The University of Colorado (CU) Laboratory for Atmospheric and
Space Physics (LASP) is seeking one or more postdoctoral
researchers to join the Colorado Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Program
). The CUSP team leads a diverse portfolio of research programs
related to UV spectroscopy of astrophysical and Solar System
phenomena, with opportunities for successful candidates to be
involved in space missions such as the SmallSats SPRITE and MANTIS,
cutting-edge sounding rocket instruments, protoflight technology
programs, and potentially larger flight projects. While the
appointment is initially for one year, the CUSP team encourages
professional development through mentorship, internal
collaborations, and enabling independent research, providing
opportunities for a longer term or career appointment.
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
at the University of Colorado
Boulder is one of the largest research institutes at the University
of Colorado Boulder. With a focus on solar, stellar, space plasma,
atmospheric and planetary sciences, LASP employs both experimental
and theoretical approaches to answer key science questions. Since
its inception in 1948, LASP has developed, operated, and analyzed
the data from scientific instrumentation for solar science, Earth
atmospheric, planetary, deep-space, and Earth-orbiting spacecraft
missions investigating the Sun, all eight planets, Pluto, and
beyond. The progressive development of research capabilities and
the use of innovative technologies in pursuit of emerging research
initiatives ensures a continued leadership role for LASP in today’s
growing “new space” era.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
The primary supervisors for this position include Drs. Brian
Fleming, Dmitry Vorobiev, and Briana Indahl. Projects led by these
researchers primarily focus on extragalactic feedback processes,
the interaction of exoplanet host stars with planetary atmospheres,
and vapor plumes from Solar System bodies. The team is deeply
invested in education and mentorship and any successful candidate
will be encouraged to work closely with students from the high
school through PhD level.
What We Can Offer
The salary range for this full-time position is $80,000 - $90,000.
We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for
the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting.
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
· The job requires a PhD in Astrophysics or related field.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Experience with instrumentation, space missions, or large
ground or space observing programs is desired, but not
- Experience with galactic or extragalactic science, especially
feedback processes ( e.g. superwinds, Lyman Continuum escape,
supernovae, extreme star-formation), is desired but not
- Experience working with students at all levels in a mentorship
capacity is desired but not required.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Resume or CV
- A Statement of Research Interests (less than 2 pages)
- A Statement of Educational and Service Interests (which can
include any non-research goals or prior accomplishments. For
instance: teaching, DEI efforts, outreach, policy, etc.). Please
keep statement less than 2 pages.
- Cover letter of less than 1 page briefly describing your
qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this
- OPTIONAL: Up to 3 Letters of Recommendation.
- Letters will be formally solicited if the candidate advances to
the interview stage.
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
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
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