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     Date Submitted:11-09-2013
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     Current job:Space Science PhD
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsimage processing, deconvolution, cosmology, sky observation, quadrilingual, dynamic, multi purpose, creative, social
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    PhD in Space Science
    Born March 31, 1983
    Belgian


    Profile
    Aims: I want to use the skills acquired during my PhD thesis and my academic career in a field where creativity and teamwork are essential.
    Qualities: Dynamic, creative, curious, sociable, multipurpose and autonomous.
    Professional, transversal and personal skills:
    - In written communication : scientific publications in international refereed journals and in national journals devoted to science outreach
    - In oral communication : presentation of scientific results at international conferences, diffusion of science at public workshops, live performances
    - In the development of tools : creation of flyers, making of scientific posters, website tracking
    - Managerial : planning and administration of artistic, sporting and scientific events, supervision of teenagers and students
    - Teamwork : international collaborations, team sport
    - Teaching : monitoring of dissertations, assistantship, private lessons, diffusion of science
    Driving licence:  Belgian B-Type since 2001 (personal car).

    PhD thesis
    Title: Gravitationally lensed quasars: light curves, observational constraints, modeling and the Hubble constant. 
    Supervisor: Prof. P. Magain
    Institution: University of Liège, Belgium
    Department: Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography
    Period: From September 2005 to December 2009

    Education
    2005 - 2007: DEA (one year degree required for doctoral studies) in Science, specializing in Astrophysics, University of Liège, Belgium, Magna Cum Laude
    2000 - 2004: Licence (equivalent to a M. Sc.) in Physics, University of Liège, Belgium, Summa Cum Laude

    Work experience

    June - July 2013: Administrative assistant Court bailiff office of Maîtres Vidick & Leroy, Jemeppe, Belgium   

    Feb - March 2013: Assistant location manager, runner and location scout on the feature film "Etre", written and directed by Fara Sene, "Les Films du Carré" Production, Liège, Belgium   

    Sept 2011 - Dec 2012: Postdoctoral researcher PRODEX (Belgian Science Policy: space research and applications), University of Liège, Belgium

    Jan - Sept 2010: Research fellow (postdoctoral researcher), Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS, www.fnrs.be), University of Liège, Belgium
    From February to June : Visitor at ESO (European Southern Observatory) in Chile in the framework of the TRAPPIST project as on-site support astronomer

    Sept 2006 - Dec 2009: Research fellow (PhD student and teaching assistant), Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS, www.fnrs.be), University of Liège, Belgium

    Sept 2005 - Sept 2006: PhD student PRODEX (Belgian Science Policy: space research and applications), University of Liège, Belgium

    Before Sept 2005: Various student jobs
    Waitress at Les Epicuriales (social and commercial event) in Liège (Belgium), secretary work for a bailiff in Liège (Belgium), fashion store employee in Wellington (New Zealand), hostess at the Kinepolis cinema complex in Liège (Belgium), coffee quality control at the Kraft-Jacob Suchard Factory in Liège (Belgium).

    Volunteer work: Various volunteer jobs (in Belgium)
    Stewardship for youth camps, bar attendant and event planner (concerts, dinners, parties) at my tennis club, lessons of Physics, Mathematics and English for students in difficulty.

    Languages and stays abroad
    -French: Fluent Native language
    -English: Very good (high skills for writing, reading and speaking)
    -Spanish: Moderate (skills for writing, reading and speaking)
    -Italian: Moderate (skills for writing, reading and speaking)
    -Dutch: Basic (Notions)

    Language schools
    2010 - 2011: Spanish classes Institute of Modern Languages of Hazinelle (ILM), Liège (Belgium), from level UFII to UFIV    
    January 2010: Spanish classes, Escuela Fronteras Santiago de Chile (Chile), duration: one week    
    February 2005: English classes, Worldwide School Auckland (New Zealand), duration: one month    

    Extended stays abroad
    Jan - June 2010: Work as a support astronomer for the installation of the TRAPPIST telescope, Chile    
    Feb - Mai 2005: English classes and cultural stay, Auckland, Wellington and South Island, New Zealand    
    Sept - Dec 2004: Acting classes, Quebec City, Canada    

    Computer skills
    Operating systems: Windows XP, Linux, Mac OS X
    Office computing: Microsoft Office, Openoffice
    Internet: Research, emailing
    Text formatting: LaTeX
    Image processing: IRAF, PYRAF, MIDAS, DS9
    Programming: BASH/SHELL, FORTRAN, PERL

    Hobbies
    Music: Pop, rock and world music, singing lessons during 2 years, cover bands, live performances, solo performances at weddings and meetings, participation to several contests.
    Cinema: Passionate as a spectator and as a protagonist (for instance as extra).
    Sports: Handball.
    Trips: Visit of many countries, interest for the local cultures and languages.


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