The Instrument Engineer III participates in the implementation
of new LASP instruments and the development, operation, and
maintenance of the LASP hardware test facilities.
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dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
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. Our students take their unique
experiences with them into government or industry or remain in
academia to continue the cycle of exploration.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Participate in instrument builds with responsibilities
* Development of lower-level instrument requirements from higher
level requirements. * Development and execution of subsystem
calibration plans. * Participate in the instrument build. * Analyze
and document instrument and subsystem calibration data.
Develop, upgrade, operate, and maintain the LASP hardware test
* Thermal vacuum test facilities. * Vacuum bake-out facilities.
* Specialized optical test facilities, including coherent and
incoherent light sources from the XUV to the thermal infrared. *
Specialized dust and particle test facilities.
What You Should Know
* The candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to be
considered. * Physical laboratory work with vacuum, optical,
electrical, and mechanical systems. This includes prolonged periods
of working in a laboratory environment with various types of
operational vacuum pumps, replacing and modifying components on
small and large vacuum systems, lifting and moving of vacuum system
components (up to 35 pounds), and working with and moving wheeled
230L LN2 dewars. * Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and
working on a computer and attending both virtual and in-person
What We Can Offer
Salary Range is $98,500 - $124,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
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What We Require
* Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering. * Five
years of proven experience.
What You Will Need
* Proficient in operating complex vacuum test systems. *
Understanding of physics underlying instrument and detector
subsystems. * Understanding of electronic circuits. * Laboratory
background within a relevant field (optics, radiometry, mass
spectroscopy, particle detector, etc.) * Advanced hardware test and
debugging skills. * Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Experience with one or more of the following: scientific
programming (MATLAB, IDL, Python, etc.), optical design software
(ZEMAX), mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) software,
electrical design and layout software, finite element/PDE analysis.
* Experience with basic machine shop tools and electrical assembly.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. *
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
* Ph.D. or Master's degree preferred.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
* Resume/CV * 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
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu