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As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:54:25 +0000
California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:20 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:46:13 +0000
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:09-06-2016
     Last Modified:09-05-2017 (11:16)
    Job information
     Current job:University Assistant (Postdoc)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsProject Management, Communication, Modeling, Data Analysis
    CV

    Education

    Feb 2011 PhD in Astronomy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
                            Thesis entitled: Simulating Populations of Rotationally-Mixed Massive Stars
    Apr 2006 Master of Physics (Diplom), University of Hamburg, Germany
    Thesis entitled: An Extragalactic Deep Field Observation with INTEGRAL/IBIS
    2004, 2005 ERASMUS student, University Geneva, Switzerland
    2000–2006 Studies of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hamburg, Germany
    Jun 2000 High-school graduation (Abitur), Hamburg, Germany

    Professional history

    Feb 2016–Dec 2016 Maternity leave
    Mar 2015–May 2015 Part time lecturer at the University of Vienna
    Mar 2014–May 2015 Maternity leave
    Jan 2011–present University assistant/postdoc at the University of Vienna, Austria.
    2006–2010 PhD researcher at the University Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Jul, Aug 2006 Trainee at EADS-Astrium, Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany
    2004, 2005 Master student at INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, Versoix, Switzerland
    2000–2003 Student assistant at the Hamburg Observatory, Germany
    2003–2004 Student consultant to European Space Agency (GAIA Mission)
    2001, 2002 Summerstudent Max-Plank-Institute for extraterrestrial physics, Munich, Germany

    Main areas of research, summary of professional achievements

    ► Extensive experience in numerical modeling of the evolution of massive stars and the effects of rotation on them (Utrecht/Bonn stellar evolution code)
    ► Created a grid of evolutionary massive star models, which are highly cited (> 236 citations)
    ► Wrote a population synthesis code to investigate the dependence of measured abundances on observed rotational velocities distributions and observational selection effects
    ► Extensive experience in numerical modeling of cool star atmospheres (PHOENIX 1D/3D) which is extensively used by the community (>157 citations)
    ► Strong experience in the usage of parallel applications on different supercomputer architectures
    ► Extensive experience in analyzing and image processing of high energy astrophysics data, e.g. of the INTEGRAL satellite

    ► Fortran90, Perl, HTML, LaTeX, gnuplot, XSpec, Microsoft Windows and Office packages
    ► Very good user knowledge of different UNIX-Systems (Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, MacOS)

    ►Scientific publications:

      • 29 articles published in refereed journal with a total of 1208 citations
      • 21 articles published in non-refereed journals and conference proceedings with 292 citations – regular presentation of talks and posters on international conferences
      • 5 invited talks in colloquiums of various international institutes and public talks
    ► Language skills: German (native), English (fluent), Dutch (conversation level)

    Administrative experience

    2014 External expert to the OPTICON trans-national access program (www.astro-opticon.org)
    2013 Member of the expert panel to the Observation Program Committee (OPC) during observing period 92 and 93 for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). A third period had to be declined due to collision of the TAC meeting with her daughters birth.
    2012, 2013 Co-representative of the Department of Astrophysics (Vienna) on the faculty teaching board
    2011–present Referee for the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) and Monthly Notices (MNRAS).

    Public outreach

    Since 2013–today Initiator (Paula Teixeira and Ines Brott Furrer) and organizer of the public lecture series ’Nachts auf der Sternwarte’ at the Vienna University Observatory

    Teaching experiences

    • University of Vienna

    2011, 2013, 2015 Lecturer of master course in ’Stars & Planets’, I. Brott, M. Güdel
    2011, 2013, 2015 Lecturer of exercise class to ’Stars & Planets’, I. Brott, M. Güdel
    2012 Lecturer of exercise class to ’Introduction to Astronomy II’, G. Hensler, M.Güdel, I. Brott
    2011–2013, 2015 Lecturer and Organizer of Bachelor Seminar, I. Brott, T. Posch

    • Utrecht University

    2009, 2010 co-supervised 2nd and 3rd year projects at the University of Amsterdam.
    2009 Teaching assistant to master course ’Stellar Atmospheres’, A. de Koter
    2008 Teaching assistant to master course ’Transient Sources’, N. Langer and J. t’Zand
    2007 Teaching assistant to master course ’Large Scale Structures’, J. Vink


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