Calibration and Test Engineer

Boulder, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics invites applications for the position of Calibration Engineer/Scientist who will be responsible for the characterization and calibration of photometric devices, optical components, and flight instruments operating in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Job Duties:

Typical tasks associated with this position includes but is not limited to instrument optical design, design and implementations of individual optical components and photometric device characterization, test facility design, implementation and support. The successful applicant must be familiar with standard data analysis software packages and will be expected to present both written and oral reports of test results and analyses. He or she will work under the general supervision of the Calibration and Test group manager and may in turn be responsible for the supervision of student assistants.


Required Qualifications:

• B.S. /B.A. or higher-level degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related science.

• General understanding of experimental physics, optics, mechanics, and detector electronic circuits.

• 4-7 years' experience in testing photometric detectors and instruments.

• Applicants with knowledge of programming and software applications such as IDL, Labview, Zemax, and Solidworks are preferred.

• Experience gained as a student will be considered.

Two positions are open and will start approximately March 2018-May 2018.

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

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with vacuum systems and clean rooms is highly desirable, but not required.

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 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 require that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment admissions, and educational programs. Inquires may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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 - Curriculum Vitae 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 20, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00743781


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