[MARMAM] PhD Fellowship in Marine Mammal Bioacoustics and Oceanography in Canada

Kimberley Davies kim.davies at Dal.Ca
Sat Oct 11 00:08:20 PDT 2014

Graduate Fellowship in marine mammal bioacoustics & oceanography
Location: Canada/USA
Institution: Dalhousie University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Position: PhD candidate
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 or until filled
The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University (Dal), in collabora
tion with the Woods HoleOceanographic Institution (WHOI), and supported by the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response network (MEOPAR), invites graduate applications for Doctoral studies in marine bioacoustics and oceanography as part of the WHaLE project (Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment) that involves collaboration with partners in the ocean technology, governmental, and conservation sectors. http://meopar.ca/meopar-meeting-ocean-challenges-via-seven-new-research-projects/; twitter: @meoparwhale

The successful candidate, co-advised by Drs CT Taggart (Dal) and M Baumgartner (WHOI), will focus on ocean
glider-mounted passive acoustics monitoring with applications to real-time mariner warning systems, quantifying
spatial and temporal variation in right, sei, fin, and humpback whale occurrence and associated oceanographic
variation, comparing whale vocalization rate data with other archival acoustic and survey-based whale sightings
data, and assisting in building whale species-classification libraries. Ideal applicants would have a Master’s
degree, a strong academic record and publication(s) in quantitative-oceanography, -physics, -engineering, -
acoustics, -mathematics, -statistics, or quantitative-ecology. Fluency in at least one programming language (e.g.,
MatLab, R, Python, C, FORTRAN) is required. Experience with field work, data-analytics, remote sensing
technologies, autonomous underwater vehicles, oceanography and/or acoustics (passive or active) is an asset.

The candidate will be tenured at Dal and will be expected to take up short-term residency in Baumgartner’s Lab
and likely course work at WHOI. Potential applicants should familiarise themselves with Oceanography at Dal
and the details concerning graduate studies and degree requirements.

As a member of MEOPAR, the candidate will participate as a 'MEOPeer' (www.meopeers.ca) wherein practical,
leadership, and networking training will help prepare them for a research career.
Application deadline is 01 Dec 2014 and will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been identified. The
successful candidate will ideally start on 05 January 2015 and no later than 01 May 2015. An annual stipend of
$20,000 (minimum) for tuition and living expenses is available, although scholarship holders are strongly
encouraged to apply (top-up available). Funding limits likely restrict applications to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents. However, International students are welcome to apply assuming they can secure an external
scholarship or grant to cover additional “foreign student differential fees” (~$7,000) levied by the university. Applicants must forward: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2)copies of all post-secondary transcripts (unofficial are
acceptable at this stage), 3) a short statement of interest and why you think you are the best candidate for the
research, and 4) a list of 3 referees (at least 2 must be academic) and their contact information. Send the above
material, compiled as a single PDF, by email, to chris.taggart at dal.ca. Ensure the PDF file-name begins with your
surname. Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged. Important qu estions concerning the position should
be directed to chris.taggart at dal.c
Ok I have it as a link to a website for the full posting, but will also send the information directly in the body.

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