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     Date Submitted:20-04-2021
     Last Modified:20-04-2021 (08:29)
    Job information
     Current job:PhD (now guest researcher)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsAstronomy, Astrophysics, Radio and X-ray telescopes, Version control (github), big data, pipelines, Leadership, Supervision, Collaborative, Scientific writing

    PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Leiden University, the Netherlands

    Career Target

    I have a very deep passion for space & technology and want to work in the experimental aspects of space missions. My experience during my PhD blends the technical side Astronomy with the scientific prospects of newly built instruments, especially Radio telescopes and X-ray satellites. I developed an attitude to solve complicated problems with a realistic approach while developing calibration algorithms and using such methods for astrophysical research. I had been a part of a vast European network and enjoy working with other people as a team.

    Key skills
    - Python (Extensive), Linux Shell Scripting (Good), GNU Octave (Good) and C (Univ. level)
    - Experienced user of Github, Latex, Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), OS Office tools (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    - Radio data analysis tools / pipelines: CASA, Miriad, WSClean, DPPP, SPAM, Prefactor, Factor, DDFacet
    - Leadership/Supervision quality
    - Adaptable to changes 
    - Eager to learn and face new challenges 
    - Collaborative attitude
    Operating Systems- OS, Linux, Windows
    Languages - English (Fluent), Bengali (Native), Hindi (Fluent), Russian (A1)

    Working Experience
    -09/2015 - 09/2020 Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Astronomy, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Thesis: “Revealing the nature of new low-frequency radio source populations”

    -04/2014 - 06/2014 The Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Program for Summer Students (LEAPS), Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Project: “Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope observations of proto-clusters”.

    -04/2013 - 06/2013NCRA Visiting Students’ Research Programme,Ooty Radio Telescope, India, Project:“Redundancy Calibration of the Ooty Radio Telescope”

    -07/2010 - 04/2015 Integrated B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
    -05/2000 - 05/2010 Primary, secondary and high-school, Purulia Zilla School, India.

    Visits, Training and Courses
    -11/2018-12/2018 Visiting scientist, University of Minnesota, the USA
    -01/2018-02/2018 Visiting scientist, University of Bologna, Italy
    -06/2017 Asterics-Oobelics International School: Advanced software programming for astrophysics and astroparticle physics, Annecy, France
    -06/2016 15th Synthesis Imaging Workshop, Socorro - New Mexico, the USA
    -04/2015 Radio Signal and data processing workshop, ASTRON, the Netherlands
    -2013-2014 - Engineering drawing (graduate school) - Fluid Mechanics (graduate school) - Programming and data structure (graduate school) - Manufacturing processes (graduate school) - Electronics for physicists (graduate school)

    Telescope time, Awards & Scholarships
    -2015-2020 23 accepted proposals (6 as the PI) with LOFAR, GMRT/uGMRT, JVLA (Radio); Chandra, XMM-Newton (X-ray) and WHT (Optical) telescopes
    -04/2014 - 06/2014 Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Program for Summer (LEAPS) Student
    -04/2013 - 06/2013 VSRP Fellowship at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune, India
    -05/2010 Qualified for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IITJEE) out of ∼ 450,000 applicants (within top 0.50%)
    -09/2010 - 05/2015 Recipient of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scholarship by the Govt. of India
    -06/2010 Recipient of State Govt. Scholarship for being in the top 100 students (out of 400,000 students) in Higher Secondary Examination
    -05/2010 Qualified in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) out of ∼ 1,000,000 applicants

    Conference presentation & Seminars
    -01/2020 PhD Seminar, TNT, IRA-INAF (Bologna) – Invited talk
    -12/2018 Cosmology Seminar, University of Minnesota, MN (The USA) – Invited talk
    -07/2017 LOFAR Science Meeting, Leiden (The Netherlands) – Invited talk
    -2016-2019 Contributed talks in 9 conferences in Italy, India, China, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA

    Scientific writing & Media
    -2015-2020 4 first author and 14 co-authored publications; Number of total citations: 512
    -11/2020 Fast magnetic field amplification in distant galaxy clusters|Press release for ASTRON, INAF, SRON
    -02/2019 The first data release of the LOFAR Two-meter Sky Survey (LoTSS)|ASTRON press release

    Extra-academic Activities
    -2016-2019 Social committee member at the Leiden Observatory 2017 One of the editors of the Annual Report of the Leiden Observatory
    -2012-2015 A founding member of a voluntary organisation (Prerna) that provided monthly scholarship to meritorious and financially weak students. This also led to start teaching in a non-profitable temporary school

    Hobbies / Interests
    Advanced level climber (Bouldering), Taekwondo, Drums and Guitar, Camping and Hiking

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