Columbus Prize Postdoctoral Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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 the Columbus Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship. successful candidate will carry out a vigorous program of research of her or his own design, working independently and/or in collaboration with the 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 structure, gamma-ray bursts, gravitational lensing (micro and macro), instrumentation, the interstellar and intergalactic medium, stellar populations, stellar structure, and others. Observational facilities include a 1/6 share of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) 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 also 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 highly interactive environment of Ohio State Astronomy. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics.

The appointment is for 3 years, anticipated to begin 1 Oct 2019.

Applicants should send a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the following website: Review of applications will begin January 30, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates who have already applied for a CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellowship via AJO may send an e-mail to stating that they wish this application to also be considered for the Columbus Fellowship, or they may submit a new application via AJO.

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: 

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


Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Scott Gaudi
The Ohio State University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
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