[MARMAM] acoustician job posting

Jobs.Ocean.Associates Jobs at OceanAssoc.com
Fri Jul 15 16:55:47 PDT 2011

Ocean Associates, Inc. is seeking candidates for a Marine Mammal 
Acoustician to work with the Cetacean Research Program at NMFS Pacific 
Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This position is a 
full-time one year contract with the possibility of renewal based on job 
performance and availability of funding. Limited funds for travel to 
conferences, workshops, or field work are available. This position may 
include field work, including travel away from home for up to 2 months 
per year.

The successful candidate will assist staff of the Cetacean Research 
Program with analysis of existing long-term autonomous datasets and with 
development and analysis of data from the new acoustic glider program. 
Opportunities for involvement with other passive acoustics projects, 
including towed array and fisheries monitoring, may also be possible.

Job duties:


    Analyze existing and incoming long-term acoustic datasets collected
    from the central and western pacific for baleen whale and odontocete
    occurrence and seasonality. Previous experience with classification,
    detection, or localization software is required.


    Assist in maintenance and deployment of autonomous recorders,
    including instrument preparation, breakdown, and quality control of
    incoming datasets.


    Assist in development of the acoustic glider program, including
    development of acoustic sampling protocols and analysis of collected
    acoustic and oceanographic data for assessment of cetacean
    occurrence, habitat, and abundance


    Maintenance of acoustic datasets, including documentation of
    acoustic data quality, analysis effort, and archiving of data and
    analysis products.

Minimum qualifications:


    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution


    Two years experience with bioacoustic instrumentation, data
    processing, and analysis


    The position requires access to Federal office buildings or ships
    and communication networks. Applicants must have US citizenship or
    right to work documents that do not expire during the contract
    period, combined with two years of US residency before the start of


    Able to pass government background security check, required for
    working within a government facility.

Preferred qualifications:


    Master's or PhD in oceanography, marine science, biology, or similar


    Five or more years experience in analysis of large volume, long-term
    datasets, evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Excellent employee benefits are provided including paid medical 
insurance, and holiday, vacation and sick leave.

A complete application package includes recent CV detailing 
qualifications and experience with marine mammal acoustic datasets, and 
names and contact information for at least two professional references. 
Review of candidates will begin on August 1, 2011 and preference will be 
given to applicants that submit a full application prior to that date.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please 
email your resume to

Jobs *at* OceanAssoc.com

Use "5030 Acoustician" as the subject line.  Include your name in any 
filenames.  For your benefit, format documents as PDFs.

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