1+ months

Detector Engineer

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Engineering)
Salary package: $97,812 - $104,717 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded, 3 years)
  • Located at picturesque Mount Stromlo Observatory.
  • A key role in varied astronomical instrumentation projects.
  • Work on emerging and cutting-edge infrared detector technologies.
  • Be part of an exciting new era in space-based instrumentation at ANU.

Position overview

The Advanced Instrumentation & Technology Centre (AITC) at the ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) requires diverse scientific and engineering teams to develop innovative state-of-the-art instrumentation for observing the distant Universe from the ground and space. Current and future projects include the Veloce precision radial velocity spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the GMTIFS integral field spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope, the MAVIS multi-conjugate AO system for the VLT, and the Emu infrared imager for the International Space Station.

The AITC seeks an experienced Detector Engineer to play a key role in the future of its growing detector and electronics program, particularly in the area of emerging and cutting-edge infrared detector technologies. The Detector Engineer will be expected to take ownership of significant projects and workpackages relating to detector and/or electronics systems for astronomical instrumentation, ranging from the design and assembly of systems, to laboratory testing and characterization in a scientific context.

For more information, please contact James Gilbert T:+61 2 6125 6086 E: [email protected]

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion


Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


Posted: 2019-02-11 Expires: 2019-04-12

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