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Italian rocket builder Avio is borrowing 10 million euros from the European Investment Bank. The funds will support new space propulsion technologies for Europe’s next-generation Vega C and Ariane 6 launchers, the company said. SpaceNews.com
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The Pentagon has to figure out how it will respond to China’s rapid advances in space technology, warned Chris Shank, director of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:30-11-2018
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     Current job:Astrophysicist and Operation Astronomer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsAstrophysics Research Operations Data analysis Problem Solving Coding Conflict Management Communication Teamwork Leadership Initiative
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    ► EMPLOYMENT

    • European Southern Observatory (ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany). September 2015 - present
         -> ESO Fellow. Independent researcher, Principal Investigator using the Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. Data analysis of spectroscopic and imaging samples. Supervision of PhD students. Initiator, organizer, and invited speakers of international conferences. Member of committees (selecting people or projects). Project planning including milestones and budgeting. Publications in high-impact astronomical journals.
         -> Operations Astronomer at the ESO Very Large Telescope, Chile. Specialized in spectrographs for very high-resolution, UV/VIS/NIR coverage, multi-object spectroscopy. Responsible for scientific observations, instrument operation, data quality certification, system verification. Monitoring instrument performance and long-run health, coordinating interventions with the engineering department. Working with diverse teams (scientists, engineers, different cultures). Handling failures and contingencies; problem solving/troubleshooting.
                         
    • Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel - Department of Particle Physics & Astrophysics. Nov 2012 - Jul 2015
         -> Koshland Prize Fellow. Member of the Palomar Transient Factory wide-field all-sky survey (science & operations). Research on transient astronomy (Superluminous Supernovae) and the Interstellar Medium
     
    • University of Iceland - Center for Astrophysics & Cosmology
         -> Postdoc research on the Interstellar Medium of small distant galaxies July 2011 - July 2012
         -> PhD research on Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) environments January 2008 - July 2011

    • ESO Santiago, Chile February - April 2009
          -> Director General Discretionary Fund visitor: project on GRB Rapid-Response Mode science
     
    • University of Leicester, UK July - September 2009
          -> Centre of Excellence for Space, Planetary and Astrophysics Research Training and Networking Education


     

    ► EDUCATION
    Italian habilitation for 2nd level Professorship July 2018
    PhD in Astrophysics - University of Iceland July 2011
    • Master in Astrophysics and Cosmology (110/110), University of Bologna December 2007
    • Trans Atlantic Science Student Exchange, U. of Calgary, Canada Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
    • Bachelor in Astronomy (105/110), University of Bologna December 2004


     
    ►  PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING
    • Leadership and Supervision (Coverdale OD Limited) October 2018
    • Project Management Fundamentals (Tiba Managementberatung GmbH) November 2017
    • Conflict Management (Coverdale OD Limited) September 2017
    • Presentation Skills (Mind & Vision Consulting LtD) February 2016



    ►  TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS
    • Enthusiasm. I feel enriched by working, and I can take initiative (e.g. I initiated international conferences and seminar series, or independent projects). I am also an energetic person, and a quick and eager learner.
    • Effective communication. Empathic conflict solver (e.g. I relieved tensions with peers and found mutual solutions, or I guided colleagues to ensure an healthy environment).
    • Teamwork. I have experience with both small teams and large multi-national collaborations. I found that cooperation, transparency, and sharing clear information among scientists and engineers was key for smooth operations at the VLT Observatory. I can nourish enthusiasm inside a team, but I am also proficient and comfortable in working independently.



    ►  TECHNICAL SKILLS
    • IDL
    • Matlab (intermediate)
    • UNIX shell
    • Data analysis
    • Astronomy Software
    • Telescope Operations


     

     LANGUAGES
    • Italian (fluent)
    • English (fluent)
    • German (intermediate)
    • Spanish (intermediate)
    • Icelandic (basic)

     


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