Senior Design Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The Ohio State University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
4055 McPherson Lab
Street Line 2: 
140 W 18th Ave
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University invites applications for a Senior Design Engineer staff position in our Imaging Sciences Laboratory. We seek candidates who would work with astronomy department faculty, students, and lab personnel on the definition, development, design, and construction of advanced astronomical instruments. Desired systems engineering skills include: requirements definition and flow-down, interface control, configuration control, document management, and performance verification throughout development, assembly, integration, test and commissioning. Experience with advanced astronomical instrumentation is desired but not required.


A bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience with systems engineering best practices applied to development of new equipment; experience as a design engineer, systems engineer, or project engineer with an emphasis on systems engineering; demonstrated writing and communication skills. Experience working with engineers, technicians, machinists, and scientists in the design, construction, and testing of astronomical instruments is desired but not required. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Application Instructions:

For a full job description and online application form, please visit the Ohio State University’s job postings website at Only applications submitted through will be accepted. Review of applications will begin 2018 March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Flexible work options available.

Included Benefits: 

Benefits eligibility guidelines can be found on the following web page:

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Richard Pogge
Professor and Vice Chair for Instrumentation
The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
United States of America
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