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Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
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NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
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President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:16-07-2014
     Last Modified:18-07-2014 (02:56)
    Job information
     Current job:Graduate - Chemistry (MSc), Systems Engineering (BEng)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAnalytical Chemistry, Systems Engineering Young Graduate Trainee, German Aerospace Center Intern
    CV

    Career objective

    I am very enthusiastic about a career in space technology and am currently seeking to gain experience in the relevant sciences and engineering. My degrees in Analytical Chemistry and Systems Engineering complement each other and I now wish to expand my knowledge and experience in the space sector.

     

    Education

     

    BEng Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, 2010-2014

    The degree covers the systems approach and its application, but also includes electrical engineering and a range of topics relevant to the successful planning and execution of interdisciplinary projects, such as human factors in system design or material properties. The degree also includes a Diploma in Industrial Studies earned through my placement year at ESTEC. Final result: Upper 2nd class honours (67%)

     

    MSc Research in Analytical Chemistry, Loughborough University, 2009-2010

    A degree focussed on analytical techniques including considerations such as their fitness for purpose and cost-effectiveness, data processing and statistics. Final result: Master with Distinction (70%)

     

    BSc Chemistry, Loughborough University, 2006-2009

    Modules include organic and inorganic chemistry, radiochemistry and physical chemistry.

     

    Work Experience

     

    Young Graduate Trainee at ESTEC (ESA), the Netherlands (September 2012 – September 2013)

           Worked as an Analytical Chemist in the Life and Physical Sciences Laboratory
    -        Established protocols and procedures for a newly acquired liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) instrument
    -        Operated, maintained and repaired the system and carried out method development
    -        Created a number of Excel-based calculators and tools to make the work easier
    -        Supported other research groups and their activities
    -        Also attended numerous lectures on ESA’s activities, e.g. ‘lessons learned’ events and a three-day course in spacecraft systems engineering organised by ESA and the University of Southampton.

     

    Paid placementat the German Aerospace Center, Brunswick (July – September 2010)

    -        Research into carbon nanotubes for use as electrodes in devices such as capacitors
    -        Worked with minimal supervision on set tasks and the development of my own ideas
    -        Produced literature reviews, lab scripts and other documents for others to follow

     

    Moderator and supervisor on the staff of a large online browser game community (2007-2010)

    -        Volunteer position in the online forums as moderator, personnel manager and team supervisor
    -        Supervisor of a creative workgroup developing new ideas and concepts for the game and community. Directed the group’s efforts and summarised results to pass them on
    -        Organised duty rosters for team members and helped recruit and train new staff
    -        Played a key role in dealing with complaints and criticisms of the team, and helped other staff members respond appropriately when they received complaints directly
    -        Helped to maintain a friendly atmosphere in the forums and in discussion threads

     

    Placement at the Faserwerk Lingen (textile factory), Bayer AG (Summer 2006)

    -        Assisted in the analytical laboratory by carrying out routine analyses
    -        Completed a series of teaching experiments, e.g. a flame atomic absorption spectroscopy analysis

     

    Academic Experience

     

    BSc project on the production and durability of photovoltaic modules (2013-2014)

    -        Studied the effects of production conditions on the long-term stability of solar panels
    -        Largely independent research, planning and experimental design
    -        Produced and tested a large number of modules together with other researchers
    -        The results are to be presented at the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

     

    MSc and BSc projects in the area of X-ray crystallography(2009-2010)

    -        Investigation of crystal structures using X-ray diffraction and computational methods
    -        Collected and solved X-ray diffraction data which was published in Acta Crystallographica or contributed to other publications
    -        Produced dissertations on intermolecular forces and their influence on crystal packing, and on the effects of ligands on crystal structures, based on a literature review and my own results
    -        Additional voluntary work solving crystal structures to hone my skills. Also tested a new software package, OLEX2, for the department

     

    Voluntary research project in organic synthesis (Summer 2008)

    -        Synthesis of fluorinated organic compounds with potential medical applications
    -        Created a database comparing computational and real data to help with the interpretation of NMR spectra obtained from samples

     

    Professional and Personal Skills

     

    IT Systems

    -        Familiar with Microsoft and Open Office for text or data processing and presentations
    -        Some experience with MatLab and Mathcad Prime
    -        Certified LabView Associate Developer (CLAD)

     

    Analytical Techniques and Practical Skills

    -        Well-versed in all aspects of running a Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
    -        Familiar with the principles of x-ray crystallography and structural refinement
    -        Other analytical techniques include nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, peel testing and differential scanning calorimetry
    -        Some experience working in glove boxes and laminar flow cabinets
    -        Experience cleaning and assembling lab equipment (LC-MS instrument in particular) and computers

     

    Languages

    -        Fluent in German and English (IELTS Certificate; Grade 8.0 / 9.0)
    -        Beginner’s level in Dutch, Latin (GSCE-Level), Russian (OCR Level 1 Certificate) and Spanish

     

    Teamwork

    -        Combined Cadet Force member for three years, participating in many exercises and courses and helping to train younger cadets. Final Rank: Sergeant
    -        Part of numerous group projects as part of my degree training and work experience

     

    Professional Membership

    -        Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC, since 2006
    -        Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET, since 2011

     

    Other Qualifications

    -        BTEC First Certificate, grade: merit
    -        Senior Cadet Instructors Course, SCIC, grade: C
    -        Driver’s Licence, obtained in Germany


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