Join the CSS Team - Discover Near-Earth Asteroids!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Catalina Sky Survey is once again looking to hire a new observer. As our program grows, so does our need for additional staffing. In our quest to discover unknown Near Earth Objects, we are currently operating three telescopes full time and will be increasing the usage of a fourth telescope at the start of the upcoming observing season.

Applicants are invited to apply for a nighttime observer position with the Catalina Sky Survey, which searches for potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids using the telescope facilities at the Catalina and Mt. Lemmon observatory stations north of Tucson. Applicants must be self-motivated, comfortable working alone and within a small group, and be in good physical condition to operate at the remote observatory environment at 9,200 ft. elevation. We anticipate filling one position at the level of Research Specialist or Research Specialist, Senior (posted separately), depending on the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.

There are two listings for this single opening, but this is due in part to a reconfiguration of the university's job classifications.

The Research Specialist posting can be found at:

The Research Specialist, Senior posting can be found at:

Questions about the position may be sent to the Eric Christensen, Director of CSS. His email address is listed in the body of the postings

Good luck!