Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) manages the Astronomy program of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). AAL is a not-for-profit company whose members are Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical research capability.
Our vision is that Australian astronomy is world leading and publicly valued. Our mission is to facilitate access for Australian-based astronomers to the best research infrastructure, encourage the sharing of astronomical technical capabilities to maximise their value to the nation, and inspire Australians with these astronomical achievements.
The role of Program Manager is for two years with the possibility of renewal. AAL is open to considering any location within Australia. Currently, AAL has offices in Melbourne (hosted by Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn), Sydney (hosted by Macquarie University in North Ryde) and Canberra (hosted by ANU in Acton).
Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated, with AAL supporting a hybrid working model where staff spend the majority of their time working from home. AAL prides itself on being a small but dedicated team of professionals, offering a relaxed and family-friendly working model to all staff.
AAL’s Program Managers are responsible for overseeing several research infrastructure projects. In this position, the Program Manager is also expected to be skilled in writing content to contribute to the shaping and achievement of AAL’s strategic agenda.
Travel requirement: one or two interstate trips per year.
No staff supervision is required. As AAL is a small company, all members of staff are expected to spend some of their time assisting with general operations.
The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing a sub-set of AAL research infrastructure projects. Oversight responsibilities include:
The Program Manager will perform a number of tasks related to management of the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). These tasks include:
In addition, the Program Manager will also support two international astronomical collaborations:
AAL’s stakeholders include Australian based astronomers and the Australian Government. The Program Manager will be responsible for:
The successful candidate will require the essential skills, experience and qualifications below.
To discuss this role please email [email protected] or contact James Murray (Director of Operations) on 0409 703 929.
To apply for the role, please submit a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, and resume via email to [email protected].
Applications Close 20 January 2023, 9:00 AM (AEDT).
Reporting to: Director of Programs
Hours: 0.8-1.0 FTE
Term of Employment: Two-year fixed term
Location: AAL will consider applications from any location in Australia
Salary: $100,000 – $120,000 p.a (pro-rata) + superannuation
To apply: [email protected]