Postdoctoral Researcher (Physics & Astronomy), Baton Rouge, LA

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Deadline:  2017-07-31

Location:  Baton Rouge, LA

(No application date, open till filled)

The LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in data analysis, instrument development and experiments at LSU and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, LA. LIGO research is carried out by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, a large and international group of scientists. LSU’s gravity research group includes a large group of experimental and theoretical faculty (Thomas Corbitt, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela Gonzalez, Warren Johnson, Jorge Pullin, Ivan Agullo, Parampreet Singh), including a number of postdocs and students. We are active in data analysis, diagnostics and calibration of the current LIGO detectors, and in the development of next-generation technology and data quality diagnostics for advanced detectors. Since our campus is only 42km from LIGO, we also play an important role in the day-to-day detector commissioning and characterization. We are very interested in scientists with a strong interest in data characterization and calibration.

Responsibilities: 100% effort – Performs detector characterization, calibration, and astrophysical data analysis for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, involving regular coordination with faculty, staff, and students from LSU and other collaborating institutions in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in precision measurement techniques, control systems, laser interferometry, and/or data analysis including statistical techniques and software development.

Special Instructions:
Please attach resume/CV.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Posting Date:
August 30, 2016

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

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