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Postdoctoral Researcher (Theoretical Relativity)
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Researcher (Theoretical Relativity)
University Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department Physics - Quantum Gravity - Cosmology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General

Job Description:
The Theoretical General Relativity Group at LSU expects to have, contingent on funding, an opening for a postdoctoral researcher working in loop quantum gravity/cosmology and related areas. The initial appointment will be for one year and the selected applicant is expected to be renewed for another one, subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds. The postdoctoral researcher will perform research on loop quantum gravity applications in cosmology and black hole physics and related areas. Responsibilities include but are 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. Additional duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate thesis work at LSU. The researcher is expected to regularly publish papers in the refereed literature.

About the Theoretical General Relativity Group:
The core relativity group at LSU consists of Ivan Agullo, Steve Brandt, Peter Diener, Jorge Pullin and Parampreet Singh, and several graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. In addition to that, LSU hosts a strong experimental gravity group with activity in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Physics and related coursework in discipline/specialty area

Preferred Qualifications:
Track record of research in above fields.

Special Instructions:
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.

Please provide cover letter, statement of research interests, a CV and three professional references. Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

Transcripts may be submitted; however, original transcripts will be required prior hire. If the degree is not from the United States, a credential evaluation is required in addition to the official transcripts.

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!

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


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