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     Date Submitted:23-02-2013
     Last Modified:28-02-2013 (01:22)
    Job information
     Current job:Graduate Student/ Teaching Assistant/ Tutor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywordsastronomy, physics, teaching, math, statistics, linux, fortran, C, image processing & analysis
    CV

    Objective

    To gain employment in the space technology industry.

    Education

    Sept 2011 – Present           University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

    Graduate Student, Astronomy and Astrophysics

    -Currently completing MSc. program

    Sept 2007 – April 2011      Queen’s University, Kingston, On

    Bachelor of Science, Honours Physics

    -Dean’s List

    Sept 2003 – June 2007       Thornlea Secondary School, Thornhill, On

    High School Diploma

    -Ontario Scholar

    Work Experience

     

    Aug 2009 – Present      Self-Employed

    Private Tutor

    -Tutored a variety of students in math, physics & statistics in a wide range of courses spanning high school to undergraduate level

    Sept 2011 – Present      University of Victoria Department of Physics & Astronomy

    Teaching Assistant

    -Taught five first year astronomy labs

    -Marked assignments & quizzes for an astronomy course

    Summer 2012               The Princeton Review

    MCAT Instructor

    -Taught the physics portion of an MCAT preparation course

    Summer 2012               Queen’s University Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy                 

    Summer Research Student, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Research Group

    -Performed data analysis, worked in a clean room lab & ran Monte Carlo simulations  

    Other Experience

    Sept 10-14, 2012             Technical University

     

    Supernovae Illuminating the Universe Conference, Garching, Germany

    -Attended European Southern Observatory sponsored conference

    Sept 2010 – May 2011    Queen’s University

    Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Supervisor: Larry Widrow

    -Modelled galactic dark matter haloes computationally

    -Used Bayesian statistical analysis & satellite kinematics to infer mass distributions of dark haloes

    Aug 28-29, 2010             SNOLAB

    Low Radioactivity Techniques Workshop, Sudbury, On

    -Attended particle physics workshop & tour of underground lab 

    Leadership Experience

    -Significant success teaching students as a private tutor for over three and a half years

    -Volunteer at the campus astronomical observatory for events such as the transit of Venus

    Research/Technical Skills

    -Excellent problem solving abilities refined by courses in all areas of physics

    -Strong background in mathematics, statistics & relevant applications therein

    -Significant experience with image processing & analysis

    -Able to effectively analyze and process data, experimental error & uncertainty through the use of software packages such as Maple, Mathematica and Root

    -Experience programming in python, fortran, C and C++

    -Fluent in linux-based operating systems

    Awards and Distinctions

    University of Victoria

    2012                   Nora and Mark DeGoutiere Memorial Scholarship

    2011                   University of Victoria Fellowship

    Queen’s University

    2011                    John Stark Gillies Philosophy Book Prize                      

    2007-2011           Carl Reinhardt Entrance Scholarship

    Thornlea Secondary School

    2007                   Grade 12 Physics Certificate          

    2007                   Grade 12 Philosophy Subject Award 

    The Royal Conservatory of Music

    2006                 Grade 9 Piano        

    2004                 Grade 2 Musical Theory

    Activities and Interests

    -Piano, science fiction, hockey, hiking, curling

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