CCAPP Postdoctoral Researcher

  • The Ohio State University Departments of Astronomy and Physics invite applications for CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellows in the OSU Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).

  • A successful candidate should be able to carry out a vigorous independent research program in theoretical, observational, or experimental cosmology, astroparticle physics, or astrophysics, as well as interact with researchers in CCAPP and other institutions while utilizing the extensive CCAPP resources and infrastructure.

  • We have recently welcomed five new faculty: Linda Carpenter, Chris Hirata, Adam Leroy, Laura Lopez, and Annika Peter.

  • CCAPP has significant efforts in theoretical, observational, and experimental astrophysics. Current research areas include dark energy, large-scale structure, Galactic dynamics and substructure, cosmic microwave background anisotropies, gravitational lensing, dark matter, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmic rays, gamma rays, neutrinos, nucleosynthesis, stellar physics, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and active galactic nuclei.

  • CCAPP's multi-messenger research initiatives include institutional affiliations with the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III and SDSS-IV), Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Pierre Auger Observatory, ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA), Askaryan Radio Array (ARA), and IceCube.

  • CCAPP also has major programs in time-domain studies of stars, quasars, and supernovae within large collaborations and with the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN).

  • Appointments will be for Regular (3 year) or Long-Term (5 year) Fellowships. Applicants will also be considered for other postdoctoral positions. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

  • In addition to competitive salaries, these positions come with substantial independent research budgets, the opportunity to conduct forefront research programs with the Large Binocular Telescope, and access to significant computational resources through the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

  • Applications will be reviewed after November 14, 2016; we strongly recommend that all materials arrive by this date, though later submissions will be considered.





  • Applications will be reviewed after November 14, 2016.
  • Applications should include a curriculum vitae, bibliography of publications (can be included in the CV), and a brief description of proposed research.

  • Electronic submissions are preferred.
    To submit applications electronically; please complete the Online CCAPP Postdoc Application Form and email your application files to

  • The applicant should also request at least 3 letters of reference to be sent via email to (Please request they note the applicant's name in subject line.)

  • Applications and Reference Letters unable to be submitted via email can be mailed to:
    Mrs. Lisa Colarosa
    CCAPP Program Coordinator
    Deptartment of Physics
    The Ohio State University
    191 W. Woodruff Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210-1117


  • To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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