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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.

For questions about LASP Employment Ads contact LASP Human Resources at hrads@lasp.colorado.edu 

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


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Professional Positions

Engineering

ESCAPE Mission System Engineer

Posted on: October 8, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit ESCAPE Mission System Engineer (colorado.edu).

ESCAPE Spacecraft and Launch Manager

Posted on: October 8, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit ESCAPE Spacecraft and Launch Manager (colorado.edu)

Lead Instrument System Engineer

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Lead Instrument System Engineer (colorado.edu).

Program Manager IV-V

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Program Manager IV-V (colorado.edu).

ESCAPE Flight Software Engineer II-IV

Posted on: September 23, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit the following pages. ESCAPE Flight Software Engineer II or III: ESCAPE Flight Software Engineer II or III (colorado.edu) ESCAPE Flight Software Engineer IV: ESCAPE Flight Software Engineer IV (colorado.edu)  

Program Manager I-III

Posted on: September 22, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Program Manager I-III (colorado.edu).

Electrical Engineer I – V

Posted on: September 22, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit the following pages. Electrical Engineer I or II posting: Electrical Engineer I or II (colorado.edu) Electrical Engineer III or IV posting: Electrical Engineer III or IV (colorado.edu) Electrical Engineer V posting: Electrical Engineer V (colorado.edu)  

IDEX Mechanical Engineer III

Posted on: September 22, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit IDEX Mechanical Engineer III (colorado.edu).

System Engineer IV or V

Posted on: September 16, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit System Engineer IV or V (colorado.edu).

ESCAPE Thermal Engineer IV

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit ESCAPE Thermal Engineer IV (colorado.edu).  

ESCAPE Structural Analysis Engineer 3

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit ESCAPE Structural Analysis Engineer 3 (colorado.edu).  

Instrument Systems Engineering Integration and Test Lead

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Instrument Systems Engineering Integration and Test Lead (colorado.edu).  

TSIS-2 System Engineer I

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit TSIS-2 System Engineer I (colorado.edu).

Instrument Engineer I

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Instrument Engineer I (colorado.edu).

Instrument Engineer III – Calibration Facilities Engineer

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=30379

Specialist Electrical Assembler

Posted on: January 22, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=30801&emailCampaignId=168

Information Technology

No Current Listings

Science Research

MAVEN Research Scientist

Posted on: September 8, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit MAVEN Research Scientist (colorado.edu).

Research Scientist in Cool Stars, Exoplanet Atmospheres, and Protoplanetary Disks

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Research Scientist in Cool Stars, Exoplanet Atmospheres, and Protoplanetary Disks (colorado.edu)

Administrative Support

Financial Analyst III

Posted on: July 27, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Financial Analyst III (colorado.edu).

Deputy Director, Research Development & Communications

Posted on: June 4, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=30904

Contracts, Compliance, and Procurement Manager

Posted on: April 30, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Contracts, Compliance, and Procurement Manager (colorado.edu).  

Mission Operations & Data Systems

Web Team DevOps Engineer II or III

Posted on: August 26, 2021

Thank you for your interest in LASP. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit Web Team DevOps Engineer II (colorado.edu) and/or Web Team DevOps Engineer III (colorado.edu).

Graduate Student Positions

Engineering

No Current Listings

Mission Operations & Data Systems

No Current Listings

Science

Science/Engineering Graduate Research Assistant Opportunity

Posted on: August 3, 2021

The University of Colorado’s Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) has an opening for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to support the calibration of the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) to fly onboard NASA’s Total Solar Irradiance Sensors 2 (TSIS-2) satellite. TSIS-2 TIM will continue the 43 year continuous data record of Total Solar Irradiance… Read more »

Undergraduate Student Positions

Administrative Support

No Current Listings

Mission Operations & Data Systems

No Current Listings

Engineering

Systems Engineering Student I-IV

Posted on: October 14, 2021

Systems Engineering Student III-IV   The Multi-Asteroid Explorer (MAX) Mission Systems Engineering Team is looking for a student majoring in engineering, mathematics or hard science to support the development of a novel mission to tour the inner solar system and then explore the asteroid belt. The position will work under the mentorship of the mission… Read more »

Systems Engineer Student III-IV

Posted on: October 11, 2021

The Libera systems engineering team is looking for a student majoring in engineering to support development of a novel spaceflight instrument that continues a key measurement for the Earth Radiation Budget.  The successful candidate will be given a unique opportunity to experience the development of a satellite instrument as a member of the core project… Read more »

Mechanical Engineering Student Intern

Posted on: September 28, 2021

LASP Mechanical Engineering Student Intern Requirements and Job Description Minimum Requirements Major: Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering School Experience: Sophomore or Junior Standing (2nd or 3rd year) GPA: 3.0 or higher Work Commitment: Able to work 10-20 hrs/week while classes are in session and 40 hrs/week in the summer with opportunities to work up to… Read more »

Undergraduate Instrument Engineer

Posted on: September 8, 2021

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder on east campus.  The in-house engineering group supports the design and manufacture of space-based and suborbital instruments and small spacecraft for LASP and partner institutions. LASP has developed scientific instrumentation for twelve deep-space missions,… Read more »

Information Technology

No Current Listings

Science Research

Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities – Science Division

Posted on: January 21, 2021

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities The LASP Science Division consists of four research area departments: Earth Atmosphere, Planetary Science, Solar & Stellar, and Space Physics. Each department consists of research scientists who may be aided by undergraduate research assistants.  Periodically throughout each semester, LASP hires several undergraduate research assistants… Read more »

Visiting Fellows

No Current Listings