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Subject: Re: Postdoc Position: Fish Bioacoustics at Cornell University
From: Gianluca Polgar <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:37:53 +0100

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Dear Dr Rice,

I might be interested in this postdoc position.
Are there limitations of age? I am 47, and got my PhD in 2009.
If I am eligible, when is the deadline to apply?


Gianluca Polgar PhD
Evolutionary ecologist

On 18 January 2018 at 17:46, Aaron N. Rice <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Postdoctoral Research Associate – Fish Bioacoustics
> Cornell University
> The Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) within Cornell University’s Lab of
> Ornithology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to take a
> leadership role in a collaborative research project between BRP and the
> National Park Service (NPS).  Scientists from BRP and NPS have been
> collecting passive acoustic data within Florida Bay and Everglades National
> Park to understand the influence of managed freshwater flow on the Bay’s
> fish populations, as well as the underwater diversity of biological sounds
> within the Bay (fish, crustaceans, marine mammals) (see
> Florida Bay is an important habitat for marine
> and estuarine fishes, and is also an important area for ecotourism and
> fishing.
> This individual will be involved in configuring, deploying and recovering
> recording devices; organizing, analyzing and interpreting data; writing
> per-reviewed manuscripts; and presenting data at scientific and stakeholder
> meetings.  The position will be based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in
> Ithaca, NY, but will require regular travel to South Florida (3-4 short
> trips per year).  The position is currently funded for an 18-month period,
> but there is the potential to extend the appointment with additional
> funding.  Opportunities also for occasionally mentoring undergraduate
> students, and participating in teaching in BRP’s Sound Analysis Workshop,
> which trains researchers from around the world in sound analysis.
> Required qualifications:
> • Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant field (e.g., biology,
> ecology, oceanography)
> • Demonstrated track record of authorship on peer-reviewed publications
> • Experience in bioacoustic analysis
> • Ability to deploy and recover recording instruments in the field
> • Ability to work as part of a team
> • Strong quantitative/statistical experience
> • Ability to conduct original research, from conception to completion
> • Extensive marine field research experience
> • Strong communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written
> English
> • Must have a valid driver’s license
> Preferred qualifications:
> • Experience with fish bioacoustics
> • Experience in working with large datasets
> • Experience operating small boats
> The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is located at the Imogene Powers Johnson
> Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods
> sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within
> Cornell's University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More than
> 200 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our 10 mission-driven
> programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards
> of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work.
> For questions about the position or the project, email Dr. Aaron Rice (
> [log in to unmask]). To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and names
> and contact information for three references. Applicants must have received
> their PhD before beginning their postdoctoral appointment at Cornell.
> Application materials should be sent as a single pdf file to the attention
> of Sue Taggart ([log in to unmask]).
> Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great
> place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff
> impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to
> further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement.
> Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the
> medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Doha,
> Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the
> heart of New York City.
> Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and
> Educator.
> --
> Aaron N. Rice, Ph.D.
> Bioacoustics Research Program
> Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
> Cornell University
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
> Ithaca, NY 14850-1999
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Web:


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