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MAVEN Research Scientist

Requisition Number:

33165

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

02-Sep-2021

Job Summary

The Space Plasma Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) invites applications for research scientists in Space Physics at a ranking of research scientist I or II (RS-I, RS-2). The LASP Space Plasma Group conducts a diverse research program encompassing instrumentation, data analysis, simulation, theoretical studies, and machine learning applications of space plasma physics in a variety of environments, including planetary magnetospheres and ionospheres as well as the solar wind. Candidate evaluation will begin on September 31, 2021.

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

  • Project will include Mars Data Analysis with key interest in the Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) data from the MAVEN mission.

What You Should Know

  • The candidate should indicate their research interests, and how they could enhance and benefit the research projects above. 
  • Depending on the science topic, demonstration of their skills in data analysis of particle and field observations, MHD/PIC simulation, or machine learning is highly desirable.

What We Can Offer

  • RS I $70k - $80k.
  • RS II $75k - $110k.

Benefits

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.

Be Statements

Be adaptable. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Candidates must hold a PhD in Physics or similar Scientific or Engineering discipline. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Candidate evaluation will begin on September 31, 2021. The position will remain open until 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

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu