Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, LSST is an operating center of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). In July of 2014 LSST received its federal construction start and so is seeking scientific, engineering, education, and administrative talent for the construction and eventual operation of this new generation observing facility. LSST sees the diversity of its team as a critical component in constructing and operating a large scientific facility of value to all. We reflect that deep commitment by strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for the opportunities offered here. Current (and some future) positions are listed on our Hiring Campaign website.
Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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