Research Scientist

The Ohio State University

Job Description

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Job Title:
Research Scientist

Arts and Sciences | Astronomy

Research Scientist carries out a vigorous independent research program in observational, theoretical, or experimental astrophysics, interacting with researchers in the Department of Astronomy, CCAPP and other institutions while utilizing extensive resources and infrastructure provided therein. The OSU Astronomy Department/CCAPP's multi-messenger research initiatives include institutional affiliations with the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV), Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), and various other surveys, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), collaborations devoted to stellar and quasar variability, as well as supernovae and other transients. Other expectations are to play a significant role in the overall scientific direction of the astronomy department; write papers to publish research results in refereed journals; travel to workshops and conferences to promote the findings of the research; and confer with other researchers.

Required: A PhD in Astronomy or related area and at least five years of experience in observational astrophysics related to broadband multi-wavelength studies of compact objects and accretion physics phenomena as observed in many diverse astrophysical environments. This should include experience with observation/experimental design, survey data, analysis methods and the interpretation of astrophysical results; authored relevant publications and presented findings at conferences or professional events; experience working with students, postdoctoral researchers and scientists.

Additional Information:

The Department of Astronomy, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Scientist to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field.  The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. 

The pay range for this job profile is $75,500.00 - $75,500.00. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, the unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.

McPherson Chemical Laboratory (0053)

Position Type:
Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

First Shift

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