technological challenges known to humanity, harnessing Fusion on Earth
  • Working alongside world-leading scientists and entrepreneurs in laser science
  • Working at the intersection of research and industry

The impact you will make

In this role, you will have the chance to deepen your expertise by working at the forefront of high-power laser fusion science. You will be a key person in designing, calculating, and developing the unique ultra-high intensity high-power laser system and you will take over several projects for this development. Your contributions will significantly impact the development of our cutting-edge technology. You will bring solid expertise to collaborate with multidisciplinary external teams e. g. with the Laser Group at Marvel Fusion, which is continuously developing and implementing new technologies to demonstrate key features of its unique laser-driven fusion concept. Furthermore, you will establish connections with external partners around the globe.

This role is ideal for candidates with hands-on experience in conducting and coordinating complex projects who would like to develop further within a multidisciplinary and multinational team.
More specifically, you will: 

  • Perform calculations and simulations for a PW-class, highly efficient, diode-pumped solid-state laser system & elaborate on the overall laser design 
  • Interact with external partners to steer and monitor their performance
  • Collaborate with the engineering department of Marvel Fusion in planning and constructing a facility where our laser systems will be integrated
  • Help gather requirements for the procurement of hardware ranging from small, machined parts to large optical components from both local and international vendors, and aid our procurement team 

What you bring

  • Ph.D. or Master in Physics or a related field
    o   With a Master, an extensive working experience is requested
    o   Postdoctoral research experience or equivalent breadth and depth of experience is a plus
  • Working experience with industrial integration of lasers or industrial manufacturing
  • Experience in applying industrial standards
  • Experience in simulation tools for ultra-short, high-intensity laser systems is a plus
  • Experience with ultra-short pulses and large optics is a plus
  • Expertise in setting up and operating high-power lasers and diagnostic equipment is a plus
  • Fluent English
  • A healthy amount of flexibility, adaptability, and a can-do attitude
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills 
  • Willingness to travel

Application Process

If you’re interested in this job application, please apply via Marvel Fusion’s website. Marvel Fusion will be responsible for screening applications and pre-selection of candidates based on their technical expertise and experience. Promising candidates will then be referred to us (upon consent by the respective candidate). Final interviews, negotiation of the hiring terms and hiring decision will be made by us without Marvel Fusion’s involvement.

Additional information:

Marvel Fusion benefits are not applicable to this job.

About Marvel Fusion

Marvel Fusion, founded in 2019 and based in Munich, is a technology pioneer in the field of safe, clean, and reliable power generation. With the aim of solving one of the biggest problems of humanity, we are developing a completely new type of fusion energy technology that dramatically increases the probability of fusion and builds on recent advances in laser and nanoscience.