GMT Employment Opportunities

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Project is a collaboration of major US and international educational and research institutions constructing a next-generation extremely large optical/infrared telescope for scientific astronomical research. GMT will have a segmented primary mirror 25 meters in diameter and will be located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The telescope is being designed with adaptive optics and an advanced suite of instruments to support a diverse program of key scientific investigations. The Project has completed the conceptual design of the telescope and facility and is currently in the Design Development Phase. The GMT members include Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Smithsonian Institution, University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Astronomy Australia Limited, The University of Chicago, and the Australian National University. The project office is located in Pasadena, California.

The GMT Project is looking for highly-motivated and qualified individuals to work on this world-class facility. Currently open positions are listed below.



Closing Date


Product Assurance Manager

Open until position is filled


Coating Systems Manager

Open until position is filled


Telescope Mount Lead

Open until position is filled


Adaptive Optics Controls Scientist

Open until position is filled


Primary Mirror (M1) Systems Lead

Open until position is filled


Software Engineer - Distributed Systems

Open until position is filled