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SenSe Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Research Associate.

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 Satellite Navigation and Sensing (SeNSe) Laboratory, headed by Professor Jade Morton, develops next generation global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) receiver and other radio-based sensor technologies to provide robust navigation and remote sensing capabilities. The SeNSe Lab deploys and maintains a global network of GNSS receivers and Radio Frequency (RF) data recorders which continuously monitor and collect the full range of GNSS signals in the Arctic, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and will be expanding to Europe and the Antarctic in 2020. The GNSS receivers provide continuous, real-time monitoring and long-term statistical analysis of space weather effects as well as other environment propagation effects. The RF data collected allows the lab to develop robust tracking algorithms and investigate atmospheric, urban, ocean, and land surface phenomena. The lab is equipped with basic RF testing equipment including signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power supplies, multi-meters, various SDR and RF components for field experiments, RTK GNSS receivers, and a wide range of single point GNSS receivers. The lab also operates a state-of-the-art data center with over 800 terabytes of capacity.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Utilizing new data types discovered by the SeNSE Lab research group, develop and implement software for data assimilation and/or tomographic reconstruction of ionospheric three-dimensional electron density profiles.
  • Validate the software through the use of OSSE simulations and related technologies.
  • Provide technical support and training to researchers and graduate students in PI’s research group and collaborators.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • This part-time position will be at 50% time with an annual salary of $120,000.


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 Physics with a strong background in data assimilation and OSSE simulations and validations.
  • Research experience with ionospheric data types with an understanding of biases and errors.
  • Understanding of software best practices and collaborative software repository tools.

What You Will Need

  • Strong background in mentoring students and junior staff.
  • Willingness to travel.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcripts/Proof of Degree
  4. Letter of Reference

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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