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SAS Global, in an April 15 notice to the Australian Stock Exchange, said it needs to raise 7.2 million Australian dollars ($5.2 million) to prevent further delays with its constellation of low Earth orbit satellites. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-08-2013
     Last Modified:14-08-2013 (01:33)
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     Current job:Graduate Student (MS Physics)
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsSoftware Development, Laboratory work, research and development, programming, data analysis
    CV

    An enthusiastic physics graduate fuelled by a strong desire to work within the space industry. An extensive knowledge of physics is complemented by strong proficiency in programming languages, data analysis skills and work experience in the satellite industry.

    Space Industry Work Experience

    Summer 2012: Placement at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)

    ·         Successfully awarded a bursary from the U.K Institute of Physics to complete a project at SSTL.

    ·         Project involved development of software tools to handle, manipulate and convert radiation dose data into a readable format from a variety of satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO).

    ·         Successfully completed the project, providing arguably the largest data set for radiation dose data in LEO currently available, spanning over numerous satellites and 11 years of operation.

    ·         Further developed problem solving skills and ability to engineer software for a specific task.

    Education and Qualifications

    2009-2013 University of Sussex:   MPhys (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics (1st)

    Key modules included:

    ·         Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

    ·         Scientific Computing for Physicists

    ·         Data Acquisition and Analysis

    ·         Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

    ·         Thermal and Statistical Physics

    ·         MPhys Advanced Experimental Laboratory

     

    Completing a Physics with Astrophysics degree has reinforced my desire to work within the space industry, and my enjoyment of physics as a whole. In the process I have gained many skills, including in-depth research and analysis from laboratory work and oral communication through a series of assessed presentations.  During my final year I independently developed software that provides further insight into how the first stars in the Universe formed.

    ·         Awarded a First Class with Honours degree with an overall mark of 80.1%.

    ·         Awarded the Sussex “Roger Taylor” award for the best student on the MPhys 2013.

    ·         Awarded best dissertation grade within the MPhys programme (2013).

     

    2002-2009 Maidstone Grammar School: GCSE’s  and  International Baccalaureate (I.B.)

    The International Baccalaureate is regarded by many be to be considerably harder than the equivalent A-level course students can take at this level of education. I enrolled on the programme as I was attracted by the unique challenges the Baccalaureate provided, including the promotion of extracurricular activities. Completion of the I.B means that I have a high competency in a wide range of subject areas. I have also learned to manage my time effectively so in order to complete work to a high standard while still enjoying personal interests.

    GCSEs

    I.B

    Physics

      A*

    Physics (Higher Level)

    7

    Maths

      A*

    Chemistry  (Higher Level)

    7

    English Language

      A*

    Maths (Higher Level)

    4

    Chemistry

      A*

    English

    6

    Biology

      A*

    French

    5

    French

    A

    Geography

    7

    Geography

      A*

     

     

    I.C.T

      A*

     

     

    History

      A*

     

     

    English Literature

    A

     

     

    Latin

    A

     

     

     

     

    Relevant Skills

    ·         Able to program in C++, Python and Matlab.

    ·         Experience with Windows, Linux and OSX and all Microsoft Office applications.

    ·         Skilled in researching and implementing suitable software solutions to problems.

    ·         Skilled in efficiently handling and manipulating large quantities of data efficiently and effectively.

    General Work Experience

    2011-present: Laptop Doctor – Computer Engineer

    ·         Trained to diagnose and repair hardware issues in computers and laptops such as displays, motherboards and disk drives.

    ·         Trained to diagnose and repair software issues such as driver incompatibilities and safe handling of machines infected by viruses.

    ·         Other responsibilities include creating and updating a section of the company website where technological terms and computer problems are explained at a level easily accessible by the customer. 

    2007-2011 Castle Lake Restaurant Server, The Drove Restaurant Server

    ·         Worked part-time alongside my studies at GCSE/I.B level, building skills such as time management, communication with colleagues/customers and teamwork. 

    ·         Awarded “Employee of the year” in 2009 for exemplary work ethic and team spirit.

    ·         Company willingly transferred me to another site when I moved to university. The need to work regularly in this job whilst still devoting enough time to the higher level of study reinforced my ability to manage my time effectively.


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