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The White House warned Congress in a recent letter that without funding increases for its exploration programs, NASA won’t be able to achieve the goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024. 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
    CV

    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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