Full nameJelte Teun Anne de Jong
Born1976, Leiden, the Netherlands



Project manager, Sterrewacht Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands

I currently work as data processing coordinator and project manager for the Kilo Degree Survey. My work entails the coordination of the whole data processing cycle, from data taking, processing (including quality control), and delivery of final data products.

Product developer/Test expert, Collis B.V., Leiden, the Netherlands

At Collis I developed functional test tools, performed certification tests and was test consultant, all in the electronic payments market. The work entailed test design, execution, analysis and automation.

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany

My work focused on the study of the structure of the Milky Way and its surrounding population of satellite galaxies, as well as their stellar populations. For this I used and developed new tools and methods to analyze color-magnitude data from millions of stars. Furthermore, I organized an institute retreat and worked on (successful) grant applications.

Assistent in Opleiding, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

For my PhD thesis I developed a fully automated pipeline for the reduction and analysis of large amounts of data, resulting in a number of scientific publications. This work was part of an international research group that performed a 5-year intensive survey of the Andromeda galaxy in order to detect gravitational microlensing events. I also was teaching assistant for the course Stellar Evolution for two years.



PhD in Astronomy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, 2000-2005

Ph.D. degree obtained September 2005
Thesis: Microlensing in M31 -- A search for baryonic dark matter

MSc in Astronomy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, 1994-1999

Master of Science degree obtained August 1999
Secondary school

Ichthus College, Gymnasium, Drachten, the Netherlands, 1988-1994

Majors: Dutch, English, German, Latin, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology
Courses ISTQB Foundation, ISEB/Improve Quality Services, 2010
Payment Technology, Clear2Pay, 2010


Programming Python, C, HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript
Platforms Linux, Unix, MacOS, Windows XP/Vista
Packages IDE: NetBeans, Geany
Version control: Git, CVS
Astronomy: IDL, IRAF, AstroWISE, LaTeX
Testing: HP Quality Center, Collis Test Manager


Native Dutch
Fluent English
Moderate German