Jeremy Mould gained his PhD from the ANU and held postdoctoral positions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, and the Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington. He joined the Caltech faculty in 1982. He returned to Australia in 1992, where he became Director of Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories. He was Director of the US National Optical Astronomy Observatories from 2001-2007.
He is now Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Physics.