Assistant Director for Bioacoustics Research
Program - 10183
The Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) integrates the fields of
behavioral biology, acoustic ecology, software engineering, and
electrical engineering to answer a broad array of questions regarding
animal acoustic communication. We design and implement
tools as a means of monitoring individuals and populations, primarily
marine environments. In addition to conducting basic research, BRP
provides bioacoustic monitoring tools, services, and expertise to
partners and customers in academia, government, and industry.
Sr. Research Associate
Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Lab of Ornithology is currently accepting applications for an
Assistant Director for the BRP. Duties include:
Participate in the administration, planning, design and operation of
the research component for the BRP. This includes writing reports, and
providing supervision and daily management of the program's research
personnel (scientists, analysts, and research engineers) in a vigorous
and active research program involving multi-disciplinary research at
national and international levels. (30%)
In conjunction with the Program Director, provide leadership in the
scientific research process. Develop hypotheses, objectives, and
protocols. Develop, outline and validate data collection and analysis
procedures and techniques. Provide scientific oversight to the analysis
team, and lead in the interpretation of results, synthesis of
conclusions, and publication of scientific reports and in scientific
reviewed journal articles. Interact with research engineers to
their projects and discuss their applicability to current and future
research projects. (25%)
Serve as the primary scientific resource for BRP staff when the
Director is not available. This would include identifying and resolving
any emergent questions in bioacoustics and in recommending research
Participate in the writing and preparation of project proposals,
grants, foundation materials, and other products for raising research
Represent BRP by attending and presenting at conferences, seminars,
workshops, and scientific and industry meetings. (10%)
Position is full time, 3-year appointment pending renewable
PhD in biology, physical acoustics, engineering, or related field,
combined experiences preferred.
Experience in marine science research, with an emphasis on marine
Prior experience applying signal processing and concepts to answer
Must have a record of repeated success in securing research funds and
conducting research which supports the needs and mission of the
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have a record of successfully meeting schedules and milestones
research projects that involve multiple stages and several scientific
Must have a strong record of enhancing the performance of a research
team through productive collaboration and effective staff
Research experience with marine vertebrates preferred.
5-7 years' postdoctoral experience preferred.
Prior supervisory or management experience preferred.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of application, complete
resume, list of references and academic transcripts to: Susan
Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 283A
Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Christopher
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-254-2405;
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
Russell A. Charif http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/
Bioacoustics Research Program Ph: 607-254-2458
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Fx: 607-254-2460
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850