Why Work for Us

Be part of one of the most exciting scientific projects of the century

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is one of the biggest scientific endeavours of the 21st Century – a global project to build the world’s largest radio telescope and find answers to some of the biggest unknowns in modern astrophysics and cosmology. The scale of the SKA represents a huge leap forward in both engineering and research & development towards building and delivering a unique instrument. When fully constructed, it will provide a transformational view of the Universe, unrivalled among any existing astronomical facilities. The project is coordinated by the SKA Organisation from a brand-new, eco-friendly headquarters building at the famous Jodrell Bank Observatory near Manchester, UK, while the two telescopes will be located in South Africa and Australia. These three sites in addition to partner countries from around the world will together form the SKA Observatory.

Be part of an international team

As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA is bringing together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers. Working at the SKA Organisation lets you experience the dynamics and diversity of a fast-growing international project, offering the highest degree of professionalism and expertise.

  • We are a fast-growing, dynamic organisation with international scope.
  • English is our common business language although we work with colleagues in twenty countries around the world;
  • Eighteen nationalities and more than seven languages are currently represented in the office.
  • Our team members all work together to contribute to a friendly work atmosphere;
  • You can look forward to a high degree of responsibility and independence, and depending on your position, frequent international travels;
  • We actively support continuous professional development, through providing interesting, stretching and challenging role and opportunities.