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Postdoctoral position in animal bioacoustics

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Subject: Postdoctoral position in animal bioacoustics
From: Susan E Parks <>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 19:42:59 +0000
The Bioacoustics Research Group in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY (, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to bring new ideas, approaches and analytical methods to the analysis of passive acoustic data collected from marine and terrestrial organisms. The work in the lab is focused on the ecological role of acoustic communication with emphasis on marine mammal systems. This position is a full-time one-year position with the possibility of renewal based on performance. Salary will be competitive with full benefits. Some funds are available to support travel to conferences, workshops, and/or fieldwork. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to work in three main areas in the lab:
1. Collect acoustic data from North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pairs.
2. Develop new methods to analyze and visualize passive acoustic data sets. 
2. Explore different analytical options for signal detection, classification, and discrimination using existing datasets of whale vocalizations or other datasets of interest to the candidate.

PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science; or a PhD in Ecology, Marine Biology, or similar field, with strong analytical skills in signal processing and/or statistical analysis. Three or more years experience in analysis of acoustic datasets as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals is preferred. We are specifically looking for a candidate with a strong quantitative background in statistics and/or signal processing with an interest in applying new analytical methods to animal acoustic signal datasets.

Interested candidates should complete the online application at the Syracuse University website ( . A complete application package should include a brief description of past research accomplishments and future goals, CV, PDFs of two publications, and contact information for three professional references. Review of candidates will begin on April 1, 2013 and preference will be given to applicants that submit a full application prior to that date. The position start date is flexible, some time after May 1.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Susan Parks at 

Susan Parks
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Syracuse University
114 Life Sciences Complex
Syracuse NY 13244
(315) 443-4672

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