Welcome to our Applicant Portal. AUI, NRAO and GBO strongly believe that a diverse staff is critical for our mission to enable world-class science with cutting edge radio facilities for the scientific community, to train the next generation of scientists and engineers and to foster a scientific literate society. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work place culture that accepts and appreciates all individuals regardless of race, gender, gender identity/expression, age, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, or national origin and culture.

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will monitor and review the application/recruitment process to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law. There will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of mental or physical disability. Further, we will take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified handicapped individuals, qualified disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam Era without discrimination based on their disability or veteran’s status in all employment practices. We will select the best qualified candidate to perform the duties of an available position and will give first consideration to present employees whenever practical.

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Executive Administrator (4479) Charlottesville, Virginia

Business Development

Assistant Business Manager (4456) Socorro, New Mexico


Software Engineer I-III (4407)
2 Locations
Software Engineer I-IV (4466)
2 Locations
Software Engineer II-III (4469)
2 Locations
Software Engineer II-III (4470)
2 Locations
Software Engineer II-IV
2 Locations
Software Engineer II-IV (4225) - UPDATED
2 Locations
Software Engineer II-IV (4397)
2 Locations

Crafts / Trades

Maintenance Specialist (4480) Socorro, New Mexico

Education and Outreach

Tour Guide (4472) Socorro, New Mexico
Visitor Center Retail Supervisor (4475) Socorro, New Mexico

Engineers, Technical Specialists and Technicians

Electrical Engineer III-IV Charlottesville, Virginia
Electronics Engineer II-III Charlottesville, Virginia
FPGA Design Engineer (4482) Charlottesville, Virginia
Systems Engineer I-III (4465) Socorro, New Mexico

Executive Management

Director of Microelectronics Research Programs and Deputy Director for AUI Labs (4365) Washington, D.C., District Of Columbia


Sr. Cost Estimator (4484) Socorro, New Mexico

Observatory Service and Science

Assistant Director for Science Support and Research
2 Locations
Astronomer (Tenure Track) - UPDATED
2 Locations
Scientist (Open Rank) Green Bank, West Virginia


Telescope Mechanic I (4464) RE-OPENED Socorro, New Mexico

Project Management

Project Manager I-III (4461)
3 Locations


Associate Scientist/Research Engineer (4438) Charlottesville, Virginia
Jansky Post Doctoral Fellowship
2 Locations
Scientist / Research Engineer (Open Rank) Charlottesville, Virginia

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