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     Date Submitted:30-01-2015
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     Current job:Postdoctoral scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsAstrophysics PhD star formation IR X-ray Optical data analyst
    CV

    A highly motivated and hard working postdoctoral scientist, with 10 years experience in physics and mathematics-based academic research. Highly experienced in data processing and statistical analysis of large, multivariate datasets. Excellent team work skills and experience in working with international groups. Proven leadership skills, including lecturing and mentoring of students, and conference organisation. An effective communicator with a significant publication record, contributions to international conferences and invited seminars, and public outreach activities.

    KEY SKILLS
    •    Highly proficient in the use of Linux, Windows, and Mac operating systems.

    •    Extensive experience in handling large datasets & image processing/analysis of scientific images.

    •    Experienced with statistical analysis and the use of SPSS, also SQL and Access.

    •    Comprehensive software development experience: IDL, MATLAB, Mathematica, IRAF, Java, C++.

    •    Extensive experience preparing IDL, IRAF, and shell scripts, and with software pipelines for data analysis.

    •    Proficiency with varied ancillary data processing software: gawk, TOPCAT, ds9, imagej, MIPAV, OsiriX. •    Proficiency with Microsoft and Open Office publishing and presentation tools.
    •    Excellent team work ability - carried out research and published 20 scientific papers in large and small teams.

    •    Strong leadership ability - organised conference for 50 people, mentored students, delivered lectures.

    •    Strong communication skills - 9 invited/conference talks, 14 posters, lectures to students, public outreach activities.


    ACHIEVEMENTS


    Predoctoral Fellowship Award from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory:

    •    Competitive 3 year fellowship to carry out PhD research in Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

    •    Organised Predoctoral Fellow meetings and was predoctoral representative to research council.


    Selected for Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Science+Engineering 2003 project at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center:

    •    Eight week training course on space science and engineering from NASA personnel and astronauts.

    •    Worked in multidisciplinary team to launch small sounding rocket with camera as payload.

    Scholarship from Irish Research Council for Science Engineering & Technology (IRCSET) for Postgraduate Research:

    •    Three year scholarship to fund PhD research in University College Dublin


    Nuffield Bursary, Nuffield Foundation, UK:

    •    Financial award to fund summer intern to process spectral data and subsequently classify the stars

    •    Supervision and mentoring of final year undergraduate student in project and PhD applications

    Stagiare placement in Research & Space Science Division, ESTEC, European Space Agency, The Netherlands:

    •    Three month internship with Ulysses Solar Observatory mission team

    •    MATLAB analysis of solar spectral measurements for correlations between flares and solar weather.

    QUALIFICATIONS.

    PhD in Experimental Physics from University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. (2007)
    IDL and IRAF scripting, gawk and shell scripting for data handling and image processing. Extensive use of Redhat Linux and Solaris Unix operating systems. Member of the Chandra star formation group. Member of the IRAC Instrument team on the NASA/ESA Spitzer Space Telescope. Experimental design and construction with training on a scanning electron microscope. Demonstrator to 2nd & 3rd yr Physics for Engineers Labs, 1st yr Nursing, 1st yr Astrophysics, and Tutoring.


    Honours in Experimental Physics & Mathematical Physics from NUI, Maynooth, First Class Honours.  (2002)

    Achieved 1st place in graduating class in Mathematical Physics. Schools Outreach: Prepared and taught introductory physics class to disadvantaged senior secondary students. C++ modeling of point masses in potential wells, C/IDL/Mathematica modeling of FIR wave propagation


    EXPERIENCE


    Systems Design Engineer, LMI Ericsson Ltd., Athlone, Ireland:    (10/2013 - 07/2014)

    •    Ericsson Java Level 1 Certificate

    •    Experience with Lean and Agile working practises to improve project management and throughput

    •    SPSS for statistical analysis and familiarity with Six Sigma methodology


    MSc in Physical Sciences in Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland:    (10/2012 -09/2013)

    •    MRI image processing with imagej, MIPAV, OsiriX and creation of protocol for a blind study.

    •    Use of SPSS and SQL for statistical determination of the diagnostic utility of a new imaging technique.

    •    Class representative to University and local Medical Physics group at St James Hospital.

     

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands:    (11/2010-10/2012) •    Data processing of FIR images using shell scripts and software pipeline.

    •    Member of the Herschel Gould Belt Survey team, a European network of researchers.

    •    Organised 3-day meeting entitled ESA Faculty Workshop: Frontiers of Star Formation, for 50 participants.
    •    Wrote workshop funding application, invited speakers, edited the webpage, and lead organising team.

    •    In charge of departments literature seminars, organised staff participation and invited speakers.

     

    Experienced Researcher, Marie Curie RTN:CONSTELLATION, University of Exeter, UK:    (10/2008-10/2010)

    •    Analysis of large, multiwavelength and time-varying datasets using IDL and TOPCAT.

    •    Member of European network: daily communication and week-month long visits to other working groups.

    •    Researchers representative to RTN management, assisted lead professor in creating progress reports for EC.
    •    Organised the Star Formation group’s weekly literature seminar and social activities.

    •    Public Outreach activities as part of the Star Formation group’s Open Nights for local residents.

    Postdoctoral Researcher, HEA Division, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.    (03/2008-09/2008)

    •    Analysis of multiwavelength datasets to correlate X-ray and IR properties, using IDL and TOPCAT.

    •    Worked as the IR astronomer in the Chandra X-ray star formation group.

    •    Awarded proposed telescope time on Chandra Space Observatory.


    Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.    (09/2004-09/2007)

    •    Wrote journal publications and telescope observing time proposals for MMT in Arizona and IRTF in Hawai’i.

    •    Created Predoctoral Student coffee group and arranged outings to foster community interaction.

    •    Presented talks and posters at local and international conferences.


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