Postdoctoral Position in SDSS-V Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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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140 W 18th Ave
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4055 McPherson Lab
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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 a postdoctoral research position focused on extracting science from SDSS-V. Research interests of the department directly related to SDSS-V include Galactic archaeology, stellar physics and abundances, binary star systems and compact objects, Galactic structure, star formation, ISM properties, feedback, and enrichment, and AGN.

The appointment will begin in Fall 2022 or earlier and run for two years with extension to a third year possible based on performance and availability of funds.

Assets of the Ohio State department include a 1/6 observing share of the Large Binocular Telescope, a 1/4 share of MDM observatory, membership in all SDSS-IV and -V projects, substantial institutional presence in DES, DESI, ASAS-SN, KELT, and the upcoming Roman Space Telescope, and a lively scientific environment. Information about faculty and their research programs can be found at"

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field by the start date of the appointment and experience in observational research. 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: Please visit the Ohio State University’s job postings website at to submit a CV and a statement of research interests, including specific reference to use of SDSS-V data. Applicants should include the names and contact information of at least 3 references. Only applications submitted through will be accepted. Applicants who have already applied to OSU’s Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) may submit just a cover letter to requesting consideration for this position and emphasizing the connection of their research to SDSS-V. Application deadline is January 31, though earlier applications are welcome and may receive interview requests.

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, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University is an NSF Advance Institution.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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Dr. Jennifer Johnson
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