Research Associate

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Jun 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Job Announcement: Research Associate at LASP working in Space Instrumentation

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the areas of laboratory and spaceflight instrumentation, development of instrument concepts for future NASA missions, and observational studies ranging from extrasolar planet atmospheres to supernovae.

Job Duties:

The successful candidate would work with Dr. Kevin France, a professor in the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences APS. Dr. France's research group has several active programs in the development and flight-testing of hardware for ultraviolet/optical astronomy, including programs studying large-format detectors, advanced optical coatings and optical components, and a vibrant suborbital rocket program. Experience with optical design, calibration, and testing is strongly desired. Familiarity with space-flight hardware, vacuum system operation, and launch site operations would be considered additional attributes. The applicant would also be encouraged to collaborate with Dr. France's ground-based and HST observing projects, mentor undergraduate and graduate research students, and would have a significant fraction of their time available for independent research to develop her/his own research programs.

The position will initially be a one year contract with possible extension. Salary will be commensurate with hiring level, experience and qualifications.

Evaluations will begin immediately and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in astrophysics or related field. Experience with optical design, calibration, and testing. Demonstrated track-record of research with space or ground-based instrumentation.

Due to Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with space-flight hardware, vacuum system operation, and launch site operations would be considered additional attributes.


Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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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: Feb 2, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado.edu

Position Number: 00731541

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