Driven, versatile, and self-motivated professional with seven years of hands-on laboratory research experience. Proven ability to work as part of a cross-functional, interdisciplinary team to support research and study objectives. Comprehensive knowledge of the inner-workings of a wide range of laboratory equipment and scientific instruments. Able to create manuals and guides out of highly technical and scientific concepts.
Areas of Expertise
Research / Development • Data Collection / Analysis • Project Management • Cryogenics • Process Improvement
Equipment Troubleshooting • Preventative Maintenance • Engineering • Technical Writing • Lab Protocols
Quality Control • Facility Management • Software Development • Cross-Functional Collaboration
LOCKHEED-MARTIN, McMurdo Station, ATA Oct 2013 – Oct 2014
Simultaneously managed all day-to-day functions—including data collection and transfer—for sixteen on-going, long-term research projects. Fostered positive relationships with key project stakeholders to proactively manage expectations during unforeseen project incidences and lapses in data collection. Led small group tours to expand introduce facility capabilities, scientific experiments, and other projects to the larger McMurdo community.
Developed comprehensive manual describing Standard Operating Procedures and best practices for the Research Associate position; included End-of-Season report detailing achievements and issues during tenure.
Handled facility maintenance and management for two off-site locations; maintained inventory, procured necessary supplies, updated old equipment, and conducted routine emergency system inspections.
Performed maintenance under extremely adverse conditions, including torch soldering signal lines at -40°F; functionality testing of malfunctioning electronics cards; replacement of antenna arms; realignment of 36-element antenna array; and replacement of a faulty digitizer 20 miles off-station during the Antarctic winter.
LOCKHEED-MARTIN / RAYTHEON POLAR SERVICES, Amunsen-Scott SP Station, ATA Feb 2012 – Nov 2012
Cryogenics Technician / Research Associate
Primarily responsible for monitoring and maintaining liquid and gaseous helium supplies to support NSF- and NOAA-funded research. Conducted routine and preventative maintenance on recharging cryostats, compressors, vacuum pumps, lances, and high-pressure/transfer lines. Operated and maintained liquid nitrogen plant.
Significantly reduced daily liquid helium usage rate (34.5L to 27L) by designing and implementing vented helium capture system that greatly increased transfer efficiency.
Analyzed prior year data of liquid and gaseous helium usage to accurately forecast 2013 supply requirements.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, MN Jan 2009 – May 2011
Research Assistant – Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics
Applied expertise in C++ and Linux to develop and test motor control software for MMTPol its related client program, in addition to the completed opto-mechanical system. Managed and maintained coldhead, cryogenics, and vacuum systems critical to proper functionality of MMTPol.
Collaborated with other members of the research team to integrate opto-mechanical control software and improve communication between Windows and Linux machines that ultimately streamlined usage of MMTPol.
Created technical documentation to facilitate ease-of-use for MMTPol motor control and front-end software.
Utilized CAD software to design, model, and machine key components for MMTPol, including optics mounts, heat transfer thermal straps, light baffles, and connector clamps.
Provided operational and data collection support during observing runs at NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, Lowell Observatory, and O’Brien Infrared Observatory.
Assistant Nordic Ski Coach – Saint Paul Central High School 2008 – Present
Taught high school students basic and advanced skiing and racing techniques.
Trail Staff – Wilderness Inquiry 2011 – 2013
Introduced participants of all ages and experiences to foundational elements of canoeing.
Teaching Assistant – Astronomy Department, University of Minnesota 2008 – 2009
Created and delivered presentations on a wide range of astronomy topics to the general public.
Observatory Assistant – Physics Department, Gustavus Adolphus College 2005 – 2008
Conducted guided observatory tours to astronomy students and observatory visitors.
Research Experience for Undergraduate Interns – Astronomy Department, Wesleyan University
Compiled and updated database of T-Tauri type stars.
Observed FU Orionis type candidate stars at Kitt Peak National Observatory and determined stars’ actual type.
Independent Research – Physics Department, Gustavus Adolphus College
Developed procedure for growing thin films over aluminum films in vacuum.
Analyzed films using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).
Repaired and replaced microscope tips for STM.
Summer Research Opportunity Program Intern – Synchotron Radiation Center, University of Wisconsin
Assisted in growing thin films in ultra-high vacuum via molecular beam epitaxy.
Analyzed film structure using Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy.
Master of Science in Astrophysics
University of Minnesota – Department of Astronomy, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Microsoft, Linux
Computer Languages: Fortran, C++
Software: Solidworks (partial), Microsoft Office, IRAF, Microsoft eMbedded Visual Tools
Instruments: Data Loggers, Stepper Motors, Scanning Tunneling Microscopes, DMMs, Oscilloscopes, Davis Weather Monitors
Cryogenics: Coldhead Cryopumps, Cryostats, Compressors, Liquid Nitrogen Plants, Ultra-High Vacuum Systems, Liquid Helium Transfers, Vent Helium Capture, Installation of Aeroquip Fittings
Machining: Milling Machine, Lathe, Drill Press, Jig Saw, Band Saw, Soldering Iron And Torch,
Trauma Management: Suturing, IV Starts, CPR, Emergency Response, Blood Typing/Drawing
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