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     Date Submitted:09-11-2015
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     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher in Radio Astrophysics -- Data Scientist
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPhysicist, Astrophysicist, data analyst, radio astronomy, extensive experience in radio techniques, instrumentation and observations between 2 and 350 GHz, radio interferometry, optical telescopes and instrumentation
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    Education

    Universität zu Köln                                                                                   Cologne, Germany

        Doctor of Natural Sciences                                                                                  2015

     

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki                                                         Thessaloniki, Greece

        Diploma in Physics                                                                                               2011

     

    Experience

    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie Bonn, Germany

        Postdoctoral Researcher                                                                   May ’15 – present

             Conducting research in the field of extragalactic radio astrophysics exploiting

             single-dish data and aperture synthesis imaging at a wide frequency range.

     

    Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie                                                           Bonn, Germany

         Graduate student                                                                                Feb ’12 – May ’15

     

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki                                                           Thessaloniki, Greece

         Teaching assistant, TA                                                                               2009 – 2011


     

    Skills

    Technical specialties: High-frequency radio interferometric imaging and related software. Extensive experience in observations with interferometers such as the VLBA and VLA, and the Effelsberg 100-m and IRAM 30-m telescopes: scheduling, observing, and data reduction. Extensive experience in 20 mm, 7 mm, and 3 mm (15, 43, and 86 GHz) VLBI observations and single-dish observations in the frequency range 2.6–345 GHz.

    Computer: Python, Mathematica, MATLAB, R, Fortran 77/95, some exposure to C++ and IDL. Wrote computer programs implementing various mathematical models and time series analysis techniques. Knowledge of HTML. UNIX/Linux, bash, C-shell, and AWK scripting. Microsoft Windows & Office. Typesetting with LATEX.

    Astronomical software: AIPS and Difmap (radio interferometry & imaging), Starlink and IRAF (optical photometry, spectroscopy, and imaging).

    Communication & Teamwork: Self-motivated, communicable, enjoy interactions with people, work equally easily both in a team and on my own, like to tackle challenging problems and learn new things. Collaborated with research teams on projects that led to 22 published papers, with more papers forthcoming. Gave research presentations at international conferences and universities. Co-wrote successful observing proposals with research teams, working under strict deadlines. Collaborated with international teams from across Europe and North America. Communicated technical concepts to non-technical audiences (students) through both small group interactions and lectures to large groups.

    Soft skills: Time and self-management, scientific reading and writing, presentation and communication skills, conflict resolution & project management.

    Languages: Greek (mother tongue), English (full professional proficiency and certification), German (elementary proficiency), French (elementary proficiency), and Italian (elementary proficiency).

     

    Additional and relevant skills

    Undergraduate physics courses included theoretical mechanics (Lagrangian & Hamiltonian mechanics), problems of the near-Earth space environment (satellite orbits & tracking, space debris: problems & management). Attended one semester of the MSc program on computational physics (Univ. of Thessaloniki). Courses included computational mathematics (numerical differentiation & integration, ordinary & partial differential equations), computational dynamics, astrodynamics, and applications (linear and non-linear dynamical systems, chaotic orbits, Hamiltonian systems, and solar system dynamics).


     

    Scientific publications

    My doctoral work led to two published articles (first-author paper). Co-author of another 21 published papers. A detailed list of publications is available upon request.

     

    Other interests

    I play basketball and other team sports, and I very much enjoy travelling, reading sci-fi books, and listening to music. I also love to participate in hiking excursions with friends and colleagues. Some of my other interests include photography, astrophotography, and graphic design. From time to time I enjoy being an internet radio DJ, and I am a space science/technology and aviation enthusiast.


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