AVS Lab Research Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary
The Autonomous Vehicle Systems (AVS) laboratory encourages applications for an AVS Lab Research Associate. The position is currently open and the successful candidate can start July 2022 or later. 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.
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 Autonomous Vehicle Systems (AVS) laboratory is doing research in complex spacecraft dynamics, formation flying, advanced Attitude Dynamics and Control (ADCS), visual spacecraft control, space debris removal, as well as developing mission analysis and support tools. The lab was founded in 2003 at Virginia Tech and moved in 2007 to the University of Colorado. Among these projects, we are currently working on advanced Attitude Dynamics and Control (ADCS) systems. Using an in-house C-Code simulation environment called Basilisk that is capable of simulating the high-fidelity dynamics of dynamic actuation systems, has Monte Carlo simulation capabilities, and can provide hardware-in-the-loop simulation capabilities. Finally, the Basilisk framework is being used to develop novel autonomous spacecraft commanding solutions where machine learning and AI techniques are used to determine suitable flight modes and predict spacecraft resource consumption.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • The research associate’s responsibilities include performing astrodynamics research, assisting with proposal writing, and mentoring graduate students.
  • The AVS lab is conducting research in attitude dynamics and control, autonomous flight mode tasking, fault detection, astrodynamics simulation development, relative motion dynamics and control, etc.
  • The successful candidate will be given significant mentoring and professional development opportunities that support a research associate in pursuit of long-term careers in research, academia, and other fields.
What You Should Know
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 employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $55,000.00 to $80,000.00.

The position is partially supported through discretionary funds and partially through funded research.

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 environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be ambitious. Be excited. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Completed Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering, or related fields.
What You Will Need
  • Experience with astrodynamics.
  • Experience in Python and C/C++ programming.
  • Experience with machine learning and deep reinforcement learning techniques.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Experience with ADCS and formation flying.
  • Experience mentoring research.
  • Experience writing proposals and conference/journal papers.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. CV or Resume.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Reference Letter(s) (Not Confidential).
  4. Transcripts/Proof of degree

The 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 .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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