PhD scholarship in Applied Animal Behaviour/Acoustics & Signal Processing
A PhD scholarship in the area of Applied Animal Behaviour is available at the
School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch,
New Zealand). The candidate would participate in a project developing acoustic
methods to develop insect detection and classification techniques through
signal processing to improve border biosecurity and mitigate biological
invasions. This project, which aims to begin as soon as possible, will be
conducted as a partnership between Dr Ximena Nelson from the School of
Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury, Dr Michael Hayes from the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of
Canterbury, and Drs Eckehard Brockerhoff and Stephen Pawson, from Scion (the
New Zealand Forest Research Institute).
All applicants must be technologically able and should have completed a
Master's degree or equivalent (with a substantial thesis component) in a
relevant discipline. Candidates with experience working with acoustics and
signal processing, preferably with a strong biological background, will be
particularly welcome. The award stipend is $26,500 (New Zealand dollars) per
annum, and tuition fees are covered. Tenure is 3.5 years full-time, subject to
satisfactory progress. Because New Zealand PhDs do not include coursework this
is sufficient time within which to complete the degree.
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