[MARMAM] Job Announcement: Applications Engineering Scientist, Cornell University

Aaron N. Rice arice at cornell.edu
Thu Mar 11 12:24:21 PST 2010

*Applications Engineering Scientist (Position 12154)**
*Research Associate

Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

*Position Description:*

Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity 
in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods sanctuary, the Cornell Laboratory of 
Ornithology is the world's leading resource for conservation, research, 
education, and citizen science focused on birds. The lab is a vibrant 
unit within Cornell's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. Several 
full-time faculty teach undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, 
and manage world-class, mission-driven programs. Our management and 
staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in 
all areas of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from 
Cornell and other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers 
from the business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded 
citizens from throughout the United States and beyond.

The Bioacoustics Research Program integrates the fields of behavioral 
biology, software engineering, hardware engineering, and engineering to 
answer questions regarding animal acoustic communication and to use 
technology as a means of monitoring populations of threatened and 
endangered species, primarily in marine environments. BRP is searching 
for an interdisciplinary, multi-talented engineer with extensive 
experience in the scientific process to serve as an Applications 
Engineering Scientist. This person will provide high-level oversight, 
organization and structure to the analytical processes applied to the 
analysis of very large and taxonomically variable bioacoustic data sets, 
design the structure and technical requirements for scientific research 
and software systems, including customized signal processing and 
analytical solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness of 
research projects. In collaboration with other BRP staff, conduct basic 
and applied research and publish on bioacoustics and acoustic 
communication. As a member of the BRP Senior Leadership Team, 
participate in and contribute to the strategic planning, design and 
operation of BRP's vigorous and active research program involving 
multi-disciplinary research and development at a national and 
international level.

*Required Qualifications:*

Candidates with a PhD in engineering, physical acoustics, 
bio-engineering, or related field are encouraged to apply. Must have 
proven experience in the integration of large-scale, multi-layered 
projects requiring a systems engineering approach as well as experience 
in developing and implementing technical requirements, specifications, 
and documentation for data processing systems through the application of 
engineering and scientific procedures. Must have a strong record of 
enhancing the performance of a team through productive collaboration and 
effective staff management along with a record of repeated success in 
conducting research and managing projects. Must have a record of 
successfully reporting and meeting schedules and milestones along with 
excellent oral and written communication skills.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

Signal processing and algorithm research and development; bioacoustic 
analysis relative to animal communication; and staff supervision or 


Send a letter of application, complete resume, list of references and 
academic transcripts to: Susan Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 
Sapsucker Woods Road, 283A Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, 
Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to 
Chris Clark, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 
607-254-2405; Email cwc2 at cornell.edu <mailto:cwc2 at cornell.edu>. Review 
of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, 
dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant 
institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense 
of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to 
further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

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