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Instrumentation and Data analysis

Batavia, Illinois, United States
May 15, 2019

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Edgar Valencia-Rodriguez

** **** ****,

Batavia, IL, 60510

Cel: 011.521.472-***-****

May 15, 2019

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Human Resources Department

To whom it may concern:

I am writing to present my education, experience, and skills in application for the Data Scientist position in National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulder, CO recently published on LinkedIn.

With several years of experience in big data statistical analysis, software development, computer simulations and instrumentation, I think my profile is exactly what you are looking for and I am convinced that I meet the necessary qualifications outlined for this position.

In addition to my training and experience as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Physics, I have a PhD in Physics focused in Experimental Elementary Particles (instrumentation, simulation and data analysis) obtained from the University of Guanajuato where I achieved academic excellence. I also have an intermediate-high level of the English language.

Not only do I meet the desired requirements, but the most valuable thing about me is the commitment that I put into what I do. In other words, I pay attention to even the smallest details and consistently provide quality work. I have been part of successful teams as research collaborator for several years now on international experiments such as: MINERvA, 35Ton, ProtoDUNE-SinglePhase and DUNE. These projects are located in the United States (Fermilab) and Europe (CERN). For the last 6 years I have primarily been living in United States, but I worked in Switzerland at CERN for approximately two months, and I also presented at international conferences.

Throughout my studies and current employment, I have worked with different programming languages, and I have led several analyses in the field of physics. Additionally I was commissioned for the design, development, installation and operation of various technological components used in the experiments in which I have collaborated. Taken together, these experiences are very useful to meet the requirements of this position.

I want to have the opportunity to talk with you for an in person interview to explain my knowledge, experience, and desire to be part of your working group. Thank you for considering my application. Please feel free to contact me for any additional information you require. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely,

Dr. Edgar Valencia-Rodriguez

Edgar Valencia-Rodriguez

Curriculum Vitae


Phone: 011-**-*-***-*** 3537

29 Sauk Blvd

Batavia, IL, 60510

I’m interested in the way things work. Mathematics and Physics have been my favorite subjects throughout my educational career, particularly Experimental Physics primarily due to the description and modeling of nature. I enjoy the challenges using analytic, statistical and numerical methods to solving everyday problems.

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I served as a collaborator on MINERvA, 35Ton and ProtoDUNE-SP experiments in Fermilab ( and CERN ( I contributed on them in the design, installation, calibration and operation of several particle detector components. I also worked on simulation, data analysis, and software development. Post-doctoral Research Associate in Physics

Physics Department, William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA July 2016 to date (ending July 2019). Collaborator in the DUNE Experiment

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at Fermilab Batavia, IL, USA September 2016 to date Collaborator in the MINERvA Experiment

The MINERvA Experiment at Fermilab Batavia, IL, USA August 2013 to date

Teacher of Fluids, Waves and Temperature; Summer Course Division de Ciencias e Ingenierias, Campus Leon, Universidad de Guanajuato Leon, Gto June July 2016 High School Teacher for Physics and Mathematics

Grupo CEDVA Leon, Gto February July 2011

Undergrad Course Teacher for Electromagnetism

Division de Ciencias e Ingenierias, Campus Leon, Universidad de Guanajuato Leon, Gto January June 2010 Voluntary Advisor

Instituto Nacional para la Educacion de los Adultos (INEA) Silao, Gto

February 2001 July 2007


Software and Data Analysis Skills

• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook)

• Linux, Unix, Windows, Raspbian

• C++, Fortran, Phyton, Bash, PHP, Java Scrip

• LaTeX

• Root, PAW

• Particle interactions and geometry simulators: G4Beamline, Gean4 and GENIE Hardware Skills

• Photo Multiplier Tubes (PMT's)

• Ionization Chambers

• Multimeter, Oscilloscope

• Electronics

• Cryogenics Systems

• Security Cameras System

• Several Laboratory and Shop tools

Trainings at Fermilab and CERN

• General Employee Radiation Training (GERT)

• Confined Space

• Controlled Access

• Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

• Basic Computer Security

• Environmental Management System (EMS)

• Underground Safety Training

• Electrical Awareness

• Electrical Safety Orientation

• Electrical Safety in the Workplace

• Job Hazard Analysis

• Radiation Protection Awareness

• Radiological Worker – Classroom and Practical Factors

• Radiological Protection Training for CERN Supervised Radiation Areas

• Hazard Communication


• American Physics of Physics Teachers, Seccion Mexico (AAPT-MX)

• American Physics Society (APS)

• Collaborator at MINERvA Experiment

• Collaborator at DUNE Experiment


• English (90%)

• Portuguese, Italian (just listening and read)

• Several Talks given and/or Poster presentations in USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico and Peru.

US Immigration Status

• B1/B2 Visa, Active until 2020.

• TN Visa, Active until July 2019


Postdoctoral Research Associate of Physics (Instrumentation, Neutrinos and Software Developing),

William and Mary, Arts and Science Department, at MINER νA, DUNE, ProtoDUNE,A, DUNE, ProtoDUNE, 35T y LarIAT. August 2016 to date

Ph.D. Physics (HEP-ex, Neutrinos),

Universidad de Guanajuato, DCI-León, at MINER νA, DUNE, ProtoDUNE,A Experiment August 2011 December 2016

MSc Physics (HEP-ex, Instrumentation),

Universidad de Guanajuato, DCI-León, at MINER νA, DUNE, ProtoDUNE,A Experiment January 2009 July 2011

BSc Physics (HEP-ex, Hadron Polarization),

Universidad de Guanajuato, IFUG, at FNAL-690 Experiment. August 2003 July 2008

Partial BSc Civil Engineer,

Universidad de Guanajuato, Facultad de Arquitectura e Ingenieria. August 2001 April 2003

Several Presentations in National and International Congress, Schools and Workshops from 2008 to date.


Training and formation of human resources in science, data analysis and technology. Design, calibration and instrumentation for particle physics detector and accelerators. Teaching and outreach. Improvements in the production process, environment, safety, health and quality trainings. Traveling, reading, biking, hiking, automotive and agricultural mechanics.


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