Science Highlight




Job Opening: Head of ALMA Department of Science Operations

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) is seeking a senior science manager to lead its Department of Science Operations, which is responsible for the science operations of the international ALMA radio astronomy observatory in Chile. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead the scientific operations of the most ambitious ground-based observatory operational in the world today.

The Head of the ALMA Department of Science Operations (DSO) is responsible for the management and leadership of the scientific program from data acquisition to data delivery, observatory calibration, and improvements to overall performance of the observatory. The Head of DSO will be a member of the JAO’s Core Management Team where it is expected that he/she will make key contributions to the strategic planning, policy development and implementation, as well as the overall decision-making at the JAO. The Head of DSO is expected to carry out an active research program.

Applications can be submitted through any one of the ALMA regions at

NAOJ    https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/about-naoj/employment/job-vacancy.html
NRAO    http://jobs.jobvite.com/nrao/job/ouyS8fwM
ESO       https://recruitment.eso.org/jobs/2018_0046

The application deadline is 15 January 2019.