Aarhus University (AU)

Researcher – effects of underwater noise Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University (time limited... (BB-4FC9C)

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Noise from ships and offshore construction work is intensifying worldwide, as is the need to understand how this influences marine life. We are currently seeking a highly talented researcher with strong analytical skills to investigate the impacts of underwater noise on marine animals, in particular effects on health, behaviour, distribution, and population dynamics of marine mammals. The successful candidate will join a strong research team that has worked on acquiring underwater sound data and on investigating impacts of underwater noise on seals and harbour porpoises over the last two decades, and the candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing research projects and participate in advisory work on these topics.

The position offers opportunity to participate in research based on a combination of underwater sound data, animal tracking data and passive acoustic monitoring data, and to develop new projects related to quantifying the effect on underwater noise on marine life. The researcher will be expected to contribute actively in the department’s advisory activities for the Danish Ministry of Environment, public and private companies, related to effects of underwater noise.

Required skills
* A PhD (or equivalent) in in biology, engineering, oceanography or related fields.
* A strong understanding of, and proven experience with analysis of acoustic data
* Proven experience with and impact of sound on marine organisms (marine mammals, fish or other).
* Documented experience with scientific writing and publication
* Excellent written and spoken English.
The ideal candidate also has
* Strong skills as user of Matlab or similar analysis tool
* Experience with field work related to marine mammals and/or underwater acoustics
* Mastering Danish in speech and writing
* Documented skills related to databases or GIS

Central for the position is a genuine interest in research and advisory work related to effects of underwater noise, preferably documented through prior experience, but otherwise well motivated in the application.
The position will be based Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, in Section for Marine Mammal Research. It is a 4-year position. Please contact Jakob Tougaard (phone: +45 8715 8706) or Jacob Nabe-Nielsen (+45 8715 8696) for additional information.
The application deadline is 1 March 2021 and the expected start date is 1 June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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