First listed on: 31 May 2018

National Facility Scientific Operations Officer

  • Do you enjoy monitoring & calibrating astronomical observations?
  • Add value through efficient and effective operations support
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science is seeking to appoint a National Facility Scientific Operations Officer.

As the successful applicant you will support the scientific operations of the National Facilities, specifically the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and the Australia Telescope Compact Array, undertaking activities including observing, data processing and pipeline management and user support.

You will be based either at the CASS site in Sydney, Australia or the CASS site in Perth, Australia. Both have a lively research environment, as part of the ATNF Science group

Find out more by viewing the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position description

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Transition observing proposals to schedules and then observations
  • Monitor and calibrate astronomical observations and utilise appropriate computing resources
  • Assist with system checks, maintenance hand-overs, array and correlator/beamformer configurations

Location:      Marsfield NSW or Kensington WA
Salary:          $80K - $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    56827

To be successful you will need:

  • Relevant Bachelors/Masters Degree or equivalent experience in Astrophysics, physics or computing.
  • Expertise in astronomy techniques and observations
  • Experience in radio astronomy instrumentation and/or data pipelines

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We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please load one document which incorporates your address to the selection criteria, a cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and your CV (Maximum 5000Kilobytes) via our website at

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, Saturday 30 June 2018

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