Job Description: Post‐doctoral position is available at Texas A&M University 
Galveston for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in 
bioacoustics.  The selected candidate will work on a project to develop density 
estimates of fin whale populations in Southern California from passive acoustic 
data. The candidate will be expected to develop automatic detection processes 
for known fin whale signals and estimate detection probabilities for those 
signals from previously collected recordings. These components will then be 
applied to abundance estimation using Distance sampling framework.

Required skills/qualifications:
o             PhD in acoustics, oceanography, or a related discipline
o             Computer competency including strong programming skills (Matlab, 
R, etc.)
o             Experience with automatic detection and classification of 
acoustic signals
o             Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proven 
ability in writing reports and scientific papers and oral presentations

Preferred skills:
o             Knowledge of density estimation techniques
o             Project management and supervisory experience

Expected start date is fall 2018. Review of applications will start immediately 
and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. This position is 
for one year, with possibility of extension to two years given satisfactory 
performance during the first year.

For job posting details and to apply, visit

Ana Širović | Associate Professor
Department of Marine Biology | Texas A&M University Galveston
P.O. Box 1675 | Bldg 3029 Rm 248 | Galveston, TX 77553
Phone: +1-409-740-4847 |<>

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