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     Date Submitted:25-01-2016
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     Current job:Science Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
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    Summary

    I am a self-motivated, enthusiastic Research Scientist with experience in both hardware and software systems through work on novel imaging systems for a wide range of space applications. I am confident in carrying out accurate experimental measurements, data interpretation and analysis. My expertise has allowed me to work around the world in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments, including NASA Houston, and the Indian Space Research Organisation.I am looking to join an innovative, dynamic team, to deliver high quality results. I am keen to secure a role with exciting new challenges to enhance my problem solving abilities and to further develop my leadership skills.

     

    Relevant Experience

    9/2014 – Present

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    NIEL validation study, in collaboration with Onera and e2v

    • Collaborative laboratory testing and analysis to validate theoretical modelling.
    • Efficient planning and time management across institutions.

    3MI Earth Observation, in collaboration with Selex and e2v

    • Adapting and improving current test-setups to fit with customer specifications.
    • Working to tight timescales and deadlines, regular team meetings.
    • Liaising with the customer to ensure delivery management was on time and budget.

     

    7/2014 – 9/2014

    Industry Experience at XCAM

    • Produced custom software to automate scientific testing of camera systems.
    • Integrating with test engineers to understand and implement requirements.
    • Ensured solutions were time and cost effective.
    • Maintaining company IP.

     

    9/2010 – 11/2014

    PhD in Space Instrumentation at the Open University

    • Development of novel experimental and analytical techniques, validated through experimental and theoretical research.
    • Accurate data collection, modelling, data analysis and data interpretation.
    • Custom software solutions for automated control system and data analysis.
    • Use of complex hardware and analytical laboratory devices.
    • Contributed to a feasibility ‘cubesat‘ study, including design, shielding requirements for launch conditions, and consideration into costing and power consumption.
    • Designed and performed a synchrotron irradiation campaign. Results lead to improved imaging device understanding and impact on. 
    • Balanced the trade-off of the operational requirements of the spacecraft with the delivery of the best scientific output.
    • Invited to assist ISRO with pre-launch set-up technicalities. Advising on detector operations.
    • Provided improvements to scientific output through (data analysis coding, operating conditions).
    • Gained an understanding in the bidding processes though successfully securing funding.

     

    NASA Internship

    • Awarded 1 of 6 places on prestigious summer internship at NASA, Houston.
    • Gained further depth in the field through working with a range of technical backgrounds.
    • Provided objective criteria for landing site selections in future lunar missions. Presented concluding report to head officials at Johnson Space Centre.

     

    Skills

    ·                     Problem solving

    Applying analytical and experimental investigative techniques. Applying theory and relevant physics to further understand and solve problems.

    ·                     Data Interpretation

    Evaluating results and measurements and judging the quality and reliability of data.

    ·                     Software design

    Developing systems for spectral analysis, system automation and software/hardware integration through custom software solutions using MATLAB and python.

    ·                     Communication

    Ability to understand technical information quickly and translate into business and social contexts. Strong presentation skills developed through oral presentations and report writing.

    ·                     Networking

    Building international collaboration through research contributions with NASA, India and Europe.

     

    Training and additional activities

     

    ·                     Media training

    Conveying scientific ideas to the public through pieces to camera, interviewing and film editing.

    ·                     Outreach

    Prepared and reviewed online material for a flagship online course on moons, and a further course on astronomy. School demonstrations. Supervisor for the CCD workshop attended by external industry and academic staff.

    ·                     Science policy

    Represented OU at Voice of the Future 2015 parliamentary event in Westminster to discuss Science and Policy with MPs.

    ·                     Interviewing

    Assessing candidate competencies for post doc. positions.


     

    Education

    9/2010 – 11/2014

    PhD in Space Instrumentation at the Open University

    Research focussing on the characterisation and calibration of an X-ray imaging device for the Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-2. Laboratory practice included analogue and digital electronics, radiation sources and facilities, vacuum systems, and clean room practice.

     

    9/20047/2007

    BSc. (Hons) 2:1 in Astrophysicsat the University of Hertfordshire

    Gaining a further understanding into physical processes through courses on mathematics, contemporary physics, computational physics, and laboratory work including regular observational work and independent project work.

     

    Additional Experience

    1/2008 – 4/2009

    Interac Co. Ltd. Language Assistant Teacher, Chiba, Japan

    • Teaching English to elementary school students. Planning ahead, adapting to changing schedules.Contributing to a team, working for the benefit of young people, overcoming cultural and language barriers.

     

     

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