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Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

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The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of universities and other institutions that operates astronomical observatories and telescopes. AURA recognizes its mission statement as "To promote excellence in astronomical research by providing access to state-of-the-art facilities." Founded October 10, 1957 with the encouragement of the National Science Foundation (NSF), AURA was incorporated by a group of seven U.S. universities: California, Chicago, Harvard, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. The first meeting of the Board of Directors took place in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Today, AURA has 39 member institutions in the United States and seven international affiliate members. AURA began as a small organization dedicated to ground-based optical astronomy, managing a range of 1- to 4-meter telescopes and providing community advocacy for optical/infrared astronomy. Over the years, AURA expanded its focus to include Solar Astronomy and the Gemini 8-meter telescopes, going on to partner with other consortia such as WIYN (Wisconsin Indiana Yale & NOAO) and SOAR (Southern Astrophysical Research). In the 1980s, AURA took on the management of the Space Telescope Science Institute, opening up the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared wavelength bands in space with the Hubble Space Telescope. AURA is furthering its aims in infrared space astronomy through the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

34 jobs at Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
Senior Engineer

Undertakes extensive engineering analysis of Observatory requirements and investigates new approache...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Software Systems Engineer

Design, develop, test, and deploy Python and/or C/C++ code for online scientific analysis platforms...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Identifying the most efficient ways of recognizing known types of phenomena, and consolidating known...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Front-End Developer

Periodically participates in user testing/focus groups and peer/code reviews.Follows agile best prac...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Postdoctoral Researchers in Galaxy Evolution Theory

. The postdocs will also have full access to STScI's postdoctoral career mentoring program. We espec...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Software Engineer - Data Discovery

Mock-up user-centric data search and access interfaces.Build clean, modern, and maintainable data ac...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Post-Doctoral Research in Transiting Exoplanet Studies

As the science home of current and future NASA missions, STScI offers an active meeting and worksho...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Director of Center Operations Services (COS) - NCOA

Leads the planning and initial implementation of organization-wide COS activities for NCOA, soliciti...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Senior Grants Administrator

Review business, financial, administrative, and management policies and practices to evaluate risks...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Interstellar Medium Postdoctoral Researcher

his research will involve working with and, if possible, proposing for observations with Hubble, JWS...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Systems Test Engineer

You are involved with many aspects of test preparation, test readiness reviews and test results repo...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Senior Project Manager

Work with internal and external teams to review and oversee work quality from a technical perspectiv...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Senior Systems Engineer

Lead and collaborate on needs identification, requirements definition and requirements analysis, and...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Senior AO Scientist

Together with the Project Manager and Systems Engineer (The GNAO Management team), builds and leads...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Archive Software and Science Manager

Evolve the archives to meet future data needs of the astronomical community.Translate scientific nee...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Software Engineer

Contribute to the continuing development of the Gemini Observatory Data Archive system to store and...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

LSST IT Infrastructure Engineer

You will need good communication skills and must be able to work collaboratively with clients -both...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Senior Instrument Engineer

You provide the analysis of the SI telemetry and statistical trends to ensure the SIs are operating...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Head of Communications, Outreach and Education

Develops a COE Group Establishment plan for the launch and operation of a entralizedCommunications...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

NEID Instrument Scientist

Conduct scientific research in support of observatory and personal goals.Support the NEID system, wo...

Posted 18 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Space Telescope Prize Research Fellowships

The Exoplanet Science Fellowship provides up to three years of support for outstanding postdoctoral...

Posted 40 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Tweet Postdoctoral Researchers in Galaxy Evolution Theory

The successful applicants will work with Drs. Molly Peeples, Jason Tumlinson, and Gregory Snyder at...

Posted 40 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Systems Software Engineer

Become knowledgeable in the operation of the James Webb Space Telescope science instruments and spac...

Posted 40 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Systems Integration & Test Engineer

Join the team and take part in a NASA mission at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers an...

Posted 40 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Software Engineer II

Utilizing your operating system knowledge, shell scripting and programming experience, to automate r...

Posted 40 days ago

  •   Professional, Scientific & Technical Services