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     Date Submitted:30-06-2011
     Last Modified:30-06-2011 (08:42)
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     Current job:Research Technician
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordscryogenics, laboratory, vacuum systems, astronomy, physics, Linux, Solidworks, machining, CNC, independent, organized
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    EDUCATION
     
    University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA | graduated May 2011
    Bachelor in Arts
    -Physics with concentration in Astrophysics
    -Philosophy with concentration in Science
    Relevant Coursework includes
    -Mechanical Prototyping, Circuit Analysis, Observational Astronomy, Linux/Unix Skills, Thermodynamics, Analytical Mechanics, Calculus (4 semesters), American Political Science
     
    Booker T. Washington High School | Tulsa, OK | graduated May 2007
    Graduated with International Baccalaureate Diploma
     
     
    WORK EXPERIENCE
     
    University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Physics and Astronomy | Philadelphia, PA | July ’09 – present
    Research Assistant to Professor James Aguirre, participating in the following projects:
    -Cryogenic Testbed Project for Submillimeter-Wave Detectors: a two-stage cryostat capable of cooling to 250 mK
    ---Worked independently, gaining experience in the design and operation of cryogenic systems, including cycling procedures, techniques for maximizing and minimizing thermal conductivity, and proper implementation of vacuum systems
    ---Designed and manufactured custom parts and developed programs to run cycles and record data automatically
    ---Interfaced with machine shop employees, other labs, and third-party companies to bring project together as outlined in proposal as well as meeting dynamic future needs
    -Z-Spec Project: detects CO rotational lines to determine redshifts of distant star-forming galaxies
    ---Primary observer using Z-Spec at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii (May 2010 run)
    ---Performed reduction to produce meaningful spectrum-plots from raw data
     
    University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Physics and Astronomy | Philadelphia, PA | Sept. ’10 – May '11
    Teaching Assistant
    -Ran multiple observational astronomy laboratory sections
    -Demoed and assist students in the use of two 10” telescopes at Penn’s on-campus observatory
     
    University of Pennsylvania SAS Multimedia Services | Philadelphia, PA | Sept. ’08 – May ‘09
    Receptionist
    -Oversaw two computer labs and recording room, answered phone calls, and loaned out A/V equipment
    -Assisted instructors with in-classroom computer issues onsite and over the phone
     
     
    LEADERSHIP AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
     
    School of Arts and Sciences Student Technology Advisory Board | Philadelphia, PA | Sept. ’10 – present
    -Advised administration officials on student technology projects and initiatives
    -Represented the technology interests of the UPenn student body
     
    Boy Scouts of America Troop 222 | Tulsa, OK | 2000 – 2007
    Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Patrol Leader
    Obtained rank of Eagle Scout in January of 2005
    -Completed Eagle Project involving the complete renovation of a courtyard at a local nursing home
    Held multiple positions including Senior Patrol Leader
    ---Led weekly troop meetings of roughly 50 scouts and adults, planed troop activities, and served as the primary liaison between the scouts and adults
     
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
     
    Qualifications: Highly organized and thorough, prime attention to detail, can easily work independently or in a group, excel at taking on tasks with minimal instruction, ability to learn new tools and skills independently
     
    Computer Skills:Proficient in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint,
    Labview, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, basic circuits & digital electronics. Familiar with Java and IDL.
     
    Other Skills: Skilled in the use of a drill press, mille, lathe, and CNC machining
     
    Other Interests:Backpacking, tennis, reading works in philosophy and physics, gadgets, science/technology news

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