The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) College of
Engineering and Applied Science encourages applications for a
to participate in research activities
in the area of Astrodynamics and low-Earth orbit (LEO) Space
Environment Observations! The position is currently open and the
successful candidate can start as soon as possible.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The SWx TREC Research Enterprise conducts innovative, basic, and
applied research in space domain science (SDS), machine learning,
geomagnetically induced electric and magnetic fields, and related
topics to better understand and predict space weather phenomena.
SWx TREC researchers work across multiple departments, colleges,
and institutes at the University of Colorado and collaborate with
other universities, government agencies, and industries. These
partnerships enable breakthrough advances in understanding the
solar and space physics principles that underlie space weather and
its impacts on critical infrastructure systems.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
This position is supported by funded research projects in the Space
Weather Technology, Research & Education Center (SWx TREC;
within the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) at
CU Boulder. These projects focus on astrodynamics and precision
orbit determination (POD); GNSS-based satellite-to-satellite
tracking; modeling of nonconservative satellite forces; and
estimation of space environment conditions in LEO.
This position is nominally for one year with the possibility of
continued work contingent on performance and funding availability.
The position will be located in the new Aerospace Engineering
Sciences building at CU Boulder ( https://www.colorado.edu/engineering/aero-building
). The successful candidate will be given significant mentoring and
professional development opportunities that support postdoctoral
scholars in pursuit of long-term careers in research, academia, and
What We Can Offer
The salary range is $50,000 - $80,000 annually.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
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What We Require
Completed Ph.D. degree in Physics, Engineering, or related
What You Will Need
What We Would Like You To Have
- Experience with astrodynamics, statistical estimation
techniques, and GNSS tracking data and methods.
- Proficiency with scientific programming languages (e.g.,
Python, Matlab), Linux/Unix shell scripting, high-performance
- Experience with POD processing and analysis codes such as NASA
- Proven understanding of geospace and space weather impacts in
the thermosphere and ionosphere.
- Knowledge of additional programming languages (e.g., Fortran,
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified
by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an
approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the
United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable)
as an optional attachment.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
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