Instrumentation Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
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 in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a research staff position in our Imaging Sciences Laboratory. We seek candidates working in the field of astronomical instrumentation to work with faculty, students, and ISL staff on the definition, design, development, construction, and commissioning of advanced astronomical instruments. Desired skills include detector systems, electronics, thermal/vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, fiber optics, opto-mechanical systems, optical design and analysis, project management, software, and all aspects of the operation of astronomical instruments used for professional research used for professional research in observational astronomy.


Qualified applicants are required to have a Ph. D. in Astronomy or Physics. Should have at least five years experience in astronomical instrumentation development, with a broad background covering all phases of instrumentation activities including development of science and engineering requirements, optical, mechanical, and electronics design. Experience with modern astronomical detectors and detector control system principles is highly desired. 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.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit The Ohio State University job postings website at Review of applications will begin immediately 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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$80000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$110000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

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

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Richard Pogge
Professor and Vice Chair for Instrumentation
The Ohio State University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Richard Pogge
Instrumentation Scientist Posting