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NASA Proposal Specialist

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado is seeking a NASA Proposal Specialist to coordinate and support proposal development efforts at the LASP. This role will work closely with the Proposal Manager and the Proposal Capture Leads, Principal Investigators and Technical Teams to advance mission and instrument concepts for assessment by LASP leadership and submission in response to opportunities.

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.

LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

LASP is an affiliate of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures, a collaboration among aerospace-related departments, institutes, centers, government labs, and industry partners.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Coordinate and support technical proposal development efforts.
  • Work closely with Proposal Capture Leads, Principal Investigators, and Technical Teams in support of proposal development efforts.
  • Participate in the advancement of early proposal concepts to be assessed by lab leadership.
  • Track and report on progress of LASP proposal concept developments.
  • Coordinate and lead meetings to status and advance concepts through the LASP proposal development cycle.
  • Develop templates of common proposal technical sections.
  • Track and coordinate NDAs, TAs, Consulting Agreements, and other contract/subcontract commitments associated with proposal development.
  • Evaluate internally and externally proposal compliance requirements to ensure proposal completeness.
  • Applicant must have strong team leadership skills, creativity, the ability to work independently, and good organization and project management skills.

What You Should Know

Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.


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What We Require

  • B.A./B.S. Degree in engineering or applied sciences (or equivalent experience).· 
  • Minimum 1-year experience in the aerospace industry.
  • Experience working in Aerospace environments (Class 8 (level 10,000) cleanroom environment with ESD sensitive hardware…).
  • Experience with configuration management.

What You Will Need

  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal with stress on articulating and writing effectively.
  • Ability to work across functional and other organizational boundaries.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to immediately work well with any team.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Capture and/or proposal experience developing detailed technical proposals.
  • Federal contracting acquisition and proposal processes knowledge.
  • Experience in project management and systems engineering.
  • Experience with mission, spacecraft, and/or instrument development.
  • Experience with environmental testing.
  • Experience providing cost and schedule inputs.
  • Experience on NASA programs.
  • Experience with large proposal efforts for the government.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  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 Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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