[MARMAM] Job Opportunity in Cetacean Bioacoustics

Salvatore Cerchio scerchio at wcs.org
Tue Mar 12 07:41:14 PDT 2013

Position Overview:
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Ocean Giant Program is seeking a
postdoctoral level acoustic analyst familiar with cetacean
bio-acoustics to work with large acoustic databases from the southern
Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The primary focus of the work is
detection, classification and localization of cetacean vocalizations,
as well as characterization of ambient noise. Datasets include
long-term continuous data from seafloor mounted autonomous recording
units (both singular and arrays of up to 8 units) and boat-based
survey data from a towed hydrophone array. Target species vary
according to dataset, but include both Mysticete and Odontocete
cetaceans. The position is currently funded for 18 months, with the
option of continuation given satisfactory performance. The successful
candidate will be expected to work independently under the supervision
of the project director, developing and conducting analyses to satisfy
the project goals, and writing reports that will lead to multiple
publications as both lead author and co-author. For longer-term
employment potential, the successful candidate will be expected to
assist in raising project funds.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD or the equivalent
in experience, in a field related to Marine Bioacoustics (candidates
with both Biological Sciences and/or Engineering backgrounds are
encouraged to apply).  A detailed list of desired experience is found
on the WCS.ORG web posting and should be addressed in the cover letter
(this is a non-prioritized list and applicants will be assessed on the
specific subset of skills from the list that they can claim and

All applications should be done through the WCS website.  Review of
applications in ongoing and the position will start in Spring 2013.
For further details and application instructions, go to:
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Job Title: Acoustic Analyst Position

The is a Term Position for 18 Months

Title: Cetacean Bio-Acoustic Analyst
Location: New York City
Job Type: New York City Full-Time

Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D.
scerchio at wcs.org

Coordinator, West Indian Ocean Cetacean Project
Associate Conservation Scientist
Wildlife Conservation Society, Ocean Giants Program

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