Senior Technical Officer

2 days left

New South Wales, Australia
08 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 7 (Technical)
Salary package: $88,523 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

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

Position overview

Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) is the largest optical observatory in Australia and is an important site for astronomy, astrophysics and space science in Australia. Along with several active telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the site is home to the Anglo Australian Telescope (AAT), and many international facilities. SSO is located in the Warrumbungle mountains of northern New South Wales.

The facilities at SSO are operated by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) of the  Australian National University. The research at RSAA covers the length and breadth of astronomy and astrophysics, ranging from planetary science to cosmology, instrumentation to theory.

RSAA invites applications from outstanding individuals with expertise in mechatronics for the position of Senior Technical Officer at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO). The Senior Technical Officer reports to the SSO Observatory Manager and supports high-quality research by designing, modifying, installing and maintaining experimental equipment and apparatus at the Observatory.

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For further information please contact Christopher Lidman, Associate Professor, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics T: +61 2 6125 0238 E:

Closing date: 18 October 2019

Position description: Senior Technical Officer.pdf

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.