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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

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

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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

Contracts Administrator

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Under the supervision of the LASP Contracts and Compliance Manager, assist in the administration of all LASP sponsored research agreements, grants and commercial agreements. 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.

IT Network Engineer/Professional Research Assistant

Posted on: April 7, 2016

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a dynamic, world-renowned research facility that is a notable contributor to many NASA programs. LASP is seeking a Network Administrator to analyze, design, install, configure, and maintain their network infrastructure and application components. The IT Network Administrator would be responsible for maintaining the performance of the […]

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Web Tools Administrator

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Position Summary Join a world class organization that develops and operates flight hardware on space missions.   Support research in outer space by administrating and supporting collaboration tools used by staff, scientists and engineers from around the world.  These tools are used for project collaboration, scientific data access, software development, and identity control and access management.  […]

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

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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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