Undergraduate Student Data Science Employment Opportunity

Undergraduate Student Data Science Employment Opportunity

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 the solar system, Pluto, and beyond (Voyager). We have over 100 instruments currently operating on numerous NASA satellites and are developing 14 new instruments for 11 missions funded by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. 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 Hourly Position Open Immediately – 1 Student

LASP is looking for an upper-level undergrad at CU to assist with a research-oriented data science project.

You will work with a team of professional scientists, programmers, and other students to develop a neural network for predicting solar eruptive events.

Build, train, and optimize a neural network using a variety of solar observation sources, including x-ray and magnetic flux data, to predict the occurrence of M and X class solar flares within a prediction window of 0-3 days. Data pre-processing and exploration, feature engineering, and statistical analysis of results are also project requirements.

Required Qualifications:

Student must have strong math skills coupled with academic preparation in advanced data analysis algorithms and strong programming skills.

Code will be written in Python and Tensorflow/Keras, but experience with C/C++, Java, Matlab, or R is also acceptable.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience developing machine learning and deep learning algorithms is a plus.

How to Apply:

The ideal upper-level undergraduate candidate is a student who is at least 1-2 years away from graduation in a Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Physics, or Engineering discipline are encouraged to apply. The position pays hourly. The time commitment for an undergraduate is a minimum 20 hours per week during the school year and full-time over the summers.

Please visit http://lasp.colorado.edu to learn more about LASP. LASP is a very good training site for future aerospace industry employment. Our students receive job offers from aerospace companies across the United States, many times receiving more than one employment opportunity in this field upon graduation.

Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled.  Please submit resume via e-mail (preferred) to: HRADS@lasp.colorado.edu. Include any coursework or experience you have that directly relates.

All final applicants being considered for employment are subject to background investigations including a criminal history check and when appropriate a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.