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
Internship: Science Communication 31/12/2024 Internship Garching
Internship: Science Presenter at ESO Supernova 31/12/2024 Internship Garching
VLT Programme Scientist 03/04/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Head of the ALMA Regional Centre 30/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Project and Administrative Assistant 24/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Astronomical Data Scientist 23/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Data Engineer 22/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Instrumentation Engineer 20/03/2024 Local Staff Member Paranal
Information and Configuration Manager 18/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
ERP Project Manager 17/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Programme Controller 17/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Electronics/Detector Systems Engineer 16/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Internship in Audiovisual Communication 15/03/2024 Unpaid Associate Santiago
Head of the Electronic Engineering Department 10/03/2024 International Staff Member Garching
Document Control Assistant 05/03/2024 Paid Associate Garching
HR Analyst 29/02/2024 Local Staff Member Santiago