The Department of Astronomy at the Ohio State University invites applications for a post-doctoral position working with Professor Christopher Kochanek. Areas of research include gravitational microlensing, the structure and variability of quasars, extragalactic surveys, and massive star transients based on data from the Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer Space Telescopes, the Large Binocular Telescope and a range of smaller facilities. Experience with the reduction and analysis of optical and infrared data and familiarity with one or more of these fields is desirable. Ohio State observing facilities available to the successful applicant include the 2 x 8.4-m Large Binocular Telescope and the 2.4-m and 1.3-m telescopes at the MDM Observatory on Kitt Peak. Ohio State is also a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Dark Energy Survey. The initial appointment will be for two years and may be renewed for a third year. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements in astronomy or astrophysics prior to the starting date, which is expected to be no later than September 2013. Applications should include a curriculum vita and bibliography and a statement of research accomplishments and interests. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately. For full consideration, applications should be received by 15 January 2013. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer. NSF Advanced Institution.
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