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     Date Submitted:01-01-2015
     Last Modified:19-02-2016 (04:48)
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     Current job:Astrophysics Postgraduate Researcher
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProblem solving, Manipulation and Analysis of large data sets, Programming (in particular Fortran and Python), Modelling, Quality Control, Data Science
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    Nationality: BRITISH

     

    Personal Profile

    A highly motivated and enthusiastic problem solver with a PhD in Astrophysics from Durham University. With experience in programming, the manipulation of large data sets and quality control, I have an analytical mind and a keen eye for detail.

     

    Education

    ·         Oct 2011 - Oct 2015: PhD in Astronomy  :  Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK

    ·         Oct 2006 - July 2010: MPhys with Astrophysics (taught)  :  University of Leicester, UK

    ·         Sept 2004 - July 2006: A levels  :  King James School, Knaresborough, UK

    Physics, Chemistry, Maths

     

    Work Experience

    ·         Aug 2015 - Oct 2015: Project Team Technician for Spatial Modelling Team, NM Group (Knaresborough, UK)

    Key Skills: 3D spatial modelling of railway lines using Microstation and GIS software to manipulate LiDAR data, attention to detail, team work, quality control.

    ·         Oct 2011 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Student (Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK)

    -            Work Published: McNaught-Roberts et al.; 2014, MNRAS, 445, 2125-2145 (arxiv.org/abs/1409.4681)

     

    -          Key Skills:   Programming (Fortran and Python), modelling, big data analysis and quality control.

                                     International teamwork, communication and presentation, organisation, scientific writing.

                                     Problem solving, working to both individual PhD project and collaborative team deadlines.

     

    -          Experience:   Use of a state-of-the-art telescope to gather large quantities of data.

            Use of a super computer for data manipulation, analysis and modelling.

            PhD student representative in ICC staff meetings.

               Part of the international collaborative GAMA (Galaxy and Mass Assembly) survey team.

     

    ·         Oct 2010 - Present: Teaching Assistant (University of Leicester and Durham University, UK)

    Key Skills: Weekly assessments, demonstrating, leadership, management, presentation and communication

     

    ·         March 2011 - May 2011: Tutor for A-level Physics and Maths (Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK)

    Key Skills: Communication, interpersonal skills, organisation and planning

     

    ·         Oct 2010 - Feb 2011: Quality control assistant for IKANOS (Nottingham, UK)

    Key Skills: Thoroughly testing software, attention to detail, critical skills and communication.

     

    ·         Other: 2003 - 2011: Kennel assistant, bar staff , kitchen assistant

    Key Skills: Interpersonal skills, time management, organisation and planning, communication.

     
     

    Computational Skills

    ·         OS: Proficient in Windows, Linux

    ·         Programming:             Proficient:  FORTRAN 77/90, Python, LATEX;

                                                     Good:  IDL, R

                                                     Basic:  C, C++

    ·         Software packages: Proficient in Topcat (Tool for OPerations on Catalogues and Tables), Microsoft Office, Microstation, GIS.

     

    Other Research Experience

    ·         May 2011 - Sept 2011: Research assistant (Royal Observatory Edinburgh, UK)

          Project: The luminosity function of galaxies in GAMA

    ·         July 2010 - Sept 2010: Research assistant (University of Leicester, UK)

          Project: Dark matter density profiles in spiral galaxies

    ·         Oct 2007 - Feb 2008: Involved with student CubeSat project (University of Leicester, UK)

    ·         July 2007 - Aug 2007: Research assistant (University of Leicester, UK)

          Project: Imaging the Auroral Oval

          Published: Milan, S.E.; Evans, T.A; Hubert, B.; 2010, AnGeo, 28, 1003-1012

    ·         Jan 2007: Winter School in Space Science and Phenomena (Kiruna, Sweden) 

     

     

    Other

    Outreach:

    ·         Cosmology in Crisis exhibit at Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, 2013

    ·         Durham Astronomy exhibit at Celebrate Science Exhibition, Durham, 2011, 2014

    ·         Visited Schools around County Durham and Yorkshire to introduce children (7-9 years and 15-16 years) to Astronomy

     

    Languages:

    ·         fluent: English

    ·         basic: Russian, German, French, Latin

     

    Full clean UK driving licence held since May 2006

     

    Interests

    Human spaceflight, astronomy, travelling, space technology, cycling, animal care, music (violin), walking, camping, indoor climbing, salsa and swing dancing, reading, science fiction.

     

    References

    References readily available on request.


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