Acoustician - Cetaceans Needed
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:
- 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.
- 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 conferences.
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.
- A MSc or PhD in marine mammalogy, or a closely related field of study.
- Demonstrated experience in analyzing acoustic data and generating reports/manuscripts.
- 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.
- Prior knowledge of CPOD/FPOD software is preferred.
- Experience with a programming language such as R or Matlab is preferred.
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