The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites
applications for Research Scientists in Space Physics at a ranking
of Research Scientist I or II (RS-I, RS-2).
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
is a world-renowned space science
research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU
receives more NASA funding than any public university in the
country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers
work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing
and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as
entry-level engineers working on these programs. 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.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
The research project is focused on research utilizing in-situ
spacecraft data with a focus on plasma physics in the unmagnetized
environment of Mars. This is a position within the Langmuir Probe
and Waves (LPW) team and will make use of electron density and
temperature data from the MAVEN mission. Responsibilities will also
include the publication of scientific results based on MAVEN LPW
data and the dissemination of those results at scientific
conferences. The candidate will work with MAVEN mission/instrument
software written in IDL.
The position is funded for two years with a possibility of
extension pending a successful performance evaluation. During this
two-year period, the candidate is expected to demonstrate research
excellence while utilizing the LPW instrument and the MAVEN
mission, mentor students and junior researchers, and engage in
What You Should Know
What We Can Offer
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
- Level I Salary Range: $70,000- $80,000 annually.
- Level II Salary Range: $75,000 - $110,000 annually.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What We Would Like You To Have
- The candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or similar
Scientific or Engineering discipline.
- The candidate should indicate their research interests, and how
they could enhance and benefit the research project above.
- Demonstration of skills in in-situ data analysis of space
plasmas is highly desirable.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Resume or CV.
- Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly
describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific
interest in this position.
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 as an optional
During the application process, you will be asked to provide
contact information for three confidential letter of recommendation
providers. We will request the laters later during the search
This position will remain open until filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
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