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.
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
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
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 |