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     Date Submitted:19-01-2012
     Last Modified:24-01-2012 (09:15)
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     Current job:Astrophysics graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsAstrophysics, Planet Hunting, Observatory, Telescope,



    Astrophysics graduate with experience in data analysis, laboratory work and  mathematical modeling. Excellent IT skills especially in MS Office and Matlab.

    I have worked abroad and am now looking for a career which will utilise my education, intelligence and strong work ethic.




    ·         Good experience of Matlab including 3D modeling.

    ·         Excellent skills in Ms Office applications especially Excel.

    ·         Strong mathematical and analytical skills.

    ·         Excellent communication and presentation skills.

    ·         Knowledge of MS Visual Basic




    2005 – 2009                          University of Hertfordshire

                                                    BSc Astrophysics 2:2


    ·         This included a large amount of laboratory work including in the university observatory where I used optical and radio telescopes.

    ·         Dissertation ‘Searching SLOAN for Planet Hunting Targets’.

    ·         The analysis involved over 300 data sets in which I identified specific patterns and types. These were stellar spectra analysed for gravity, spectral type and distance.

    ·         The assessment included a poster presentation involving both oral communication and design skills.

    ·         Observatory Accreditation - Completion of this extra course allowed me to work at any time unsupervised at the university observatory.


    2004 – 2005                          Anglia Ruskin University

                                                    Certificate of Credit


    I took a science access course at Anglia Ruskin as my A levels suffered due to ill health.


    2001 – 2004                          The Harwich School

                                                    A-level Physics C, Economics D


    Employment History


    Sept 2011 – Nov 2011        IBT Talkingdom, Geoje Island, South Korea

                                                    English Teacher


    ·         I have recently returned from South Korea where I taught English as a second language.

    ·         I have used initiative and self reliance to work with people from a completely different culture.

    ·         By teaching Korean children I have learned how to get the best from people even when language, culture and age present obstacles.



    Nov 2009 – Aug 2011         Children's Ward, Colchester General Hospital

                                                    Ward Clerk


    ·         In addition to general administrative duties. I was charged with organising new administrative processes for the new Children's Unit.

    ·         I was able to ensure the transition went smoothly and the new system has proven robust enough to remain in place.

    ·         I also created a new database of children in the North Essex area suffering from life threatening conditions. This project mapped both NHS and charity services and identified areas for improvement in order to assist the creation of a business plan to secure funding.



    Hobbies and Interests


    July 2011 – Present                        Physics in the Field, Institute of Physics                                Volunteer


    ·         When able, I volunteer with the Institute of Physics outreach programme 'Physics in the Field'. We teach physics based tricks to the public at events such as county shows and music festivals to raise interest in Physics.



    Memberships & Affiliations


    Associate member of the institute of Physics since 2008.





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