Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre - Multiple Identified positions for women only recruitment

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Department Name: 
Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC)
Job Announcement Text: 

Location: Canberra / ACT, Australia
Classification: Multiple Academic and Professional Specialist Positions
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded), 4 years

The Area:

The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) is a national facility in Canberra, Australia. It was established to support the development of the next generation of instruments for astronomy and space. The AITC provides cutting-edge, extensive capabilities in the development of high performance instrumentation for ground-based telescopes and space missions, including precision manufacturing, rapid prototyping and the test and evaluation of small spacecrafts.

The AITC is currently involved in the design and construction of large ground-based instruments for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Subaru Telescope, and other ground-based observatories, in Australia and internationally. The AITC leads cutting-edge space technology programs in laser communications, earth observations and hosts the Australian National Space Testing Facility.

The AITC is hosted by the Australian National University, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Mount Stromlo Observatory.

The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre is seeking to offer multiple positions* at various professional and academic levels. The level of appointment will be determined by a candidate’s experience, skills and expertise. The successful candidate will contribute to the design, construction, testing, and/or deployment of instruments for astronomy and space, joining a team of ~40 multi-disciplinary researchers and engineers.

  • Opportunities to collaborate closely and, when appropriate, undertake work at other Astralis instrumentation consortium nodes at Macquarie University (Astralis-AAO) and Sydney University (Astralis-USyd).
  • Opportunities to engage into close collaborations/partnerships with a broad range of national and international astronomical observatories, space agencies and industry collaborators, partners and stakeholders.

*Important note: applications will only be accepted by applicants identifying as women.
The Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC) is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and is leading a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the centre including improved gender balance amongst staff and students. As part of this initiative, the Centre is taking a proactive action towards this goal by committing to filling these positions with applicants identifying as women. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women in the field of instrumentation for astronomy and space. This special measure aims to increase employment opportunities for and representation of women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

The Centre will be making multiple appointments, please see below open opportunities and follow the link to apply:

For more information about the academic positions please contact Professor Celine d’Orgeville on T: +61 (0) 2 6125 6374 or E: [email protected].

For more information about the specialist positions please contact AITC Technical Director, Dr Roger Haynes on T: +61 2 6125 0313 or E: [email protected].

Prof. d’Orgeville is the AITC Deputy Director, and a world-renowned Inclusion Diversity Equity and Access (IDEA) champion. Dr Haynes is the AITC Technical Director and an avid supporter of IDEA. Together and with support from the broader AITC team, Prof. d’Orgeville and Dr Haynes are committed to recruiting 10 or more new women and women-identifying academic and technical staff at the AITC. These new staff will benefit from dedicated mentoring and support by the AITC Leadership Team to ensure that they grow and thrive in the AITC work environment.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/home balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

ANU values inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. LGBTIQ* people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre - Multiple positions