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My New Jobs and Working in Academia

24 Aug 2012, 02:36 UTC
My New Jobs and Working in Academia
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THE NEW JOBS I've talked before about my current position as a postdoc (short for postdoctoral scholar/researcher/fellow/etc.). This is a temporary position very much like a medical doctor's residency. I've held this position for the past 5 years and I've loved it, so much so that I managed to land myself a more permanent position, or I should say positions since I now have 2 jobs.My first job that will be replacing my postdoc (which is up at the end of the month) is "Data Analysis and EPO Scientist" for Caltech but working at the LIGO Livingston Observatory (EPO stands for Education and Public Outreach). This is a half-time position that will allow me to continue my LIGO research and continue to perform outreach. Basically, this new scientist job at LIGO will let me to keep doing what I've been doing for the last 5 years.My second job is an instructor position in the LSU physics department. This semester I am teaching conceptual physics (PHSC 1001: Physical Science) which is sometimes referred to as "physics for poets". I am especially excited about teaching the class at LSU because many of the students are future teachers themselves. I've taught the equivalent ...

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