Research Assistant-Physical

Columbus, Ohio
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Astronomy, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Assistant 2, Physical 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.

Research Assistant will work with Professors K. Stanek and C. Kochanek on the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). Duties include: daily quality control of data obtained by 20 ASAS-SN telescopes; verification of supernova and other transient candidates; release of confirmed ASAS-SN discoveries to the public; response to public queries concerning ASAS-SN Sky Patrol data; coordination of queue observing schedule on the MDM 2.4-m telescope. Participate in follow-up observations and data reduction of ASAS-SN targets.