Nov 10, 2018
What will you discover?
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy ( AURA ) is a consortium of 39 US institutions and 6 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. In addition, AURA is deeply committed to public and educational outreach, and to diversity throughout the astronomical and scientific workforce.
AURA’s Mission: "To promote excellence in astronomical research by providing access to state-of-the-art facilities"
AURA carries out its role through its astronomical facilities: the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Gemini Observatory located in the United States and Chile which are operated under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland is operated by AURA for NASA.
AURA organizations have a variety of opportunities throughout the year including positions in administrative, engineering, information technology , scientific and technical areas. AURA is always looking for talented people to join our team.
To see the current opportunities at each center, please visit: AURA Career Opportunities
AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp .
As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our recordkeeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.
Assoc of Universities for Research in Astronomy
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