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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

Systems Engineer, CPRS

Posted on: December 1, 2016

The Systems Engineer will be a member of the CPRS systems engineering team and will focus on requirements derivation, management, and verification tracking with the objectives of ensuring product performance and obtaining the ISS Certificate of Flight Readiness.

Project Systems Engineer, CPRS

Posted on: December 1, 2016

The CLARREO Pathfinder Reflected Solar (CPRS) project has an immediate opening for a Project Systems Engineer to join the management team. CPRS is an International Space Station payload launching in 2020 featuring a pushbroom hyperspectral imager and a stable, two-axis pointing system.

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.

Systems Engineer

Posted on: October 10, 2016

The TSIS I&T Engineer will be a member of the I&T team working on the design, development, and execution of test scripts (written in CSTOL, the OASIS-CC scripting language) and documentation of those test procedures. They will assist in documentation of I&T activities, including updates to the existing I&T Plan; Handling and Transportation Plan; User’s Guide; and various test procedures.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted on: October 5, 2016

The successful candidate will take a leading role in executing, updating and maintaining the Software Quality Assurance program that covers LASP science instruments, spacecraft, and systems that are used to test and operate spacecraft and the instruments they carry.

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.

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.

Information Technology

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Science Research

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.

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

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).

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

Engineering

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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 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

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Information Technology

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Science Research

Science/Computer Science Undergrad Student Position at LASP

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Science/Computer Science Student Employment Opportunity at LASP The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In the Science division, professional scientists mentor students in the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of science results from a variety of observed and simulated observations. In the […]

Visiting Fellows

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