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     Date Submitted:13-02-2014
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     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher (Physics/Astrophysics)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsScientist, Satellite data analysis (images, spectra), statistical analysis, team work, problem identification and solving. Consulting, quick learner
    CV

     

    KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Expert in data processing of satellite- and ground-based imaging and spectroscopy, analysis and management of large data volumes (8+ years of experience).

    Long term experience (8+yrs) in workflow design, direct implementation, testing, commissioning and optimization.

    Developed strong problem identification, resolution, critical and analytical thinking.

    Proficient with statistical multivariate methods for data analysis and data mining.

    • Prepared, implemented and led international research projects.

    Strong affinity for IT technologies, computing, programming and consulting (UNIX/Linux operation systems, scripting languages, and cf. software summary at the end).

    Strong ability to quickly learn and eager to acquire new skills.

    • Extensive experience (8+yrs) in giving presentations.

    • Excellent team spirit and working in multi-cultural environment, strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Fluent in English; Good in German; Mother tongue Bulgarian.

     

    EMPLOYMENT

    2014 – current: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Plank Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Heidelberg, Germany

                          Project and Duties: Galactic nuclei and star lusters. Laser guided Adaptive Optics data processing and Analysis of Large Binocular Telescope near infrared images. Commissioning of ARGOS at LBT

     

    20122014: International Research Fellow at the European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands

                          Project and Duties: Data Processing and Analysis of Hubble Space Telescope imaging data.

     

    2009 – 2012: Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the German Research Foundation at AIfA, Bonn, GER

                          Project and Duties: Data Processing and Analysis of space- and ground-based imaging and spectrosopic data. Identifying and specifying science projects requirements, planning and scheduling of science campaigns, coordinating science teams, supervising students

     

    2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, at STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA
    2008 – 2009: University of Bonn Research Fellowship, at AIfA, Bonn, GER
    2008: German Research Foundation Priority Programme-1177, grant for visiting reasearchers
    2007 – 2008: German Research Foundation Research Fellowship, at AIfA, Bonn, GER

    2005 – 2007: Graduate Student Research Fellowship, at STScI, Baltimore, USA
    2004 – 2005: DFG Graduate Research School (GRK 787) PhD fellowship, at Universität Bonn, Bonn, GER
    2004: Research Fellowship at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Astronomy, Bulgaria
    2002 – 2004: Junior Research Assistant, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Astronomy, Bulgaria


    EDUCATION

    2008PhD in Physics and Astronomy at the Argelander Institut fü̈r Astronomie (AIfA) der Universität Bonn,
                        Germany, jointly with the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA

                        Topic: “Globular Cluster Systems in Dwarf Irregular galaxies”

    2004M.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy at the Faculty of Physics, Department of Astronomy, Sofia
                        University “St. Kliment Ohridsk”, Bulgaria.

                        Topic: “Photometric investigation of the outer regions of the M82 galaxy in search for globular clusters candidates”

    2004B.Sc. in Higher Education in Physics at the Faculty of Physics, Sofia University “St.
                        Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria.
                        Topic: “Starburst regions and superstar clusters in the irregular galaxy M82”

    1999 – High School Diploma in Electrotechnics at the Electrotechnical Highschool, Ruse, Bulgaria.

                        Topic: “Full planning and design of the electronic, electric network, appliances and alternative energy sources of a modern house”


    EXPERIENCE - PROJECTS and SOFTWARE


    Approved Programs as Principal (PI or Co-PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I):

    Hubble Space Telescope:

                 – PI for program "The Formation History of UGC12591 - the most massive known field S0 galaxy” (GO:13370)
                 – Co-PI for program "The Proper Motion of Palomar 5 and its Tidal Tails” (GO:12957)

    European Southern Observatory (8m) telescopes
    :

                 PI for program “Constraining the nature of bright nuclear clusters in dwarf irregular galaxies” (092.B-0759, VLT/HAWK-I)

                 – Co-I for program "The Stellar Populations of Ultra-Compact Dwarfs - Galaxies or Star Clusters?" (VLT/ XSHOOTER)
                 PI for program “Constraining the nature of bright nuclear clusters in dwarf irregular galaxies” (VLT/FORS2 & UVES)

                 – Co-I for program “Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies in the making? A UCD search in compact groups of galaxies” (082.A-0882)

                 – PI for program “Old Globular Clusters in Dwarf Irregular Galaxies: Probes of Massive Galaxy Formation” (080.B-0361, VIMOS)
                 – Co-I for program “BVRI imaging of Old Globular Clusters in the Magellanic Clouds” (2007B, NOAO/SMARTS/CTIO 0.9 m).
     
    Data reduction and analysis:
                – Hubble Space Telescope (imaging cameras: ACS, WFC3, WFPC2)
                – European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope (visible and near-IR imaging and spectroscopic cameras: FORS1/2, VIMOS, UVES, HAWK-I)
                – Gemini Observatory
    (visible and near-IR imaging cameras: GMOS, NIRI)
                – WHT observatory (near-IR imaging camera: LIRIS)

    Software packages and programming experience:
                – IRAF, R-statistics, IDL/GDL, gnuplot, baolab, SExtractor, octave
                – CL (IRAF), Python, Shell programming, LaTeX, C++
                – Keynote, Powerpoint, MS Office, OpenOffice


    Operating systems expertise:
                – LINUX, Mac OSX, Windows

    PERSONAL

                – Nationality: Bulgarian
                – Mother tongue: Bulgarian
               
    – Other languages: English (fluent: written and spoken), German (basic)

                – EU drivng license holder and extensive driving experience (also kart racing).


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