The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the areas of laboratory and spaceflight instrumentation, development of instrument concepts for future NASA missions, and observational studies ranging from extrasolar planet atmospheres to supernovae.
The successful candidate would work with Dr. Kevin France, a professor in the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences ﴾APS﴿. Dr. France’s research group has several active programs in the development and flight‐testing of hardware for ultraviolet/optical astronomy, including programs studying large‐format detectors, advanced optical coatings and optical components, and a vibrant suborbital rocket program. Experience with optical design, calibration, and testing is strongly desired. Familiarity with space‐flight hardware, vacuum system operation, and launch site operations would be considered additional attributes. The applicant would also be encouraged to collaborate with Dr. France’s ground‐based and HST observing projects, mentor undergraduate and graduate research students, and would have a significant fraction of their time available for independent research to develop her/his own research programs.
Ph.D. in astrophysics or related field. Experience with optical design, calibration, and testing. Demonstrated track‐record of research with space or ground‐based instrumentation.
Due to Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
Familiarity with space‐flight hardware, vacuum system operation, and launch site operations would be considered additional attributes.
The position will initially be a one year contract with possible extension. Salary will be commensurate with hiring level, experience and qualifications.
Evaluations will begin immediately and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 – Cover Letter.
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