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Electrical Engineer

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) encourages applications for a Professional Research Assistant with Electrical Engineering experience to help develop system and design components for one of several proposals that have been submitted.

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 research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop system concepts and detailed designs for spacecraft and flight instruments, ground support and test hardware.
  • Support the fabrication, assembly, test and qualification activities.
  • Provide technical specification of subcontracted items.
  • Collaborate with outside vendors for subsystem procurement and delivery.

What You Should Know

This position is contingent on a successful program win. 

Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.


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

  • B.S. in electrical/electronic engineering.
  • Previous experience in one of the following areas:
    • Analog Design: design and analysis of analog circuits with experience in at least one of the following disciplines, low noise, low-level signal detection (both CCD and photodiode), switch-mode and linear motor drivers, temperature measurement and control and analog to digital and digital to analog converters.
    • Power Design: design and analysis of spacecraft power generation, power distribution, grounding, switch mode and linear low voltage power converters, and switched-mode high voltage power converters.
    • Digital Design: design and analysis of complex digital systems, microprocessor-based systems, programmed logic designs using FPGAs and digital signal processing functions embedded in FPGA logic. Logic design using VHDL is desirable.
    • Electrical Systems Engineering: knowledge and skills in architecting spacecraft and / or instrument electrical systems, design experience in at least one of the previous disciplines and end-to-end experience (full project lifecycle) on at least two Flight projects.  Knowledge of NASA Systems Engineering Handbook.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Advanced degree in electrical/electronic engineering.
  • Previous experience in the design and analysis of spacecraft and flight instrument electronic and electronic systems.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 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

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