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     Date Submitted:22-05-2014
     Last Modified:22-05-2014 (09:33)
    Job information
     Current job:Instrument Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsExperience in X-ray Detectors (Imaging and Timing), Satellite Electronics, Data Pipeline, Data analysis, Project Management, Instrument Team, LEO satellites
    CV
    Born 21. March, 1977 in Beuthen (Poland)
    Married, no children
    Citizenship: German
     
    Technical Expertise: 
    More than 10 years of experience in research and development for X-ray detectors, electronics and scientific data analysis, including 2 years of project management experience for the electronics of both scientific instruments mounted on the LOFT satellite
     
    Electronic and detector development for space environments; specifically simulation, calibration, characterization, and reconstruction of individual photons
     
    Data analysis of scientific satellite data, including time and spectral analysis, error estimation, development and testing of algorithms for data processing 
     
    Excellent knowledge in multiple programming languages and operating systems, i.e., IDL, Shell-Scripts, C++, Python, Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac-OS
     
    Project representative at multiple, international conferences 
     
    Work Experience
    01.2012 – 12.2013
    Researcher / Postdoc, 
    Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics,
    University Tübingen, Germany
     
    - Assistant Project Manager and Co-Investigator for the electronic development and data reconstruction of imaging detectors with the ESA LOFT satellite mission
    - Compiled requirement documentation and manuals for satellite hardware according to industry standards
    - Mentored and supervised diploma and PhD students during electronic development in VHDL and data analysis of satellite data
     
    01.2005 – 12.2011
    Research Assistant / Graduate Student
    University of California, San Diego, California, USA
     
    - Member of the MIRAX and RXTE satellite instrument teams; specifically technical support, cross-calibration, and detector testing
    - Data analysis of X-Ray satellite data of neutron stars from the RXTE and Suzaku satellites
    - Testing, calibration, and characterization of X-ray detectors and electronics, including planning and building of test environments
     
    07.2001 – 11.2004
    Research Assistant
    Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics,
    UniversityTübingen, Germany
     
    - Development, implementation, and testing of hardware and software for the INTEGRAL and MIRAX satellites and student labs
     
     
    Education 
    01.2005 – 12.2011
    Graduate School at the University of California, 
    San Diego, California, USA. 
    Majors: Physics and Astronomy 
    Degrees: Master (2009) and PhD (2011)
    PhD-Thesis Title: “Cyclotron Line and Wind studies of Galactic High Mass X-ray Binaries”
    Grade: 1.3 (GPA 3.8)
     
    07.2000 – 06.2001
    Study Abroad at the San Diego State University, 
    San Diego, California, USA
    Majors: Physics and Computer Science
     
    09.1997 – 08.2004
    University Tübingen, Major: Physics (Degree: Diploma)
    Minors: Computer Science and Astronomy
    Thesis title: “Aufbau einer Testumgebung und eines Röntgenmessstandes für den Event-Pre-Prozessor bei der MIRAX-Mission“
    Grade: 2.0
     
    08.1987 – 06.1996
    Technical Gymnasium, Nagold
    Degree: Fachhochschulreife / Abitur
     
    Additional Training
    03.2014 – 04.2014
    Certified in Microsoft SQL 2008 Server Database Administration and Management
     
    07.2002
    Participation in the ESA summer school: “Mission Concept and Payload Design in X-Ray and Gamma-Ray astronomy”, Bologna, Italy
     
    09.1996 – 06.1997
    Military service
     
    Scientific Collaborations
    07.2009 & 07.2010
    Visit to the Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA, USA to collaborate with Dr. Katja Pottschmidt on satellite data extraction of the Suzaku satellite
     
    04.2004
    Visit to the University of Warwick, UK to collaborate with Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms on data analysis of the RXTE satellite
     
    06.2005 – 06.2012
    Multiple visits to the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory in Bamberg, Germany and the University of Tübingen, Germany to work on satellite data and calibration issues from multiple satellites
     
    Publications 
    8 First Author Publications (3 Peer Reviewed, 5 Technical Conference Proceedings)
     
    Over 40 publications as Co-Author in International Publications and Conference Proceedings, e.g. SPIE
     
    Multiple Presentations at national and international conferences, including project specific collaboration meetings
     
    Languages
    German Native speaker
     
    English Fluent
     
    French Basic knowledge
     
    Polish Good knowledge
     
    Public Outreach
    07.2013
    Organized and taught at the “Kinder Universität Tübingen, Astronomie”, (Children University Tübingen, Astronomy)
     
    08.2013 – 09.2013
    Designed Curriculum and taught the astronomical lab for gifted school kids at University Tübingen
     
    01.2009 – 10.2011
    Taught in the Young Physicist Program at the Physics Department of the University of California, San Diego
     
    Hobbies
    Travel (City and international travel)
     
    Cooking (international cuisine)
     
    Hiking and Biking


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