Engineer – Space Astronomy

Job Description

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is seeking a recent graduate in the field of electrical or aerospace engineering (or a related field) to lead the systems design of current and future space science missions. The successful candidate will work with CU Professors Brian Fleming and Kevin France on a wide variety of existing projects, including small satellites and CubeSats, sounding rocket-borne instruments, and laboratory technology development. Applicants able to spend 4-6 weeks at remote launch sites per year (including White Sands Missile Range, Reagan Test Site, Wallops Flight Facility, and Equatorial Launch Australia) will be given special consideration. Familiarity with microchannel plates or other space detector systems will be considered a strong attribute.

Job Duties

Specific duties of the available position entail:
• Providing support for laboratory assembly and calibration in conjunction with both the senior science team as well as students.
• Supporting integration and testing activities suborbital and nanosatellite missions
• Supporting launch operations for suborbital rockets and nanosatellites
• Perform electrical engineering design and test
• Support environmental testing (vibration, thermal vacuum etc.)
• Work with Ultra-violet optics
• Review telemetry records to evaluate launch readiness of a flight instrument/system
Mentorship is provided by senior personnel.

Required Qualifications

• B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, or relevant technical field from an accredited institution

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following skills, attributes and abilities are highly desired:
• Works well in a multidisciplinary team environment
• Interest in gaining exposure to multiple engineering disciplines
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Strong analytical skills and experience with analytical tools such as Matlab, IDL, Mathematica, Mathcad, etc.

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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