2015-present: Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University. I work with Dr Sarah Badman on the study of Saturn's aurora using observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini satellite missions. Funded by the Science & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

2014-2015: Marie Curie Fellow at IEEA, Paris, an industrial partner of TRANSMIT (Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats), a European Commission FP7 Initial Training Network project. Study of high-latitude ionospheric effects on the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the European Space Agency's (ESA) Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS).

2013-2014: Research Assistant, University of Bath. First postdoctoral position working under the Polaris (Predicting Observing Locating and Redressing Ionospheric Scintillation) project. Deployment of remote GPS atmospheric monitoring equipment to Cape Verde and the Outer Hebrides. Delivery of European Space Agency-funded workshop at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA, Hermanus), bringing ionospheric scientists together from multiple African countries.

2009-2013: PhD Electronic Engineering, University of Bath. Supervisor Professor Cathryn Mitchell. Ionospheric imaging using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) tomography. High latitude plasma morphology large-scale response to geomagnetic events and resulting radio wave scintillation activity at GPS frequencies. Unique study at South Pole using an all-sky imager and collocated GPS receiver to identify small-scale electron density structuring causing signal fluctuations. Led a five-man team across Antarctica (Rothera, Halley, Sites Eagle & Owl, South Pole) to maintain and retrieve data from deep-field equipment sites, with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). PhD funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Isle of Man Government.

2005-2009: MEng Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology, University of Bath. Final year project investigated the effects of extreme operating temperatures on the performance of precision GPS receivers and compact flash storage. Logistics and testing in preparation for deployment expedition to Antarctica. Time spent at the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) Physical Sciences Division learning about remote power systems and field deployment.

2003-2008: Junior distribution engineer (summer placement), Manx Electricity Authority, Isle of Man. High voltage distribution engineer on an island-based LV-11-33 kV wood-pole and underground cable network. HV switching procedures, asset management, network load studies on new capital projects, GIS survey and mapping, and study of a lightning detection and protection system for overhead line crews.

July-September 2004: Volunteer fundraiser, Raleigh International, Ghana. After a year spent fundraising £3500 (during A-level studies) for youth development charity Raleigh International, worked for ten weeks on construction & environmental projects in remote areas of North and East Ghana, West Africa. Completion of a children's daycare centre in a ranger and elephant protection community (Mole National Park), a bio-cycle pit latrine in a small village on the Afram Plains, and assisted rangers in opening up new paths for tourism and poacher patrols on the Ghana-Togo border (Kyabobo National Park).

Professional membership: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member of the Royal Photographic Society.

Media coverage: Live interviews with BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio Bristol and Manx Radio, and TV studio interview with ITV News West. Photo highlights on BBC News website.

Selected publications

Kinrade, J., C. N. Mitchell, N. D. Smith, Y. Ebihara, A. T. Weatherwax, and G. S. Bust (2013), GPS phase scintillation associated with optical auroral emissions: First statistical results from the geographic South Pole, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 2490–2502, doi:10.1002/jgra.50214.

Kinrade, J., C. N. Mitchell, P. Yin, N. Smith, M. J. Jarvis, D. J. Maxfield, M. C. Rose, G. S. Bust, and A. T. Weatherwax(2012), Ionospheric scintillation over Antarctica during the storm of 5–6 April 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A05304, doi:10.1029/2011JA017073.

Chartier, A. T., Kinrade, J. et al. (2014), Ionospheric imaging in Africa, Radio Sci., 49, 19–27, doi:10.1002/2013RS005238.

Baumgardner, J., et al. (2013), Imaging space weather over Europe, Space Weather, 11, 69–78, doi:10.1002/swe.20027.

Kinrade, J., (2013). Ionospheric Imaging and Scintillation Monitoring in the Antarctic and Arctic. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

Prikryl, P. et al. (2011), Interhemispheric comparison of GPS phase scintillation at high latitudes during the magnetic-cloud-induced storm of 5-7 April 2010, Ann. Geophys., 29, 2287-2304, doi:10.5194/angeo-29-2287-2011.