[ASA] European Southern Observatory: New Job Vacancies

stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au stuart.ryder at astronomyaustralia.org.au
Fri May 14 09:18:46 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues,


  On behalf of ESO and the Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
we would like to being a couple of exceptional job opportunities to your
attention. These may be of interest to you and/or your wider networks.


Position                                      Due Date     Category

Representative in Chile <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/mVT0C6XQ4LfrM0O4ktpUDz8?domain=recruitment.eso.org>  


International Staff Member 


Quality Assurance Specialist <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Sw0CC71R2NTAyVpBMHWqxi-?domain=recruitment.eso.org>  


International Staff Member 



The Representative in Chile position may be of interest to senior
astronomers or other scientists, with a mix of both scientific and
diplomatic skills. Working in the Office of the Director-General, this
position would be responsible for developing and implementing ESO's Chilean
engagement strategy, including maintaining good relations with both Chilean
governments and member state missions. This position will play a critical
role in the management of ESO's relationship with Chile, as host nation for
ESO's observatories. Maintaining an effective, mutually beneficial
relationship with Chile is crucial for both the continued success of ESO's
scientific operations and Chile's reputation as a centre for global


The Quality Assurance Specialist role asks for a highly qualified
'interdisciplinary' individual, with science or engineering degree
qualifications and relevant training in safety etc plus five years of
experience in the field of quality assurance for project development,
experience in safety and its disciplines, technical background in relevant
engineering and science, and then some specific skills such as 'RAM
Analysis' (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) and
experience in QA/PA/QM practices and standards, design, development,
testing, commissioning and operations of astronomical instruments/telescopes
with scientific and academic consortia, thorough knowledge of project


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Dr. Stuart Ryder
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