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     Date Submitted:15-08-2013
     Last Modified:16-08-2013 (07:30)
    Job information
     Current job:Invited Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     KeywordsTheoretical modelling of Solar system physics, Numerical simulations, Collaborative projects

    Seeking a researcher position in astronomy or space science

    December 2000 - November 2007
    Candidate of Sciences (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD)
    in Physical and Mathematical Sciences (astrometry and celestial mechanics) awarded on March 12, 2008 by Main Astronomical Observatory of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine,
    Thesis Title: “Determination of masses of large asteroids from the ground-based positional observations”:
    * Astrometrical reduction and analyses of ground-based observations from different observatories
    * Masses of 21 perturbing asteroids determined by modelling dynamics and fitting orbits of perturbed asteroids

    August 1992 - August 1997
    Diploma of Specialist with Distinction. Teacher of Physics and Astronomy
    by Mykolaiv State Pedagogical Institute (ex. V.O. Sukhomlinsky National University of Mykolaiv), Ukraine,
    Modules included:
    * Physics (theoretical, experimental), Astronomy and Astrophysics (theoretical, observational), Mathematical Analysis, Algebra and Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Educational Sciences, etc.
    * Diploma Thesis: “Photometrical Methods in Physics and their Application for Astronomical Observations”
    November 2012 - Present
    Invited Researcher
    Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Calculation of Ephemerides – Paris Observatory, France,
    * Research in orbital dynamics and asteroid mass determination with Gaia and ground-based observations
    * Astrometry of asteroids within Gaia Follow Up Network for Solar System Objects

    October 2010 – November 2012
    Head of Laboratory of Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics
    Research Institute “Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory”, Ukraine,
    * Research head of the project in astrometry of asteroids and orbital dynamics funded by State Agency of Science, Innovations and Information of Ukraine; collaborating with IMCCE (France) and TUBITAK National Observatory (Turkey)
    * Managing of research in sectors of Solar System and Stellar Astrometry
    * Astronomer at the observatory telescopes

    April 2009 – September 2010
    Head of Solar System Sector
    Research Institute “Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory”, Ukraine
    * Research in astrometry of asteroids and orbital dynamics
    * Managing of research in Solar System Sector
    * Astronomer at the observatory telescopes

    May 2008 – March 2009
    Research Institute “Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory”, Ukraine
    * Research in astrometry of asteroids and orbital dynamics
    * Astronomer at the observatory telescopes

    April 2001 – April 2008
    Assistant Researcher
    Research Institute “Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory”, Ukraine
    * Image processing for astrometry reduction
    * Astronomer at the observatory telescopes
    * Data processing and research in PhD topic

    January 2000 – March 2001
    Software Engineer
    Research Institute “Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory”, Ukraine
    * Image processing for Astrometry reduction
    * Develop different codes for statistical analysis


    Professional training
    July 2010
    ASTROSIM Summer School 2010 “Simulating the Universe: Towards petascale supercomputing in astrophysics”
    Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
    * Numerical simulations of fluid dynamical and N-body systems

    October 2008 – January 2009
    Post-doctoral Fellowship
    Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Calculation of Ephemerides – Paris Observatory, France
    * Automation of reduction with PRAIA software (Platform for Reduction of Astronomical Images Astrometrically)

    August 2008
    Summer School “N-Body problem: numerical methods and applications”
    Tuorla Observatory, Turku, Finland
    * Standard integration methods and regularization, post-Newtonian dynamics of compact objects

    June 2008
    Summer School “Astrometry and Imaging with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer”
    Konkoly Observatory – European Southern Observatory – Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie – University of Porto, Keszthely (lake Balaton), Hungary
    * Interferometry theory and practice, data reduction for visible and infra-red interferometric imaging; application of phase-referenced imaging to narrow-angle astrometry
    * Project: Exoplanets around HD 38529. Proposal for VLTI observations

    October 2005
    Wilhelm und Else Heraeus – Physics School “Extrasolar Planetary Systems”
    Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie – Astronomisches Recheninstitut Heidelberg und Universität Heidelberg – Universität Tübingen, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
    * Extrasolar planets and planetary systems: state-of-the-art overview and research

    July 2005
    Summer School “Modeling Dense Stellar Systems in Amsterdam” (MODEST-5c)
    The Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek” of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    * Dynamics of self gravitating systems

    July 2004
    The First NEON Archive Observing School
    European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany
    * Observational astrophysics via archival research, data reduction and analysis, VO tools
    * Project: Globular clusters in M87. Photometry of the clusters using images from the ACS and WFPC2 cameras of HST; analysis and comparison their distributions with data for our Galaxy

    Communication skills
    * Regional (Mykolaiv) and national (Ukraine) media coverage of various astronomical events in 2002-2012; astronomical writing for the Observatory website in 2010-2012
    * Seminars in different institutions of France, Turkey, Ukraine
    * Teaching of Physics, Computer Sciences for pupils of 10-17 ages at the Secondary School with advanced English learning from the first form # 22 of Mykolaiv from August 1997 to August 2000

    Organisational / managerial skills
    * Leadership gained through working experience of the head of the sector (6 persons), head of the laboratory (11 persons) in Nikolaev Observatory
    * Head and member of local and scientific organizing committees of international conferences and workshops held in France, Turkey and Ukraine in 2010-2012
    * Project management for building a small Beowulf computational cluster (16 cores and 8 GPU) in Nikolaev Observatory in 2012

    Computer skills
    * Programming: C (working language), FORTRAN (basic)
    * Multiprocessor Programming: OpenMP, MPI
    * Computer Algebra System: Maple
    * Operating Systems: Linux, MacOSX, Windows

    * In preparation:
    Ivantsov A. et al. 2013, Asteroid masses with Gaia from ground and space-based observations
    * Most recent:
    Ivantsov A. 2013, Astrometrical observations of the near-Earth asteroid 308635 (2005 YU55) in Nikolaev, Proc. of Second “Gaia Follow-up Network for Solar System Objects” Workshop, IMCCE-Observatoire de Paris, 2013, p. 81-83
    * In total 33 publications were published, among them 11 articles were refereed, 10 were conference proceedings, and 12 were MPC contributions, 6 as first-named author. I have two IAU (2006, 2012) contributions, one EGU (2013) contribution. The list and links to papers (without MPC contributions) are available at

    Conferences (last 2 years)
    * Forthcoming speaker at European Planetary Sciences Congress 2013, Journée 2013
    * Poster at European Geosciences Union 2013
    * Speaker at Joint Discussion 7 of International Astronomical Union in 2012, Workshops Gaia-FUN-SSO-2 (Paris Observatory), NAROO-Gaia (Paris Observatory) in 2012

    Honours and awards
    * Scholarship “Research in Paris” of the City of Paris in 2012
    * Scholarship named after Yuriy Drohobych for the excellence in research by the Ukrainian Astronomical Association in 2008
    * Scholarship of Academic Council of Mykolaiv State Pedagogical Institute for the excellence in studies and student research in 1996-1997

    * International Astronomical Union (IAU) since 2009
    * European Geosciences Union (EGU) since 2013

    * Available on request

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