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     Date Submitted:08-06-2012
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     Current job:Research Associate in Space Physics
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsHardworking, Numerate, Analytical, Logical, Creative, Computing, IDL
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    PROFILE:

     

    An enthusiastic research associate seeking data analyst or software development roles within research and development or financial and business sectors. I have over ten years of computer programming roles for the visualisation and analysis of large data-sets from space mission instruments. As a physics graduate and researcher, I enjoy learning new skills, acquiring a detailed understanding of topics, applying maths and solving problems. I enjoy working on my own initiative and find great reward collaborating with others in a team, as I am friendly and approachable when working with others. My future goal is to establish a career so I can reach my full potential within a successful company/ organisation.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION:

     

    Sep 2003 - Apr 2009 University College London

    ·      PhD Space and Planetary Physics

     

    Sep 1998 - Jul 2002 University Of Leicester

    ·      MPhys Physics with Space Science and Technology: 2.1

     

    Aug 1996 - Jul 1998 Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester

    ·      A-Levels Mathematics (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (B)

     

    Aug 1991 - Jul 1996 Judgemeadow Community College, Leicester

    ·      GCSEs Art (A), Mathematics (B), Science (Bx2), Sociology(B), English Literature (C),

    English Language (C), Geography (C)

     

    EXPERIENCE:

     

    Jan 2013 - Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science Group, Department of Physics, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

    Research Associate

    ·      Project managed research programme investigating the space environment of Mars.

    ·      Duties include analysis of large data-sets from ESA’s Mars Express and NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor satellites.

    ·      Developed computer programs using IDL and Matlab, as well MS Excel to analyse and visualise data, as well as maintain and administer computer equipment with both MS Windows and Linux/UNIX operating systems.

    ·      Prepared reports for publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations to present results at international conferences.

     

    May 2010 - Institutet För Rymdfysik, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden

    Research Assistant

    ·      Project managed research programme investigating space environment of Mars.

    ·      Duties include analysis of large data-sets from ESA’s Mars Express space mission.

    ·      Developed computer programs using IDL and Matlab, as well MS Excel to analyse and visualise data, as well as maintain and administer computer equipment with both MS Windows and Linux/UNIX operating systems.

    ·      Prepared reports for publication in peer reviewed journals, grant funding applications, and presentations to present results at international conferences.

     

    Sep 2003 - Department of Space & Climate Physics, University College London, United Kingdom

    PhD Student & Research Assistant

    ·      I worked as a PhD student and research assistant on the Mars Express and Venus Express space missions and the solar wind interaction with weakly magnetised planets.

    ·      I provided analysis of large data-sets through the development of computer programs and prepared reports for peer reviewed publications. I completed the PhD Thesis - “The Investigation of Crustal Magnetic Field Signatures at Mars by the Mars Express ASPERA-3 Electron Spectrometer (ELS)”.

     

    Nov 2002 - Badenoch & Clark, Leicester & Leicester City Council

    Administrator

    ·      I was part of a team that managed the payroll system for Selfridges Ltd UK and Leicester City Council and was responsible for operating payroll system software.

     

    Jul 2001 - Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leicester

    Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

    ·      I contributed to university research in developing a scientific instrument, data modelling and analysis using computer programs.

     

    KEY SKILLS:

     

    Problem Solving

    ·      The research I have carried through-out my career has required I apply mathematical and physics knowledge to various problems and the analysis of spacecraft measurements. When developing computer programs for analysis and visualisation of data, I apply understanding of instrument operation and computer algorithms, test and validate computer code and resolve any outstanding errors.

     

    Communication

    ·      I have a large amount of experience communicating complex work to both non-specialists and experts in a scientific field, for example presenting at international conferences, university seminars and outreach activities and publishing material in peer reviewed journals.

     

    Team Work

    ·      I have a friendly, conscientious and hardworking attitude within a team and have been a valued team member on the Mars & Venus Express space missions. For example, I am very approachable and open when colleagues require advice or assistance and collaborate with other scientists on various pieces of work.

     

    Time Management

    ·      I have been responsible for my own programme of research through-out my career and displayed an independent attitude to carry out a mostly self-directed PhD. This involves careful planning of achievable goals and keeping a record on progress on a regular basis.

     

    IT SKILLS:

     

    ·      IDL, Matlab, Python, Mathematica, Java, Maple, Fortran90, Excel, MSWord, Powerpoint, Publisher, Unix operation and Latex.


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