Jobs

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including veterans, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability.

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


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Professional Positions

Engineering

Aerospace Research Polymerics Technician

Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is seeking an Aerospace Research Polymerics Technician. In this role, you will handle Polymerics assembly of flight and non-flight space hardware and assemblies.

Electrical Assembler

Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is seeking an Electrical Assembler. In this role, you will handle Electrical Assembly of PWBA and/or Harnesses.

Engineer – Space Astronomy

Posted on: November 29, 2018

Job Description The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is seeking a recent graduate in the field of electrical or aerospace engineering (or a related field) to lead the systems design of current and future space science missions. The successful candidate will work with CU Professors Brian Fleming and… Read more »

Engineering Procurement Expeditor

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Position Summary: The primary role of the Engineering Procurement Expeditor is to process and facilitate a wide variety of procurements for electrical and mechanical components, plating, PWBs, lab supplies and equipment required for the manufacturing of instruments at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, LASP. The position supports a space flight engineering environment and… Read more »

Proposal Support Engineer

Posted on: May 10, 2018

The Proposal Support Engineer will coordinate and support proposal development efforts at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. This role will work closely with the Proposal Manager and the Proposal Capture Leads, Principal Investigators and Technical Teams to advance mission and instrument concepts for assessment by LASP leadership and submission in response to opportunities.

Information Technology

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Science Research

Research Scientist

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Position Summary The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), is seeking to fill at least two research positions. Applicants at the level of RS-I (post-doctoral), RS-II (research scientist), or RS-III (senior research scientist) will be considered. Research duties include conducting studies of plasma physics… Read more »

Research Associate in Planetary Science

Posted on: September 28, 2018

The newly formed Exploration of Planetary Ices and Climates (EPIC) group at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is seeking to fill a research position in planetary geophysics and remote sensing. Candidates at the levels of RS-I and RS-II will be considered.

Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) Postdoc

Posted on: May 15, 2018

The successful candidate will perform research on assimilating data from the GOLD mission as well as data from satellite and ground‐based observations of the space environment to address the science goals of the mission ﴾gold web site address﴿, submit the results of the research to refereed journals, and present results at scientific meetings.

Administrative Support

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Mission Operations & Data Systems

Scientific Programmer

Posted on: October 5, 2018

This individual will join a team of scientists and engineers to support processing, calibration, characterization, and presentation of science data from NASA space science missions. Duties will entail data analysis, algorithm development, and software development using a variety of tools and techniques.

Software Engineer

Posted on: September 6, 2018

This individual will join a team of software engineers to support and develop data centers that process and distribute science data from NASA space science missions. Duties will include maintenance and improvement of existing systems and development for new data center functionality for both current and future space missions. You will work closely with engineers, scientists and other project participants.

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

IT Network Student Support

Posted on: December 19, 2018

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 are developing 14 new instruments for 11 missions funded by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. Of the $1B in space assets that the Mission Operations & Data Systems division currently operates, two of the missions were developed, built, and managed from LASP. We are a non-profit organization with over 350 professionals, and over 150 students with broad technical capabilities who highly value our culture of excellence.

Undergraduate Software Programmer/Developer for Web Team

Posted on: December 19, 2018

Mission Operations and Data Systems Web Team Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunity The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned research facility that is a notable contributor to many NASA programs. Join the LASP Web Team and work on web infrastructure to serve the needs of scientists, engineers, satellite operators and science data… Read more »

Undergrad Software Engineer Position at LASP

Posted on: November 27, 2018

Undergrad Student Software Engineer Employment Opportunity at LASP Starting January 2019 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… Read more »

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 13th 2019 and applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Learn how to apply here.

Engineering

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Information Technology

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Science Research

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Visiting Fellows

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