Contact:  pullin[AT]lsu.eduLocation:  Baton Rouge, LA
Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (Three positions anticipated)
Position Type: Other Academic
Department: LSUAM Science – PA – Relativity – Lead (Jorge Pullin (00011087))
Work Location: LSU – Baton Rouge
Pay Grade: The theoretical relativity group expects to have, contingent on funding opening(s) for a postdoctoral researcher(s) or senior postdoctoral researcher(s) working in quantum gravity, quantum cosmology and/or theoretical cosmology. The initial appointment will be for one year and is expected to be renewed for another one or two years subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds.
The core relativity group at LSU consists of Iván Agullo’, Steve Brandt, Frank Loeffler, Peter Diener, Jorge Pullin and Parampreet Singh, and several graduate students. In addition to that, LSU hosts a strong experimental gravity group with activity in LIGO, whose Livingston site is 30 miles away from Baton Rouge. LSU is also host to the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT), a multidisciplinary research center which includes computational groups in several areas of science, engineering and the humanities. Several researchers in the relativity group have joint appointments at CCT.
Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher or senior postdoctoral researcher will perform research on cosmology, quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology and/or quantum field theory in curved space-time which includes but is not limited to the following: research development, writing scientific papers, presenting talks at scientific meetings, participating in other local, state, national and international developments in theoretical relativity physics. 100% effort
Required Qualifications: (Both levels): Ph.D. in Physics or related with a track record of research in cosmology or quantum field theory in curved space-time or quantum gravity. (Senior Postdoc): Three years of postdoctoral experience.
Special Instructions: Application requirements in addition to cover letter and resume: Please submit a statement of research interests. A copy of your original transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
Posting Date: September 19, 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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