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     Date Submitted:23-08-2012
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     Current job:MPhys (Honours) in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsExcellent communication skills , Data analysis skills , Complex problem solving skills , Very good computing skills , Experienced in customer service and teamwork , Fluent in Swedish and Polish, Intermediate in German
    CV

    PROFILE

    I am an enthusiastic individual, possessing an extensive background in physics topics and a wide variety of laboratory experiences, data analysis, problem solving and computing skills. My key strengths include excellent organization skills, planning, and delivering to deadlines. I am dedicated to achieving objectives within a team or as a dependable individual. I possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including fluency in three languages.

     

    EDUCATION

    §  2007 – July 2012, University of Kent, UK

    MPhys (Honours) in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics – Obtained 2:1

     

    2nd Year Modules

    3rd Year Modules

    4th Year Modules

    Mathematical Techniques and Differential Equations

    Physics Project

    Physics Research Project

    Quantum Physics

    Relativity, Optics and Maxwell's Equations

    The Sun, the Earth and Mars

    Atomic and Nuclear Physics

    Thermal and Statistical Physics

    Space Astronomy and Solar System Science

    Optics and Electromagnetism

    Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

    Cosmology and Interstellar Medium

    Multiwavelength Universe and Exoplanets

    Literature Review

    Particle and Quantum Physics

    Spacecraft Design and Operations

    Image Processing

     

    Multimedia for Astronomy, Astrophysics

    and Planetary Science

    Rocketry and Human Spaceflight

     

    Physics Laboratory

    Physical Science Research Planning

     

     

    §  2004 – 2007, Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Sweden

    International Baccalaureate Programme with diploma in English, German, Swedish, Physics, Mathematics, Geography and Theory of Knowledge also including CAS (Creativity, Action and Service). UCAS Tariff points: 260.  

     

    EMPLOYMENT

    §  2010 – August 2012, Costcutter, Here4u Stores Ltd, Shop Assistant

    Tasks – Providing excellent service for the customers in a friendly and helpful manner.

    Skills gained – Great communication with customers, professional dealing with customer queries and complaints, building a positive relationship with the staff to obtain outstanding teamwork and demonstrated the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

     

    §  2010 – June 2012, SEPnet, Physics Outreach Team

    Tasks – Visiting secondary schools to promote physics and science to the students with ‘Cool Physics’ demonstrations in order to raise interest in the science subjects.

    Skills gained – Ability to communicate about science to a diverse audience and development of presentation skills.

     

    §  June – August 2011, Knight Optical UK Ltd, Summer Placement

    Tasks – Technical sales advising, dealing with precision optics inquiries, handling and testing optical components, translating, contacting and creating relationships with foreign markets.

    Skills gained – Obtained a certificate in technical selling, gained confidence in translating technical language, translated the companies trade website into Polish. Great communication skills gained by professionally handling customer’s inquiries and by communicating within the technical sales team. 

     

    VOLUNTEERING

    §  2008 – 2011, University of Kent, Space Society Committee, Vice President/Social Officer

    Tasks – Arranging and hosting meetings, organizing and helping out with telescope sessions, rocket building classes, trips to ESA institutions and attending weekly committee meetings in order to maintain a well organized society centered on team work.

    Skills gained – Writing minutes of meetings, leading, managing and having responsibility of a large group in the UK and abroad. Excellent communication skills gained by giving presentations, attending conferences, working within the committee team, university staff and interacting with members.

     

    §  2009 & 2010, University of Kent, Welcome Week Helper

    Tasks – Guiding new students, helping them move in and participating in special events and parties.

    Skills gained – Working within a team to provide an excellent welcome week for new students. Developed leadership and communication skills, as within this role was entrusted to ensure that new students got settled in quickly and obtained all the necessary information.  

     

    §  2008, The Scrine Foundation (renamed “Catching Lives” in 2010), Art Class Supervisor

    Tasks – Supervising an art class for the service users where they could gain support by interacting with the volunteers within a safe and comfortable environment.

    Skills gained – Ability to deal and manage challenging behavior, working within and leading a small team.

     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    §  Languages– English (fluent), Polish (fluent), Swedish (fluent), German (intermediate)

     

    §  Computing Skills– Experienced in Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of the use of Linux Operating System, programming languages such as FORTRAN, IDL, Splash and MATLAB, and programs such as Maple, AIP4WIN and CDS Aladin.

     

    §  Full Clean Driving License

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    As a Space Society representative I attended the Institute of Physics and Nexus student conferences where I helped the society win the Best Overall Physics Society 2008 Award, the Silver Award for the Best Physics Society 2009 and Kent Union’s Best Society Award 2009.

    I gained co-authorship of my supervisor’s journal paper for my successful results from my final year thesis entitled “Star formation in Molecular Clouds: Structural evolution of spheroidal molecular clouds in the photodissociation region” which is anticipated to be published shortly.

     

    INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

    In addition to volunteering, I enjoy traveling to gain the opportunity to meet new people and discover different cultures. I enjoy sports such as running and playing tennis and was a member of the Tennis Society at the University of Kent. In my spare time I also enjoy playing the violin.

     

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