Professional Research Assistant: LASP Administration Support
University of Colorado - Boulder, CO

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Posting Description
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ( LASP ) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

LASP has an opening for Professional Research Assistant to further its science mission by providing coordination and support to individual projects and across a number of projects.
S/he will coordinate and facilitate science and engineering program research efforts with other LASP groups, Co-Investigators in other CU departments, with external scientists, researchers, and subcontractors to manage and support on-going multi-year federally funded sponsored project activity.
In particular this person will greet internal and external customers, assist with event coordination, travel reimbursement, and other projects from time-to-time, including Human Resources projects. This position also interfaces with the general public and may supervise student employee staff.

Only applications submitted through the Jobs at CU website will be considered.
Due to ITAR requirements, certain programs may only hire US citizens and permanent residents. Access to certain technology and information developed by or used at LASP is restricted under U.S. law. Some facilities, equipment, software, and data cannot be used by or provided to foreign nationals. Foreign nationals may be barred from attending or participating in some conferences, meetings, or other discussions. Appropriate visa status must be obtained prior to finalization of the hiring process.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and a motor vehicle history check.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications
• BA or BS degree or equivalent experience
• Must have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, & Power Point
• Demonstrated excellence in managing project work preferably in a research institute or academic setting
• Ability to handle complex, multiple and concurrent incoming work tasks/requests
• Must possess effective problem-solving skills
• Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills
• Experience with coordination of events

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Desired Qualifications

Special instructions to applicants
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form and upload the following required documents:
1. Resume/vitae
2. Proof of highest degree earned (transcript or diploma)
3. Cover letter
4. List of three professional references with complete contact information (from whom an official written letter of recommendation will be requested at the appropriate time by the hiring unit.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

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