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Postdoctoral or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (Theoretical Studies)

Louisiana State University
Nicholson, PA
Closing date
Feb 14, 2024

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Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (Theoretical Studies)

Position Type:
Other Academic

LSUAM LSUAM Science - PA - AMO Theory (Francois Mauger (00010472))

Work Location:
0210 J.W. Nicholson Hall

Pay Grade:
Other Academic

Job Description:

A position as Postdoctoral or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher is available in the Ultrafast AMO Theory group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University. The group includes 3 faculty (Profs. M.B. Gaarde, F. Mauger, and K.J. Schafer) and about twice as many junior members (Students and Postdocs). The selected candidate will participate in theoretical studies of the interactions between molecules and x-ray light, primarily as a means to triggering and observing ultrafast correlated-electron processes in these systems.

The Ultrafast AMO group and the Department of Physics and Astronomy strives to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds (see our statement of principles: For questions or additional information regarding the position, please contact Dr. F. Mauger at


Participate in theoretical studies of the interactions between molecules and x-ray light, primarily as a means to triggering and observing ultrafast correlated-electron processes in these systems. Research (90% effort): The researcher will be primarily responsible for the development and application of large-scale calculations methods to describe the interaction between short x-ray pulses and molecular systems. A Senior Postdoctoral Researcher will also have support for independent research which will be determined by its relationship to currently funded research, as well as its potential for opening new avenues of investigation. Publication, conference, and student supervision (10% effort - both Postdoctoral or Senior Postdoctoral Researchers): Additional duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate work in the Ultrafast AMO Theory group at LSU. The researcher is expected to regularly publish papers in the refereed literature, and to attend at least one professional meeting each year to present the results of this research.

Minimum qualifications: (Both) PhD in physics or a related field. (Sr. postdoctoral researcher) 3 years of related work experience

Preferred qualifications: Candidate with a background in ultrafast and/or computational AMO theory, time-dependent quantum dynamics, or large-scale computations will have first consideration.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:
Please provide cover letter, resume, and the contact information for 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. For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Francois Mauger at 225-578-0889 or

Posting Date:
December 11, 2023

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!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University's partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

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LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. LSU is also designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials. For those seeking such accommodations or assistance related to this search, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.

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