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     Date Submitted:19-02-2013
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    RESEARCH SCIENTIST, PROGRAMMER AND TECHNICAL WRITER

    Proficiency In Computer Programming And Data Analysis, Technical Writing Skills 

    Expertise In Fortran And Python Programming - Writer Of Numerous Science Papers

     

    • Ability to develop algorithms to solve complex problems
    • Extensive experience in the use of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Unix, Mac OS X) and productivity suites (e.g. MS Office, iWork)
    • Proficiency in several programming and scripting languages, including object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Fortran, Python, Exelis IDL, Java, perl, csh, bash)
    • Knowledge and ability to use relational databases
    • Capability of learning new programming languages in a short period of time 
    • Expertise in the usage of complex data analysis software for astronomy (e.g. CIAO, XMM-SAS, IRAF, MIDAS, etc.) on large datasets
    • Competence in writing technical papers to present analysis procedures and scientific results (as shown by 9 peer-reviewed 1st-author papers published in science journals and 23 co-authored papers)
    • Ability to clearly outline analysis procedures and scientific results in front of an audience (as demonstrated by 21 oral presentations at science conferences and seminars)
    • Ability to work as part of a team

     

    Career History

         

    INAF - BOLOGNA ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY (BOLOGNA, ITALY)

    Postdoctoral Researcher (September 2009 - June 2012)

    Latest salary: EUR 22,000/yr

     

    Responsibilities & Highlights:

     

    • Worked on scientific data analysis of observations from European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite for X-ray astronomy
    • Wrote 2 scientific paper as 1st author and co-authored other 2 scientific papers
    • Presented scientific talks on his work in 7 conferences and institutional seminars worldwide
    • Developed programming skills in Python and Exelis IDL (Interactive Data Language), among others 

       

    HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS (CAMBRIDGE, MA)

    Postdoctoral Researcher (February 2003 - August 2009)

    Latest salary: USD 54,000/yr

     

    Responsibilities & Highlights:

     

    • Worked on scientific data analysis of observations from NASA's Chandra satellite for X-ray astronomy
    • Contributed to a NASA press release (http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/04_releases/press_010704.html)
    • Wrote 5 scientific paper as 1st author and co-authored 19 scientific papers
    • Presented scientific talks on his work in 11 conferences and institutional seminars worldwide
    • Improved programming skills in Fortran and Perl
    • Perfected scientific and technical writing skills and oral presentation skills
    • Developed the capability to work as part of a team

     

     

    Education

     

    Ph. D. In Astronomy

    January 2003, University Of Milan (Italy)

    Developed a complex algorithm to detect and analyze sources of celestial X-ray emission in XMM-Newton observations

     

    Bachelor Of Science In Astronomy

    July 1999, University Of Bologna (Italy)

    Developed a classification method for the spectral morphology of galaxies in clusters using multi-object optical spectroscopy and Principal Component Analysis techniques to identify common patterns in galaxy spectra and morphology (during graduation thesis project)

     

     

    Additional professional qualifications:

     

    • Co-organizer for the weekly meetings of the Bologna astronomy research area (2010-12)
    • Referee for prestigious scientific journals such as "The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society" and "The Astrophysical Journal" (2007-)
    • NASA Peer Reviewer for allocating observing time of the Chandra satellite for X-ray astronomy (2005)
    • Member of the American Astronomical Society (2004-)
    • Co-author of the NASA Chandra X-ray observatory press release on the Antennae colliding galaxies ISM: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/04_releases/press_010704.html

     

     

    Professional References:

     

    Dr. Stefano Ettori 

    INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

    Via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna, Italy

     

    Dr. William R. Forman 

    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

    60 Garden Street MS-3, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

     

    Dr. Giuseppina Fabbiano 

    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

    60 Garden Street MS-6, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA


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