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2021 Postdoctoral Researcher with the IMPACT Group

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a postdoctoral position with the IMPACT group ( 

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 Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only academic research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Through a combination of modeling, theoretical and laboratory experiments, IMPACT investigates the physical processes governing dusty plasmas, which have critical roles in
  1. shaping the surface and near-surface properties of airless bodies, and 
  2. ensuring human safety and long-term usability of mechanical and optical devices on airless bodies. 
The successful candidate will further develop a state-of-the-art innovative numerical framework that couples the micro-physics of grain-scaled processes with the self-consistent solution of the near-surface plasma environment. The goal of the project is to merge the qualitative understanding of the microscopic processes to the macroscopic behavior of the lunar regolith, providing a much-needed tool to advance the efficiency of dust mitigation techniques.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range is $70,000 to $80,000. Relocation eligible. 


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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What We Require

  • a Ph.D. in (computational) Space/Plasma Physics or a closely related field.

What You Will Need

  • Detailed history of independent and collaborative research.
  • Strong scientific communication skills, in writing and in-person.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
For full consideration, please apply by May 15th, 2021. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not yet filled. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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