CV: Research Assistant



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 Date Submitted:08-05-2013
 Last Modified:09-05-2013 (07:31)
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 Current job:Research Assistant
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services

Education and Training:


June 2012

Cambridge Certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (CELTA) International House Budapest



Level II specializing master in Satellite Navigation and Related Applications, Polytechnic University of Turin



Bachelor of Aerospace Avionics Engineering (honours), Queensland University of Technology. Minor in Systems Engineering



Employment History:


2012 –

English Language Teacher

Welcome Language School, Krasnoyarsk, Russia


Taught English to individual students and classes of multiple students varying in proficiency from beginner to advanced and age from children to adults.


2010 – 2012

Senior Research Assistant

Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA)


Designed and conducted flight tests, software and hardware upgrades and maintenance for a Dynamic Sense and Act (DSA) vision system for manned and unmanned aircraft.


Software and hardware development and procurement on a Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) project, supplementary to the DSA vision system.



Work Experience

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)


Conducted a Study of A GNSS based compass using GPS carrier phase measurements.



Research Assistant

Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA)


Conducted flight tests, software and hardware upgrades and maintenance, hardware procurement and installation for a multinational collaborative research project focussing on airspace management.

The project was completed in 2011 and received a number of awards including;

• 2010 Engineers Australia Queensland Division Excellence Award

• 2010 Business & Higher Education Round Table Award for best research and development collaboration

• 2011 Queensland iAward

• 2011 QUT Vice Chancellors Excellence Award



Engineering subject Tutor

Queensland University of Technology

Lead a laboratory based tutorial for second year avionics and electrical engineering students in electronics and computer studies.




Queensland Government and ARIA-Queensland sponsored scholarship for study at the Polytechnic University of Turin on the master of Navigation and Related Applications (the Galileo System).



Co-author on:

  • Gonzalez, F., R. Walker, et al. (2011). "Assessment of the suitability of public mobile data networks for aircraft telemetry and control purposes." Progress in Aerospace Sciences 47(3): 240-248.


  • Rutherford N, Walker R, Gonzalez F, & Turner C. (2010). Characterisation of public mobile data networks for aeronautical telemetry purposes. Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences(ICAS 2010 CD-Rom ), International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences.


Skills and Qualities:


  • Proficient in the Linux operating system environment, Matlab, C++ & C programming languages.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)

  • A high standard of both written and oral presentation skills.

  • A high standard of teaching skills.


Multicultural Experience:


  • Lived and worked in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

  • Lived and studied in Torino, Italy and Budapest, Hungary.

  • Travelled extensively through Europe.

  • Pre-Intermediate competency in the Russian language and Basic knowledge in the Italian and Hungarian languages.




Dr Jason Ford
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Michael Wilson
Senior Researcher at Boeing Research & Technology - Australia



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