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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

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, […]

Mechanical Assembler

Posted on: December 23, 2015

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with an environment where professionals and students work closely with scientists in designing and building space flight hardware. Due to growth in our programs, LASP is looking to increase the number of skilled […]

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.

Safety Engineer

Posted on: June 2, 2015

LASP currently has an opportunity for an experienced Safety Engineer. The LASP Safety Engineer will create and oversee processes to prevent harm to people and property by applying knowledge of industrial and system safety requirements and practices. Will perform safety training for LASP personnel, and develop procedures to reduce the risk of illness, injury, or damage to facilities and flight hardware. Must be able to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate hazardous conditions, as well as develop hazard control methods.

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

IT Windows Administrator

Posted on: February 9, 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 in need of a Windows Administrator located at the University of Colorado-Boulder East Research Park to provide day-to-day operational support for our Windows 2008/2012 servers, Windows 7 and 10 workstations […]

Human Resources Generalist

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Reporting to the HR Manager within the research lab, the ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communications skills and demonstrate a high level of customer service. This position is critical in maintaining and supporting the unique collaborative feel that makes LASP a great place to work.

Maintenance Assistant

Posted on: January 4, 2016

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for the position of a Maintenance Assistant. 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. The position furthers the LASP science mission by […]

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 […]

Scientific Programmer

Posted on: January 21, 2016

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a University of Colorado space research lab at the Boulder campus.  As an Institute of CU-Boulder, LASP is at the international forefront of space science research in solar, planetary, atmospheric and space plasma physics. LASP’s record of excellence in space instrument and spacecraft construction, mission operations, […]

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

Undergraduate IT Helpdesk Student Support

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Information Technology Helpdesk Student Support Employment Opportunity 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 […]

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Undergraduate Job Opportunities in Space Flight Operations

Posted on: January 4, 2016

CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics is hiring student Command Controllers for its Space Flight Operations Team. LASP currently operates five NASA satellites and new missions are on the way! Students participate in all phases of a space project (mission development, integration and test, launch, early orbit, and routine operations, anomaly resolution, etc.). LASP students have gone on to positions at JPL, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, ULA, AGI, Blue Origin and more!

Engineering

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Information Technology

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Science Research

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Visiting Fellows

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