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

Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted on: February 2, 2017

LASP is seeking a member of an instrument team that will develop, fabricate and test space flight hardware and implement project quality requirements by performing a wide variety of QA functions.

Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Join a spacecraft systems engineering team at LASP that is developing the hardware and software for a unique deep space mission in a highly creative and collaborative environment.

Mechanical Engineer

Posted on: November 16, 2016

The Mechanical Engineer will work on the team designing and building a mission to study dynamic changes in the atmosphere of Mars for the Emirates Mars Mission.

Electrical Assembler

Posted on: October 20, 2016

The Electrical Assembler is a member of the Production Team in the Engineering Division of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) which is part of a design team that develops instruments for use on space flight programs.

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.

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.

Information Technology

IT Solution Coordinator

Posted on: December 29, 2016

The Solution Coordinator acts as the consulting coordinator between Information Services ﴾IS﴿ and their customers to identify and implement computing solutions to support the customer’s requirements.

Science Research

Laboratory and Flight Hardware Technician

Posted on: February 3, 2017

The successful candidate will work in the area of laboratory/flight hardware assembly and mechanical drawing to support laboratory and spaceflight instrumentation programs.

Research Associate

Posted on: February 2, 2017

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the areas of laboratory and spaceflight instrumentation, development of instrument concepts for future NASA missions, and observational studies ranging from extrasolar planet atmospheres to supernovae.

Research Associate

Posted on: December 15, 2016

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ﴾LASP﴿ at The University of Colorado at Boulder, is seeking a post‐doctoral researcher to assist in the development of in situ instrumentation for a new long duration scientific balloon mission called Stratéole 2.

Research Associate

Posted on: December 15, 2016

The Solar Influences Group at LASP invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the areas of solar physics and planetary atmospheric science.

George Ellery Hale Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted on: November 22, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder is seeking applicants for the George Ellery Hale Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solar and Space Physics. This two-year research fellowship accompanies the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder.

Administrative Support

Financial Grant Analyst/Manager

Posted on: February 23, 2017

We are seeking a dynamic financial professional analyst to further LASP’s science mission by providing fiscal coordination, analytical support, and management of projects funded by federal and commercial grants as well as to assist LASP faculty working on grant funded projects.

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Web Tools Administrator

Posted on: February 24, 2017

This is an operational support position on the Web Team, which develops and operates web applications for the lab. The successful candidate will have demonstrated technical skills in a Linux environment with some aspects of: system administration, collaboration tools, software development, and security.

Satellite Systems Engineer/Operator

Posted on: February 14, 2017

LASP 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.

Assembly Test and Launch Operations Engineer

Posted on: February 1, 2017

LASP is seeking an experienced spacecraft Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) Engineer to support the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) project.

Mid-Level Software Engineer

Posted on: October 19, 2016

LASP is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to support maintenance and feature enhancements for the in-house command and control software suite, OASIS-CC (Operations and Spacecraft Instrument Support – Command & Control).

Graduate Student Positions

Engineering

Graduate Student Project Manager at LASP/CIRES

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Graduate Student Engineer/Scientist Employment Opportunity at LASP/CIRES Starting January 2017 The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every planet […]

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Graduate Student Software Engineer Position at LASP

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Graduate Student Software Engineer Employment Opportunity at LASP Starting December 2016 The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every […]

Science

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Undergraduate Student Positions

Administrative Support

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Mission Operations & Data Systems

Undergrad Student Operations Software Engineer

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Student Operations Software Engineer at LASP Starting May 2017 The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 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 […]

MODS Web Team Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunity

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Mission Operations and Data Systems Web Team Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunity LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) is a world-renowned research facility that is a notable contributor to many NASA programs. Visit http://lasp.colorado.edu for more information. Hourly Positions Open January 2017 – Undergrad Research Assistant Positions We need programmers and web developers to develop supporting software […]

Undergraduate Job Opportunities in Space Flight Operations

Posted on: January 5, 2017

The LASP Mission Operations and Data Systems group is looking for undergraduate students to join our Command Controllers team. Students will participate in an exciting, hands-on experience with responsibilities including spacecraft event planning and scheduling, orbit and attitude control, and daily mission operations. This program begins May 15th 2017 and applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Learn how to apply here.

Undergrad Software Engineer Position at LASP

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Undergrad Student Software Engineer Employment Opportunity at LASP Starting December 2016 The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every […]

Engineering

Undergrad Mechanical Engineering Employment Opportunities

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Engineering Student Employment Opportunities The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder on east campus. The in-house engineering group supports the design and manufacture of space-based and suborbital instruments and small spacecraft for LASP and partner institutions. LASP has developed scientific instrumentation […]

Information Technology

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Science Research

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Visiting Fellows

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