The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO), located in Santiago (Chile), provides the unified leadership and management for ALMA. JAO staff are responsible for maintaining and optimizing the performance of the Radio telescope and conducting observations on behalf of the astronomical community.

JAO Science Team

The Science Team at the JAO is responsible for optimizing the scientific performance of ALMA, calibrating and imaging ALMA data, and conducting scientific research. The Science Team consists of both long-term staff members in the JAO Department of Science Operations and postdoctoral fellows.