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     Date Submitted:13-06-2018
     Last Modified:13-06-2018 (07:51)
    Job information
     Current job:ESA/Hubble Public Information Officer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsPublic relations Social Media Press work Promotion

    Personal Information
    Date of Birth: 31.01.1983
    Place of Birth: Bad Ischl, Austria

    Professional Experience
    ESA/Hubble Public Information Officer (May 2015 – Present)
    Management of the public outreach for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Tasks include reviewing papers, the production of press releases and their coordination with other institutions, scripting and directing podcasts, selecting pictures of the week, managing external contractors and science communication interns, and communication with the press.

    Astronomical consultant for design und mehr (April 2015 – April 2018)
    Scientific consultation for the company design und mehr for the permanent exhibition The Living Universe to be put on display in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. This includes the coordination of text and visual production, translation, selection of visuals, acquiring of exhibits from external institutions, communication with all project partners, as well as text and graphic approval.

    Freelancer for ESO ePOD (January 2015 – May 2015)
    Freelancer for the education and Public Outreach Department at ESO. Tasks include assisting the webteam in maintain the existing webpage, creating and uploading new content, as well as the management of the simultaneous unveiling of the 25th anniversary image of the Hubble Telescope, including site selection process, web presence and announcements.

    Science communication intern at ESO (June 2014 – November 2015)
    The work at the education and Public Outreach Department included the preparation of press releases and other texts – printed and online – for ESO and for ESA/Hubble, writing scripts for the podcasts, as well as maintaining administrative tasks. In addition, the creation of the program for the ESO Supernova as well as scripts for guided tours and a training manual for tour guides.

    Volunteer at ESO ePOD (January 2014 – June 2014)
    Volunteer for the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. Tasks included selecting topics and writing scripts for guided tours, and starting a training manual for future tour guides.

    Tutor at ABACUS Tutoring Institute (October 2013 – June 2014)
    Tutoring high-school students for their final exam in mathematics.

    Employee at Haus der Astronomie (July 2013 – August 2013)
    Creation of a modular planetarium show presenting the two departments at the associated Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy. Writing a script for tour guides and planetarium presenters, including a technical manual for the planetarium and the telescope, and troubleshooting procedures.

    Public outreach volunteer in Heidelberg (January 2010 – July 2013)
    Public outreach volunteer at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy and Haus der Astronomie. Tasks included giving guided tours, planetarium shows and talks for visiting groups, assisting with MPIA Girls’ Day, and acting as manager of the telescope station at the MPIA Open House Day.

    Other Relevant Experience
    • Executive committee member of the ESA/Hubble travelling exhibition Our Place in Space.
    • Teaching experience as tutor at the observational-orientated lab course at the University of Vienna (2008-2009) and at the astronomical-astrophysical lab course at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg (2011-2012).
    • Assisting of the BerufsOrientierung Gymnasium (BOGY) at the MPIA (2011-2013).
    • Voluntary public outreach at the University of Vienna. Tasks included assistance at the Open House Day at the Leopold Figl Observatory, assistance at the Day of Action for Astronomy and assistance at the JENAM conference (2008).

    PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg 2009 – 2013
    Reduction and analysis of the COMBO17+4 survey to study the evolution with respect to mass and colour of the 30 000 detected galaxies therein in the redshift frame 0-2.

    Master of Science in the field of Astronomy, University of Vienna 2006 – 2009
    Master classes in the field of astronomy and physics. Thesis on the population of dwarf galaxies within compact groups of galaxies. Passed with distinction.

    Bachelor of Science in the field of Astronomy, University of Vienna 2002 – 2006
    Classes in mathematics, physics and astronomy. Thesis on the thick and thin galactic disc.

    • Gotthart, T.; Jäger, M. et al.: How to disentangle the group of dwarf elliptical galaxies in the Virgo cluster; Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol.330
    • Jäger M., Christensen L. L.: Ten Challenges of Producing an Astronomical Gigapixel Image; CAPjournal issue 17
    • Jäger M., Christensen L. L., André M.: Using Content Distribution Networks for Astronomy Outreach; CAPjournal issue 18
    • Jäger, M.: 25 Jahre Hubble-Weltraumteleskop; Astronomie+Raumfahrt im Unterricht, issue June 2016
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    Other Skills
    • Languages: German (first language), English (fluent), French (basic)
    • Driving license: type B
    • Military Service: 2001-2002; fulfilled completely

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