An enthusiast and committed science researcher, experienced at working both independently and in international teams. Natural problem-solving attitude, and proven expertise at leading pioneering projects. Aiming to apply my analytical skills and technical portfolio beyond the academic realm.
Analysis and development of novel methods. Ability to combine personal experience with expertise from others to overcome potential obstacles.
Constant update of new developments in the field for a timely identification of unexplored yet compelling research avenues.
Fast & Thorough Acquisition of New Information.
Wont to process new scientific results, analytically scrutinize them and evaluate their novelty and potential impact.
Leadership & Teamwork.
Principal investigator in several individual projects. Profiling of owned expertise in collaborations. Engaging and empathic supervisor of students. Collaborative attitude towards colleagues, irrespective of their skill set and seniority.
Writing Reports and Proposals.
Ability to report on a regular basis on achievements. Experienced in tailoring innovative proposals at various level (from national to international). Peer reviewer for international professional journals (in Astrophysics).
Project and Resource Management.
Detailed tracking of developments in research projects. Prolific in turning scientific investigations into publications. Ability to tailor resources to the ever increasing project complexity.
Research Assistant (Astrophysics), Leiden University, since September 2012
Previous Work Experience
July 2009-September 2012: Research Fellow at Max Plank Institute for Astronomy (Germany), and HUJI (Israel).
Coordinator of International Work Package. A team of 25 astrophysical experts, ranging from PhD to Full Professors.
Supervisor of Master Students. Two students at the moment, and four in the last four years.
Identification and Achievement of Research Goals. Full independence in evaluating the micro and macro scope of my research projects and those of my students.
Prizes & Academic Fellowships (for up to 60’000 EUR): Golda Meir Fellowship, Minerva Fellowship, Rosenblum Prize, Master Thesis Abroad Grant, Yearly Scholarship.
Invited Speaker at International Conferences/Workshops. On average, four times per year (two conferences and two workshops).
PhD in Astronomy [grade: magna cum laude]
University of Heidelberg (Germany) [2006-2009]
Master in Astronomy [grade: 110/110 cum laude]
University of Bologna (Italy) [1999-2005]
Italian: Mother Tongue;
English: Very Good (Reading and Speaking);
German: Good (Reading and Speaking);
French: Good (Reading)
OS: Linux, Mac, Microsoft.
Programming Languages: Fortran,
C, Python, Bash Scripting, Supermongo.
Content Creation: LateX, Pages, Keynote,
Mathematica, Numbers, Matplotlib,
GNUplot, PowerPoint, Excel, Word.
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