Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (Physics - CALET)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Louisiana State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
204 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The experimental high energy astrophysics group at Louisiana State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher. The group is currently participating in the flight operations of the CALET electron calorimeter experiment on the International Space Station, including analysis of high-energy cosmic rays, astrophysical gamma-rays, solar energetic particles, as well as space and geomagnetic “weather’. In addition, LSU serves as the central CALET data center for the U.S. collaborating institutions. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in one or more of the CALET scientific topics.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Candidate will work on the CALET Space Station electron/gamma ray experiment, performing Monte Carlo simulations of instrument performance, processing and analyzing high-energy cosmic ray, astrophysical gamma-ray, solar energetic particle, geomagnetic, and “space weather” flight data, contribute to writing of scientific papers, and carrying out the duties as needed of a member of the CALET science collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Experimental Astrophysics, Experimental Particle Physics or related discipline.

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

In addition to the job duties above, a senior Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to lead development of at least one major CALET scientific topic including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, attending and presenting analysis results at CALET collaboration meetings, and lead writing of scientific papers.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Experimental Astrophysics, Experimental Particle Physics or related discipline and three years of postdoctoral experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Good code development and data analysis skills; experience with C++, ROOT, Python, IDL, FITS, HDF, demonstrated understanding of the interaction of particles and photons with matter, cosmic ray and/or gamma ray instrumentation experience, previous experience with a space or balloon flight high energy astrophysics experiment.

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

Included Benefits: 

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!

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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