CV: Research assistant


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 Date Submitted:28-01-2011
 Last Modified:15-02-2011 (10:48)
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 Current job:Research assistant
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsHighly motivated physicist looking for career entry in the space industry


Personal Details


Date of Birth:                                       30/09/1981

Nationality:                                          German


Career Objective


To gain first work experience in the space industry




10/2001 - 7/2010                               Diplom, Physik (equivalent to Master of Science in Physics)

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Final grade: very good (Ø 1,1)

·    Quantum optics:

Optics and laser physics, atom optics, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, quantum information

·    Nuclear- and astrophysics:

Nuclear physics, particle physics, introduction to astronomy and astrophysics, special issues in astrophysics, general relativity

·    Numerical mathematics


3/2009 - 3/2010                                 Diploma thesis within the group Atoms-Photons-Quanta at the Institute of Applied Physics in Darmstadt, Germany

·    Title: “Loading Bose-Einstein Condensates into a Ring-Shaped Dipole Potential”

·    Greenhorn Meeting 2009 - Conference on modern quantum optics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Given talk: “BEC and Atom-Optics in Dipole Potentials“

·    Development of a laser system for implementation into a present experimental setup

·    Experimental control (using LabVIEW) and data evaluation (using IGOR Pro)


2/2006 - 1/2007                                 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Physics

                                                               University of Auckland, New Zealand

                                                               Final grade: Pass with Merit

·    Signal processing:

Linear systems, inverse problems, advanced numerical analysis (using MATLAB)

·    Wave dynamics:

Wave propagation, advanced electromagnetism and special relativity, fluid mechanics and applications


6/2000                                                Abitur (equivalent to A-level)

Edith-Stein-Schule Darmstadt, Germany


Computer Skills


MATLAB, LaTeX                                                  Very good (entire study)

LabVIEW, IGOR Pro                                          Good (diploma thesis)

MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)             Good

Mathematica, Gnuplot, C++, UML                  Basic skills


Practical Experience


4/2008 - present                                 Research assistant at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Darmstadt, Germany (~40 hours per month)

·    S-DALINAC operator: Surveillance of the electron accelerator S-DALINAC (Superconducting DArmstadt LINear ACcelerator)

·    Instruction of newly employed student operators


7/2008 - 9/2008 and                          Engagement as teamer in a Wavetours surf camp in Vieux Boucau, France

6/2004 - 8/2004                                    ·    Support to practical surf lessons and teaching units on relating theory

 ·    Customer service              


2/2007 - 4/2007 and                          Travelling through Australia and Southeast Asia, in particular Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia

1/2006 - 2/2006                                    ·    Discover foreign countries and experience different cultures

7/2006 - 10/2006                                Teaching assistant at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (40 hours per month)

·    Supervision of tutorials for Bachelor students in mathematics and physics


4/2004 - 1/2006                                  Student assistant at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Darmstadt, Germany (~40 hours per month)

·    S-DALINAC operator (area of responsibility see above)


9/2000 - 7/2001                                  Community service at the Birkenteilerhof in Frankenhausen, Germany

·    Assistance to mentally ill adults


Language Skills


German                                Native speaker

English                                 Fluent (study abroad)

French                                   Fair (secondary school)

Spanish                                Basic knowledge (language course)


Personal Interests


Sports                                                   Football, table tennis, capoeira, surfing and diving

Music                                                    Playing the guitar



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