[MARMAM] Job posting: Cetacean Acoustician

Emma Dvorak edvorak at integratedstatistics.com
Mon Mar 15 11:37:20 PDT 2021

Integrated Statistics is looking for an Acoustician to work with 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). The 
position supports the Protected Species Branch's Passive Acoustics 
group. The Passive Acoustics group conducts research in the Atlantic 
Ocean, using innovative passive acoustic technologies to evaluate the 
impacts of various human-produced sounds on acoustically sensitive 
marine animals, to aid in management, monitoring, and conservation efforts.

The Acoustician will be engaged in analyzing high frequency odontocete 
clicks and/or baleen whale sounds, with involvement in two projects:

 1. Odontocetes: the deployment and analysis of mid frequency recorders
    and CPOD/FPODs throughout the Northeastern US to monitor for the
    presence of odontocetes across a number of habitats.
 2. Minke whales: coordinating the analyses of minke whale detections in
    different data sets across the Atlantic.

Both projects involve participating in fieldwork to deploy acoustic 
recorders, organizing fieldwork logistics, running detectors and 
extracting detection information, writing reports when needed, and 
dissemination of data via scientific publications and presentations at 


  * A MSc or PhD in marine mammalogy, or a closely related field of study.
  * Demonstrated experience in analyzing acoustic data and generating
  * Ability to assist with planning of fieldwork, and willingness to
    participate in fieldwork at sea.
  * Track record of success working collaboratively with a large group
    on multifaceted projects.
  * Excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated
    organizational/logistical skills.
  * US citizenship or green card.
  * Prior knowledge of CPOD/FPOD software is preferred.
  * Experience with a programming language such as R or Matlab is

The position may  begin with a period of remote work to accommodate 
COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, but will be on-site in Woods Hole, MA 
after that. The period of performance is expected to be 12 months. The 
position is expected to be full-time, and the rate of pay will be 
commensurate with experience. The position is eligible for the benefits 
described on the Integrated Statistics website.

To apply for this position, go to 
https://jobs.intstats.com/JobDetails.jsp?jobListingId=280 or visit 
www.integratedstatistics.com, click Employment Opportunities, click the 
job name and click the Apply Here link.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not 
discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, 
color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender 
identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification 
protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its 
obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to 
taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified 
women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, 
veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance 
with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, 
please email the Integrated Statistics office.

Integrated Statistics, Inc.
16 Sumner Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Cell: (508) 648-8308
Office: (508) 540-8560
Fax: (508) 721-6841

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