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     Date Submitted:29-07-2017
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     Current job:Science Writer and editor
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
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     KeywordsPhysics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Particle Physics, Science Communication, Science Writer, Editor, PhD, Social Media, Communication,
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    Personal statement

    I am a science writer and editor at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and a former researcher in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.

    Education

    M.A. Social Media and Digital Marketing, Europa Cube Innovation Business School, Turin, Italy (10/2014 – 04/2015)
    M.Sc. Journalism and Institutional Science Communication, University of Ferrara, Italy (12/2013 – 12/2014)
    Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy (11/2008 – 11/2011)
    M.Sc. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy (02/2006 – 11/2008)
    B.Sc. in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy (10/2002 – 02/2006)

    Employment History

    Science Writer and Editor CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland (07/2015 – present)
    Writing, editing and subediting content for CERN’s key audiences (general public, scientists, CERN community, students and educators, particle physicists) used across a variety of channels including scientific journals, websites, social media, and within multimedia content. The list of articles can be found here: http://home.cern/authors/stefania-pandolfi and on the CERN Document Server.
    Proof-reading, managing standards for language, style and layout of online and printed content.
    Translation of texts from English to Italian, which are used in a variety of contexts and scientific exhibitions.
    Volunteer for the organization and management of events (Pop Science, TEDxCERN)

    Internship in Science Policy European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France (01/ 2015 – 02/2015)
    Drafting of the historical leaflet on the European Space Sciences Committee: achievements, visibility, projects.
    Support to the Science Officer in charge of a European space sciences web portal.
    Acquired knowledge of the EC Framework Programmes.

    Post-doc in Astrophysics/ Cosmology Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (11/2011 – 11/2014)
    Independent research and research for the ESA Planck and Euclid experiments.
    Co-editor of the Euclid Consortium Newsletter.
    30 papers, more than 4500 citations, h-index = 14 (i.e. at least 14 of my published papers have been cited in other papers at least 14 times).
    Reviewer for IoP’s Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

    Science Writer/ Science Guide /Physics exhibitions design and management (2008 – 2012)
    Science Writer for scientific blogs and websites.
    Broad experience as a scientific guide for science festivals and scientific exhibitions.
    Concept, design and management of (astro)physics exhibitions.

    Additional work experiences

    Data Science: Summer School on Data Science + 1 month Internship at Royal Mail, London, UK: optimization of service delivery process efficiency.

    Additional Trainings

    Science Communication
    Google Analytics Training
    , CERN, 24 November 2016
    Persuasive Storytelling Workshop, Geneva, 11 October 2016
    Drupal in a Day, CERN, 21 April 2016
    Communication: Science or Art? (Workshop 1), CERN, 13 October 2015
    Permanent Workshop for the training of Scientific Explainers (La.Pe.Ex), Astronomical Museum and Planetary of Rome, Italy (March – May 2010)
    Training School for Scientific Astronomical Museum and Planetary of Rome, Italy (November 2008 – February 2009)
     

    Programming languages
    HPC Scientific Programming: tools and techniques
    (17-19 February 2014)
    Python for computational science (19-21 March 2013)
    Scripting in Python (11-14 December 2012)
    Scientific and Technical Computing in Fortran 95 (15-17 December 2009)

    Language skills

    Italian (native), English (fluent), French (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate), Danish (elementary)

    Computer skills

    Programming languages (Fortran, Python, C, Matlab: working knowledge) – Microsoft Office Package/Google Drive (working knowledge) – OS (Windows, Mac, Linux; working knowledge) – CMS (Drupal 7) and HTML (working knowledge) – Google Analytics – Adobe Photoshop (beginner)

    Key Soft Skills
    Flexibility – proven ability to cope with fast and continuously changing situations (jobs, requirements, countries, languages, higher management...).
    Dependability – proven ability to get work done with accuracy, to stay on task and keep deadlines – acquired through the work in large scientific collaborations and in editorial teams with fast-paced and ever changing publication schedules.
    Teamwork ability – proven ability to work within both small and large teams, with different background and cultures, distributed across different countries.
    Desire to learn/Openness to new challenges – proven, among other things, by the extent and variety of my scientific research; by the dedication and enthusiasm in changing from research to science communication and from astrophysics to particle physics; by the willingness of learning new languages (Spanish, Danish, French).


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