The European Southern Observatory

Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching bei München, 85748, Germany

Tel: +49 89 32006 0

https://www.eso.org

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About us

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) enables scientists worldwide to discover the secrets of the Universe for the benefit of all. We design, build and operate world-class observatories on the ground. Astronomers worldwide use our telescopes to tackle exciting questions and spread the fascination of astronomy: How did the Universe come into existence? What are black holes? Are we alone in the Universe?

We are an intergovernmental organisation established in 1962 supported by 16 Member States (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), our host country Chile and strategic partners. ESO brings together over 750 staff from more than 30 countries, and countless more collaborators worldwide, all driven by the passion to build the best telescopes, serve the community and benefit society. We are honoured by the privilege to serve more than 22 000 users from over 130 different countries with excellent infrastructure, services, technologies and data.

The European Southern Observatory Jobs

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      ESO Studentship Programme Chile 2024/2025

      The European Southern Observatory · Conduct your PhD research at one of the world’s leading observat

      The research studentship programme of the European Southern Observatory provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to conduct their research in the vibrant scientific environment of one of the world's leading observatories for a period of a minimum of 6 months and up to two years. ESO is the...

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      ESO Studentship Programme Europe 2023/2024

      The European Southern Observatory · Conduct your PhD research at one of the world’s leading observat

      The research studentship programme of the European Southern Observatory provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to conduct their research in the vibrant scientific environment of one of the world's leading observatories for a period of a minimum of one year and up to two years. ESO is the...

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      Technical Purchaser

      The European Southern Observatory · Garching, BY, Germany

      We are looking for a Technical Purchaser able to facilitate the task of procuring relevant goods and services, by proactively establishing relationships with known and new suppliers and actively working with ESO DoE members, as well as ESO Contract and Procurement (C&P), ESO Facilities, Logistics, Transport...

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      Digital Transformation Architect

      The European Southern Observatory · Paranal, Antofagasta, Chile

      In the context of the development of future site operations the Paranal Observatory is preparing operations of the VLT and the ELT. The Integrated Operations Programme builds and implements a process model which delivers high performance science data through sustainable operations processes. The digital...

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      Adaptive Optics Engineer / Physicist

      The European Southern Observatory · Garching, BY, Germany

      The Systems Engineering Department is responsible for providing Systems Engineering expertise for the development of the future Extremely Large Telescope and its sub-systems. The Department is also responsible for the design and development of advanced optical and infrared instrumentation for the telescopes of...