Latest Space News
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 00:23:23 +0000
NASA and Boeing say they’re ready to make a second attempt to launch the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight after an incident at the International Space Station called off the first attempt last week. SpaceNews
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 21:43:12 +0000
The Senate confirmed the White House’s nominee to be chief financial officer of NASA July 30, rounding out the senior leadership positions at the agency. SpaceNews
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 22:32:44 +0000
An Ariane 5 successfully launched two commercial communications satellites July 30 in the first flight of the rocket in nearly a year, and the first of two missions before it launches a NASA space telescope. SpaceNews
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:39:59 +0000
The U.S. Government Accountability Office denied protests July 30 that Blue Origin and Dynetics filed of NASA’s award of a single lunar lander contract to SpaceX. SpaceNews
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 16:34:40 +0000
A startup under contract to the U.S. Space Force is investigating the use of solar-powered vehicles for operations in deep space beyond Earth orbit.  SpaceNews
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:09:08 +0000
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson says he remains confident that Congress will provide NASA with additional funding so it can select a second lunar lander developer but declined to comment on Blue Origin’s proposal to lower its costs to enable a contract. SpaceNews
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:19:50 +0000
A Russian module that docked to the International Space Station July 29 started firing its thrusters hours later, briefly knocking the station out of its normal attitude and forcing NASA to delay a commercial crew test flight that was scheduled to launch July 30. SpaceNews
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:15:34 +0000
President Biden has nominated John Plumb to be assistant secretary of defense for space policy, the White House announced July 29.  SpaceNews
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:02:15 +0000
British operator Inmarsat plans to add at least 150 low-Earth-orbit satellites to its global fleet, stepping up competition against OneWeb and others developing megaconstellations for mobility markets.  SpaceNews
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:28:16 +0000
There is no one magic bullet to improving forecasts and reining in the costs of extreme weather and climate. To truly tap into the powerful innovation of the private sector, we must think beyond a few targeted, yet piecemeal commercial data buys. SpaceNews
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:13:51 +0000
GeoOptics is planning to deploy of constellation of dozens of smallsats over the next five years to collect weather and other Earth science data for government and commercial customers. SpaceNews
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:28:07 +0000
Rocket Lab returned its Electron rocket to flight July 29 with the successful launch of an experimental satellite for the U.S. Space Force. SpaceNews
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:03:13 +0000
Intelsat is seeking regulatory permission to hand the JCSAT-RA satellite back to Japan’s Sky Perfect JSAT as a commercial deal between the satellite operators ends.  SpaceNews
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:27:54 +0000
Space vehicles powered by small nuclear reactors could be used for military missions in deep space, the vice chief of the U.S. Space Force said July 28. SpaceNews
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:41:41 +0000
Scottish startup R3-IoT is expanding to North America after raising early funds for connecting sensors and devices with satellite-enabled solutions. SpaceNews
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:47:39 +0000
We are on the verge of a new era in space security: the age of diverse and highly capable dual-use space systems that can serve both peaceful and anti-satellite (ASAT) purposes. SpaceNews
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:00:46 +0000
Isar Aerospace, a German small launch vehicle company, has raised an additional $75 million that will allow the company to expand its manufacturing and launch capabilities. SpaceNews
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:21:01 +0000
NASA and Boeing say a second test flight of the company’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle remains on track for launch July 30, with weather the biggest concern. SpaceNews
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:14:50 +0000
Anuvu has ordered the first two of an eight-strong constellation of small geostationary orbit satellites as demand returns for Wi-Fi on aircraft, boats and remote locations. SpaceNews
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:54:11 +0000
The House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces in its markup of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act raises concerns about the state of the U.S. space launch infrastructure. SpaceNews
More space news...
20410 cvs - 734 jobs

LOOKING FOR A JOB?

  • HOME
  • POST YOUR CV
  • JOB SEARCH
  • LOOKING FOR STAFF?

