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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

Program Assistant

Posted on: April 22, 2015

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU Boulder has a position available to provide coordination and support in our Engineering Division by coordinating and facilitating science and engineering program efforts within LASP and with external scientists and subcontractors in various programs and proposals. This position will require a wide range of skills […]

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

Education and Public Outreach Manager

Posted on: October 26, 2014

We are seeking a dynamic Education and Public Outreach (EPO) leader to further the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP’s) mission by managing our highly successful and nationally recognized science-based education and public outreach program emphasizing our research in atmospheric, planetary, solar, and space sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the […]

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

PRA/IT Research Computer Support II

Posted on: May 6, 2015

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder is a dynamic, world-renowned research facility that is a notable contributor to many NASA programs. LASP is in need of an IT professional located at the University of Colorado Boulder East Research Park. The successful candidate will be responsible for computer […]

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Planning and Scheduling Software Developer

Posted on: April 29, 2015

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute, combining all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP is at the international forefront of space science research in solar, planetary, atmospheric and space plasma physics.

Web Application Engineer (PRA)

Posted on: February 25, 2015

This individual will join a growing web application team to implement and support web platform applications and tools. Duties include building both front-end and back-end systems with interactive, data driven interfaces to support space research projects and provide public access to scientific datasets. Applications are designed to enable interactive analysis of spacecraft telemetry, solar irradiance, and scientific data from, e.g., the latest NASA Mars mission, “MAVEN.”

MAVEN Scientific Programmer

Posted on: February 16, 2015

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN) launched on November 18, 2013, and entered orbit around Mars on September 21, 2014. The mission’s goal is to explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and interactions with the Sun and solar wind. Scientists are using MAVEN data to explore the loss of volatile compounds—such as CO2, N2, and H2O—from the Martian atmosphere to space. Understanding atmospheric loss will give scientists insight into the history of Mars’ atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability.
Be part of this exciting mission as a Scientific Programmer, providing data analysis, algorithm development and programming using a variety of tools and techniques.

Graduate Student Positions

Engineering

No Current Listings

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Graduate Student Software Engineering Jobs for NASA Satellite Missions Starting May 2015

Posted on: April 28, 2015

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In the Engineering division, professional engineers mentor students in designing and building space flight hardware and software.

Science

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Undergraduate Student Positions

Administrative Support

No Current Listings

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

No Current Listings

Information Technology

No Current Listings

Science Research

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Visiting Fellows

No Current Listings