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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

Engineering Information Technology Support

Posted on: September 20, 2016

This person will represent Engineering Division IT needs to larger LASP IT group and work with them to create hardware and software system solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Engineering division.

Mechanical Engineer

Posted on: September 2, 2016

As a Mechanical Engineer, be part of a team designing and building a large two-axis pointing system. The successful candidate will be designing space based instrumentation and electronics enclosures, interfacing with a multi-disciplinary team, purchasing specialty mechanical hardware, performing stress calculations on structural members and presenting your design to internal and external reviewers.

Quality Assurance Engineer (PRA)

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Become 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. The successful candidate will participate as a member of an instrument team that will develop, fabricate and test NASA-funded space flight hardware.

Master Scheduler

Posted on: June 20, 2016

LASP is seeking an EMM Master Scheduler responsible for the coordination, preparation, monitoring and maintenance of Microsoft Project Master Schedule from which various levels of schedules are derived, such as Master, Level 1 to Level 3+ schedules and the preparation and maintenance of the master schedule done in close conjunction with the various Functional Leads and subcontractors as required.

Electrical Ground Support Equipment Designer

Posted on: May 17, 2016

LASP is seeking computer hardware/software engineers to participate in the development of ground systems for present and upcoming space science projects.

Flight Software Engineer

Posted on: April 14, 2016

LASP is seeking software engineers to participate in the development of embedded microprocessor flight software for present and upcoming space science projects. This person will be responsible for or participate in:
•Designing, implementing, and testing space flight software for a science instrument or spacecraft.
•Designing, implementing, and testing diagnostic and ground support equipment software.
•Defining and documenting development environment and test activities.
•Interacting with scientists, engineers, and mission operations personnel.
•Attending and presenting at meetings and project reviews.

Junior Flight Software Engineer

Posted on: April 14, 2016

LASP is seeking junior software engineers to participate in the development of embedded microprocessor flight software for present and upcoming space science projects. This person will be responsible for or participate in:
•Assisting with design, implementation, and testing of software for ground support equipment, a science instrument or spacecraft.
•Designing and implementing software tools and test software, including database interfaces, to support development and testing of the flight software.
•Creating and maintaining flight software process documents.
•Defining and documenting development environment and test activities.
•Interacting with scientists, engineers, and mission operations personnel.
•Attending and presenting at meetings and project reviews.

Calibration Engineer

Posted on: February 9, 2016

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics invites applications for the position of Calibration Engineer/Scientist who will be responsible for the characterization and calibration of photometric devices, optical components, and flight instruments operating in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum from the Extreme Ultra-Violet (20 nm) to the Near Infrared (2.4mm). The successful applicant must […]

EEE Parts Engineer

Posted on: January 29, 2016

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute of CU-Boulder at the international forefront of research in solar, planetary, atmospheric, and space plasma physics. Our record of excellence in instruments and spacecraft, mission operations, and science data analysis is supported by organizational expertise in space-flight electronics; flight, ground and science analysis software, mechanisms, structures, detectors, […]

PRA/Systems Engineer

Posted on: November 5, 2015

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute of CU-Boulder at the international forefront of research in solar, planetary, atmospheric, and space plasma physics. Our record of excellence in instruments and spacecraft, mission operations, and science data analysis is supported by organizational expertise in space-flight electronics; flight, ground and science analysis software, mechanisms, structures, detectors, […]

Electrical Engineer

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Electrical engineers develop system concepts and detailed designs for spacecraft and flight instruments, ground support equipment and test hardware. This includes supporting the fabrication, assembly, test and qualification activities for these developments. They also provide technical specification of subcontracted items, and interface with outside vendors for subsystem procurement and delivery.

Mechanical Engineer

Posted on: August 19, 2015

You’ll be working on the team designing and building a mission to study dynamic changes in the atmosphere of Mars. Known as the Emirates Mars Mission, the project is being designed to observe weather phenomena like Martian clouds and dust storms as well as changes in temperature, water vapor and other and gases throughout the layers of the atmosphere. The CU-Boulder part of the mission will be undertaken at LASP.

Information Technology

IT Security Specialist

Posted on: August 16, 2016

The LASP IT environment is complex with requirements for information security and assurance of data and communication from sponsors such as NASA and compliance for export compliance with foreign nationals. The LASP Project Security Specialist (PSS) will be responsible for the development, delivery, and ongoing monitoring of a comprehensive information security program for the various IT systems utilized within the institute.

Science Research

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Posted on: September 23, 2015

A strong candidate will have experience with several of the following areas: planetary (Mars/Mercury/Moon) data processing and analysis, geologic mapping, research on fluvial/lacustrine processes on Mars, planetary volcanism, martian geochemistry/mineralogy/spectroscopy, field-based planetary analog studies, and/or hydrothermal systems.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Posted on: September 21, 2015

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 areas of exoplanetary atmospheres, the properties of star-planet systems and their interaction, and the composition/structure/evolution of protoplanetary disks.

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

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Mission Operations & Data Systems

Satellite Operator

Posted on: January 28, 2016

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado is seeking a junior spacecraft systems engineer/operator to participate in the development and operations of state-of-the-art space mission systems for present and upcoming NASA space science projects. LASP is one of the top space science research institutes in the country with facilities in […]

Graduate Student Positions

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Science

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Undergraduate Student Positions

Administrative Support

Information Technology HelpDesk Student Support Position

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Information Technology Helpdesk Student Support Employment Opportunity at LASP Starting September 2016 LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every planet in the solar system, Pluto, and beyond (Voyager). We have 23 instruments currently operating on 14 NASA satellites and […]

Mission Operations & Data Systems

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Engineering

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Information Technology

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Science Research

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Visiting Fellows

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