  • HOME
  • REGISTER
  • CV SEARCH
  • POST JOBS
  • CV: Senior Research Tech

    Printer Friendly

     


    << BACK

    Personal information
     Name:<withheld>
     Age:<withheld>
     Country:<withheld>
     Location:<withheld>
    Contact information
     Email:<withheld>
     Phone:<withheld>
     Mobile:<withheld>
    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:20-07-2021
     Last Modified:20-07-2021 (08:59)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Research Tech
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsflight mass spectrometers quadrupole ion trap
    CV

    1.) Personal Profile

    I am a research technologist and a member of the Planetary Surface Instruments Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California, responsible for development of miniature flight instruments. For the past 7 years my primary focus has been the design of quadrupole ion trap (QIT) based miniature mass spectrometers (MS) for space explorations. The result of these efforts is a Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor (S.A.M.) [1] , presently operating onboard International Space Station (ISS). Modified versions of S.A.M. are scheduled for future space flights to the Moon (NASA DALI call), Venus flyby (Cupid’s Arrow), for the comet flyby missions, and for the Orion spacecraft cabin air monitoring. Same technology is recently being adopted for Organic
    Water Monitor (OWM)[2] instrument, for detecting the presence of organic content in reclaimed water aboard ISS. I am also leading the efforts to develop a suitable MS for Ocean Worlds Life Surveyor (OWLS)[3] suite, which is JPL’s strategic effort to prepare for NASA’s future missions to Europe and Enceladus.
    In addition to MS work, I served as a JPL lead on NASA’s development of Miniature Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (MVP-SEM), in collaboration with Marshall Space Flight Center, developing a sample chamber, gaseous discharge detector system and performing final environmental testing of the assembled instrument.
    In 2017 I was awarded a 3 year NASA PICASSO program grant for development of a miniature piezoelectric valve for atmospheric descent sampling, which allows for a constant gass flow in a wide pressure range of 0-100bar, suitable for MS operation.
    Prior to current position, I spent 7 years (including 2 as a post doctoral student) in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Group at JPL, doing fundamental scientific research by measuring absolute electron excitation and charge exchange cross sections of highly charged ions (HCI), and serving as a head of the HCI facility.
    My initial training though was in particle beam physics and ion beam analytical methods. I received my B.S. (1997) in physics, M.S. (2003) in particle beam physics and Ph.D.(2005) in particle beam physics and ion beam analytical methods from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. During my graduate studies I held a research assistant position at J. Stefan Institute, and worked on design and construction of the nuclear microprobe, and implementation of the ion beam analytical methods (PIXE, RBS, ERDA) on the microbeam station.

    [1] https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasas-spacecraft-atmosphere-monitor-goes-to-work-aboard-the-international-space-station
    [2] https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html?#id=1847
    [3] https://microdevices.jpl.nasa.gov/capabilities/in-situ-instruments-chemical-analysis/owls-project/

    2.) Education

    2005, Ph. D., University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
    Thesis title: “Fabrication of 3D microstructures with proton microbeam”.
    2003, M. Sc., University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
    Thesis title: “The construction of microprobe beam line and experimental chamber”.
    1997, B. Sc., University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
    Thesis title: “The calculation of characteristics of magnetic quadrupole triplet lens for
    microprobe beam line at tandetron accelerator”.

    3.) Employment History

    2013 - Present
     JPL, Planetary Surface Instruments Group, Senior Research Technologist
    Roles and responsibilities:
    • Development of miniature quadrupole mass spectrometers for space flight instruments.
    • Cognizant Engineer (Cog-E) for mass spectrometer portion of Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor.
    • Cog-E for mass spectrometer portion of Organic Water Monitor.
    • Lead for mass spectrometer portion of Ocean World Life Surveyor suite.
    • Institutional Principal Investigator (PI) for Miniature Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (MVP-SEM).
    • PI for developing a miniature gas sampling system for mass spectrometers, based on piezo-electric actuator
    • Electrostatic dipole radiation shield project member (experimental design, data acquisition and simulations).

    2008 - 2013
    JPL, Atomic and Molecular Physics Group, Research Scientist
    Roles and responsibilities:
    • Head of the HCI experimental facility.
    • Maintenance and development of experimental setup.
    • Measurement of absolute electron excitation and charge exchange cross sections, measurement of metastable ion-level lifetimes and X-ray emission spectra in HCI-neutral and HCI-surface collisions.
    • Numerical evaluation of experimental results and publishing of scientific papers.
    • Participated in construction of an electrostatic storage ring for laboratory astrophysics.
    • Co-Investigator on the following projects:
    – Electron collisions with highly-charged ions: basic astrophysical phenomena and measurement of absolute collision strengths, 2009
    – Measurement and calculation of absolute charge-exchange cross sections with X-ray spectra for highly-charged ion-neutral collisions in solar-system objects, 2011
    – Measurement of absolute electron excitation cross sections in highly-charged ions for solar plasma diagnostics, 2012

