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  Management - Runs programs and projects funded by government agencies at the center or functional unit level. Management positions may be generalist leading an organization or specialist leading a dedicated function or group.

  Scientific - Includes researchers, observation specialists, operational support and project based positions.

  Engineering - Includes specialist positions across the range of engineering domains engaged in the design and development of astronomical facilities and systems.

  Administrative - Provides administrative support to the operation of the center, for example, human resources, financial, facilities, outreach or generic based positions.

  Technical - Positions supporting and developing the informational technology infrastructure.

current job ad listing
Job No. Title Location Organization Posted Date
16-0130 Head of Technology Development Department La Serena, Chile Gemini 5/12/2016

16-0125 Head of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Tucson, AZ LSST 5/5/2016

16-0069 Head, Data Science Mission Office Baltimore, MD STScI 3/2/2016

16-0058 Deputy Manager Tucson, AZ LSST 2/16/2016

15-0239 Deputy Director Baltimore, MD STScI 11/20/2015
16-0067 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 3/4/2016

16-0028 Adaptive Optics Science Fellow Hilo, HI Gemini 1/20/2016

16-0005 Assistant Scientist La Serena, Chile Gemini 1/8/2016

15-0243 Science Operations Specialist Sunspot, NM NSO 11/23/2015

15-0222 Observatory Scientist Tucson, AZ LSST 10/29/2015

15-0146 ESA/AURA Astronomer Baltimore, MD STScI 8/13/2015
16-0115 Automation Controls Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 4/29/2016

16-0108 Instrumentation Mechanical Design Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 4/22/2016

16-0090 Engineering Opportunities for Commanding Branch Baltimore, MD STScI 4/6/2016

16-0097 Systems Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 4/1/2016

16-0080 Systems Engineer Tucson, AZ NSO 3/18/2016

16-0072 Optical Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 3/14/2016

16-0070 Civil Engineer or Constructor Civil La Serena, Chile NOAO 3/4/2016

16-0035 Senior Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 1/26/2016

15-0248 Senior Instrument Systems Engineer Boulder, CO NSO DKIST 12/1/2015

15-0195 Assistant Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/8/2015
16-0138 Chief Institute Librarian Baltimore, MD STScI 5/24/2016

16-0133 Logistics Specialist Tucson, AZ CAS 5/24/2016

16-0134 Administrative Assistant Baltimore, MD STScI 5/20/2016

16-0131 Communications/Outreach Specialist La Serena, Chile Gemini 5/16/2016

16-0102 Media Relations/Outreach Intern Hilo, HI Gemini 4/19/2016

16-0106 Safety Documentation Specialist Tucson, AZ NOAO 4/18/2016

16-0064 Craftsperson I Tucson, AZ NOAO 3/4/2016

16-0059 Logistics Coordinator Tucson, AZ LSST 2/18/2016

16-0013 Senior Budget Analyst Baltimore, MD STScI 1/11/2016

15-0261 Documentation/Procedures Specialist Tucson, AZ LSST 12/14/2015

15-0223 Education and Public Outreach Assistant Maui, HI NSO 10/29/2015

15-0138 Public Program Specialist Tucson, AZ NOAO 7/31/2015
16-0132 Systems Integration and Test Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 5/20/2016

16-0127 General Maintenance Position I Tucson, AZ NOAO 5/17/2016

16-0120 Senior Web Applications Developer Baltimore, MD STScI 5/16/2016

16-0123 System Software Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 5/12/2016

16-0042 Senior Network Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 4/22/2016

16-0025 Systems Test Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 4/11/2016

16-0096 Real Time Software Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 4/5/2016

16-0095 Electronics Technician La Serena, Chile NOAO 4/4/2016

16-0026 Senior Software Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 1/26/2016

16-0011 Software Developer II Tucson, AZ LSST 1/11/2016

16-0012 Software Developer III Tucson, AZ LSST 1/11/2016

15-0189 Sr. Control Software Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 10/1/2015

15-0189 Sr. Control Software Engineer Hilo, HI Gemini 10/1/2015

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broadens participation, and encourages the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce.

AURA is committed to the people that support our mission to advance astronomy and related sciences. We are deeply invested in developing and improving our policies and practices to create a welcoming and productive work environment. AURA believes that a diverse workforce, particularly one that includes women and individuals from under-represented minority groups, contributes to excellence both in our organization and in the scientific community as a whole.

AURA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. AURA seeks to create and maintain a diverse workforce which includes women, under-represented minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities in all position classifications. AURA’s recruiting and hiring practices are designed to attract a broadly diverse pool of candidates including underrepresented applicants. When a vacancy occurs, AURA will hire the most qualified person from among the fully qualified applicants meeting AURA goals and clearly defined program needs while endeavoring to develop and maintain a diverse work force where women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities staff are proportionately represented.

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As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws.