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     Date Submitted:11-10-2014
     Last Modified:15-10-2014 (03:50)
    Job information
     Current job:Duty scientist, IRAM
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsPhD in astrophysics, software development, data analyst, good at working in multicultural environment, responsible, honest, flexible, team worker, positive, quick learner, efficient
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    Competent physicist, educated to PhD level, with over 5 years of work experience in multicultural environment at world-class research institutions. Possesses a sound working knowledge of huge data processing, software development, as we as demonstrates strong international communication skills. Key accomplishments include completing a very large spectral study of astronomical objects, developing data-reduction software for an optical-telescope network, and improving data-calibration pipeline of a world-leading observatory.

     

     

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Taiwan (married to an Italian citizen, eligible for working in Europe)

    Date of birth

    23 May 1982

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    1 March 2011 - 31 Jan 2013

    Occupation or position held

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Main activities and responsibilities

    50% time for IRAM duties: (1) Astronomer on duty of Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI); (2) Local contact of admitted IRAM/PdBI projects, responsible for data reductions with the Project Investigators; (3) Responsible for project investigations on PdBI performance and data calibration (e.g., antenna efficiencies); (4) Scientific Seminar Organisation

    50% time for scientific research.

    Name and address of employer

    Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique, 300 rue de la Piscine, 38406 St-Martin d’Hères, France

    Type of business or sector

    Basic Research in Astrophysics, Technical Development and Investigation

     

     

    Dates

    1 January 2011 - 31 January 2011

    Occupation or position held

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfR VLBI Group

    Name and address of employer

    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany

    Type of business or sector

    Basic Research in Astrophysics

     

     

    Dates

    13 August 2007 - 12 August 2010

    Occupation or position held

    Marie Curie Early Stage Training Fellow (ESTRELA project)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Graduate Student at the MPIfR VLBI Group in the framework of the IMPRS for Astronomy and Astrophysics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eduardo Ros and Pro. Dr. Anton Zensus

    Name and address of employer

    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany

    Type of business or sector

    Basic Research in Astrophysics

     

     

    Dates

    August 2006 - June 2007

    Occupation or position held

    Research Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Research Assistant at the Astrophysics Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Dean-Yi Chou

    Instrument development of automatise optical telescope network; software development of data reduction 

    Name and address of employer

    Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Sect. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan

    Type of business or sector

    Basic Research in Astrophysics, Technical Development of Instrumentation

     

     

    Dates

    February 2005 - June 2005

    Occupation or position held

    Teaching Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Teaching Assistant of the course “Digitized Observation in Astronomy via Network”

    Name and address of employer

    Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Sect. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan

    Type of business or sector

    Basic Research in Astrophysics

     

     

    Dates

    September 2004 - February 2005

    Occupation or position held

    Teaching Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Teaching Assistant of the course “General Astronomy (I)”

    Name and address of employer

    Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Sect. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan

    Type of business or sector

    Basic Research in Astrophysics

     

     

     

     

    Education

     

    Dates

    13 August 2007 - 22 October 2010

    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD of Science in Astrophysics

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Astrophysics

    Institution

    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany

    Thesis

    “Active Galactic Nuclei throughout the Spectrum: M87, PKS 2052-47, and the MOJAVE sample”

     

     

    Dates

    September 2004 - July 2006

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science in Astronomy

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Astrophysics and Observational Astronomy

    Institution

    Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

    Thesis

    “Preliminary Data Reduction of Asteroseismic Data from EAST Network and Light Curves of GN And and BI CMi”

     

     

    Dates

    September 2000 - June 2004

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Science in Physics

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    General Physics, Mechanics, Thermal Dynamics, Electromagnetism, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Optics, Solid State Physics, Astrophysics

    Institution

    Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

     

     

    Training

     

    Dates

    March 2013 - Present

    Subject of training

    Japanese language study

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Japanese language skill 

    Institution

    The Kyoto Center for Japanese Linguistic Studies

     

     

    Dates

    29 June - 10 July 2009

    Subject of training

    1st School on Multiwavelength Astronomy

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Theory and data analysis in radio, X-ray and gamma-ray bands

    Usage of astronomical software: AIPS, CASA, Difmap, Fermi Science Tools, HEASOFT, ISIS, CIAO, Virtual Observatory

    Institution

    The EU ITN Network “The Black Hole Universe”, and CEA Saclay, Paris, France

     

     

    Dates

    18 June  - 9 July 2008

    Subject of training

    Visitor of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    High-energy data analysis of Swift and Fermi space telescopes

    Institution

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA (Host: M. Kadler)

     

     

    Dates

    10 - 17 June 2008

    Subject of training

    11th Synthesis Imaging Workshop

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Theory and data analysis of radio synthesis imaging

    Institution

    National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

     

     

    Dates

    2 - 21 March 2008

    Subject of training

    MCCT Science and Instrumentation workshop

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Wide-field Imaging, MeqTree 

    Institutions

    ASTRON & JIVE, Dwingeloo, the Netherlands

    University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

     

     

    Dates

    November 2007 - 2009 (three 1-2 day seminars)

    Title of qualification awarded

    Soft Skill Seminars at the MPIfR, offered by S. Hatzl

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Leadership, Presentation, Communication

    Institution

    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany

     

     

    Dates

    22 - 26 January 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    Asian Radio Astronomy Winter School

    Principal subjects/skills covered

    Introduction of Radio Astronomy

    Institution

    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka/Tokyo, Japan

     

     

    Skills and competences

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese

    Other language(s)

    English (proficient), Japanese (vantage), French (basic), German (basic)

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Flexible, cooperative, positive, efficient, honest, communicative in a multi-cultural environment

    Technical skills and competences

    Experienced user of astronomical facilities: VLBA, VLA, Swift, Fermi, HST, IRAM PdBI

    User of Effelsberg 100-m Telescope and mm-VLBI

    Computer skills and competences

    OS: Good command/administration experience in Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

    Good command of script languages (awk), shell scripts, C, LaTex, HTML, MS Office, Python; 

    Basic knowledge of MySQL

    Astronomical data reduction software: good command in AIPS, Difmap, XSPEC, FTOOLS, GILDAS; 

    Basic knowledge of Fermi Science Tools, ISIS, CASA



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