    2006 - 2008
    JPL, Atomic and Molecular Physics Group, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow
    Roles and responsibilities:
    • Measurement of absolute electron excitation and charge exchange cross sections, measurement of metastable ion-level lifetimes and X-ray emission spectra in HCI-neutral and HCI-surface collisions.
    • Numerical evaluation of experimental results and publishing of scientific papers.
    • Maintenance and development of experimental setup.

    1998 - 2006
    J. Stefan Inst., Department of Low and Medium Energy Physics, Graduate Student/Research Assistant
    Roles and responsibilities:
    • Development of a beam optics transport code (later purchased by International Atomic Energy Agency for the needs of Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) in Mexico).
    • Construction of beam lines and detailed calculations of magnetic quadrupole triplet lens system for the 2 MeV Tandetron accelerator.
    • Construction and assembly of the proton microprobe beam line and experimental station (completed in 2000 by reaching sub-micron beam size, results published in NIMB).
    • Upgrade of microbeam line for proton beam micromachining (a series of 3D microstructures produced in 2005).
    • Microprobe ion beam analyses (PIXE, PIGE, RBS, STIM and NRA) of biological, geological and industrial samples (see publications).
    • Design and construction of a compact dose normalization chopper for proton beam lithography and mapping of the trace elements in cell tissues.
    • PIXE analyses of medieval manuscripts within the framework of INKCOR project. on external beam experimental station.
    • Collaboration with several other accelerator facilities, including: 5 MeV Van-de-Graaf at ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary, 3 MeV pelletron and 2.5 MeV VDG accelerator of IBMAL, University of North Texas, USA , 3 MeV pelletron at Centro nacional de aceleradores (CNA), Seville, Spain.

    4.) Memberships
    • American Physical Society
    • European Geosciences Union


    5.) Awards
    • Certificate of Appreciation S.A.M. JPL Team Bonus Awards: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021
    • Voyager Award: 2017

    6.) Invited Talks
    • Piezo-Electric Inlet System for Atmospheric Descent Probe, J.Simcic, C. Lee, A. Belousov & D. Nikolic, International Planetary Probe Workshop 2019, Oxford, UK, July 8–12, 2019
    • Piezoelectric valve for atmospheric descent sampling, J.Simcic, C. Lee and D. Nikolic, 4th International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions, Berlin, Germany, September 12–14, 2018
    • Atmospheric Constituent Explorer System (ACES), Simcic J., Darrach M. R., Madzunkov S., Neidholdt E., 3rd International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions, Pasadena, CA, 2016
    • Charge-Exchange Experiments with Highly Charged Ions and Their Relevance to Astrophysics, J. Simcic, S. M. Madzunkov, J. A. MacAskill, A. Chutjian, Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP), Atlanta, GA, June 13-17, 2011
    • The Atomic and Molecular Universe: Collisions in Hot Plasma to the Building Blocks of Life. A. Chutjian, J. A. MacAskill, S. M. Madzunkov, and J. Simcic, 41st DAMOP, Houston, TX (5/10), 2010
    • Stabilization of iron gall ink corrosion, J. Kolar, M. Budnar,M. Strlic, J. Simcic, J. Malesic, V.S. Selih, 4th International Conference on Cultural Monuments Conservation in its Unity and Diversity, 21 - 24 October, 2003, Saint-Petersburg.
    • Ion beam analysis (IBA) at J. Stefan Institute, M. Budnar et al., International Conference Nuclear Energy in Central Europe, 6. - 9. September, 1999, Portorož, Slovenia.

    7.) Select Bibliography

    [1] Simcic, J., Nikolić, D., Belousov, A. et al. Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer for Ice Giant Atmospheres Exploration. Space Sci Rev 217, 13 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007

    [2] J. Simcic, S. M. Madzunkov, R. D. Kidd and M. Darrach, ”Implementation and Test Results on a Mass Spectrometer and Micromachined Preconcentrator and Gas Chromatograph for Crewed and Robotic Space Missions”, 44th Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems, July 13-17, 2014, Tucson, AZ

    [3] J. Simcic, D. R. Schultz, R. J. Mawhorter, J. B. Greenwood, C. Winstead, B. V. McKoy, S. J. Smith and A. Chutjian: ”Measurement and Calculation of Absolute Single and Multiple Charge Exchange Cross Sections for Feq+ Ions Impacting H2O”, Astrophysical Journal, 722, 435 (2010).

