ESO job vacancies

A laser guide star is used to observe the centre of the Milky Way at Yepun, one of four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky.

On behalf of ESO and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, AAL would like to bring the following job opportunities to the attention of the Australian-based astronomy community: 

Director of La Silla Paranal Observatory
Deadline: 04/02/2024

Instrumentation Programme Manager
Deadline: 11/02/2024

Photonics Engineer
Deadline: 22/01/2024

Programme Controller
Deadline: 19/01/2024

Quality Assurance Specialist
Deadline: 13/01/2024

Events Coordinator
Deadline: 09/01/2024

Administrative Assistant
Deadline: 05/01/2024

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive ground-based astronomical observatory. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries at various sites in Chile, and its headquarters in Garching, Germany.

Australia has a 10 year Strategic Partnership enabling it to access ESO telescopes at La Silla Paranal Observatory, including the world-leading 8 metre Very Large Telescope. Australians may also apply for positions with ESO across all its operations on the same basis as member states. Working at ESO gives Australians exposure to sophisticated scientific and engineering skills and helps build formal and informal networks with European astronomers, engineers and colleagues in other big science organisations. Further details are available at ESO’s Recruitment Portal.

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