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This page lists recently-advertised positions available within the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), plus information to help applicants frame their applications.

The Department of Industry is transitioning to an online recruitment system, Career Centre, implemented from 21 February 2011. From this date, we will advertise vacancies and facilitate the submission and assessment of job applications through the online Career Centre recruitment system.

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

The AAO wins 2013 AHRI Gender Equity Award

The AAO has won the 2013 AHRI Gender Equity Award, which recognises "excellence in gender equity initiatives and programs in the workplace".

In their announcement, the judging panel stated:

"AAO clearly demonstrates that gender equity initiatives can benefit the organisation as a whole and are a sustainable, long-term option. AAO have taken an isolated issue of attraction and retention of women and they have developed a holistic solution aimed at benefiting the organisation as a whole."

The AAO aims to be at the forefront of gender equity in astronomical research environments internationally.



Please note that all applicants must apply through our on-line Career Centre recruitment system, eRecruit. All prospective candidates should be directed to our Career Centre which in turn takes the candidate to our positions vacant which are published on eRecruit. The candidate is then required to apply for the position on line. Only applications received through the on-line Career Centre system will be accepted.

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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 jobs@aao.gov.au. Any application submitted to this email address will be disregarded. Please note that we will respond during business hours.