[MARMAM] WG: [Fwd: PostDoc research position]

Siebert, Ursula Ursula.Siebert at tiho-hannover.de
Tue Dec 23 04:48:38 PST 2014


Dear Marmam,

Marianne was sending you this email earlier. Unfortunally we realized that the University was missing in the address. Could you please replace it by the following text. Thank you, Ursula.

Position available

PostDoc research position
Statistician – Anthropogenic Impacts on Marine Mammals
ITAW, Germany

The Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW) of the
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) is an
interdisciplinary institute aiming to investigate the ecology of wild
animals and to manage the impact of anthropogenic activities. Researchers
of ITAWs marine section founded marine mammal research in Germany in 1989.
Scientists at ITAW have recognised research strengths in abundance
estimation, habitat use, bioacoustics, zoology, pathology as well as
health monitoring of cetaceans and seals and coordinate the marine mammal
stranding and population monitoring in Germany. The ITAW holds a unique
position in Europe as researchers of many different disciplines ranging
from veterinary research, zoology, marine biology, physics, geography,
mathematics to engineering science conduct integrated research on
wildlife. Recently, special focus has been put on the designation of
marine protected areas and on investigation of the impact of human
activities such as marine renewables, fisheries, navy exercises and marine
debris. ITAW coordinates a large number of interdisciplinary projects,
with funding from the German federal government and states, the German
Research Foundation and the EU. ITAW scientists are actively participating
in different international meetings and associations since 1990, including
several ICES WGs, ASCOBANS, IWC and the Trilateral Seal Expert Group
(TSEG) of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat. Scientists are participating
in implementing the EU MSFD, as well as indicators for OSPAR and HELCOM
and participated in several EU funded projects such as SCANS and SCANSII.
Due to this high-level expertise the network of collaborators is large and
research is conducted worldwide, in other European countries as well as in
Polar Regions (esp. the Southern Ocean).
For our bioacoustics team, we are now recruiting an experienced
statistician to be involved in stationary acoustic monitoring and
quantification of the sub lethal effects of anthropogenic activities on
harbour porpoise.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
-       Ph.D. degree in biology, mathematics or related field; background in
habitat modelling and quantification of environmental impacts on wildlife
species
-       The successful candidate needs to demonstrate experience in one or more
of these topics
•       Habitat modelling using GLM, GEE, GAM, mixed effects models, presence
only models, Bayesian approaches of temporally auto-correlated time series
data
•       Working with zero inflated data sets
•       Power analysis and simulation studies
•       Agent based modelling
•       Distance sampling
•       Programming skills in R and SQL
•       Basic knowledge of underwater sound propagation is helpful but not
necessarily required
-       Preferred candidates will have
•       Experience/knowledge of impact assessments,
•       Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including proven
ability in writing of reports and scientific papers, grant proposal
preparation, and oral presentations,
•       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a
multidisciplinary team,
•       Experience in project supervision and fundraising, Exchange with
stakeholders and governmental institutions
•       The ability to acquire good German communication skills within short
time if not already given
Description of job duties:
-       Statistical analysis for multiple projects,
-       Development of statistically robust designs for experimental and
ecological field studies,
-       Project supervision, reporting to funding agencies,
-       Evaluation of current methods,
-       Analysis of acoustic field data,
-       Undertake consultancy work for government agencies,
-       Development of new research opportunities and preparation of funding
proposals,
-       Supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students
We offer:
-       100% position for 2 years, however, an extension is likely given
successful grant applications, part time agreements are possible if
necessary.
-       The salary is according to class 13 TVL of the German standard rates for
public employees (100%)
-       Funds are available to support travel to conferences and workshops
-       Place of work is at ITAW’s aquatic section in Büsum (northern Germany)
We would like to fill this position by 01 February 2015 (however, the
position remains open until a suitable candidate is found); complete
applications should be submitted by 15 January 2015. Please submit a
letter of interest (max. 2 pages), a current CV and contact information of
3 references to Ursula Siebert (ursula.siebert at tiho-hannover.de). Please
use the keyword „application“.
Postal address:
Prof. Prof. h. c. Dr. Ursula Siebert
Institut f. Terrestrische und Aquatische Wildtierforschung (ITAW)
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Werfstr. 6
25761 Buesum
Germany

For general information on research at the TiHo and ITAW, see
http://www.tiho-hannover.de






Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Ursula Siebert
Director of Institute
Diplomate of European College of Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Populations Health)
Fachtierärztin für Wildtiere (Certified Specialist in Wild Animals)
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Bischofsholer Damm 15, 30173 Hannover
Werftstr. 6, 25761 Büsum
Germany
Tel:  0511-856 8158
Fax: 0511-856 8181
Ursula.Siebert at tiho-hannover.de
http://www.tiho-hannover.de/kliniken-institute/institute/institut-fuer-terrestrische-und-aquatische-wildtierforschung/

