Exciting roles in Programme Delivery, Science and Operations – SKA Organisation
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a global project to build a multi-purpose radio telescope that will play a major role in answering key questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology. Twelve countries are now participating in the project, with others engaged in discussions regarding possible membership. Negotiations between the governments of SKA member countries to establish the SKA Observatory as an Inter-Governmental Organisation (IGO) have recently concluded, with the IGO due to be established in 2020.
Facilities for the new telescope will be located in South Africa and Australia, with our headquarters in a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, UK, ~30 kms south of the lively city of Manchester. The HQ, which currently houses around 80 staff representing over 15 nationalities, has recently undergone a major expansion to accommodate up to 150 staff as the project moves towards construction and operation of the SKA telescopes in the next few years.
As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring the project to fruition. Supporting this endeavour we now have a number of attractive vacancies within our Programme, Science and Operations functions as we look to recruit further talent to join our inspiring team in an exciting and challenging time.
For more information please look at our recruitment jobs pages https://recruitment.skatelescope.org/category/ska-jobs/ Visit us regularly as we’ll be posting a high number of vacancies in the next few weeks/months.