Summary of Duties:
Work with OSU Astronomy Department faculty, students, and Imaging Sciences Lab personnel on the definition, design, development, construction, and commissioning of advanced astronomical instruments. Desired skills include (but are not limited to) detector systems, optical design and analysis, electronics, fiber optics, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, opto-mechanical systems, software, and all aspects of the operation of astronomical instruments used for professional research.
PhD. in astronomy or equivalent by the start date of 9/1/2017; relevant experience in astronomical instrumentation development, with a background that includes development of science and engineering requirements, optical, mechanical, and electronics design; experience in the design, construction, and use of modern astronomical instruments, including astronomical detectors, instrument electronics design, testing, and analysis, and related optical and mechanical designs; experience with cryogenically cooled instruments and high-vacuum systems, hands-on experience with the assembly, testing, deployment, and documentation of instruments and detectors; experience working with engineers, technicians, and scientists in the design, construction, and testing of astronomical instruments; knowledge of observational astronomy, and demonstrated writing and communication skills.
Target Salary: $52,000 - $65,000 Annually
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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