Welcome to the ESO Recruitment Portal

Welcome to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Recruitment Portal. All of our current vacancies are listed below. We hope that you find the desired opportunities and look forward to receiving your application.

ESO strives to attract and appoint exceptional talents to support its development as a world leader in Astronomy. We recruit individuals who demonstrate a range of far-reaching skills including integrity, academic excellence, initiative, problem solving and leadership. ESO provides the opportunity to work in a truly international environment, with access to cutting-edge technology and front-line scientific research.

Members of the personnel at ESO are engaged as International Staff Members, Local Staff Members, Fellows, Students or Associates. They represent a wide spectrum of professions in the capacity of scientists, skilled engineers, technicians and administrative staff.

Fellows and post-doctoral scientists are recruited by the organisation in order to foster their scientific careers. Associates work under short-term contracts with ESO to perform certain tasks in the field of scientific research, or for technical or administrative support. Post-Graduate Students spend up to two years at ESO within the framework of the Studentship Programme.

Further details are available under Employment Conditions.

ESO is a member of the EIROforum. For more information including details of the member organisations and links to their vacancies can be viewed at the EIROforum.


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PositionDeadlineStaff categoryLocation
Internships for MSc Projects in Engineering at ESO 31/12/2021 Internship Garching
Internships: Science Journalism 31/12/2021 Unpaid Associate Garching
ELT DMS Deputy Project Manager 22/12/2020 International Staff Member Garching
Science Internship Programme in Chile 18/12/2020 Student Santiago
Engineering & Technology Research Fellowship 2021 13/12/2020 Fellow Garching
Engineering & Technology Research Studentship 2021 13/12/2020 Student Garching
Electronics Engineer 10/12/2020 Local Staff Member Sequitor, San Pedro de Atacama
Council Secretary/ Administrative Assistant 30/11/2020 International Staff Member Garching
Studentship Programme Chile 30/11/2020 Student Santiago
Studentship Programme Europe 30/11/2020 Student Garching
Data and Quality Control Specialist 29/11/2020 Local Staff Member Paranal