Welcome to the Carnegie Observatories Application Submission System

Below you will find a table with the open positions we are currently trying to fill. Click on the link corresponding to the position in which you are interested and you will be taken to the job description and a link to submit your application. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us.

Title Description
Carnegie Astrophysics Summer Student Internships (CASSI) Carnegie's looking for enthusiastic undergraduates from Southern California to participate in summer research with our scientists.
Extragalactic Postdoctoral Fellows The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science invites applications for two Extragalactic Postdoctoral Fellows in the research group of Dr. Andrew Newman.
LCO Instrument and Operations Support Specialist The Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories - a world-class astronomical institution - is seeking an engineer/scientist to work in the role of instrumentation and operations support at the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes.
LCO Mechanical Engineering Specialist The Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories - a world-class astronomical institution - has an opening for an engineering specialist to work on the du Pont 2.5 m and Swope 1 m telescopes.
LCO Telescope and Instrument Operator The Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories - a world-class astronomical institution - has an opening for a telescope and instrument operator (TIO) position to work on the du Pont 2.5 m telescope.
Lead Engineer For this job, we are looking for a lead engineer on the MIRMOS project. MIRMOS is a new vacuum-cryogenic spectrograph for the Magellan 6.5-meter telescope. MIRMOS is an order of magnitude improvement over the state of the art.
Mechanical Technician We seek a full-time individual to join the team for a two-year placement, but this could be extended pending future funding and mutual agreement.
Opto-Mechanical Engineer We seek a full-time individual to join the team for an initial two-year placement, but this could be extended pending future funding and mutual agreement.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Carnegie Observatories operates several post-doctoral fellowship programs in observational and theoretical astronomy and instrumentation. The Carnegie Fellowship, Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship, Carnegie Theoretical Astrophysics Center (CTAC) Fellowship, and the Carnegie Origins Fellowship are available for the November 1, 2021 application deadline, i.e., for fellowships beginning in September 2022.