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Postdoctoral Researcher with the MAVEN Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph Team

Job Summary
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of
Colorado Boulder is seeking a talented scientist to work with the Imaging Ultraviolet
Spectrograph (IUVS) team on the MAVEN mission. The IUVS team has made important
discoveries in the areas of Mars aeronomy, atmospheric escape and evolution, aurora,
nightglow, photochemistry, composition, dynamics and cloud formation, and more
discoveries are anticipated. The team is led by Nick Schneider.

Who We Are
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of
Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only
research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.
LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science,
engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also
works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and
mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working
teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or
industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Observational studies of the Mars atmosphere through ultraviolet spectroscopy and
imaging. Scientific analysis of data obtained, publication of results in appropriate
scientific journals and presentation at conferences. Support for mission/instrument
operations and observation planning. Operation and enhancement of automated data
processing pipelines including retrievals of atmospheric properties. Mentoring of
graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

What You Should Know
Position runs for one year with the opportunity of renewal, depending on availability of
funds.

What We Can Offer
Benefits
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado
Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher
education environment.
Be Effective. Be Inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require
Ph.D in Planetary Science, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Physics or a related
field.
Coding proficiency in python, IDL or other scientific computing languages.

What You Will Need
Skill with data analysis, image processing and statistics. Familiarity with Mars
atmospheric science, including one or more of the following: atmospheric structure,
dayglow, nightglow, aurora, photochemistry, ultraviolet spectroscopy, atmospheric
evolution, climate, waves and tides. Familiarity with General Circulation Models
and numerical simulation.

Special Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Letter of Recommendation
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration,
applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Please apply at: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=21086

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer