CV: Postdoctoral researcher experimental physics


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 Date Submitted:29-09-2012
 Last Modified:17-11-2012 (07:56)
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 Current job:Postdoctoral researcher experimental physics
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsI have a background in developing software for mission control and data acquisition for both space and ground-based detector systems. I have experience as a project manager for projects including roughly 20 engineers spanning over 3-4 years.


Personal Particulars

Age 33

Nationality Swedish

Employment Record

Period Dec 2008 - ongoing

Employer Max-Planck-Institute für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany

Position Post-doctoral researcher

  • Project manager for the development of a drive-system for the worlds largest optical telescope, HESSII, in Namibia. Project duration roughly 4 year, size roughly 20 engineers. Responsible for the coordination with industrial partners.

  • Lead software developer for a large C++ software package for telescope control, tracking and monitoring. Responsible for software specification, implementation and evaluation. Developer of programmable controllers for control of servo motors.

    Tools: UML, CVS, C++ data analysis packages.

  • Leading the commissioning of the HESSII drive-system in Namibia during 3 months in 2012 to a successful completion. Experience in troubleshooting of electronic components.


Period Feb 2004 - Nov 2008

Employer Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Position Ph. D student

  • Writing data acquisition and calibration software (C/C++) for a sub-detector on-board the satellite borne experiment PAMELA.

  • Main responsible for building up a complete data-acquisition and data analysis framework for the ground based experiment SEASA.

    Tools: C/C++, MySQL data-bases, FPGA:s and computer-on-chips.

    This work was awarded an Outstanding Student Award at the IEEE Real Time Conference 2005.

  • Lecturer, undergraduate course in Modern Physics.



2004 - 2008: Ph. D in Experimental Astroparticle Physics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

Thesis: A New Measurement of Low Energy Antiprotons in the Cosmic Radiation


1998 - 2003: Master of Science in Engineering Physics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.


2001 - 2002: Stockholm University. Theoretical Philosophy, Literature.


Knowledge of Languages

Swedish Mother Tongue

English As mother tongue

French Good

German Moderate


Computer Knowledge

Operating Systems

Proficient in using Linux/Unix as a tool for software development, data acquisition, processing and analysis.


Programming and software packages

  • C/C++ Excellent skills

  • Script languages (Shell, Python) Very good

  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) programming Good

  • Java, Fortran Good

  • Software configuration management using Very good

    CVS, googletest, bugzilla

  • Eclipse Good

  • UML Good

  • MySQL databases Good


Computer Hardware

  • Programmable controllers (Beckhoff)

  • System-On-Chips (Axis)

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