SenSE PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024

Job Summary

The Satellite Navigation and Sensing (SENSE) Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position.

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

The main tasks of the candidate will be to develop and improve methods and software for processing GNSS measurements obtained by ground-based GNSS scintillation receivers, and LEO satellite-based GNSS radio occultation and reflectometry receivers to extract TEC, ROTI, and scintillation indicators, and to support scientific analysis that utilizes the GNSS and other ground-based and spaceborne instruments measurements. The postdoc will collaborate with a group of research associates, postdocs, and PhD students with diverse engineering and science background in the Lab and in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University and the broader space science, satellite navigation, and remote sensing research and education community in Boulder, Colorado.

What You Should Know

  • The initial appointment will be for two years, with an option to continue as a research associate.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position will be $65,000 - $75,000 based on experience.



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 electrical engineering, space science, physics, or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • Background in high latitude and/or equatorial ionospheric effects on GNSS, experiences in GNSS data processing, especially in GNSS ionospheric scintillation, radio occultation data handling and analysis, ground-based GNSS monitoring networks data analysis are desired.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Other useful skills include knowledge of GNSS receivers, space physics, machine learning, coding in Matlab and/or Python, and good communication skills.

Special Instructions

To Apply, Please Submit The Following Materials

  • Resume/CV (please include a publication list)
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Reference

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an approved online vendor. However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit an English-translated version as an Optional document.

For consideration, please apply by 3/31/2024.

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

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