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Science Data Analyst for MAVEN/IUVS

Requisition Number:

31136

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

14-Jun-2021

Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for a Science Data Analyst for the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph team on the MAVEN mission orbiting Mars. 

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) 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. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Data analysis and interpretation, scientific programming in python, IDL, and other languages as needed, scientific interpretation, and presentation of results at conferences and in publications. 
  • Comparison with numerical models and development of simulation software.
  • Participation in data archiving and reporting activities. 
  • Mentoring junior team members and providing software support. 
  • Potential for work in mission planning activities. 

What We Can Offer

Salary range is $50,000-$65,000.

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

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in astronomy, physics, computer science, or related area. 
  • Experience in scientific programming including python or IDL. 
  • Experience working with remote sensing data, retrievals, image processing. 
  • Experience with graphical data representation and scientific visualization. 

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Familiarity with planetary science, earth science, or astrophysics through coursework or experience. 
  • Familiarity with scientific data formats. 
  • Familiarity with standard methodologies for version control for code and data products.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter: In your cover letter, please include a single graphic with a caption highlighting your abilities in data processing, presentation, or scientific visualization.
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses. 

Evaluation of applications will begin on 7/8/21 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

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu