Research Associate

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Solar Influences Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the areas of solar physics and planetary atmospheric science.

Job Duties:

The successful candidates would work on data from NASA satellite programs including SORCE, MAVEN, SDO, and MinXSS to study solar irradiance variability and its sources on the Sun, to study the influence of this variability on planetary atmospheres including Earth and Mars, to support mission operations and data processing for those solar instruments. The candidate would have access to excellent engineering and data system facilities at LASP and for teaching opportunities in some of the university departments if desired.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in related field.
  • Computer programming and data analysis skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with solar and/or atmospheric data analysis and modeling.
  • Publication record in related field.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 15, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00730411