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     Date Submitted:21-04-2013
     Last Modified:12-05-2013 (01:04)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoc
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsData analysis and reduction, monitoring, calibration for scientific space instruments (optical or gamma ray telescopes)


    Curriculum Vitae




    Postdoctoral researcher in satellite Earth observation and high energy astrophysics and particle physics with great experinece in data analysis and monitoring/calibration looking to contribute to scientific missions, preferably in astrophysics or fundamental physics.



    01/2009 – 05/2010: FernUniversität Hagen, Master program in Environmental Science (further education)

    02/2001 – 07/2004:University of Hamburg, Ph.D. student

    10/1995 – 01/2001:Humboldt University Berlin (HU), major: Physics, graduated with a “Diplom”


    since 11/2007:          Postdoc at University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics

    02/2006 – 11/2007:Postdoc at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Phenix experiment

    09/2004 – 12/2005:Postdoc at the MPI für Physik for the MAGIC and EUSO experiments

    02/2001 – 08/2004:Ph.D. student at the HERMES experiment at DESY, Hamburg, as a member of the HERMES group at DESY Zeuthen

    02/1998 – 06/2000:Editor of ‘Impulse der Physik’, the yearly journal of the ‘Freunde und Förderer der Physik’ society at the HU         

    10/1999 – 09/2000:Student employee at the HU, teaching assistant for undergraduate physics course

    03/1998 – 09/1999:Student employee at the HU, edited the textbook ‘Grundkurs Theoretische Physik’ by Prof. W. Nolting

    02/1997 – 04/1997:Technical Assistant at DATASEC in Strausberg, Brandenburg

    07/1991 – 03/1992, 01/1994 – 09/1995:   jobs in the service industry in Berlin


    General Professional Experience and Skills


    • Team work in international collaborations and specialized international working groups and projects
    • Profound quantitative, systematic data analysis and data reduction using self written software and software analysis programs (C/C++ and statistical analysis with ROOT/PAW)
    • Handling of large data sets, cluster/grid computing
    • Instrument (re-) calibration analysis and data quality monitoring: development of software tools and algorithms, understanding hardware/instrumental issues
    • Basic hardware experience, operation of high energy physics experiments and astrophysical telescopes
    • Contribution to the general work of experimental physics collaborations
    • Participation in data taking shifts and telescope operations
    • Model simulations, development and testing
    • Summarize results in internal reports, theses and refereed journal papers
    • Presentation of results in talks at international conferences


    Academic Teaching


    • Supervision of a DESY-summer student
    • Teaching Assistant in the basic experimental and theoretical physics course for undergraduates.



    Organizational Experience


    • Organization and coordination of the bi-weekly SCIAMACHY Limb working group meeting at IUP Bremen.
    • Deliverable coordinator for the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the SPIN (SPARC Initiative) project.
    • Organization of the group seminar of the MAGIC group at MPI Munich.
    • Tour guide for DESY exhibitions
    • From 1996 to 2000 student representative in various academic self   administration committees of the Humboldt university
    • Participated in the preparation and realization of the first ‘German Female Physicists Conference’ in Berlin, November 1997




    • German: native tongue
    • English: fluent
    • Russian: basic
    • Spanish: basic


    Programming skills

    • C++, C: good
    • Unix/Linux/MacOS: good
    • FORTRAN: basic
    • Unix/Linux bash script: basic
    • Analysis software: ROOT, PAW


    Current and past positions/projects


    Postdoc at University of Bremen


    • Projects:
    • SCIAMACHY Operations Support Team (SOST), testing and optimization of the radiometric calibration, in particular the polarization correction, of SCIAMACHY (on ENVISAT) data. Inflight recalibration of SCIAMACHY’s polarization sensitivities.
    • Participation in a conceptual study for a geostationary scanning spectrometer (UVN on Sentinel 4).
    • Analysis of SCIAMACHY polarization data (limb mode) with the prospect of retrieval of stratospheric aerosol profiles
    • Comparison of SCIAMACHY limb radiances and polarization with a radiative transfer model (SCIATRAN), testing and intercomparison of the model



    Research Associate at RIKEN-BNL Research Center


    • Projects:
    • PHENIX Experiment at RHIC (Brookhaven National Laboratory), focusing on its spin program, i.e., the investigation of the nucleon spin structure via high energy proton-proton collisions.
    • Data analysis and systematic studies on false asymmetries and single electron asymmetries.
    • Work of general interest for the PHENIX collaboration:
    • Offline data quality assurance.
    • Participation in the construction of a silicon vertex detector for the PHENIX experiment (quality assurance tests).
    • Software documentation.
    • Member of Paper Preparation Working Group

    Postdoc at MPI für Physik

    • Projects:
    • MAGIC collaboration (Very high energy gamma ray Cherenkov imaging telescope on La Palma)
    • Conceptual design study of atmospheric monitoring devices for the MAGIC and EUSO experiments, including a multi-wavelength Lidar for MAGIC and an Infrared Camera for EUSO.
    • Implementation of an IR radiometer to the MAGIC telescope for cloud monitoring, together with an engineer and a student.
    • Data analysis and systematic studies.
    • Work of general interest for the MAGIC collaboration:
    • Development of programs for the on- and offline data quality monitoring for MAGIC
    • Tests of calibration software



    Master and Ph.D. thesis at DESY


    • HERMES experiment at HERA
    • Thesis on measurement of the gluon polarization in the nucleon using high-pT hadrons
    • Extensive Monte Carlo Model studies and parameter tuning, the extension of the model to include QED radiative effects
    • Work of general interest for the HERMES collaboration:
    • Maintenance and optimization of software for the RICH (Ring Imaging Cherenkov) detector
    • Extension of Monte Carlo model
    • Studies of data quality and particle identification algorithms



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