[MARMAM] Bio-Acoustics job posting
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
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.
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.
Assist in maintenance and deployment of autonomous recorders,
including instrument preparation, breakdown, and quality control of
Maintenance of acoustic datasets, including documentation of
acoustic data quality, analysis effort, and archiving of data and
Master's degree in oceanography, biology, engineering, computer
science or other relevant field from an accredited institution or
Two years experience with bioacoustic instrumentation, data
processing, and analysis
Proficient in Matlab
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Able to pass government background security check, required for
working within a government facility.
PhD in oceanography, biology, engineering, computer science or other
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
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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