Observatory Manager

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
RSAA
City: 
Coonabarabran
State/Province: 
NSW
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Technical)
Salary package: $111,621 - $117,039 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Work Type: Full-time, Fixed term appointment, 3 years

  • Excellent employer superannuation contributions
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Located at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) near Coonabarabran, NSW

Position overview

The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University (ANU) invites applications from outstanding individuals for the position of Observatory Manager at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO).

SSO is Australia’s largest optical astronomical observatory and is located in the Warrumbungle mountains of northern New South Wales. It is home to Australia’s largest optical telescope, the 3.9-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope, the ANU 2.3-metre Advanced Technology Telescope, the ANU SkyMapper 1.3-metre telescope, and several other telescopes from national and international organisations.

The Observatory Manager reports to the SSO Director and leads a diverse team of 20 technicians and specialists. The Observatory Manager is responsible for the operational and technical management of the ANU-operated facilities at SSO.

Postgraduate management or technical qualifications with demonstrated high-level management experience at an astronomical observatory is a requirement.

For further information and how to apply please go to: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/531413/observatory-manager

Applications close: 27 Aug 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$78008.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$81795.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Associate Professor Christopher Lidman
Title: 
Director, Siding Spring Observatory
Institution/Company: 
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
State/Province: 
ACT
Country: 
Australia
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
The Australian National University
Inquiries About Job
Email: 
hr.science@anu.edu.au