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LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university.

LASP has been growing consistently and is currently at its highest level of activity with multiple complex programs totaling over $60 million in expenses per year. The increase in workload and high number of new employees has created some unique opportunities.

LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity, and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities. When you become an employee of LASP, you become a CU employee. Please see the CU Human Resources page for Information for Prospective Employees.

Professional Positions, Graduate Student Positions, Undergraduate Student Positions, Visiting Fellows


Professional Positions

Engineering

Safety Engineer

Posted on: June 2, 2015

LASP currently has an opportunity for an experienced Safety Engineer. The LASP Safety Engineer will create and oversee processes to prevent harm to people and property by applying knowledge of industrial and system safety requirements and practices. Will perform safety training for LASP personnel, and develop procedures to reduce the risk of illness, injury, or damage to facilities and flight hardware. Must be able to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate hazardous conditions, as well as develop hazard control methods.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted on: April 10, 2015

As a member of the Quality Assurance team in the Engineering Division of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder, you’ll support development, fabrication and testing of space flight hardware for our space-based observation instruments.

Mechanical Engineer-Structural Analyst

Posted on: February 25, 2015

In this role, you will be part of a team designing and building a large two-axis pointing system. Duties include:

•Perform modal, structural, and nonlinear analysis using SolidWorks and NASTRAN or Ansys.
•Derive loads via random vibration analysis.
•Perform stress calculations on structural members.
•Calculate fastener strength.
•Create detailed vibration test specifications
•Plan and support vibration testing.
•Present your designs to internal and external reviewers.

Mechanical Engineer (PRA) — TSIS Mission

Posted on: February 16, 2015

As a member of the TSIS team (Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor), you’ll be working on the team designing and building a large, two-axis pointing system. These are heritage instruments to those currently flying on the NASA Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE).

Spacecraft Structures Lead – Mechanical Engineer

Posted on: February 2, 2015

In this role, you will lead the structures team in the development of a spacecraft for a deep space mission. Duties for this position include:
• Designing spacecraft primary and secondary structure.
• Overseeing the work of others on the spacecraft structures team
• Providing technical oversight of spacecraft component subcontracts (e.g. deployable solar arrays)
• Management of mechanical interfaces for components and instruments
• Oversight of the fabrication, integration, and verification of the structure.

Systems Engineer (RF01782)

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Systems Engineers provide a broad set of engineering skills and technical leadership to support design of space flight programs at the mission and/or instrument levels.

Information Technology

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Science Research

Executive Assistant to Lab Director

Posted on: July 27, 2015

We are seeking a highly professional individual with excellent communication and organizational skills to provide direct support and coordination for the Director. The person in this role is a valued team member in support of our scientific mission.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Posted on: June 18, 2015

The appointment will be jointly funded by the Magnetosphere Multiscale (MMS) mission, which launched in March 2015, and the Van Allen Probes mission, currently entering the extended mission phase. LASP is a lead investigation institution for the REPT instrument (onboard Van Allen Probes) and the FEEPS instrument (onboard MMS), both of which utilize the principles of solid state detector design to measure high-energy electrons and ions in the space environment. Research topics include: magnetic reconnection in both the magnetopause and tail regions, energetic particle dynamics in the inner magnetosphere and at magnetospheric boundaries, and radiation belt studies.

Research Associate: Post-Doc

Posted on: March 21, 2014

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral in Theoretical Solar and Stellar Astrophysics. LASP is a full-cycle, space institute, combining all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. LASP is a large, multidisciplinary research institute located in the rapidly developing CU-Boulder East Campus.

Administrative Support

Applications and Automation Engineer

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Primary responsibilities include thinking about our infrastructure as code using Ansible, VMware VM deployment automation and provisioning, Infrastructure monitoring using Nagios, Web application deployment, maintenance, support and reliability.

Contracts Administrator

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Under supervision, assist the LASP Contracts and Compliance Manager with related assignments to provide relief from some administrative detail and to perform contract administration related tasks. These tasks may include, but are not limited to: the preparation, processing and execution of various contract actions, including non-disclosure agreements, contract/subcontract awards, grant awards/subawards and modifications, proposal submissions and associated certification/commitment forms.

Export Compliance Administrator

Posted on: May 28, 2015

This position provides guidance and advice to LASP personnel on the application of U.S. Government export/import regulations including, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Export/Import Licensing. This position requires extensive knowledge and application of ITAR, EAR and other regulations for the preparation, negotiation, submittal, implementation and management of export licenses, Technical Assistance Agreements, Technology Control Plans, and Export Compliance processes, procedures, and best practices. Position has oversight and reporting responsibilities.

Mission Operations & Data Systems

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Graduate Student Positions

Engineering

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Mission Operations & Data Systems

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Science

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Undergraduate Student Positions

Administrative Support

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Mission Operations & Data Systems

Part Time Student Software Engineer

Posted on: March 11, 2015

Are you a CU graduate or undergraduate student, interested in using your math, software, and data analysis skills to help study Earthquakes?

Part Time Student Database Admin

Posted on: March 11, 2015

Are you interested in managing databases in support of NASA space science missions?

Part Time Student Software Engineer

Posted on: March 11, 2015

Are you interested in writing code to support NASA space science missions?

Engineering

Student Configuration Management/Document Control support Job Opportunity at LASP for Summer 2015

Posted on: July 16, 2015

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In the engineering division, professional engineers and mentored students work closely with scientists in designing and building space flight hardware. Undergraduate Hourly Position Open Immediately Responsible for supporting LASP Configuration Management and Engineering […]

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Visiting Fellows

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