Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy

Ohio State University Department of Astronomy

United States

Position Information

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Number of Positions Available 1

University Title Post Doctoral Scholar

Working Title Post Doctoral Scholar

Department Astronomy

Department Location Columbus

Requisition Number 461435

Summary of Duties

The Department of Astronomy, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team. 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. — The qualified individual will work with Professor Paul Martini on projects in observational cosmology related to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). This will include experimental work to continue to optimize the performance of the instrumentation and survey, and analysis of data to extract cosmological information, with a preferred focus on the Lyman alpha forest region. In addition, the person will prepare research papers for publication in refereed journals.

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Required Qualifications

PhD required by the time of hire.

Target Salary $56,000.00 - $64,000.00 Annually

Job Category Research

Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time

Temporary or Regular Term

Posting Start Date 09/26/2020

Posting End Date 01/02/2021

Dept Contact Name Krehnovi,Kristy Lynn

Dept Contact Phone 614/292-2022

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