Postdoctoral Researcher (Astrophysics)

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Researcher (Astrophysics)

College of Science – Astronomy

Louisiana State University

Job Responsibilities:

Applications are invited for an anticipated postdoctoral researcher position, starting January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This program is motivated by observations of the R Coronae Borealis (RCB), hydrogen-deficient carbon stars which are thought to be the products of white-dwarf binary mergers. We are using a combination of 3D hydrodynamics codes developed at LSU and the 1D MESA (Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics) stellar evolution code including nucleosynthesis to construct post-merger spherical models based on realistic merger progenitor models and on our hydrodynamical simulations. The research program involves detailed stellar evolution simulations of post-double degenerate mergers as well as the simulations of nucleosynthesis and the post-merger evolution.

Job Duties:

Conduct research, develop and run hydro simulations, write papers, attend national and international conferences, mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Astrophysics or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in hydro code development as a preferred qualification.

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; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

HCM Contact Information:

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

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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