AAO Employment Opportunities

This page lists recently-advertised positions available within the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), plus information to help applicants frame their applications. The AAO supports equal employment opportunity and diversity in the recruitment of all employees. Applications from a diverse pool of qualified candidates are welcome. For the AAO's mission statement in diversity matters, please see our Diversity pages

Currently Advertised Positions


Closing Date

Research Astronomer

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Technician





31st March 2015


31st March 2015


10th March 2015

To apply, please follow this link, or navigate to http://www.industry.gov.au/AboutUs/Careers/Pages/default.aspx then click on careers, select Australian Astronomical Observatory and search AAO positions.



For information relating to a current vacancy please contact the officer specified in the position description. 

Please ensure that you check the information on the Career Centre website. Only applications submitted through the Career Centre will be accepted. If you still have an issue submitting your application you may contact Rajni Prasad on + 61 2 9372 4863 between 9.00am to 5.00pm EST, or you can send your query to rajni.prasad@aao.gov.au. Any application submitted to this email address will be disregarded. Please note that we will respond during business hours.