[MARMAM] Post-doc opportunity - Right whale behavior - Syracuse University, NY

Susan E Parks sparks at syr.edu
Wed Aug 27 07:41:11 PDT 2014

Post Doc Opportunity - Right whale behavior and acoustics

The Bioacoustics Research Group in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY (http://parkslab.syr.edu/), is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our group to bring new ideas, approaches and analytical methods to the analysis of behavioral data collected from marine organisms. The work in the lab is focused on the ecological role of acoustic communication and the impacts of noise on communication. This position is specifically to support ongoing data collection and analysis of a long-term study of behavior of North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pairs off the East Coast of the United States.

PhD in Animal Behavior, Biology, Ecology or similar field required. Candidates with strong analytical skills preferred. Three or more years experience in related animal behavior or bioacoustics research as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals preferred.

We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in behavioral ecology and an interest in developing new analytical methods related to behavioral data and/or long-term acoustic recordings. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to work in three main areas in lab:
1. Aid in collection and analyses of behavioral and acoustic data from North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pairs.
2. Develop new methods to analyze and visualize data sets. 
3. Contribute to publication of data in peer-reviewed journals.

A complete application package should include a brief description of past research accomplishments and future goals, CV, PDFs of two publications, and contact information for three professional references.  Please follow this link to apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56008.

This position is a full-time one-year position with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The anticipated start date in November 1, 2014.  Salary will be competitive with full benefits. Funds are available to support travel to conferences, workshops, and/or fieldwork. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2014 and preference will be given to applicants that submit a full application prior to that date.
 Questions regarding the position can be direct to: Susan Parks at sparks at syr.edu.

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

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