[MARMAM] Bio-Acoustics job posting

Jobs.Ocean.Associates Jobs at oceanassoc.com
Tue May 28 22:07:30 PDT 2013


Ocean Associates, Inc. is seeking candidates for a BioAcoustician 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 for 
cetacean presence, characterization of anthropogenic noise, and 
measurement of ambient and received sound levels. Opportunities for 
involvement with other passive acoustics projects, including towed array 
and fisheries monitoring, may also be possible.

Job duties:

 1.

    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 and techniques is required.

 2.

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

 3.

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

Minimum qualifications:

  *

    Master's degree in oceanography, biology, engineering, computer
    science or other relevant field from an accredited institution or
    equivalent experience

  *

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

  *

    Proficient in Matlab

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    U.S. citizen or permanent resident

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

Preferred qualifications:

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    PhD in oceanography, biology, engineering, computer science or other
    relevant field

  *

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

  *

    Proficiency in R and XML or other database programming languages

Excellent employee benefits are provided including paid medical 
insurance, and holiday, vacation and sick leave. The work location will 
be at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands 
Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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 employment. Ocean 
Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully 
discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by 
applicable federal or state law.

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 June 12, 2013 and preference will be 
given to applicants that submit a full application prior to that date. 
Top candidates will be interviewed by phone or in-person in late-June.

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

Jobs*at*OceanAssoc.com

and use "5046 Acoustician" as the subject line. PDF documents are 
preferred and please include your name in the file name.

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