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     Date Submitted:16-01-2019
     Last Modified:31-01-2019 (07:04)
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     Current job:Researcher - Ph.D. in Astrophysics
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsPh.D. astrophysics, researcher, scientist, astronomical and geophysical missions, space segment, ground segment, optical astronomy, radiointerferometry, driven, autonomous, team work, creative, versatile, critical thinking, problem solving, project manage

    Researcher · Ph.D. in Astrophysics
    Languages: Spanish (mother tongue), English (C2 CEFR), Italian (A2 CEFR), Chinese (A2 CEFR)


    Creative, versatile and thorough person, adept at proactive teamwork, able to provide efficient solutions while enhancing a healthy and social work environment. I earned my Ph.D. in Astrophysics after carrying out a very international thesis in research centres from several countries (see Education section below). In this period, I learned and pieced together the technical, observational and theoretical aspects of state-of-the-art astronomical science, focusing on imaging techniques with data from some of the top and most complex observatories of the world.

    Seeking to broaden my background as a research and data scientist in the aerospace industry focussing on astronomical and geophysical missions (both space and ground segments) and related areas. Immediate availability.


    * Researcher

    Granada, Spain
    Ph.D dissertation: Study of the origin of HI asymmetries of the highly isolated galaxy CIG 96 by means of deep optical and HI observations.CSIC Digital Library
    – Observed, acquired, calibrated, imaged and analysed optical and interferometric data (Python scripting, notebooks and astronomical software).

    Madrid, Spain
    M.Sc. dissertation: The Galactic Super-massive Black Hole: merging X-ray spectra.
    – Calibrated and analysed X-ray data from ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope Scientific Archive.
    Selected ESA/ESAC 2012 Trainee.

    DPTO. ASTROFISICA Y CC. ATMOSFERA (UCM), iTec Astrónomica - Sep 2010 – Sep 2012
    Madrid, Spain
    B.D. dissertation: Sky brightness and atmospheric extinction with AstMon-UCM.− UCM e-prints
    – Developed a meteorite tracking and detection station at UCM in coordination with iTec Astronómica S.L.

    * Scientific consultant
    EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA-ESAC) - Dec 2011 – Feb 2012 & May 2012 – Sep 2012
    Madrid, Spain
    Project: III XMM-Newton Observatory Literature Database Review and Update (1st and 2nd stage)
    – Data mining and advanced database usage of XMM-Netwon telescope Scientific Archive at ESAC. Acknowledged in publication.


    Ph.D. in Astrophysics - Grade: outstanding -  Dec 2012 – Jul 2018
    Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA−CSIC), University of Granada (UGR) - Granada, Spain
    Grant: 2012 FPI research program (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain).
    Associated stays and visits: European Southern Observatory (ESO, Chile, 2014, 2015), Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO, NM, USA, 2014), Dpt. Astronomy, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass-Amherst, MA, USA, 2014), Kapteyn Astronomical Instituut (The Netherlands, 2015, 2017).

    M.Sc. in Astrophysics - GPA: 3.30 (7.6/10) - Sep 2011 – Sep 2012
    Complutense University (UCM), Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), ESA−ESAC - Madrid, Spain
    Additional course: ESA projects management - Aerospace Formation Institute (INSTAE).

    Bachelor’s Degree in Physics - GPA: 3.0 (6.4/10) - Sep 2001 – Sep 2011
    Complutense University (UCM) and Valencia University (UV) - Madrid and Valencia, Spain
    Grants: Aerospace Engineering and Services (INSA) and High Energies Group (GAE-UCM).


    Programming languages
    Fluent: Python (NumPy, SciPy, imaging and scientific libraries, Pandas, iPython, notebooks, sklearn - acquainted).

    Operative systems, technical software and utilities
    O.S.: proficient in Linux/UNIX, Mac OS and Windows based OS.
    Technical software: MySQL (database creation and maintenance), GitHub, GIS, Latex, HTML,astronomical software (CASA, IRAF, DS9, KARMA, VO tools - all in Mac OS/UNIX based OS).


    General: creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, project management, communication.
    Technical: experiment design, image processing and analysis, statistical analysis.
    Computational: scientific programming, cloud utilities.


    Complete academic publications report: SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
    First author or coauthor in different peer reviewed publications in first quartile journals, contributions to national/international scientific congresses, online data and image catalogues.

    Oral contributions at congresses and public outreach
    Speaker at EWASS congress 2015, poster at IAU 321 Symposium, invited speaker in astronomy courses and public outreach talks (UMass-Amherst, ESO-Chile, UCM, IAA).


    Stéphane Leon, Ph.D. - >sleon(at)
    Position: System Astronomer at ALMA observatory, ESO/JAO.
    Relation: Ph.D. advisor.

    Javier Blasco Herrera, Ph.D. - javier.blasco.herrera(at)
    Position: Data Scientist at Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Relation: close collaborator in my scientific group as postdoctoral researcher.

    Víctor Terrón Salas - quintanar(at)
    Position: Site Reliability Engineer at Google.
    Relation: close collaborator in my scientific group as software engineer.

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