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     Date Submitted:24-02-2014
     Last Modified:24-02-2014 (09:27)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientific Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAstronomy Astrophysics Public outreach Educational outreach


    1989 – 1993    Primary School in Pfandl, Austria
    1993 – 2001    Secondary School in Bad Ischl, Austria
    18.06.2001     Matura (general qualification for university entrance)
    2002 – 2009    Studies of astronomy at the University of Vienna
    23.03.2006    Bachelor of science in the field of astronomy
    05.06.2009    Master of science in the field of astronomy
    2009 – 2013    PhD student at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy
    02.05.2013    Graduation in Astrophysics at the University of Heidelberg

    Working Experience

    August 2001    Trainee in the retirement home „Hellbrunn“, Salzburg
    August 2002    Trainee in the retirement home „Hellbrunn“, Salzburg
    2008-2009       Scientific assistant at the Universitätssternwarte Wien
    2009-2013       Scientific assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
    July/August 2013    Employee at the House of Astronomy
    January 2014 - today    Internship at ESO (public outreach)

    Public Outreach

    01.05.2008              Assisting at the day of open house at the Leopold Figl observatory (Austria)
    September 2008    Assisting at the JENAM conference in Vienna
    04.04.2008              Assisting at the day of action for astronomy in Vienna
    2009 – 2013          Guided Tours and talks for visitor groups at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy and the House of Astronomy.
    26.04.2012             Assisting at the Girls‘ Day at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
    22.07.2012             Manager of the telescope station at the day of open House of the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy

    Teaching Experience

    01.10.2008 – 28.02.2009    Tutor of the „Beobachtungsorientiertes Praktikum“ at the Universitätssternwarte Wien
    2011 – 2012                           Tutor of the astronomical-astrophysical lab course at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg
    October 2011                          Assistance of the des BOGY (BerufsOrientierung Gymnasium) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
    October 2012                         Assistance of the des BOGY at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
    October 2013                         Assistance of the des BOGY at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
    October 2013 - today            Tutor for mathematics

    Other Qualification / Information

    Languages:    German (Mother Tongue), English (fluent), French (basics)
    Driving License:    B
    Skills:    MS WORD, EXCEL, Powerpoint ,LaTeX, MIDAS, IDL, Windows, Unix / Linux, 3D-Studio-Max
    Military Service:    Fulfilled
    Personal Interests:    Trekking, Hiking, Reading (Science Fiction), Pen & Paper Role Playing Games

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