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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)
    CV

     

    Curriculum Vitae

     

    Summary:

     

    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.

     

    Education:

    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”

    Employments:

    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

     

    Languages

     

    • 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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