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Research Associate in Planetary Science

Department:

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)

Requisition Number:

13406

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The newly formed Exploration of Planetary Ices and Climates (EPIC) group at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is seeking to fill a research position in planetary geophysics and remote sensing. Candidates at the levels of RS-I and RS-II will be considered.

Research duties include conducting studies of the atmospheres and surfaces of planets and their natural satellites, including Earth's moon, using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and/or legacy datasets such as Cassini and Galileo. Candidates with expertise in numerical modeling and simulation of physical phenomena including ice/vapor transport, dynamical processes, or impact cratering are especially encouraged to apply. Studies of exoplanets and exomoons may also be supported.

The CU/LASP EPIC group conducts a diverse research program encompassing data analysis, simulation, and theoretical studies to understand the atmospheres and surfaces of icy planets and moons. The group maintains strong involvement in both active and future NASA planetary missions. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the EPIC group, which consists of students at all levels, and a faculty mentor (Paul Hayne). 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Research duties include conducting studies of the atmospheres and surfaces of planets and their natural satellites, including Earth's moon, using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and/or legacy datasets such as Cassini and Galileo. Candidates with expertise in numerical modeling and simulation of physical phenomena including ice/vapor transport, dynamical processes, or impact cratering are especially encouraged to apply. Studies of exoplanets and exomoons may also be supported.

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.

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What We Require

PhD in planetary science, astronomy/astrophysics, or related discipline.

What We Would Like You To Have

Computer programming skills, including numerical simulation of physical phenomena.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter (this letter should indicate the proposed research focus area and outline the contributions that the applicant envisions making to that project).
  3. During the application process you will need to enter contact information for one reference, we will request a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
  4. Unofficial transcript for those applying directly from graduate school.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Paul Hayne (paul.hayne@colorado.edu) for further information and guidance.

Posting Contact Name: Brook Motz

Posting Contact Email: brook.motz@lasp.colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer