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
Events Coordinator 09/01/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Administrative Assistant 05/01/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Internship: Science Presenter at ESO Supernova 31/12/2023 Internship Garching
Engineering Internship 31/12/2023 Internship Garching
Internship: Science Communication 31/12/2023 Internship Garching
Ombuds 20/12/2023 International Staff Member Santiago
Invoice Controller 17/12/2023 International Staff Member Garching
Telescope Instruments Operator 11/12/2023 Local Staff Member Paranal
Mechanical Group Leader 01/12/2023 International Staff Member Paranal
Internship: ALMA Technical Team 30/11/2023 Internship Garching
Engineering Fellows 30/11/2023 Fellow Garching
Photonics Engineer 30/11/2023 International Staff Member Paranal