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     Date Submitted:19-02-2019
     Last Modified:02-04-2020 (10:19)
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     Current job:Astrophysicist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsPh.D. Astrophysics. Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and planetary science. Numerical Simulations, Analytical Methods, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Coding, Data Analysis and Modelling Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Optics

    -Experienced researcher (Ph.D. +6 years in internationally recognised research institutions)


    - Ph.D. Astrophysics, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Vic, Australia (2014)

    - Msc Astronomy, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (2008)


    - Apply state-of-the-art algorithms, physics/astrophysics, chemistry and data analysis in large scale numerical simulations for modelling planet formation and evolution

    - Devise, develop and test theoretical models in synergy with direct observations

    Current Collaborations

    Compositional models of the Mars’ moons: supporting studies in view of the Japanese Space Agency’s Mars Moons eXpress mission

    - Improve modelling techniques and analysis of infrared spectra taken by advanced instru- mentation: the ESO (European Southern Observatory) MATISSE interferometer

    - Implementing detection techniques  applicable to the ESA (EuropeanSpaceAgency) CHEOPSmission in search of exoplanets


    - Astrophysics, Planetary and Earth Science, Cosmochemistry

    - Numerical Simulations, Analytical Methods, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)

    - Coding, Data Analysis and Modelling

    - Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Optics, Thermodynamics


    - Geophysics, High Temperature Industrial Processes, Data Mining

    - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Astrophysics and Planetary Science


    FORTRAN 77/90/95, TCL/TK, C/C++, IDL, Matlab, Unix/Linux OS, Git

    - Python: scikit-learn, scipy, numpy, tensorflow, panda, matplotlib, seaborn, geopandas, json,...

    - HSC chemistry, FactSage, CEA, MELTS, Astrochem, EQ6

    - Responsibility, Flexibility, Planning & Organisation, Project Management, Solution Focusing,

    - Fast learner, Communications, Team-working, Team-leading, Leadership

    - Knowledge of full the chain of a scientific project: from sketching the scientific background  and producing detailed proposals to the practical realisation to match the expected timelines and results.

    - Knowledge of the european and non-european space agencies science programs

    - Very good understanding of the european and non-european scientific contexts and their practical challenges.


    Qualification: Conferred by the Conseil national des universités (CNU), France. The Qualification recognises the research and teaching skills of the candidate and it is needed in France for applying to Associate Professor positions: Domains: 1) Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2) Structure and Evolution of Earth and other Planets.

    - Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified (LSSWB) (Management and Strategy Institute, USA)

    - Project Management Essentials Certified (PMEC) (Management and Strategy Institute, USA)


    - Italian (native)

    - English (full professional proficence)

    - French (limited working proficience)


    May 2019 – Present  : Institut de Physique du Globe Paris, France

    - Mar 2018 – Apr 2019: Muséum Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle Paris, France

    - Jan 2017 – Feb 2018: Institut de Physique du Globe Paris, France

    - Jan 2014 – Dec 2016: Centre De Recherche Astrophysique De Lyon Lyon, France

    - 1996 - 2007: Costumer service, data administration for small/medium companies Bologna, Italy


    - Teaching and supervising. Several years of experience in teaching and tutoring physics, astrophysics and planetary science to students and teachers.

    - Outreach and media. Several public talks and lectures, science guide tour, press releases, media and newspaper articles.


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