Full-time staff appointment as an Instrument Scientist to work with The Ohio State University Astronomy Department faculty, students, and staff on definition, design, development, construction, and commissioning of advanced astronomical instruments.
PhD in Astronomy or Physics. Three years experience in astronomical instrumentation, with a broad background covering all phases from development of science and engineering requirements, optical, mechanical, and electronics design, to assembly, testing, and deployment. Experience with one or more of optical design and analysis, astronomical detectors and control systems, fiber optics, vacuum and thermal systems highly desired but not required.
Experience in all aspects of modern ground-based astronomical instruments, from design through assembly, testing, deployment, documentation, including project planning, cost estimates, and vendor management. Work well with a team engineers, technicians, and scientists on instrument projects. Knowledge of observational astronomy and demonstrated written and spoken communication skills.
OSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
All applications must be submitted through the OSU jobs website.
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