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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:23-11-2018
     Last Modified:23-11-2018 (07:04)
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     Current job:Support Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsPhysicist, Physics, Astrophysics, Spacecraft Operations, Science, Research, Programming, Signal Processing, Scientific Writing, Algorithms, Simulations, Remote Sensing, Public Speaking, Python, Scientific Computing
    CV

    Summary
    Scientist with experience validating and modifying pipelines, statistical analysis, making precise measurements, representing data, and communicating results. My experience is not a plateau, instead I grow and explore new avenues aided by experience. My growth potential stems from the following:


    • Six years of data analysis in Python and IDL.
    • Mathematical modeling in Fortran, IDL, and Python.
    • GUI development for making precise measurements.
    • Creation of media for the public and experts.
    • Experience speaking to the public and experts.
    • Efficient retrieval from data archives.
    • Maintain code libraries documented on GitHub.
    • Automate tasks after extensive testing.

    Experience
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Support Scientist (Astrophysicist)
    Cambridge, MA July 2016 - Current

    • Created python module to reconstruct 2D images from 1D observations using a Monte Carlo technique.
    • Developed code to create arrival time predictions based on observations.
    • Wrote a program to automatically detect and measure features in images.
    • Created predictive algorithm to find physical conditions in time series observations.
    • Developed user aided program to measure statistical properties in images.
    • Created automated program for displaying solar observations from the previous week.
    • Wrote programs to download data from ftp archives with a fixed time cadence.
    • Developed new routines for analyzing and automating telescope calibration data.
    • Wrote Python modules to queue and parallelize model processing.
    • Automated data calibration pipelines.
    • Participated in Harvard DataFest workshops on Machine Learning
    • Developed routines to automatically reject poor data.
    • Used git and GitHub to document and version code.
    • Developed routines for grouping time series observations with a long cadence.
    • Reduced and analyzed astronomical images in X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths.
    • Operated IRIS and XRT space telescopes.
    • Tested flight model of space telescope components.
    • Distributed DSCOVR solar wind data to NASA archive.
    • Co-mentored three undergraduate students in research.
    • Created media used for public presentations at the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Gave public presentations about solar activity to groups ranging from 10 to 50 people.

    Case Western Reserve University
    Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
    Cleveland, OH August 2013 - July 2016

    • Created GUI in Python to measure spectroscopic line strengths.
    • Used atomic data to calculate stellar properties.
    • Wrote programs utilizing parallel processors.
    • Applied mathematical models to data.
    • Analyzed spectra from approximately 300,000 stars.
    • Cross matched data from three different surveys for calibration.
    • Wrote and debugged Fortran 77 & 90 code.
    • Maintained on-line journal of progress using HTML.
    • Delivered four formal presentations on research.
    • Created and organize a weekly discussion of scientific topics.
    • Gained clean room experience preforming CCD maintenance.
    • Wrote GUI to control filter wheel on Burrell Schmidt Telescope.
    • Taught introductory physics labs.
    • Assisted in student success outside the classroom.

    University of Toledo
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Toledo, OH May 2011 - May 2013

    • Studied the spectra of approximately 3000 stars.
    • Reduced and analyzed X-ray spectra.
    • Fit X-ray models to observed spectra.
    • Awarded National Science Foundation REU.
    • Wrote programs in Python, IDL, and in the Linux shell to analyze optical spectra.
    • Programs written measured line ratios, line strengths, and measurement errors.
    • Applied Monte Carlo techniques to understand observations.
    • Planned and observed several runs at the telescope at the Ritter Observatory.
    • Delivered three formal presentations on research before faculty and peers.
    • Completed a senior thesis summarizing two years of research.

    Northern Buckeye Education Council
    Computer Technician
    Archbold, OH June 2010 - July 2013

    • Repaired and maintained computers, monitors, and other electronic equipment.
    • Maintained a troubleshooting wiki describing procedures to solve common problems.
    • Wrote Unix shell and Windows Powershell scripts to automate tasks.

    Education

    Cleveland, OH August 2013 - July 2016
    Case Western Reserve University, M.S. Astronomy GPA 3.5

    Toledo, OH August 2010 - May 2013
    University of Toledo, B.S. Physics with Departmental Honors GPA 3.7

    Publications

    Prchlik, J. J., Zawadzki, B., Karna, N., Reeves, K. K., Kempton, D., Angryk, R.,“Solar Ha Filament Tilts: Complementary Observations of the Solar Dynamo and the Solar Cycle”, ApJ, submitted

    Prchlik, J. J., Allen, T. S., Megeath, S. T., Wolk, S., Karnath, N., Gutermuth, R. A., Pipher, J. L., Spitzbart, B., Yada, R., “Magnetically Driven Activity in the Cepheus OB3b Cluster: The X-ray and Hα Surface Flux in Saturated pre-Main Sequence Stars”, ApJ, submitted

    Karnath, N., Prchlik, J. J., Gutermuth, R. A., Allen, T. S., Megeath, S. T., Pipher, J. L., Wolk, S., Jeffries, R. D. , “The Dynamics, Structure, and Fate of a Young Cluster during Gas Dispersal: Hectochelle, Chandra, and Spitzer Observations OF Cep OB3b”, ApJ, accepted

    Wulser, J.-P., Jaeggli, S., De Pontieu, B., Tarbell, T., Boerner, P., Freeland, S., Liu, W., Timmons, R., Brannon, S., Kankelborg, C., Madsen, C., McKillop, S., Prchlik, J., Saar, S., Schanche, N., Testa, P., Bryans, P., Wiesmann, M., “Instrument Calibration of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Mission”, Solar Phys., 293, 149

    Allen, T. S., Prchlik, J. J., Megeath, S. T., Gutermuth, R. A., Pipher, J. L., Naylor, T., Jeffries, R. D., 2014, “An Anomalous Extinction Law in the Cep OB3b Young Cluster: Evidence for Dust Processing during Gas Dispersal”, ApJ, 786, 113


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