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 https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUG_External/job/Galveston-TAMUG/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R-011470 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 | asiro...@tamug.edu<mailto:asiro...@tamug.edu>