Post Doctoral Scholar in Physics

Ohio State University Departments of Physics and Astronomy

United States

Position Information

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Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.

Number of Positions Available 5

University Title Post Doctoral Scholar

Working Title Post Doctoral Scholar

Department Physics

Department Location Columbus

Requisition Number 462550

Summary of Duties

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seek Post Doctoral Scholars to join our team in the OSU Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

Appointments will be three years. Applicants will also be considered for other post doctoral positions. In addition to competitive salaries, these positions come with substantial research budgets. A Post Doctoral Scholar will carry out a vigorous program of independent research, write papers for refereed publication, travel to conferences and other venues to present the results, and interact with other researchers to develop new directions that will aid CCAPP. Applications will be reviewed after November 20, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Additional Information for Applicants:

All interested applicants must apply on the OSU Career website as well as submit all materials to Academic Jobs Online at by 12/20/20, though later submissions will be considered. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications (can be included in the CV), a brief description of past and proposed research (the format is flexible), and at least three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to John Beacom at

There are five positions available with this posting.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree. Candidates must have demonstrated records of accomplishments in cosmology, astroparticle physics, astrophysics, or closely related fields.

Target Salary $53,000.00 - $61,000.00 Annually

Job Category Research

Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time

Temporary or Regular Term

Posting Start Date 10/31/2020

Posting End Date 12/20/2020

Dept Contact Name Hood,Pamela S

Dept Contact Phone 614/292-6486

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*Do you have a doctoral degree?

*Are you aware that, in addition to submitting your application through this career site, you must also submit your materials through the Academic Jobs Online link provided in the Additional Information section of this posting in order to be considered for this position?

Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Other

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