Buckeye Prize Postdoctoral Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The Ohio State University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
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4055 McPherson Lab
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140 W 18th Ave
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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 the Buckeye Prize Postdoctoral Fellow.

The successful candidate will carry out a vigorous program of research of her/his/their own design, working independently and/or in collaboration with Ohio State faculty. Researchers in all areas of theoretical and observational astronomy will be considered. Current research interests at Ohio State include active galactic nuclei, cosmology and large-scale structure, exoplanets, Galactic chemical evolution and structure, gravitational lensing (micro and macro), instrumentation, the interstellar, circumstellar, and intergalactic medium, star formation and feedback, stellar structure, supernovae and time domain astrophysics, and others.

Observational facilities include a 1/6 share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), ¼ share of the MDM Observatory, and membership in SDSS, ASAS-SN, DESI, and other projects. Fellows can be PIs on observing proposals, and there is no limit on the number of proposals. Computational facilities include a departmental cluster and access to the Ohio Supercomputing Center. The department has an active instrumentation lab and strong ties to the Ohio State Physics Department through the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). We seek candidates who will contribute to and benefit from the highly interactive environment of Ohio State Astronomy. We especially encourage applications from members of under-represented groups.

The appointment is for 3 years, anticipated to begin 1 September 2024. The anticipated starting salary is $60k/yr with a $10k/yr research budget.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics by the time of hire.

Application Instructions:  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications (can be included in the CV), and a brief description of past and proposed research. We strongly prefer that these be provided as one document and in that order. The cover letter should provide the names, institutions, and email addresses of at least three individuals who could provide recommendation letters upon request. We recommend that you skip “Autofill with Resume” and choose “Apply Manually.” It is fine to answer only the required questions. Under “My Experience,” there is a place to upload your documents.  The application website is: https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Buckeye-Post-Doctoral-Scholar_R90472-1

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and we strongly recommend that all materials arrive by this date, although later applications will be considered.

Inquiries may be directed to Paul Martini at [email protected].

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

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: 

The Ohio State University Benefits: https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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