    [4] J. Simcic, D. R. Schultz, R. J. Mawhorter, I. Čadež, J. B. Greenwood, A. Chutjian, C. M. Lisse, and S. J. Smith: ”Measurement and calculation of absolute single- and multiple-charge-exchange cross sections for Feq+ ions impacting CO and CO2”, Phys. Rev. A 81, 062715 (2010).

    [5] SIMCIC Jurij, PELICON Primoz, RUPNIK Zdravko, MIHELIC Matjaz, RAZPET Alenka, JENKO Darja,
    MACEK Marijan, 2005, ”3D micromachining of SU-8 polymer with proton microbeam”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in physics research, Section B: Beam interaction with materials and atoms, vol. 241, p. 479-485.

    [6] Peter Willis, M. Fernanda Mora, Aaron Noell, Jessica Creamer, Florian Kehl, Konstantin Zamuruyev, Elizabeth Jaramillo, Miranda Kok, Zuzana Cieslarova, Mauro Sergio Ferreira Santos, Nathan Oborny, Tomas Drevinskas, Mircea Badescu, Jurij Simcic, Sarah Waller, Stojan Madzunkov, Christian Lindensmith, Will Brinckerhoff, Tori Hoehler, Richard Quinn, Antonio Ricco, Sue Lunte, and Alexis Templeton: ”How to search for chemical biosignatures on ocean worlds”, A White Paper for the 2020 Decadal Survey on Planetary Science and Astrobiology (2020)

    [7] Guillaume Avice, Anton Belousov, Kenneth A Farley, Stojan Madzunkov, Jurij Simcic, Dragan Nikolic, Murray R Darrach, Christophe Sotin, ”High-precision measurements of krypton and xenon isotopes with a new static-mode Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer”, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 34(1) (2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8JA00218E

    [8] S. M. Madzunkov, B. Bae, J. Simcic, W. Rellergert, J. Gill, R. Schaefer, E. Neidholdt, M. L. Homer, D. Nikolić, R.D. Kidd, and M. Darrach,”Progress Report on the Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor”, 46th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 10-14, 2016, Wienna, Austriasubmitted

    [9] Byunghoon Bae, Wade. G. Rellergert, Jurij Simcic, John. J. Gill, Margie L. Homer, Evan L. Neidholdt, Dragan Nikolic, Richard D. Kidd, Stojan M. Madzunkov, and Murray R. Darrach, ”Development Of A Mems Preconcentrator (PC) - Gas Chromatograph (GC) For The Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor For ISS And Orion”, Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, At Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, S. Carolina, Volume: P65, June 2016

    [10] Murray Darrach, Stojan Madzunkov, Rembrandt Schaefer, Ken Farley, Dragan Nikolic, Jurij Simcic, Richard Kidd, Evan L. Neidholdt, Marcin Pilinski, Andres Jaramillo-Botero, ”The Mass Analyzer for Real-time Investigation of Neutrals at Europa (MARINE)”,2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (2015), DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2015.7119017

    [11] S. M. Madzunkov, J. Simcic, B. Bae, R. Schaefer, D. Nikolić, J. Gill, W. Rellergert, R.D. Kidd, M. Darrach, E. Neidholdt, ”Report on Development Status of the Micro Total Atmosphere Monitor for ISS and Orion”, 45th International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES, 12-16 July 2015, Bellevue, Washington

    [12] A. Chutjian, J. A. MacAskill, S. M. Madzunkov, J. Simcic, and D. R. Schultz, ”Charge Exchange And Atom-Surface Collisions In Astrophysics”, AIP Conf. Proc. 1525, 43 (2013)

     


    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!

     

    2021 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert

     

    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at sales@space-careers.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you, but in this case, access to our website will be granted only after payment has been received. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

     

    Subscriptions

     

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.

     

    VAT:

    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)

     

    Support:

    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.

     

    Warning:

    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2021 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics