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     Date Submitted:05-12-2016
     Last Modified:05-12-2016 (02:26)
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     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAnalytical logical friendly hard-working determined
    CV

    Education

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden                  Aug 2015-Current

    Supervised PhD students through their studies

    Conducted interviews for new PhD students

    Led successful proposals for international telescope time and funding, so far 99hours awarded

    Two peer-reviewed first-author papers submitted to international journals

    Efficient in statistical computer programmes; wrote effective IDL/Python code to analyse data

    Use of statistical data analysis methods (chi squared fitting, Monte Carlo, significance, probability)

    Able to analyse and deliver data in a clear and effective manner

    Solved real-time problems quickly and efficiently

    Project management

    Organisation skills

     

    International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Diploma, UK     CISSN Distinction               Mar 2015-Aug 2016

    ISSN Diploma 1 year of 140hours lectures and 2-day taught weekends in basic exercise physiology, exercise principle and assessment, basic and applied nutrition, supplements and special topics.

     

    PhD Astrophysics, University of Leicester, UK                                 Oct 2011-Mar 2015

    Thesis title “Submillimetre observations of WISE-selected, luminous, dusty, high-redshift galaxies”

    Observed and investigated previously unknown luminous, dusty, high-redshift galaxies

    Led successful proposals for international telescope time and funding, 80 nights awarded, with typical succession rates of 10-30%

    Published in peer-reviewed journals (4 in print); presented at 3 international conferences

     

    Master of Natural Science First Class (Honours), University of East Anglia, UK Sept 2006-June 2010

    Dissertation title “Determining Antioxidant Capacity Using Muon Spectroscopy”

    Researched Vitamin C and E antioxidant capacity using new muon spectroscopy, a novel method for such measurement

    Used Raman Spectroscopy, Resonance Raman, Fourier Transform Raman, IR spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, UV Spectroscopy

    Achieved 40 days of ISIS-RAL muon beam time

    Analysed the data using statistical computer programmes; presented results at 2 conferences

    Laboratory skills to prepare/make the Vitamin/Boron samples for spectroscopy

     

    Redland High School for Girls, Bristol, UK                                       Sept 1992-June 2006

    A-Level: Biology (A) Mathematics (A) Physics (A) AS-Level: Geography (A)  G.C.S.E.  7 (A*) 3 (A) 1 (B)

     

    Work Experience

    Maths Seminar Leader

    Laboratory Demonstrator, University of Leicester                         Oct 2011 -  Mar 2015

    Assessed and provided feedback to individual students during the experiments

    Provided expert advice and instilled good laboratory skills

    Marked mathematical problems and provided feedback and help during seminars

    Research Assistant, University of Leicester                                 June 2011 – Oct 2011

    Analysed data with statistical method, including chi squared probability testing, to find the trends

    Research Assistant, University of East Anglia                    Oct 2010 – June 2011

    Investigated the respiratory chain proteins/enzymes using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and the computer modelling programme ORCA

    Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, USA                    June 2010 – Aug 2010

    Observed and analysed supernovae with telescopes in Hawaii and California

     

    Communication Skills: Oral and Poster Presentations

    June 2016 “ AGN: What’s in a Name?” Munich, Germany

    June 2014 “European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS)” Geneva, Switzerland

    Mar 2012 “National Week of Astronomy (NAM)” Manchester, UK

    Sept 2009 “Sugars In Norwich” Norwich, UK

    Aug 2009 “42nd IUPAC Congress: Chemistry Solutions” Glasgow, UK

     

    Awards

    Distinguished performance award in my Master of Natural Science dissertation

    Scholarship (4 years) at UEA. Scholarship (14 years) to attend Redland High School

     

    Computer Skills

    IT Skills: Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Linux, IDL, Python, LATEX, StarLink (GAIA, PICARD), Mac OS, Ds9, SExtractor, OriginPro, TOPCAT, BASH, C Shell, Unix Shell, TEX, IRAF; working knowledge of Matlab, Maple, R, SQL, GDL. Basic knowledge; C, C++, Fortran

     

    Academic Publications

    Jones, Suzy, F. et al, 2015, “Submillimetre observations of WISE-selected AGN and their environments”, MNRAS, 448, 3325

    Jones, Suzy F. et al, 2014, “Submillimetre observations of WISE-selected high-redshift, luminous, dusty galaxies”, MNRAS, 443,146

     

    Interests and Activities

    Competing in open water swim competitions, tough mudder, half-marathons, triathlons, crossfit

    French intermediate level (Distinction), Swedish intermediate level

    Organise weekly galaxy paper meetings and bi-weekly journal club

    Outreach including BBC StarGazing Live, presenting to House of Commons UK Parliament (Mar 2006)


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