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     Date Submitted:29-11-2015
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     Current job:Research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin)
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywordsdata scientist, Cherenkov telescopes, technical management, calibration, data quality, software, C/C++
    CV

    Current position
    Research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin) at Max-PlanckInstitut für Kernphysik.

    Summary
    Technical management of Calibration Pipeline software of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).
    Data quality and calibration expert of Cherenkov telescopes: Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) (2 years), MAGIC telescope (7 years) and H.E.S.S. experiment (5 years).
    Expert on data analysis of gamma-ray observations, pulsed and non-pulsed.
    • High level in computing skills.
    • High experience in international environments within multiple projects (MAGIC, H.E.S.S. and CTA).

    Education
    PhD thesis in the department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics (U.C.M.), Search for gamma-ray emission from pulsars with the MAGIC telescope: sensitivity studies, data check and data analysis within the MAGIC project (Spetember 2002 - June 2008).
    Diploma thesis in the department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics (U.C.M.), Analysis and simulation of atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes data within the MAGIC project (September2001 - September 2002).
    Graduate in Physics in the branch of Astrophysics at the Complutense University of Madrid (September 1993 - October 2000).
    Spanish (native), English (fluent) and German (B1)

    Research Activities
    • 2014 - today: Technical manager of the CTA Calibration software project.
    Basic project management tasks on the Calibration Pipelines of the CTA Data Management work package
    Advising on the Calibration requirements, specifications and design of the CTA Calibration Pipelines.
    Establishment and development of interfaces for the design and development of the CTA Calibration Facilities.
    Supervision of the development of new big-data solutions for CTA data and C-based calibration pipelines. Co-supervision of PhD students in this area.
    Member of the CCF-board (Common Calibration Facilities): steering group for the strategy about the CTA Calibration.
    • 2009 - 2014: Responsible of the Heidelberg calibration of the H.E.S.S. experiment.
    Data quality, data processing and analysis of Cherenkov telescopes (H.E.S.S. experiment).
    Development of the automatic programs for the generation of the H.E.S.S. galactic survey maps.
    Optimization, development and management of calibration and data quality programs for the H.E.S.S. Cherenkov telescopes. Cosupervision of PhD students in this area.
    Development and installation of the calibration program for data quality control on the H.E.S.S. site in Namibia.
    Maintenance of and responsibility for the H.E.S.S. calibration software releases.
    Analysis of X-ray and gamma-ray data emitted by galactic sources (PWN).
    Simulations for populations studies of pulsars with H.E.S.S. and CTA.
    • 2003 - 2009: Design of, development of and responsibility for the data quality check together with the on-site calibration and analysis program of the MAGIC Telescope.
    Processing and analysis of the data of MAGIC Cherenkov telescope.
    Analysis of periodicity of the pulsed emission from galactic sources.
    Design, development and management of on-site calibration and data quality programs for Cherenkov telescopes. Co-supervision of diploma students.
    • 2001 - 2003: Simulation and analysis on Monte Carlo data for studies about the Earth magnetic field effect on the sensitivity and simulations of the performance of Cherenkov telescopes (MAGIC).
    • 2001 - 2008: System administrator (Unix) of the High Energies Group at the Complutense University of Madrid and MAGIC Telescope site.

    Research Contracts
    Research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin) (2014 - today) at the Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Kernphysik (Heidelberg, Germany).
    Postdoctoral fellowship (2009 - 2014) at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (Heidelberg, Germany).
    Postdoctoral fellowship funded by CICYT (2008 - 2009) at the Department of Atomic Physics of the Complutense University of Madrid.
    PhD Grant funded by CICYT (2002 - 2008) at the Department of Atomic Physics of the Complutense University of Madrid.

    Stays at Large Research Facilities and Laboratories
    H.E.S.S. experiment (Namibia): participation in regular data taking (1 month) and the mirror alignment (1 month) during the mirror installation of the 23-m Cherenkov telescope (H.E.S.S.-II)
    Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) in Munich, Germany (4 months between April 2004 and May 2005).
    Roque de los Muchachos /IAC Astronomical Observatory: participation in regular data taking and development of on-site analysis software tools for the MAGIC telescope (3 months between July 2003 and May 2005) and data taking of the HEGRA experiment (1
    month 2003).

    Scientific and Technical Experience
    • Coordination of software interfaces between pipelines and hardware calibration equipment (2014-today).
    • Definition of software requirements, specifications and uses cases (2014- today).
    • Analysis of γ-ray data of Cherenkov telescopes (2009-today).
    • Maintenance and test of software releases (2009-2014).
    • Analysis of periodical signals of optical data (2003-2009).
    • Design, development and responsible of automatic programs for an on-site analysis for Cherenkov telescopes (2003-2009).
    • Monte Carlo simulations for Cherenkov telescope sensitivity studies and Earth’s magnetic field effects (2009-2014).
    • Data acquisition shifts of Cherenkov telescopes (2001-2014).
    • Development of software tools under C/C++ for the analysis of Cherenkov telescope data (2001-nowadays).
    • System administrator of a computing network under Unix and Windows (2001-2009).
    Computing knowledge:
    – Operating systems: Unix/Linux (user and administration), MacOS and MS-DOS/W98/WXP/WVista.
    – Programming languages: C, C++, PYTHON, FORTRAN, PASCAL, PERL and JAVA.
    – Software packages: ROOT/PAW, CORSIKA, IRAF, MIDAS andMATLAB/OCTAVE.
    – Data reduction software: S.A.S.H., M.A.R.S., SAS (Heasoft),EPIC, RGS, OM, TEMPO.
    – Project management: Redmine
    – Software versioning and revision control: Apache Subversion (SVN),Concurrent Versions System (CVS)
    – Bugtracker and test tools: Bugzilla• 10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop. European Space Astronomy Centre, 2010, Madrid, Spain.
    • 1st VILSPA SAS Workshop. XMM-Newton Science Operation Centre,2002, Madrid, Spain.
    • VLBI School 2001: The Role of VLBI in Astrophysics, Astrometryand Geodesy, (Bologna, Italy).Conference Organization
    • Scientific local organization of the AtmoHEAD2014


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