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     Date Submitted:10-05-2011
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     Current job:Research Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsPhysics, astrophysics, PhD in astronomy, academic background, research, modeling, statistical analysis, scientific data analysis, computing (FORTRAN, Java, C), astronomical databases, management/coordination of international projects, lecturing.
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    PERSONAL

     

    Gender:               Male

    Nationality:          Armenian (German work permit holder)

    Martial status:     Married, 1 child

     

    EDUCATION

     

    1993            Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences in Armenia.

    1983             M.Sci in Physics, Yerevan State University, Departament of Physics, Yerevan, Armenia.

     

    SCIENTIFIC SKILLS

     

    *  Ability to define and lead a scientific research project.

    *  Preparation of applications for international scientific grants in UK, Germany, and Russia.

    *  Broad experience to participate in international scientific projects.

    *  Deep knowledge of theory of probability, statistical description and modeling of data.

    +60 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

    *  Organization of scientific workshops.

    *  Great experience to lecture and perform visual presentations in front of large scientific or student auditorium.

    *  Supervision of Diploma and PhD students.

    *  Scientific writing in three languages: English, Armenian, and Russian.

     

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

     

    *  Extensive skills in design and development of software packages in Fortran 77, C/C++, and Java.

    *  Experience in modeling and data analysis using analytical and numerical methods, Monte-Carlo simulations. Solution of differential equations by means of Monte-Carlo simulations.

    *  Extensive use of statistical tools in data analysis.

    *  Working knowledge with Numerical Recipes, Mathematica and Statistica packages.

    *  Working knowledge with MySQL database and astronomical  databases.

    *  Working knowledge of data and image analysing packages: AIPS and MeqTrees.

    *  Document preparation in LATEX, HTML, and Microsoft office.

    *  Internet development, Java, HTML.

     

     

    LANGUAGE

     

    Fluent in English, Armenian (native) and Russian, basic knowledge of German.

     

     

     

    FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

     

    2008                        DFG-SPP Fellowship, MPI for Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany

    2002                Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, MPI for Radioastronomie, Bonn,

                            Germany

    1997-1999       Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cambridge, UK

    1993-1995       ESOP C&CE program grant

    1995                Euro-Asian Astronomical Society´s annual prize for young astronomers

    1994                Society of Armenian Physicists´ annual prize

     

     

    MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIEETIES

     

    Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS, from 1996)

    International Astronomical Union (IAU, from 1994)

    European Astronomical Society (EAS, from 1993)

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    2005-present   Research Fellow at the MPI fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany:

    ·      Development and modeling of a novel evolutionary dynamo model of disk galaxies.  (in Fortran/C).

    ·      Development of Fortran codes to simulate the polarized sky at 1.4 GHz.

    ·      Software development and computer modeling of the evolution of radio galaxies (Fortran, C).

    ·      Series of lectures for IMPRS students and young astronomers in number of  Summer schools.

    ·      Project leader (Germany-Mexico) to investigate the link between jets, black holes and optical properties of host galaxies. Supervision of two PhD students.

    ·      Participation in international projects which include US, Netherlands, Russia, Mexico, and Germany and numerous collaboration visit.

    ·      Principal investigator of three proposals approved for observations with radio telescopes.

    ·      Organization of workshops.

    ·      Design and development of the Internet site of workshops on HTML.

    ·      Member of committees for developing and planning the key science projects for future radio facilities.

    ·      Participation in international conferences and workshops, oral presentations.

    ·      Published more than 10 papers in refereed journals and 15 papers in the conference proceedings.

     

    Key skills developed: Coordination/management of international projects;

    Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively; Strong organizational

    skills; Effective visual and oral presentations; Delivery of products under

    deadline.

     

                               

     

    2002-2004      Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the MPI fuer Radioastronomie:

    ·      Modeling the jet kinematics. Software development in Fortran.

    ·      Development of the novel software for analysing the cross-correlation function between uneven sparsely sampled data (C/Fortran) .

    ·      Internet and Intranet interactive site development on HTML, JavaScript.

    ·      Oral presentations in number of conferences.

     

                             Key skills developed: Leading own projects; Fostering external

                            collaborations; Presenting material.

                    

    2000-2002       Software Developer at the financial computing company, Parelian ltd:

    ·      Design and development of a software package of the agent for performing statistical and econometric analysis of financial data (Java).

    ·      Software development for evaluating derivatives using the closed form solutions and Monte-Carlo simulations (C and Java).

     

    Key skills developed: Experience in the product development process

    (requirements, development, testing, debugging, documenting); Team

    working skills; Working under pressure; Delivering quality products to

    clients within the deadlines; New computing skills (Java, MySQL).

     

    1999-2000       Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK:

    ·      Development of a new relativistic model for classical double radio galaxies.

    ·      Development of Fortran codes for different routines using the NAG library.

    ·      Implementation of the Maximum Entropy inversion method.

     

    1997-1998       Royal Society/NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of    

                            Cambridge, UK:

    ·      Development and numerical simualtion of an asymmetric relativistic model for double radio galaxies in Fortran.

    ·      Use of the MEM package to perform a reconstruction of images.

     

    Key skills developed: Independent research; Collaborating in internal

    projects and international collaborations; Adapting to new international

    environments; Effective communication during international conferences

    and workshops.

     

    1994-1997       Research Associate at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO),   

                            Armenia:

    ·      Application of the numerical and analytical methods in data analysis (Fortran, C).

    ·      Development of the programming software for studying the evolution of pulsars (C/C++).

    ·      Teaching experience in statistical methods, evolution of radio pulsars. Supervision of students.

     

    1984-1993           Junior Research Associate at the  BAO, Armenia:

    ·      Development and application of inverse problems approach to astronomical tasks.

    ·      Development and simulation of dynamics of relativisticaly expanded shells of Supernova Remnants (Fortran, Pascal).

    ·      Developed a unique algorithm to estimate the preferential direction of sources distributed on a sphere (Fortran).

    ·      Defended PhD, published four papers.

     

    Key skills developed: Learning computing languages; Strong experience

    in application of numerical and statistical methods; Lecturing experience.


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