Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher LSU/LIGO, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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Deadline:  2023-02-28

Location:  Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO))

Position Type:
Other Academic

LSUAM Science – PA – Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (Gabriela Gonzalez (00000092))

Work Location:
0266 J.W. Nicholson Hall

Pay Grade:
Other Academic

Job Description:
The LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) instrument and data characterization. The successful candidate will conduct research diagnosing the LIGO detectors’ non-astrophysical transients as well as noise in the frequency domain to improve the reach to astrophysical sources like collisions of black holes and neutron stars. The research will be carried out as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration at Louisiana State University (LSU), very close to the LIGO Livingston Observatory (LLO), with opportunity to collaborate with scientists at LLO.

Postdoctoral Researcher – (100%) diagnosing the LIGO detectors’ non-astrophysical transients as well as noise in the frequency domain.

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher – (90%) lead the research of diagnosing the LIGO detectors’ non-astrophysical transients as well as noise in the frequency domain; will be assigned additional research projects to lead; (10%) expected to publish papers, and present results at conferences; and mentor graduate students.

Minimum qualification: (Both) PhD in physics or a related field. (Senior Postdoctoral Researcher) Three years of related work experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in one or more of the following: precision experiments, instrument noise diagnostics, data analysis methods, and statistical methods.
Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions:
Please attach ALL required documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Please provide letter of application, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

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

Please email any questions to Gabriela Gonzalez, gonzalez[AT]
Posting Date:
October 24, 2022

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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