Jobs and Opportunities


The Ohio State University Departments of Astronomy and Physics invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellows in the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). A high priority for CCAPP is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; we especially encourage applications from members of under-represented groups.

We seek candidates with strong research programs in any area of cosmology, astroparticle physics, or astrophysics. Fellows will be supported through our extensive resources (including access to the Large Binocular Telescope and the Ohio Supercomputer Center), our friendly and supportive culture, and our award-winning mentoring programs.

CCAPP has significant efforts in theoretical, observational, and experimental astrophysics. Current research areas include dark energy, large-scale structure, cosmic microwave background, gravitational lensing, dark matter, galaxy formation and evolution, Galactic dynamics and substructure, cosmic rays, gamma rays, neutrinos, nucleosynthesis, stellar physics, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and active galactic nuclei. CCAPP has affiliations with the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (formerly WFIRST), Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA), Payload for Ultrahigh Energy Observations (PUEO), Askaryan Radio Array (ARA), IceCube/IceCube-Gen2, and the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN).

Fellow appointments will be for three-year terms. Applicants will also be considered for other postdoctoral positions. In addition to competitive salaries ($60k/year and a low cost of living), these positions come with $8k/year research budgets.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 18, 2022; we strongly recommend that all materials arrive by this date, though later submissions will be considered. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of publications (can be included in the CV), a brief description of past and proposed research (the format is flexible), and at least three letters of reference. All materials should be submitted via AJO ( In addition, all applicants must also fill out a short form and upload a CV to Workday (CCAPP Post Doctoral Scholar R61126).

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 or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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