________________________________________
Von: Marianne Helene Rasmussen [mhr at hi.is]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014 13:07
An: Siebert at hi.is; Siebert, Ursula
Betreff: [Fwd: PostDoc research position]

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Subject: PostDoc research position
From:    "Marianne Helene Rasmussen" <mhr at hi.is>
Date:    Tue, December 23, 2014 7:37 am
To:      marmam at lists.uvic.ca
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Position available

PostDoc research position
Statistician – Anthropogenic Impacts on Marine Mammals
ITAW, Germany

The Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW) of the
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) is an
interdisciplinary institute aiming to investigate the ecology of wild
animals and to manage the impact of anthropogenic activities. Researchers
of ITAWs marine section founded marine mammal research in Germany in 1989.
Scientists at ITAW have recognised research strengths in abundance
estimation, habitat use, bioacoustics, zoology, pathology as well as
health monitoring of cetaceans and seals and coordinate the marine mammal
stranding and population monitoring in Germany. The ITAW holds a unique
position in Europe as researchers of many different disciplines ranging
from veterinary research, zoology, marine biology, physics, geography,
mathematics to engineering science conduct integrated research on
wildlife. Recently, special focus has been put on the designation of
marine protected areas and on investigation of the impact of human
activities such as marine renewables, fisheries, navy exercises and marine
debris. ITAW coordinates a large number of interdisciplinary projects,
with funding from the German federal government and states, the German
Research Foundation and the EU. ITAW scientists are actively participating
in different international meetings and associations since 1990, including
several ICES WGs, ASCOBANS, IWC and the Trilateral Seal Expert Group
(TSEG) of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat. Scientists are participating
in implementing the EU MSFD, as well as indicators for OSPAR and HELCOM
and participated in several EU funded projects such as SCANS and SCANSII.
Due to this high-level expertise the network of collaborators is large and
research is conducted worldwide, in other European countries as well as in
Polar Regions (esp. the Southern Ocean).
For our bioacoustics team, we are now recruiting an experienced
statistician to be involved in stationary acoustic monitoring and
quantification of the sub lethal effects of anthropogenic activities on
harbour porpoise.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
-       Ph.D. degree in biology, mathematics or related field; background in
habitat modelling and quantification of environmental impacts on wildlife
species
-       The successful candidate needs to demonstrate experience in one or more
of these topics
•       Habitat modelling using GLM, GEE, GAM, mixed effects models, presence
only models, Bayesian approaches of temporally auto-correlated time series
data
•       Working with zero inflated data sets
•       Power analysis and simulation studies
•       Agent based modelling
•       Distance sampling
•       Programming skills in R and SQL
•       Basic knowledge of underwater sound propagation is helpful but not
necessarily required
-       Preferred candidates will have
•       Experience/knowledge of impact assessments,
•       Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including proven
ability in writing of reports and scientific papers, grant proposal
preparation, and oral presentations,
•       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a
multidisciplinary team,
•       Experience in project supervision and fundraising, Exchange with
stakeholders and governmental institutions
•       The ability to acquire good German communication skills within short
time if not already given
Description of job duties:
-       Statistical analysis for multiple projects,
-       Development of statistically robust designs for experimental and
ecological field studies,
-       Project supervision, reporting to funding agencies,
-       Evaluation of current methods,
-       Analysis of acoustic field data,
-       Undertake consultancy work for government agencies,
-       Development of new research opportunities and preparation of funding
proposals,
-       Supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students
We offer:
-       100% position for 2 years, however, an extension is likely given
successful grant applications, part time agreements are possible if
necessary.
-       The salary is according to class 13 TVL of the German standard rates for
public employees (100%)
-       Funds are available to support travel to conferences and workshops
-       Place of work is at ITAW’s aquatic section in Büsum (northern Germany)
We would like to fill this position by 01 February 2015 (however, the
position remains open until a suitable candidate is found); complete
applications should be submitted by 15 January 2015. Please submit a
letter of interest (max. 2 pages), a current CV and contact information of
3 references to Ursula Siebert (ursula.siebert at tiho-hannover.de). Please
use the keyword „application“.
Postal address:
Prof. Dr. Ursula Siebert
Institut f. Terrestrische und Aquatische Wildtierforschung (ITAW)
Werfstr. 6
25761 Buesum
Germany

For general information on research at the TiHo and ITAW, see
http://www.tiho-hannover.de




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