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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:50:24 +0000
NASA announced Aug. 17 that it will allow SpaceX to use a fueling approach for its commercial crew missions that attracted prior scrutiny, pending a final series of tests. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:34:20 +0000
The space industry outsider nominated to become NASA deputy administrator said he would focus on acquisition reform and adapting NASA to a “new role” with commercial partners if confirmed by the Senate. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:48:01 +0000
A proposed standard announced at a conference last week seeks to provide the same launch flexibility for larger smallsats currently enjoyed by cubesats. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:28:17 +0000
An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:25:38 +0000
Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast says it has sufficient resources to cover the $20 million purchase of analytics firm Geosys from U.S. dairy giant Land O’Lakes. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:34:03 +0000
Millennium Space Systems was founded in 2001 and has approximately 260 employees. It has developed satellites ranging from 50 kg to more than 6,000 kg. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:22 +0000
SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:20:11 +0000
The commercial spaceflight industry has been enjoying success both on and off the launch pad this year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:05:34 +0000
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:18:44 +0000
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:13:20 +0000
China will launch its Chang’e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15 SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:33:39 +0000
NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:46 +0000
The Air Force will use “rapid procurement authorities” in this program and is targeting the first next-generation OPIR launch in 2023. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:57:09 +0000
The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:42:54 +0000
Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:32:25 +0000
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000
Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 03:47:45 +0000
At the annual SMI MilSatCom Conference in 2017, Army Major General Pete Gallagher, former CENTCOM/J6, shared a vignette about U.S. forces fighting ISIS in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-01-2013
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     Current job:Postdoctoral Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsPh.D. in Physics and Astronomy Solid mathematics, quantitative analysis Experience in image analysis on Astronomy data (Hubble and Keck telescopes) and Biology data Advanced computer skills: Linux, Windows, Bash scripting, IRAF, MATLAB, ImageJ, FORTRAN
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    Skills

    * High-level Physics

    * Solid Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis

    * Advanced computer skills: Linux, Windows, Bash scripting, IRAF, MATLAB, ImageJ, FORTRAN, Word

    * Hands-on laboratory experience in building, testing and characterizing optical systems

    * Substantial experience in image analysis and optimization, and spectroscopy data processing

    * Critical thinking and complex problem solving

    * Work experience in multi-disciplinary team

    * Teaching experience in multi-cultural environment

    * Presentation skills/dynamic communication style

    * Excellent interpersonal and writing skills

     

    Education

    * Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 2007

    * Master of Science in Nuclear and Particle Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1998

    * Bachelor of Science, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1997

    Experience

    Research Fellow
    Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Canada
    2010-present

    * Performed quantitative and statistical image analysis on super-resolution optical images
    * Performed imaging measurements of resolution and Point Spread Function on an OMX, Optical Microscopy eXperimental, world's highest resolution wide-field optical microscope
    * Published image analysis results on centrosome organization in Nature Cell Biology 14, 1148, 2012
    * Troubleshooted 3D OMX image reconstruction artefacts in optical images
    * Troubleshooted hardware and software problems for OMX and DeltaVision microscopes
    * Tested and installed image processing and analysis software on laboratory's computers
    * Provided training and technical support to OMX end-users in hardware and imaging methods
    * Organized a STED microscope demo at the institute
    * Platforms used: UNIX, Windows, MATLAB, ImageJ, Bash scripting, SoftWoRx

    Research Fellow
    Mouse Imaging Centre, Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada
    2007 - 2009  

    * Designed and built an improved Optical Projection Tomograph with an excellent spatial resolution and a higher depth of field, that is an essential tool in making cutting edge Biology discoveries
    * Conducted theoretical and computational studies to improve the optical apparatus
    * Designed, built on a laboratory breadboard, and characterized an improved imaging setup in an interdisciplinary team effort
    * Performed image analysis with specialized 2D and 3D software and code developed by myself
    * Presented results to institution members
    * Wrote an user manual for a prototype optical tomograph
    * Provided training and technical support to end-users in hardware and imaging methods
    * Platform used: UNIX, Windows, MATLAB, Amira, Bash scripting 

    Research Assistant
    Rutgers University New Jersey, USA
    2002 - 2007

    * Designed and performed Astronomical observations using world-class optical telescopes in Hawaii and Arizona
    * Performed data analysis using specialized software, and custom code written by myself, and interpreted analytical results
    * Presented results at 4 international scientific conferences in USA and Switzerland, and few departmental seminars, and gave an invited talk at the Museum of Natural History, NY, USA
    * Published 3 scientific papers in peer-reviewed Astronomy journals
    * Platformed used: UNIX, FORTRAN, C++, Perl, IDL

    Head Teaching Assistant
    Rutgers University New Jersey, USA
    2003  

    * Taught methods of teaching General Physics Labs to 20 international Teaching Assistants
    * Collaborated with the Head Laboratory Instructor to improve the lab format
    * Evaluated the effectiveness of the Teaching Assistants
    * Provided leadership, guidance, training, motivation and ongoing support to TAs 

    Teaching Assistant
    Rutgers University New Jersey, USA
    2000 - 2002

    * Taught General Physics Laboratories to groups of 25 - 30 undergraduates
    * Explained the lab theory and the lab equipment, and demonstrated the experiments
    * Designed and implemented my own mid - semester evaluations
    * Organized and marked assignments for undergraduate laboratories

    Research Assistant
    Institute for Space Science Bucharest Romania
    1997 - 2000

    * Performed theoretical and computational Cosmology studies to estimate the detection probability of magnetic monopoles at the Gran Sasso international collaboration in Italy
    * Presented results at 2 international schools in Italy and published them in Romanian journals
    * Platforms used: Windows, FORTRAN, Excel, Word



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