Communications Officer Advertisement – ASTRONOMY AUSTRALIA LTD

Communications Officer
Applications close at 9am AEST 13th June 2017

  • Full-time (part-time considered upon request)
  • One year contract with possible renewal 
  • $80k – $100k + Super
  • Located in Hawthorn, Victoria

Astronomy Australia Ltd is seeking a Program Manager responsible for the oversight of a number of research infrastructure projects and facilities and to assist with the management of the Australian Government grants funding those activities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of AAL-funded projects: AAL manages several astronomical research infrastructure grants and occasionally applies for new grants. The Program Manager will be responsible for several research infrastructure projects and facilities.
  • Supporting project teams to engage with industry: Astronomy research drives technology development in areas ranging from instrumentation to data-intensive software. The Program Manager will seek to increase industry involvement in AAL-funded projects by supporting project teams to collaborate with industry partners.
  • Stakeholder communications: The role involves engagement with astronomers and the Australian Government. 

See Position Description for more detailed list of duties and the required and desired experience and qualifications.

About AAL

Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) is a not-for-profit company whose members are all the Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical research capability.

Our vision is that Australian-based astronomers will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure. AAL will achieve this vision by engaging with astronomers, advising the Australian Government on astronomy research infrastructure, and over-seeing resultant projects.

AAL is committed to equity and diversity, and endeavours to create an environment in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect.

AAL is located alongside the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn. We offer a relaxed, flexible, family-friendly environment, close to public transport, approximately 6km east of Melbourne’s CBD.

How to apply

Please refer to the Position Description for further details about this job, and the required and desirable experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, submit a covering letter and resume via email to AAL’s Senior Program Manager, Mita Brierley (mita.brierley @

Application close 9AM AEST 13th June 2017.

For more information on this position contact Mita Brierley on 03 9214 8012 or mita.brierley @